Northern Regional College Teams up with the Irish Football Association


Northern Regional College has an exciting new diploma in sports studies running in partnership with the Irish Football Association (IFA).

Students on the course will gain the knowledge and skills to secure employment in a wide variety of sports careers in the football industry and can progress onto a Foundation Degree in Sports, Exercise and Fitness at the College, or go on to university.

Launching the new diploma course, Head of Science and Service Industries Aaron Ballantyne said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the IFA in the delivery of the excellent course, which opens up so many opportunities for students who want to pursue a sports career.

“They will come out with qualifications in coaching, refereeing, and a range of the disciplines involved in managing sport, widening participation and providing leadership.”

Michael Boyd, Irish FA Director of Football Development said: “This is an exciting new partnership for us with Northern Regional College. We want to give young people with a passion for football the skills to make a difference in their local community and also to pursue a career in sport.

“This course will provide an interactive learning environment as well as many opportunities to work with the Irish FA in all of our community projects”

The full-time two-year course in now open for applications. Applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, other relevant qualifications, or appropriate work experience. The course is being offered at Ballymena, Coleraine, Magherafelt and Newtownabbey.

For more information and to apply now for September 2017, click here


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