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WD019
Recreation and Sports Management

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 Years
Duration of course
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213

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  • Bachelor of Business: This qualification provides graduates with a business degree which furthers employment options into a wider array of fields.
  • Work Placement: Students complete 14 weeks of work placement in year two of the course. This provides vital real-world experience for students in their chosen are of interest whilst also expanding their skill and knowledge base. Placements can include leisure centres, national governing bodies (e.g. FAI, GAA, IRFU), local sports partnerships and national organisations (e.g. Special Olympics, Paralympics Ireland). Opportunities for placements abroad are available.
  • Practical features: Students complete 4 hours of practical sports skills per semester in years one and two. This enables students to gain the basic skills of a number of sports for the purposes of leading youth groups in a variety of sporting activity contexts. Other modules with practical components include event management, outdoor recreation and adapted physical activity. The practical fitness instruction stream allows students to gain professional qualifications in gym and group fitness instruction.
  • Electives: Afer placement in year two, students choose electives for year three. This allows students to progress onto modules that suit their career objectives (e.g coaching, even management, adapted physical activity).

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WD019 - Recreation and Sports Management
Waterford IT

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WD019 - Recreation and Sports Management
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Graduates from this course have found employment in such areas as,

  • Sports Development/Administration

  • Local Sports Partnerships/National Governing Bodies of Sport

  • Performance Coaching

  • Leisure Centre Management

  • Fitness Instruction

  • Sports Marketing

  • Event Management

  • Youth Organisation



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