Dual Career Scholarships

Kieran Jackson Weert 2016

Study and Compete

Pursuing a career as an Elite triathlete does not have to mean putting your studies and ambitions for academic achievement on hold.

A growing number of Triathlon Ireland's High Performance Development athletes balance study and training full time, and because of their hard work are able to access university scholarships.


The National Council for Exercise and Fitness Scholarship

The NCEF scholarship is the first to be offered specifically for triathletes. It allows recipients train alongside other elite athletes from Munster Rugby, Athletics Ireland and Swim Ireland at the University of Limerick Campus.

The NCEF Scholarship funds all course fees for the Higher Certificate in Exercise and Health Fitness which is a Level 6 Major Award on the National Framework of Qualifications and accredited by the University of Limerick. It is a stand-alone qualification and also forms 2 years of the pathway to the L.7 Diploma and L.8 Batchelor of Science in Exercise and Health Fitness for which the scholarship may be extended .

Successful applicants will get the opportunity to train under TI High Performance coach Lynne Algar alongside current Development athletes and NCEF scholarship recipient Kieran Jackson.

The NCEF website has further information on the course pathway and details on the list of courses available.

NCEF Application Form 2016-17

NCEF Athlete Charter