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|Course Code||5M5146 5M3807|
|QQI Award Code||5M3807 Laboratory Techniques|
This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for work with people in the sports, coaching, recreation or leisure industries. Students can also opt for the Sports Science qualification through the Science department or to specialise in either soccer coaching or GAA coaching and obtain coaching badges. This programme is ideal for both school leavers and experienced, mature persons seeking a formal education. It will allow graduates to pursue scholarship programmes in Ireland or abroad.
What is Sports Management and Coaching?
This one year course will aim to prepare participants for work with people in the sports, coaching, recreation or leisure industries. The sports management and coaching graduate will gain the social, communication and leadership skills to work with individuals and groups in the growing sports coaching and health and fitness areas.
Many of the skills acquired will be transferable for use in business or community development settings. Sports Management and Coaching will lay a foundation for these skills and provide the work experience to put learning into practice.
This course will combine sports and coaching expertise with business, management and communication skills. This programme is ideal for both school leavers and experienced, mature persons seeking a formal education. It will allow graduates to pursue scholarship programmes in Ireland or abroad.
Students can also opt for the Sports Science qualification through the Science department.
The course will give graduates the opportunity to become sports development officers or work in areas like gyms, leisure centres, or sports clubs. The general qualification will lead to careers in the rapidly expanding leisure industry.
The Level 5 qualification can lead to certificate or degree courses in Sports or indeed Business, Computers, etc. in many IT colleges and universities throughout the country, as well as pursuing a QQI level 6 in Sports or Leisure Management courses in various colleges of further education. The new Sports Management and Coaching degree course in IT Blanchardstown will offer graduates a local alternative to pursue their study to honours degree level.
Sports and Recreation
Word Processing 5N1358
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Exercise and Fitness 5N2668
Sports Anatomy and Physiology 5N4648
Soccer Coaching 5N4887
Work Experience 5N1356
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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