Bachelor of Arts Sport Coaching & Business Management (Soccer) 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 but also of business and management knowledge. 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 courses run concurrently for the first three years.

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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 Soccer. Men’s CUFL Premier Winners 2015/16 and Women’s Intervarsity Kelly Cup Winners 2017/18 and 2015/16.
  • 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 soccer pitch.
  • Exit Award: Higher Certificate (NFQ Level 6) in Arts in Sports Coaching and Business Management (Soccer).

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



For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Luke Hardy