Certificate in Sports Club Administration
Sport, Leisure & Tourism
Flexible & Professional
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.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no formal academic entry requirements, Applicants should have experience as a Sports Club Officer or Committee Member.
Who can I contact?
Flexible Learning Team
What modules will I study?
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
2 hours per week online (Monday evening sessions) over 16 weeks (times tbc). All online sessions will be recorded. Also two classroom sessions on Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm at LIT Thurles (dates tbc).
Starting: 11th October 2021
Finishing: 7th February 2022
This module will be based on 100% continuous assessment so there will be no examination. Assessment over 16 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 assessed.
Certificate in Sports Club Administration (Special Purpose Award, Level 6, 10 Credits)
Monday 20th September
For queries relating to the course content contact
The full fee for this programme is €650 and this is subsidised by Tipperary Sports Partnership for applicants from Tipperary clubs. The subsidised fee for successful applicants is €106.19 (includes booking fee). For applicants outside of Tipperary the full fee applies.
TSP through Dormant Account Funds from Sport Ireland funded the development of this award & the course fees for Clubs in Tipperary are subsidised by TSP. Tel: 076 106 6201 (TSP)