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Sport Coaching & Leisure Management

Course Code(s):  5M5146 CIO61SP
QQI Award Code:  5M5146 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5146 CIO61SP
QQI Award Code 5M5146 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in sports, health and fitness. It is specifically aimed at those interested in coaching or gym instruction. Students will gain practical and theoretical skills necessary for working in the leisure industry.

Students will be required to complete a number of coaching sessions throughout the year as well as 10 days work experience in an appropriate sports-related work environment. Students have the opportunity during this course to complete the following awards: Gaelic Athletic Association Foundation Course Level 1, Football Association of Ireland Kick Start 1, as well as the RLSA Pool Lifeguard course.

What will you Study?

Communications 5N0690
Exercise and Fitness 5N2668
Nutrition 5N2006
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Soccer Coaching 5N4887
Sport and Recreation Studies 5N2667
Sports Anatomy and Physiology 5N4648
Gaelic Football Coaching 5N5085
Teamworking 5N1367
Word Processing 5N1358
Work Experience 5N1356
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
DSRXX 5M5146

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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