Darren Ryan completed his Level 8 Bachelor of Business (International Business) degree from Dorset College Dublin in 2021. He is an experienced manager with extensive knowledge in all areas of staff training, risk management, health & safety, customer service and people management.
Since 2014, Darren has been the owner and founder of Leisure Training Ireland, the leading training provider for Leisure Centres, swimming pools, gyms and health clubs in Ireland. Darren has combined his previous extensive knoweldge with his International Business Degree to propel his company to even greater success.
How did you hear about Dorset College?
A family member of mine studied through the Springboard programme.
What was it about Dorset College and/or this course that appealed to you?
I was attracted to the variety of modules as I wanted to get an overall view of International Business Operations and specifically to improve my own business.
How was your experience studying at Dorset College?
The Lecturers were brilliant! Believe me it is not a walk in the park, but between the Lecturers and my peers we completed everything that was asked from us.
Has your experience at Dorset College influenced your professional developmet?
Before starting with Dorset College I was working full time in a management role while developing my own business on the side. Within a year of completing the Bachelor of Business in International Business programme within, my company "Leisure Training Ireland" has become the leading provider for staff training and courses in the health and fitness Industry operating nationally. Some of our clients are the biggest names in the industry, along with some very large clients in other industries such as Construction, Logistics, childcare and Insurance. I truly believe this course helped myself and my company excel, and have worked full time on my own company ever since completing the course.
What recommendation would you have for those who are thinking about studying with us in the future?
I highly recommend this course but my recommendation would be to not let your assignments or study build up. Ensure everything is started as you receive it, utilise the knowledge of your peers and enjoy the experience.
Dorset College is…
An amazing provider! The staff are excellent and it is one of my proudest achievements to date.