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DK763
Sport, Excercise and Enterprise

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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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Sports and physical activities that are specifically aimed at children, youths, adults, older adults and special populations, and a combination of team and individual activities are studied that reflect the changing nature of participation amongst this population.

The Enterprise/business elements of the programme focus on modules in creativity, innovation and teamwork, entrepreneurship, new venture development, social entrepreneurship and graduate life skills.

Students have the opportunity to reinforce academic learning with a number of professional awards in exercise and fitness each year with the potential to gain a QCF Level 4 specialist qualification by Year 4.

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DK763 - Sport, Excercise and Enterprise
Dundalk IT

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DK763 - Sport, Excercise and Enterprise
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Essential Module Requirements:
Must possess at least 1 distinction or 2 Merits

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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Essential Module Requirements:
Must possess at least 1 distinction or 2 Merits

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

Points Calculator for QQI Awards
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE
Essential Module Requirements:
Must possess at least 1 distinction or 2 Merits

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

Points Calculator for QQI Awards
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE
Essential Module Requirements:
Must possess at least 1 distinction or 2 Merits

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

Points Calculator for QQI Awards
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE

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Graduates from this programme will have developed the necessary competencies to work as:

  • Sports development officers
  • Physical activity coordinators
  • Sports Coaches with National Governing bodies
  • Fitness professional
  • Sports/Recreation Manager
  • Sports Business management
  • Sports Promotion



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