Sport Ireland Leader Programme

Sport Ireland Campus Active Leader Programme

The Sport Ireland Campus Active Leader Programme, a collaboration between Sport Ireland Campus and Sport Ireland, aims to enhance employment prospects for participants in the sport and leisure industry by combining education and training with practical guided work placement experience across the Sport Ireland Campus. 

By completing this programme, participants will acquire the necessary qualifications and skills to kickstart or develop on a successful career in the sports and leisure industry, with employment opportunities at the Sport Ireland Campus or elsewhere in the industry. All graduating participants will qualify for a job interview at Sport Ireland Campus.

Our first Sport Ireland Campus Active Leader Programme will commence mid-October to December 2023. If you are interested in taking part, please express your interest below.

Sport Ireland Leader Programme

What's Involved

Our Active Leader Programme offers comprehensive development opportunities across a range of leisure and sports industry roles in collaboration with industry stakeholders. Each training session will be delivered by our top-class partners at the Sport Ireland National Governing Bodies of Sport. 

Running for one evening per week for 12 weeks from mid-October to December 2023, including a full week from October 30th to November 3rd, participants will benefit from over 80+ hours of immersive learning and on-site placement at Sport Ireland Campus.


Provisional Programme Dates 

The programme will take place in the evenings on the following dates, (this may vary); 

  • Mondays: 31 October
  • Tuesdays: 10,17,24 October, 1, 7, 14,21,28 November, 05 December
  • Wednesdays: 02,22  November
  • Thursdays: 03,16,23 November
  • Fridays: 04,17,24 November

*These dates may change based on programme requirements or changes in trainer availability.

Sport Ireland Leader Programme

Qualifications & Outcomes

The following learning topics and certifications will be delivered on the programme;

RLSS NPLQ Lifeguard Certification

Athletics Ireland Assistant Coach Qualification 

First Aid Cardiac First Responder Certification

Older Active Adult module

Safeguarding Certification

Active Disability Ireland, Disabilities in Sport Course

Gymnastics Ireland Gym Active Certificate

CV and Interview Workshop

Swim Ireland Level 1 Qualification

Employment Opportunities & Industry Networking

Not only will all graduating participants qualify for a job interview at Sport Ireland Campus, but participants in the programme will also get the opportunity to network with the Sport Ireland National Governing Bodies of Sport. 

Sport Ireland Leader Programme

Who's Eligible

Entry into the course will be open to adults over 18 years of age looking to gain experience in the Sport, Health, Fitness industry or looking to change their career path. No industry experience is required.

This programme will be free of charge (worth over €1,500 if completing these courses privately!).


How to Apply

To express your interest in taking part in the Sport Ireland Campus Active Leader Programme, please click on the link below to complete a short application form. A member of our team will contact you regarding next steps.