Higher Certificate in Business Sport and Recreation
CAO Course Code
Why take this course?
This Higher Certificate will give you the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the sport and recreation industries. You will have the opportunity to take further qualifications in sports coaching, fitness instruction and water safety. You will meet leaders from the industry who we invite in to talk to you. In second year, you will take a period of industrial placement. This gives you an opportunity to get experience in the area of the sports and recreation industry that most excites you. Past students have worked with NGB’s, LSP’s, local schools, sports retailing and sports event management companies, just to mention a few.
Students in the Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure are eligible to take part in annual international fieldtrips. In the last two years we have visited Italy, Spain, France, China and Dubai. Joining us in 2018? Then you could come on our next trip to Dubai, in January 2019.
What will I experience?
On this course you will:
- Apply live case studies to your coursework through the wide links we have with the sport and recreation industries;
- Visit sport and recreation attractions on regular field visits to learn the latest industry techniques, challenges and opportunities;
- Have the opportunity to undertake a semester or year of your course at one of AIT’s overseas partner universities. AIT has links with Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznan, Poland).
Find out more about this course and our facilities by attending one of our regular open days where you can meet teaching staff and current students.
What opportunities might it lead to?
Your specialist knowledge in Sport and Recreation could lead to many different career paths. Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:
- Sports Coaching
- Sports Development
- Gym Instruction
- Health and Fitness Promotion
- General business in sport, recreation and leisure industry
- Further progression into the BBS in Sport Management
Graduates have found employment in Westmeath Local Sports Partnership, Dublin GAA, Athlone Regional Sports Centre, Sports Retail and various gyms around the country and abroad.
A.I.T is an approved education provider of Exercise Professionals.Students on the Higher Certificate in Business in Sport and Recreation are now eligible for the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) as Gym Instructors and Group Fitness Instructors.
We place a lot of emphasis on student support and so we aim to provide a learning environment that is both stimulating and academically challenging, whilst also supporting your learning. You will encounter a range of teaching methods- from lectures, workshops and seminars to hands on practical therapy sessions and lab exercises. The course is taught by experienced lecturers with a track record of success in many sectors including the sports, hospitality, tourism and spa industries.
How are you assessed?
We appreciate that different students have different learning styles and so we provide a range of assessment approaches to suit everybody. Here are some of the ways we assess your work:
- Group work
- Live client work
- Multiple-choice tests
- Portfolio work
- Course Fees:
- Additional qualifications and material fees.
- Course Duration:
- 2 Years
- CAO Course Code:
- Cut Off CAO Points:
- Median CAO Points:
- Course Award:
- Higher Certificate in Business
- Course NFQ Level:
- Level 6
- Dept of Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Studies
- Minimum Entry Requirements:
Grade O6 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate examination. Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish).
Any QQI level 5 qualification is acceptable.