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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 HETAC 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.

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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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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

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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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This course prepares people for work relating to the following Career Sectors. Click to explore more...

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