Bachelor of Arts Sport Coaching & Business Management (GAA) CW807

  • NFQ Level 7
  • CW807
  • 20
  • Application Form
  • 3 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
  • Subjects
  • Enquiries

What is the Course about?

Sports bodies require their management and coaching staff to have a well-rounded understanding and knowledge of their chosen sport but also of business and management. A Sports Coaching and Business Management (GAA) degree explores the cross-functional nature of business and sport and equips students with the necessary skills to attain careers in: sports management, club development, games development and club administration.

Applicants can apply for both the BA (Honours) Sport Management and Coaching (CW858 - NFQ Level 8) Sports Coaching and Business Management (GAA), (CW807 - NFQ Level 7) on the CAO application. Both courses run concurrently for the first three years.

Special Features:

  • This is the only course of its kind in Ireland and is delivered in association with the GAA.
  • Competitive Institute of Technology Carlow team Environment in GAA, with 2017 national title wins including; Senior Hurling Division 1 League Champions (3 in a row); Fitzgibbon Cup Finalists; Sigerson Cup Quarter Finalists; Women’s CCAO Purcell Cup Semi Finalists
  • Experienced coaches and coach educators from each of the sporting bodies deliver the player development and coach education modules of the course.
  • Premium sporting facilities including elite sports gym, general student gym, GAA and rugby pitches with full changing facilities and viewing stands.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates of this course may be eligible to progress to Year 4 of the BA (Honours) Sport Management and Coaching (CW858).

What exemptions will I receive?




What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

Graduates will be qualified to work in a variety of sport related careers, including sport development officers, sport management, club development and/or administration, sport coaching and fitness instruction.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5O6/H7

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish O6/H7

Application Process

  • Once you apply to this course through the CAO you will be sent an information form from the Institute, which you will need to complete and return.
  • You will then be invited to attend a trial/skills test followed by an interview


GAA (CW807 and CW858) Information form 2019.pdf

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Brian Dunne, BSc(Hons) MSc