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Sport & Recreation

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

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

Course Description

This course is designed to equip students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for employment in an ever-expanding Sports and Leisure Industry. It is ideal for both school leavers and mature students who have a keen interest in sport and recreation. This course can also be used as a stepping stone to further education through the Higher Education Links scheme.

What will you Study?

Anatomy and Physiology 5N4648
Exercise and Fitness 5N2668
Sports and Recreation 5N2667
Communications 5N0690
Customer Service 5N0972
Work Experience 5N1356
Gaelic Football Coaching 5N5085
Soccer Coaching 5N4887
Leisure Facility Administration 5N4666
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
First Aid Training
FAI Kick start Level 1 Soccer Coaching 5N4887
GAA Foundation Level Coaching Certificate
Nutrition 5N2006
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

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

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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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
DSRXX 5M5146

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Related Career Sectors

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.
Leisure, Sport & Fitness
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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