The programme is developed in consultation with the Irish Institute of Sport and is suitable for both current athletes and recently retired athletes in preparation for the future.
The Certificate in Dual Career Development (Sport) is conducted on a part-time basis over a five-month period. The programme offers personalised learning, convenience and flexibility to meet the needs of each participant.
The programme consists of two modules – Personal Management and Communications & IT Skills. Participants will complete the programme over a five month period attending lectures on campus and online.
Each module has been carefully developed to focus on the key skills needed by the participants both during and after their sporting careers.
The content outlined below has been informed by the Irish Institute of Sport and research on the education needs of individuals from range of sporting backgrounds. Both modules are assessed through 100% coursework and participants will complete a series of projects over the course of the programme.
This module is designed to address two key areas: firstly, to develop new communication skills and technology competencies and, secondly, to guide the learner on their self-evaluation process to recognising existing, transferable skills. Emphasis is placed on how to develop and enhance these skills both within an individual and group context. The ultimate goal of the module is to provide learners with a readiness for the next stage in their career development. This combination of skill recognition and acquisition creates a strong personal development environment and builds learners confidence in their abilities to engage in third level education.
This module introduces learners to the basic principles of managing key aspects of their personal and professional lives. The module combines theory and practice to build confidence and self-reliance while also encouraging reflective practice and continuous self-evaluation. The areas explored are those that learners may abdicate responsibility for and/or do not appreciate the areas’ impact on their reputation/career. Through the development of practical skills learners are able to take responsibility for aspects of their personal and professional life and solve problems across a variety of contexts.
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Participants should hold a level 6 award or equivalent and be involved in their sport at the highest level. Applicants may be permitted to enter the programme on the grounds of their life and work experience.
Griffith College will also provide a bridging programme for candidates who do not meet the entry requirements to provide a platform for those who would benefit from the programme but due to their involvement in sport from an early age, may not have the required entry requirements.
Applicants must apply to Griffith College directly online using the Apply Online facility on the website homepage.
Due to the unique nature of this programme, each applicant will be sent a short questionnaire to complete regarding their involvement in sport and personal and professional development.
Applicants under 23 years on Jan 1st, 2017 will be asked for a copy of their Leaving Certificate results / FETAC qualifications or equivalent. Applicants over 23 years on 1st January 2017 will be asked for a copy of their passport.
Fee: EUR 1,260
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