The Certificate in Dual Career Development (Sport) is designed to specifically address identified needs of high performance and professional athletes in the area of professional development and transition management.
The programme, developed in consultation with the Irish Institute of Sport is suitable for both current athletes in preparation for the future and recently retired athletes.
The programme offers personalised learning, convenience and flexibility to meet the needs of each participant.
Career transition or dual career development for an athlete is a complex issue with many variables to consider. The need for training in this area has been widely identified within the sporting community at both national and international levels. This programme has been designed to address some of these specific variables with its key focus on developing skills in IT, communication and personal management.
The Certificate in Dual Career Development (Sport) empowers the participants to take ownership of their personal and professional development and provides them with a recognised award on the National Framework of Qualifications.
This Certificate addresses a training need for athletes, a need which has been identified at national and international level.
The programme is validated as a level 7 programme by QQI, Quality and Qualifications Ireland. Upon successfully passing all assignments, participants will receive a Special Purpose Award (Certificate) in Dual Career Development (Sport). The programme consists of 20 ECTS. This award will act as a bridge for participants into further programmes of study at diploma or degree level, or can be used as a tool to aid life planning and career development.