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Sports Development & Coaching - Advanced

Course Code(s):  6M5147 CI062SC
QQI Award Code:  6M5147 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 6M5147 CI062SC
QQI Award Code 6M5147 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This is designed as a follow-on course from any of the FETAC/QQI level 5 course in Sports Coaching and Leisure Management available at Cavan Institute (and elsewhere). This one-year course is designed to prepare students for a career at a supervisory level in the leisure industry, sports coaching or as a pathway for further study. Students will also have the opportunity to complete additional qualifications in gym instruction.

What will you Study?

Business Administration Skills 5N1610

Team Leadership 6N1948

Work Experience 6N1946

Sports Anatomy & Physiology 5N4648

Health Promotion 6N2214

Sports Industry Practice 6N4650

Sports Nutrition 6N4651

Sports Psychology 6N4665

Event Management 6N4800

Gaelic Football Coaching 6N5347

Socer Coaching 6N5189
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
6M5147

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

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