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If you always want to know how things work and are fascinated by structures like grandstands or bridges then a career in civil and structural engineering may suit you. If in school you enjoy subjects like maths and physics, and since these would be the foundations to the engineering college course, you will probably enjoy the course. If you like the idea of working for a company where you could get to travel, then international companies such as ESB International would suit you well. Engineering is a good and challenging career so you have to want to be challenged in your work, to solve problems and to come up with ways to improve designs.
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Sport & Leisure Management

Course Code(s):  5M5146 LTS1
QQI Award Code:  5M5146 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5146 LTS1
QQI Award Code 5M5146 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course aims to provide learners with the practical skills and knowledge to instruct people in the sports, coaching and leisure industry. Gain a qualification to work in an industry with real rewards and change peoples lives on a daily basis.

As part of the training learners will complete a Certificate in Fitness Instructing and complete fitness testing, instruct exercise classes, prescribe exercise, complete national and international qualifications and gain invaluable exposure to the leisure industry during work placement.

What will you Study?

Customer Service 5N0972

Work Experience 5N1356

Communications 5N0690

Exercise & Fitness 5N2668

Gaelic Football Coaching 5N5085

Nutrition 5N2006

Soccer Coaching 5N4887

Sport & Recreation Studies 5N2667

Sports Anatomy & Physiology 5N4648

Adventure Activities 5N4646

Occupational First Aid 5N1207
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.

Progression to CAO Courses

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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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DSRXX 5M5146

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Advanced Certificate in Health, Fitness & Sport Performance Monaghan Institute 
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This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
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