IIE Diploma in Sport Development and Management

The sporting world is filled with opportunities beyond simply being a professional athlete –
this IIE Diploma equips graduates with the skills to develop the athletic talent of others as
well as, represent sporting organisations and create an environment in which athletes and
teams can develop.

What entry requirements will I need to study this Diploma?






Math Lit/SG

Life Orientation


NSC: Diploma with


coupled with a minimum of

40% for four recognised 20‐

credit NSC subjects

NC(V): Diploma pass




and a minimum of 50% in

the three fundamentals and

60% in three compulsory

vocational subjects

SC: Endorsement ‐none

SC(a):Diploma pass


A SAQA Evaluation

Certificate with NSC L4

equivalence with 30% or

equivalent in English.

Alternatively, a Higher Certificate (or equivalent) or Advanced Certificate in a cognate field may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to diploma studies.

Senate Discretionary Admissions

Mature Age Exemption

Candidates must have attempted the Senior Certificate or equivalent, attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with three years’ work experience and proven ability relating to the proposed programme as well as adequate communication skills; OR Candidates must have attained the age of 45 before or during the first year of registration.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Candidates must demonstrate suitability for admission in terms of Senate’s resolution 6.6 of 20 October 2005 which allows for Senate’s discretionary

conditional admission (if applicable).

School of Tomorrow (SOT) (last date of achievement 30 June


Candidates who have successfully completed an SOT qualification may be admitted, provided that they have submitted their SOT Certificate and Academic Transcript as well as their NBT:AQL results and have achieved:

  1. A minimum of 30 % in English, coupled with a minimum of 40% in four recognised 20‐credit NSC subjects ‐ using the SOT Conversion Table; and
  2. A score of at least 38 for Academic Literacy (AL) and a score of at least 38 for Quantitative Literacy (QL)

The IIE’s Diploma in Sport Development and Management is accredited by the Council on
Higher Education (CHE) and is registered with the South African Qualifications Authority
(SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 360‐credit qualification on
level 6 (SAQA ID: 74652).The Independent Institute of Education ‐ accredited by The British Accreditation Council
The IIE has been internationally recognised and accredited by The British Accreditation
Council (BAC). The BAC has been responsible for setting standards within the independent
further and higher education sector for 25 years. Their accreditation is held by hundreds of
colleges in the UK and overseas. They provide the leading mark of educational quality for the
sector, which is used by students, parents, agencies and beyond as a guarantee of standards.
For more information please visit http://www.the‐

• Sport Development officer within local government or local council

• School and sports club sport coordinator
• Health & wellness consultant within a wellness facility
• Sports Academy manager
• Sports officer within an organisation focusing on community upliftment
• Facility practitioner or Sport & Athlete development consultant

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The IIE Diploma in Sport Development and Management is run over three years, consists of 35  modules  and  includes  Work  Integrated  Learning  and  the  Work  Readiness  Programme.  The academic year runs from February to November. The modules are delivered on a full‐time basis  with lectures and tutorials being scheduled during the day from Monday to Friday. In addition  to attending lectures you will be expected  to spend  time conducting your own research and  working on assignments.   Due  to  the  VCBlend  approach,  you  will  be  expected  to  spend  time  conducting  your  own  research, study for assessments and work on assignments. To gain the most from the blended  learning experience, VC's Wireless classrooms and campuses, students are required  to BYOT  (Bring Your Own Technology) such as mobile devices, netbooks, laptops or tablets, etc. so as to  develop the necessary academic and digital literacies over the three years of this diploma.