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New Sports Studies Diploma on offer!

Thursday, 27 July 2017

New Sports Studies Diploma on offer! thumbnailNorthern Regional College student Scott Keatley (centre) with lecturers Edel Finn (left) and Julie Alexander, both from the Ballymena Campus, along with Andy Waterworth, IFA Outreach Officer, and Neil Beddow, Head of Section (Sport).

NORTHERN Regional College's Ballymena Campus is teaming up with the Irish Football Association to offer an exciting new Diploma in Sports Studies.
Students will gain the knowledge and skills to secure employment in a wide variety of sports careers 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, Aaron Ballantyne, the College's head of Science & Service Industries said they are delighted to be partnering with the IFA in the delivery of this excellent course.
“The course opens up so many opportunities for students who want to pursue a sports career," Aaron told Guardian Sport.
“ They will come out with qualifications in coaching, refereeing, and a range of the disciplines involved in managing sport, widening participation and providing leadership".
Aaron explained that initially, the course will be offered at the Ballymena Campus - but if there is sufficient demand, it will be offered at the College's other campuses.
“In the interim, Sports Studies students enrolled at the Coleraine, Magherafelt or Newtownabbey campuses will also have an opportunity to acquire IFA accreditation at the Ballymena campus," pointed out Aaron.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.

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