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IIE Diploma in Sport Development and Management

Please note, not all programmes are available on all IIE Varsity College campuses. To find out if your programme of interest is available, contact the campus directly.


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.

The IIE Diploma in Sport Development and Management is a three-year diploma. 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.


Minimum
Admission
Requirements

















English Notes
NSC: Diploma with30%
NC(V): Diploma pass with40%
SC: Endorsement -none
with
33.3%
SC(a):Diploma passA minimum of 30% in LOLT in NSC/ SC(a) OR with a min. of 33.3% in SC
International:
A SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NSC L4 equivalence with at least 40% or equivalent for English.

Alternatively, a Higher Certificate (or equivalent) or Advanced Certificate
in a cognate field may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to
diploma studies.
If discipline not cognate at least 20%
of credits must be academic literacy
or numeracy related
Senate
Discretionary
Admissions
Mature Age ExemptionCandidates 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)Where candidates do not satisfy the formal admission requirements for this qualification, The IIE may consider an admission application in terms of the Credit Accumulation and Transfer, Recognition of Prior Learning and Qualification Completion Policy (IIE010).
USAf approved cognate foundation
programme
Candidates who have completed an USAf approved cognate foundation programme from a registered and accredited provider may be admitted.
Transfer studentsCandidates who have successfully completed at least 120 credits on the first year of a cognate 3- year diploma may be admitted. However, if a student completed less than 120 credits, the admission criteria on the NSC or equivalent or higher certificate or advanced certificate apply.
OQSF qualificationsCandidates with an OQSF Level 5 cognate qualification may be admitted, provided the OQSF qualification has at least 120 credits at NQF Level 5



The IIE Diploma in Sport Development and Management is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 360-credit qualification on level 6 (SAQA ID: 74652).
  • 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

Websites for you to visit:

www.sportindustry.co.za

www.ssisa.com

https://www.sportindustry.biz/

www.srsa.gov.za

At The IIE’s Varsity College we are proud of and passionate about our shift away from the ‘traditional lecturing’ methodology to our blended-learning strategy – the VCBlend.

This blended-learning strategy extends learning beyond the confines of the classroom and creates opportunities for our students to work collaboratively, with peers and their educators, to construct their understanding of concepts. Student engagement is supported by the use of a learning management system (LMS) and the online learning materials that have been developed to underpin our teaching strategy.

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.

This student-focused approach compels our students to be accountable for their learning while developing the critical skills they will need to thrive in the rapidly changing 21st century work environment.

As such, academic life for our students is dynamic, challenging and relevant.

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The IIE is not only accredited in South Africa but its dedication to providing quality education also led to it being accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) in 2014. The British Accreditation Council is an independent authority in the United Kingdom that accredits private providers globally, including Greece, Switzerland, Singapore, India, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates. In 2017 The IIE had its accreditation status confirmed by the BAC as an Independent Higher Education Institution confirming our confidence in the international comparability of our standards.

“South African students need to know, when they select a private higher education institution, that the standards offered are equivalent to those of a public University. Our students get this from our extensive local accreditation and registration. The students also benefit from knowing that we meet international standards too. The IIE is accredited as an Independent Higher Education Institution by the British Accreditation Council. Locally and internationally we have demonstrated the quality of what we offer,” said Dr Coughlan, Director, The Independent Institute of Education.

The IIE’s Varsity College students can be confident that their IIE learning experience meets international best practice standards.