Bachelor of Arts Sports Coaching & Business Management (Soccer) CW827

  • NFQ Level 7
  • CW827
  • 20
  • 700 Points
  • 3 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
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What is the Course about?

Sports bodies require their management and coaching staff to have well-rounded understanding and knowledge, about their chosen sport and in the area of business and management. A Sports Coaching and Business Management degree explores the cross-functional nature of business and sport and equips students with the necessary skills to attain careers in: sport 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 (CW827 - NFQ Level 7) on the CAO application. Both programmes run concurrently for the first three years.

This three-year degree programme is delivered by IT Carlow in association with the Football Association of Ireland (FAI). Graduates will acquire an academic qualification while gaining the opportunity to develop as a footballer and to obtain coaching qualifications.   

The Sports Coaching and Business Management degree combines business and sports modules. Mandatory subjects over the life of the programme include: player development; coach education; anatomy and physiology; writing and research; sports management; finance; functional screening and fitness testing; strength and conditioning; sports marketing; coach education; programme planning and more. As part of the programme, students will gain coaching experience within various schools, clubs and FAI events.
 

Special Features:

Programme delivered in association with the FAI.

  • Graduates will acquire an academic qualification while gaining the opportunity to develop as a footballer and to obtain coaching qualifications.   
  • Competitive IT Carlow team environment in Soccer.
  • Men's CUFL Premier Winners 2015/16 and Women's Intervarsity Premier Winners 2015/16.  
  • Player development and football education modules are delivered by experienced coaches and coach educators from FAI.
  • Premium sporting facilities including elite sports gym, general student gym, and floodlit soccer pitch.

IT Carlow sports courses are launched at FAINTC http://www.fai.ie/domestic/news/it-carlow-sports-courses-are-launched-at-faintc

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

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

What exemptions will I receive?

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Notes

IT Carlow sports courses are launched at FAINTC http://www.fai.ie/domestic/news/it-carlow-sports-courses-are-launched-at-faintc

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:

FAI Development Officer

  • FAI Administration
  • Sports management
  • Club Development
  • Coaching/Fitness instructors
  • Video Analyst

Graduate Profiles

Gary Seery - 2009 – 2013 BA in Sport Management and Coaching

The programme at IT Carlow was excellent and helped me develop all of the practical skills I need in my current job. The combination of specialist subjects in my chosen sport, superb sports facilities and access to the top quality lecturers and coaches meant that I learnt a lot and really enjoyed my time there.

I am currently employed as Digital Editor and Performance Analyst with the Football Association of Ireland (FAI).

The programme gave me the necessary technical skills and broad base of expertise I needed for my current role. Specific skills I learnt include: Filming and coding (using sports code & performa Sports); presentation and analysis for team management and coaching staff; coaching skills; editing and production of game highlights for media use; development of game plans; communication and team management skills.

Gary Sweeny - 2009 – 2013 BA in Sport Management and Coaching

The programme provides a good balance between sport and academic work while giving students an insight to what it would be like to work in a professional sports environment.

The wide range of subjects on the programme offered me a chance to explore areas such as coaching, performance analysis, player development, strength & conditioning, sports marketing, economics, finance and media management.

I am currently working as a performance analyst for the scouting department of Manchester United FC. The role involves the collation, analysis and feedback of scouting information to help aid decision-making on players who could potentially play for Manchester United’s first team.

During my time at IT Carlow I was lucky enough to travel to the World University Games as the performance analyst for the men’s football team on two occasions. This would not have been possible without the help from my lecturers while I was there.

After graduating from IT Carlow, I was able to gain employment immediately. I went to Reading FC as an Academy Performance Analyst where I spent three successful years before moving to my current position March 2016 at Manchester United.

Soccer Students Profiles & Achievements

Check out our most recent achievements and what our current and former students are doing now clickhere>>

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 5 subjects at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.

Portfolio: Applicants will be required to submit a portfolio with details of applicant's playing, administration and coaching background.

Mature applicants must also submit portfolio and will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed.

 

Downloads

Soccer Portfolio Form march 2016.pdf

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Myles Kelly, BComm, FCA, DipCompSc
E: myles.kelly@itcarlow.ie

Programme Leader
Luke Hardy
E: luke.hardy@itcarlow.ie