Sport Coaching & Business Management - GAA

Institute of Technology Carlow - Carlow Campus


Course Name Sport Coaching & Business Management - GAA
Course Provider Institute of Technology Carlow - Carlow Campus
Course Code CW807
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major Institute of Technology Carlow Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Carlow Town
Qualification Letters BA
Duration 3 Years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements 5 O6/H7

English or Irish: O6/H7

** CW858, CW807, CW817 and CW827: Combination of Leaving Cert points, interview and portfolio.

Garda Vetting is required
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

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1 The best six results in one Leaving Certificate examination will be counted for points computation.
2 One sitting only of the Leaving Certificate examination will be counted for points purposes.
3 Common Bonus Points for ...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

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Entry requirements – Honours Bachelor Degrees – NFQ Level 8
Institute of Technology Carlow awards points for results in the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme Link Modules. This link module can be ...

QQI FET Applicants General Information

Students who have completed a full QQI-FET award at Level 5, and achieved at least three distinctions, are eligible to apply through CAO for entry to Year 1 on to Level 6, 7 and 8
courses. Students who have completed ...

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Mature Applicants

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

Mature Student Applicants
Mature student applicants must be 23 years of age, or over, on 1st January of the year of entry to a cours...

Alternative Entry

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Applications will also be considered from applicants holding qualifications other than Leaving Certificate. Such applicants should also apply via the CAO. Applicants should tick the relevant box/ boxes for special categorie...

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Number of Places 20
Course Fee

Expand+Schedule of Fees 2021/22 Undergraduates

* Fees may be subject to change in 2022/23

Certificate Year 1
Maintenance Grant Holder Tuition Fee NIL Student Contribution NIL Total Due NIL
Non Maintenance Grant Holder Tuition Fee NIL Student Contri...

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Financial Support

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All students are required to pay the Student Contribution Fee. Students who do not have the means to afford this payment are entitled to apply for assistance in the form of a grant from the government. The Department of Education a...

Portfolio Applicants will be assessed on the basis of a combination of portfolio score and Leaving Certificate points. This portfolio will involve the submission of a detailed applicant profile which will provide information on the applicant’s playing, administration and coaching background and standard. Portfolios are sent to applicants after the CAO closing date. Applicants may be required to attend an interview and/or skills test as part of the assessment of their portfolio.
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2022

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2022 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2022 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2022 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Expand+What is Sport Coaching and Business Management?
Sports bodies require their management and coaching staff to have a well-rounded understanding and knowledge of business and management, as well as their chosen sport. A Sport Coaching and Business Ma...

Subjects Taught

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Mandatory Subjects
Player Development 1
Coach Education 1
Applied Anatomy and Sports Physiology
Effective Writing and Research
Foundations of Sport Management
Information Technology

Mandatory Subj...


• This course is unique to Ireland as it is delivered in association with the GAA and only available at IT Carlow.

• Institute of Technology Carlow GAA teams compete in the Sigerson Cup, Fitzgibbon Cup, Purcell Cup & Giles...

Careers or Further Progression

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Graduates will be qualified to work in a variety of sport-related careers, including: sport development officers; GAA development officers; video analysts; sports management; club development and/or administration; sports coach...

Further Enquiries Programme Director
Brian Dunne BSc (Hons), MSc, MCSPI
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Points History
Year Points
2021 700 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2020 700 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)
2019 700 # (Test / Interview / Portfolio / Audition)