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This one year course is ideal for anyone who intends to enter the sports world as a profession. It offers students the opportunity to gain valuable sports coaching awards with the FAI, GAA and Volleyball Association of Ireland.
During this course the student will also have an option to enrol on a number of industry based qualifications. It also offers students the opportunity to gain valuable sports coaching awards with the FAI, GAA and Volleyball Association of Ireland. A typical week consists of the student being on campus for four days where the theory and practical elements of the course are covered. On the fifth day the student will be based in an industry setting to complete their work experience module.
Sports and Recreation Studies
Exercise and Fitness
Leisure facility administration
Sports Anatomy and Physiology
Occupational First Aid
ITEC Gym based Instruction:
Instructing gym-based exercise
Planning gym-based exercise
Principles of exercise and fitness
Safety and Health at Work
Know your Client
Anatomy and Physiology
Kick start 1 and Kick Start 2
Foundation coaching award
Students can participate in a variety of sports at Higher Education Level. These sports include Gaelic Football and Soccer.
The following sports are also catered for at Leinster Schools and/or CDETB level - Cross-country, Track and Field Athletics, Swimming and golf.
College Website Course Page
Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)Qualifax Course Page
Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)
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