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:

Institute of Technology Carlow has a strong rugby tradition of teams that compete in third level competitions. The men's teams won the IRFU Student Sport Ireland (SSI) Division 1 League in 2019, the Student Sport Ireland (SSI) Fresher U20 O’Boyle Cup and reached the final of the SSI/IRFU Brendan Johnston Cup (postponed due to Covid 19). The women's team competed in the Division 1 of college's l and cup competitions.

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.



For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Denis O'Brien,
BA (Hons), MBA, ACMA.