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I would advise them to get themselves physically fit and to maintain it. I would also say that a sense of humour is very important and the ability to laugh at themselves. They should have self discipline and be prepared to accept imposed discipline. Punctuality is very important as is respect for others. If they had sporting interests that would be a help.
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Sport Management & Coaching

Course Code(s):  5M5146 5M3807
QQI Award Code:  5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Dunboyne College of Further Education

Dunboyne College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5146 5M3807
QQI Award Code 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

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 will you Study?

Sports and Recreation
Word Processing 5N1358
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Nutrition
Exercise and Fitness 5N2668
Coaching Studies
Sports Anatomy and Physiology 5N4648
Rugby Coaching
Communications 5N0690
Soccer Coaching 5N4887
Work Experience 5N1356
Gaelic Coaching
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CASLT 5M3807

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