Bachelor of Arts Sport Coaching & Business Management (Football) CW827

  • NFQ Level 7
  • CW827
  • 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 as well as business and management knowledge. A Sport 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.

Course Structure

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 courses run concurrently for the first three years.

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Is this course for you?

This course is suitable for anyone who has an interest in football, both playing and coaching or in the business and administration side of sport. It is open to students of all playing and coaching abilities - not just elite athletes and coaches.

Special Features:

  • Course 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 Institute of Technology Carlow team environment in football. Men’s CUFL Premier Winners 2015/16 and Women’s Intervarsity Kelly Cup Winners 2017/18 and
    2015/16. CUFL Premier Winners 2018/2019 and CFAI Cup winners 2020.
  • Player development and football education modules are delivered by experienced coaches and coach educators from FAI with the opportunity to attain your UEFA B Coaching Qualification in the 3rd year of the course.
  • Premium sporting facilities including elite sports gym, general student gym, and floodlit football pitch.
  • Exit Award: Higher Certificate in Arts in Sport Coaching and Business Management (Football) (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2.

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 (CW868).

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:

  • FAI Development Officer
  • FAI Administration
  • Sports Management
  • Club Development
  • Academy Football Coach
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Performance Analyst
  • Coach Education
  • Business Administrator
  • International Coaching Positions
  • Professional/Semi Professional Footballer.

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.
  • Garda vetting required.



For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Paul O'Reilly
BSc, MSc