HAVE you ever wanted to run a football club or any sporting organisation and would love to know how to do it?
Drogheda United and the LMETB are offering more than a dozen hopefuls the opportunity to get an insight into the business as part of a new course at The Barbican.
The Diploma in Business Administration, which is mapped at QQI Level 4 on the National Framework of Qualifications will feature exclusive football related content designed to give trainees an understanding of the administrative side of running a football club.
This is a one year course based in the Barbican Centre in Drogheda and scheduled to start in late October or early November. Eligible candidates will receive a training allowance
It will be Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm, and Friday 9am - 2pm.
The content of this Business programme has been adapted to use football as a tool for participants to learn about the running of a football club including modules such as;
Commercialisation and Administration of Football - Football and Community Development - Running an enterprising activity - Business Development - Marketing, Branding and Promotion - Event Planning, Health and Safety - Personal Development and Leadership - Volunteerism - Financing of Clubs and Football Coaching.
The local training Initiative aims to provide learners with the knowledge, skills and competence to work effectively in the Sports and Leisure industry, Youthwork or Community Development sectors. Participants will learn about all aspects involved in running any sports club).
Participants will engage in work experience opportunities provided by the Drogheda United community engagement programme and this will serve to boost participant’s experience, confidence, self-esteem and readiness to progress into the wider work environment.
The qualifications on offer will provide a solid foundation to progress in the sports and leisure industry and open participant’s minds to other opportunities available should they continue the education path they have started.
Applicants should have a standard of knowledge, skill and competence equivalent to NFQ Level 3 when accessing a Level 4 programme. Applicants may have participated in primary and secondary education although no formal qualifications are required.
Aptitude: Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work under direction with some ability to work on their own initiative.
Applications can be made on www.fetchcourses.ie, search reference 331696.