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With regard to education I say don't worry if you think you have the wrong subjects in school. I certainly didn't have the subjects you would typically expect.

There are a number of courses that cater to different backgrounds. The most important thing is to do your research. Go to open days, talk to the colleges and generally just find out what exactly you would be getting in to.

Don't just take for granted you know what a certain course or career is all about. Think about what you like to do, and not just necessarily in school, if you find yourself being curious about how things work or how thing are made, it's a good indication that you could like something like engineering.

One of the best things about engineering is that it really can be your passport to the world. There are great travel opportunities within the industry and chances to be involved in the next big thing.

Practically every man-made product around you came from a manufacturing plant, it's a huge industry with a lot of different avenues to take. Innovation is a really big part of what engineers do. The desire to be creative and improve production and processes is an important attribute for a manufacturing engineer.
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Sport, Recreation and Exercise

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 cater for a broad spectrum of sport and leisure related activities. Graduates may seek a career in leisure, personal training, coaching, community and local authority based work and a range of careers in tourism and related fields.

Practical aspects of the course take place in the University of Limerick Arena. Facilities include 50m pool, aerobics studio, large well-equipped gymnasium and four full-size sports halls.

What will you Study?

Sports and Recreation Studies 5N2667
Sports Anatomy and Physiology 5N4648
Exercise and Fitness 5N2668
Nutrition
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Work Experience 5N1356
Pool Lifeguard (become an Irish Water Safety fully qualified Lifeguard)
Leisure Facility Operations 5N4667
Communications 5N0690
Soccer Coaching 5N4887
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
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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Sport and Recreation & Excercise Central College Limerick 
Sport, Recreation & Exercise Limerick College of Further Education 
Sports Injury Management Limerick College of Further Education 
Sport Development & Sports Coaching Colaiste Chiarain Croom 
Leisure Facility Supervisory Management Limerick College of Further Education 
Sports, Recreation & Exercise - Advanced Limerick College of Further Education 

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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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