Overview

This Diploma has been specifically designed to equip students with theoretical knowledge, understanding and the applicable skills for a successful employment trajectory within the world of Sports. The overarching aim of the Diploma is to demonstrate student’s competence in applying learnt skills, knowledge and professional development when working directly in an administrative and eventually managerial position. 

The programme provides the required experiences to link theory to practice, developing skills and competencies as well as personal qualities and attitudes which are essential for sports management. During the course, students will be encouraged to engage in critical and reflective discussions related to the Sports sector. Furthermore, students will also be able to make use of the practical tools related to different aspects of sports and management.

Knowledge: Learners will be exposed to the theoretical and practical features of Sports Management. Students begin with an introduction the world of sports, administration and management. The guiding principles of leadership and management are presented, prior to exposing students to focused roles within the sports industry, such as; marketing, organisation strategy, sports psychology, event planning, journalism, governance and finance. As part of the entire course, students will be exposed to an introduction to research methods as part of theoretical components of the course. The research methods module provides all students with he necessary preparation to conduct small-Level 5 research projects within an existing sports organisation/facility, in view of furthering their studies to MQF Level 6 top-up courses. 

Skills: Learners will develop an awareness and understanding of the external and internal factors that affect effective management of a sports organisation, comprehend the importance and role of psychology and governance, to ensure a sustainable operation is maintained within the field of sports. 

Competencies: Learners will be able to exercise self-management within the sports industry, implement specific project and team strategies, monitor progress of change implementation and be held accountable for the needs of the organisation. In doing so, they will be competent and fully aware of the importance of people leadership and management, sport industry trends and collaborate with various departments and stakeholders. 

Target Audience & Occupation   

This Diploma is suitable for individuals who wish to work, or who are currently working within the Sports industry and are looking to further their knowledge. Furthermore, the course also targets those aspiring for managerial positions with the field of sports. On completion of the Diploma, successful learners can apply for employment within the sports sector and will have benefited from this up-skilling learning experience.  

Students will be able to undertake further studies within Sports Management, work towards a promotion in the current occupation and/or simply aim at personal and professional development. 

The course prepares students tp work within the administrative or managerial aspects of a sporting organisation. Students she be able to secure jobs in different areas, including;

  • Events Management Organisations;
  • Sports Marketing Organisations;
  • Local Sport Clubs & Amateur Sport Organisations; and 
  • Player Management Organisations. 

Successful students can progress to Level 6 qualifications on completion of this course (suggested progression would be to MQF Level 6 Undergraduate Degree in Sports Management).

 

Malta/EU Fee

€3,600

Flexi-payment terms available.

Benefits

Funding

Receive up to 70% refund with the Get Qualified Scheme.

Malta Further and Higher Education Authority

The Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) was officially launched on the 8th January 2021 and is legislated by the revised Education Act which came into force on the 1st January 2021. Our tagline is ‘Quality Education for Confident Futures.’
Our mission statement is:

“to foster the development and achievement of excellence in further and higher education in Malta through research, effective licensing, accreditation, quality assurance, and recognition of qualifications established under the Malta Qualifications Framework.”

The MFHEA focuses on:

providing accreditation to further and higher educational institutions;
providing accreditation to programmes or courses of studies at further and higher education levels;
quality assurance of both educational institutions and programmes or courses;
recognition of obtained national or international qualifications as well as prospective qualifications;
validation of informal and non-formal learning;
research and policy recommendation on issues related to further and higher education.
The MFHEA is an independent, transparent, and international authority. We work to ensure the highest standards and to foster a competent community of empowered individuals, with the right skills to follow their dreams and make the future happen.

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Duration

24 Months

Starting

January, 2022

Delivery

Face to face/Blended

Credits

120 ECTS/ECVET
  • Introduction to the World of Sports Administration and Management (6 ECTS)
  • Strategic Leadership in Sports (8 ECTS)
  • Strategic People Management in Sport Organisations (8 ECTS)
  • Principles of Sport Marketing (8 ECTS)
  • Strategic Sport Organisation Management (10 ECTS)
  • Introduction to Sport Psychology (10 ECTS)
  • Research Methods in Sport (10 ECTS)
  • Sport Facility Management and Event Planning  (8 ECTS)
  • Sports Journalism and Media (8 ECTS)
  • Governance in Sport (8 ECTS)
  • Finance for Sport Managers (8 ECTS)
  • Sports Psychology for Managers (8 ECTS)
  • Sport Placement* (10 ECTS)
  • Research Project (10 ECTS)

 

All modules are mandatory to qualify for this complete 120 ECTS MQF Level 5 Diploma. However, students may choose to study singular modules, at their own pace, based on selective-modular basis. This option is ideal for those currently working within the industry, looking to up-skill in a specific area of sports, for example events management 

Students who fail to pass/complete all mandatory units will be given exit Awards from Avanza Training Academy, detailing the specific modules achieved and the number of ECTS/ECVETs gained. 

*As part of the course, students are requested to complete a work-based learning placement within a Sports organisation/facility for a total of 250 hours. All placements are arranged by Avanza Training Academy to ensure all students are provided with mentoring support from the respective organisation Owner/Manager.

Award in Business & Communication (MQF Level 4, 60 ECTS) awarded by Avanza Academy or comparable qualifications;

OR

Matriculation Certification and Secondary Education Certificate holding Maths, English and Maltese at Grade 5 or better or comparable qualifications;

OR

Mature Students as per Avanza Academy’s Internal Quality Assurance document. Individuals applying under the clause of mature students may be asked to sit for an interview or aptitude test prior to the admission to the course.

Each module will be assessed based on a mixture of formative and summative assessments methods;

Formative; Individual/Group Presentations, Discussions, Classroom/Placement Observations. All formative assessment methods will occur during each module and Tutors will provide students with on-going feedback throughout the course.

Summative; End of Module Exam (where applicable) Module Essay, End of Course Case Study and Placement Assessment. All summative assessment methods will occur at the end of each module and will evaluate the student learning.

Location

Avanza Academy

Avanza Academy,
1-2, Notabile Road,
Birkirkara, BKR1876,
Malta.

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