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LC228
Sports Development and Coaching

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Certificates at this level are typically awarded for two years of full-time study after the leaving certificate or equivalent. Skills developed are mostly technical and vocationally specific, i.e. are focused on a specific career sector. National apprenticeships programmes are included in this level.

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This two-year programme is designed to meet the needs of individuals who wish to pursue a career in sports coaching. The programme provides a blend of practical application and theory that immerses the student in sport and sports coaching. This programme aims to produce coaches with an understanding of the knowledge, skills and competences needed for coaching.

Within this programme training and educational opportunities are coherently structured combining both in-house and external delivery. The programme has professional links with numerous sporting organisations including the IRFU, GAA, FAI, HRI, IGB and Mountaineering Ireland.

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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Graduates of this programme can expect to find employment in a variety of sectors, including a number of sport organisations such as the GAA, IRFU, FAI, the Irish Sports Council and Coaching Ireland.



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