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Sports Club Administration (Certificate, L6, 10 ECTS)

  • Status: Register Your Interest

  • Campus: Online

  • weeks: 12

  • Fees: €850* See FEES section below for funding options

Course Overview

This online course will provide participants with a full understanding of the dynamics, responsibilities and relationships involved in the administration of a sports club. It will instil an appreciation of the skills required to oversee the complexities, be they administrative, financial or managerial, involved in the modern sports club. It will provide the participants with the managerial and leadership skills to become a valuable contributor to the affairs of their club

Contact Details

General Queries

Flexible Learning Office


Telephone: (061) 293802

Academic Queries

JJ Killian


What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal academic entry requirements, Applicants should have experience as a Sports Club Officer or Committee Member.

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL): Prospective applicants who do not meet the academic entry requirements should submit their application online and then email to request assessment via RPL.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a score of 5.5 in an IELTS or equivalent exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a score of 6.0 in an IELTS or equivalent exam is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

Course Content

  • The course will cover the following topics in detail:

    • The context of National Sporting Organisations
    • Governance and the roles of officers and committees
    • Strategic and operational planning in a club context
    • Structures and the operation of committees
    • Leadership and management in a sports club environment
    • Communication and its critical importance in club affairs
    • Understanding current legislation such as Child Protection
    • Health and Safety in a sports club environment
    • Fundraising and financial management in a club context
    • Club operations and administration in a part-time format
    • Human Resource Management in a voluntary environment
    • Marketing the club in a competitive space 

More Information

  • 2 hours per week live lecture + 2 Saturdays.

  • This module will be based on 100% continuous assessment so there will be no examination. Assessment over 12 weeks duration will consist of two (2) realistic Case Studies and a documented assignment which will concentrate on the creation of a three-year strategy for a sports club. The participants will be grouped into teams at the outset and their ability to perform as a team member will also be assesse​d.

  • Certificate in Sports Club Administration (Special Purpose Award, Level 6, 10 Credits)

  • The full course fee for the 2023/2024 academic year is €850 plus online booking fee. Applicants from Clare, Limerick & Tipperary sports clubs will be subsidised by Clare, Limerick & Tipperary Sports Partnerships as follows.

    Clare, Limerick, Tipperary Club Price – €100 + online booking fee

    If you are representing one of these clubs to receive your discounted rate please click the below link and complete the form to receive your discount code before completing the eventbrite registration. Please note that we endeavor to issue promo codes between 24-48 hours

    Promo Code Tipperary, Limerick and Clare Clubs

    All applicants regardless of their eligibilty for the discounted rate must register via the eventbrite link above.

    Further Information

    Tipperary Sports Partnership
    Tel: 052 6166201

    Limerick Sports Partnership
    Tel: 061 333600

    Clare Sports Partnership
    Tel: 065-6865434

    TSP through the Dormant Accounts Fund from Sport Ireland funded the development of this award. CSP, LSP and TSP subsidise the course fees through the Dormant Account Fund for sports clubs in Clare, Limerick and Tipperary.

  • TBC for 2024-2025 Academic Year