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Sports Coaching

Course Code(s):  5N5146
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Inchicore College of Further Education

Inchicore College of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 5N5146
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

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.

What will you Study?

QQI Subjects:
Sports and Recreation Studies
Exercise and Fitness
Work Experience
Leisure facility administration
Communications
Sports Anatomy and Physiology
Nutrition
Occupational First Aid
Word Processing
Swimming

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

FAI:
Kick start 1 and Kick Start 2

GAA:
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.
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.

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