Bachelor of Arts Sport Coaching & Business Management (Rugby) CW817

  • NFQ Level 7
  • CW817
  • 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 about their chosen sport but also of business and management knowledge. A Sport Coaching and Business Management (Rugby) degree explores the crossfunctional 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) and the BA Sports Coaching and Business Management (Rugby) (CW817 - NFQ Level 7) on the CAO application system. Both courses run concurrently for the first three years.

Special Features:

  • Course delivered in association with Leinster Rugby and the IRFU.
  • Institute of Technology Carlow has a strong rugby tradition of teams that compete in third level competitions. The men’s teams won the Fresher’s U20 O’Boyle Cup in 2016/2017 and the Senior Men’s team won the Brendan Johnson Cup in 2017 (5 times winners in the last seven years). The women’s team were the Student Sport Ireland Intervarsity champions in 2015.
  • Player development and coach education modules are delivered by experienced coaches and coach educators from Leinster Rugby.
  • Premium sporting facilities including elite sports gym, general student gym, and rugby pitches.
  • Exit Award: Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6) in Arts in Sports Coaching and Business Management (Rugby).

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) or Year 4 of the BA (Honours) Management Practice (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 sports-related careers including: games development; sports management; club development; personal coaching; coaching-fitness and business management.

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.


BA in Sport Coaching & Business Management (Rugby) - CW819 & CW858 Information Form 2019

For Further Information Contact

Programme Leader
Denis O'Brien,