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Certificate in Dual Career Development (Sport)

Certificate in Dual Career Development (Sport)


Learn to address the needs of high performance in the area of professional development and transition management.

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.

Why study Dual Career Development at Griffith College?

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.

  • You will receive a Level 7 Special Purpose Award (Certificate) recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • You will receive training in the crucial areas of career transition and dual career development.
  • You will develop key skills in IT, communication and personal management.
  • You will develop the tools to aid life planning and career development, empowering you to take ownership of your personal and professional development.
  • Option to further your studies in this area at both diploma and degree level.
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Course details

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.

Year 1

Module 1: Communication and IT Skills:

  • Dealing with the Media
  • Oral, Visual and Non-Verbal Communication
  • Social Media Management
  • IT, Research and Study Skills

Module 2: Personal Management:

  • Personal Finance
  • Understanding Contracts & Negotiation
  • Developing Your Personal Brand

Course Contacts

If you have any questions please get in touch with us at or 01 415 0429.

How to Apply

Entry Requirements 

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.

How to Apply

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

Students wishing to pay for their fees monthly may avail of our direct debit scheme, please download our Fee Payment Information document to review the payment plan schedule and how to apply.


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