CAO CODE : 817 The programme is a three year Level 7 BA in Sport and Exercise (Rugby). This programme is delivered by the Institute of Technology Carlow in association with Leinster Rugby and the Irish Rugby Football Union. The overall aim of the programme is to provide an academic qualification that combines a player development, coaching and fitness programme with a broad based academic business or communications curriculum which is relevant to the development of Rugby. The programme aim is to establish a player centred academy for the National Domestic Game of Rugby which will equip students with the knowledge, understanding and competencies to pursue careers as rugby players, coaches, managers or fitness instructors. The students will also have acquired the relevant knowledge base to progress to Level 8 programmes in the business or communications areas or to seek employment in business or public relations settings inside or outside of sport.