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|QQI Award Code||5M5146 Sports, Recreation and Exercise|
This course will facilitate the learner to explore the Sport Recreation and Exercise industry where they will re-skill/up-skill in areas such as coaching, fitness instruction, swimming and gain knowledge in sport related subject areas that provide them with a knowledge base for future educational programmes or employment.
SPORT, RECREATION & EXERCISE (5M5146)
This full time one year course provides students with a greater understanding and knowledge of the Sport and Leisure Industry. The course consists of both practical skills and knowledge required to seek employment or to continue their studies in the area of Sport and Leisure.
Practical classes including swimming and life guarding, Gaelic football coaching, soccer coaching, circuit training and exercise to music instruction as well as resistance training and fitness assessment instruction. Attendance and participation in practical classes is essential.
Maximum number of 25 students accepted on this course. Final selection subject to interview and Garda Vetting.
Sport and Recreation, Exercise and Fitness, Leisure Facility Administration, Soccer Coaching, Gaelic Football Coaching, Lifeguarding/Swimming and Water Safety, Communications, Work Experience, Occupational First Aid, Nutrition nad Sports Anatomy and Physiology
Candidates should be of Leaving Cert standard of equivalent with a strong interest in working within the Sports and Leisure Industry.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES • Sports Coaching
• Health and Fitness Centres
• Swimming Pools
• Summer Camps
• Sports Retail Outlets
• Sports Development
POSSIBLE PROGRESSION FROM THIS COURSE
Athlone Institute of Technology AL663 Business (Sport and Recreation) L6 AL761 Hotel and Leisure Management L7 AL760 Spa and Wellness Management L7
Blanchardstown Institute of Technology
Sports Management and Coaching BN020 L7 Sports Management and Coaching BN111 L8
University College Cork Sports Studies and Physical Education CK116 L8
Carlow Institute of Technology Physiology and Health Science CW106 L6 Sport Science CW178 L8 Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy CW188 L8 Strength and Conditioning CW198 L8 Sport and Exercise (GAA) – Portfolio CW807 L7 Sport and Exercise (Rugby) – Portfolio CW817 L7 Sport and Exercise (Soccer) – Portfolio CW827 L7 Sports Management and Coaching CW858 (Options: GAA, Rugby, Soccer) - Portfolio L8
Limerick Institute of Technology Sports Coaching and Development LC228 L6 Business with Sports Management LC295 L8 Sports Strength and Conditioning (Thurles) LC422 L8 Sports Strength and Conditioning (Thurles) LC423 L7
Letterkenny Institute of Technology Sports Studies LY206 L6 Sports Coaching and Performance LY228 L8
Sligo Institute of Technology Recreation and Leisure SG134 L7 Health Science and Physiology SG435 L7
Tralee Institute of Technology Adventure Tourism Management TL721 L7 Health and Leisure TL771 L7 Health and Leisure with Massage TL772 L7 Adventure Tourism Management TL821 L8
Waterford Institute of Technology Recreation and Sport Management WD019 L7 Health Promotion WD124 L8 Exercise and Health Studies WD125 L8 Sports Coaching and Performance WD186 L8
CERTIFICATION On successful completion of the course, candidates who reach the required standard will receive the following awards: • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (5M5146) • OFA Certification • IWS – Pool Lifeguarding • FAI- Kickstart 1 and 2 + (4 x 4 workshop) • GAA- Foundation level + (Level 1) • Code of Ethics
Moate Business College students are eligible under the same conditions that apply to any third level institution for the government paid maintenance grant.
Apply to S.U.S.I on www.studentfinance.ie
As more and more people are aiming to get back into the workforce, mature students are invited to apply to any of the courses on offer at the college. To encourage participation by mature students, each applicant is assessed solely on the basis of an interview. People who have been unemployed may avail of the Vocational Training Oportunities Scheme (VTOS) and Back to Education Initiatives (BTEI), and study at MBC without losing social welfare benefits.
Sport and Recreation Studies 5N2667
Exercise and Fitness 5N2668
Leisure Facility Administration 5N4666
Soccer Coaching 5N4887
Gaelic Football Coaching 5N5085
Lifeguarding/Swimming and Water Safety 5N2255
Work Experience 5N1356
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Sports Anatomy and Physiology 5N4648
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