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Exercise, Fitness & Nutrition Studies

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

Galway Community College
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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 give the student the training required to service the sport & leisure industry, with particular emphasis on leisure management, nutrition and health fitness. On Successful completion of Level 5 course, students are eligible to apply for The Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness (Level 6 CEHF).

What will you Study?

Communications 5N0690
Exercise and Fitness 5N2668
Leisure Facility Administration 5N4666
Nutrition 5N2006
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Sports and Recreation Studies 5N2667
Teamworking 5N1367
Work Experience 5N1356
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
Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.