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Sports & Recreation

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

Colaiste Mhuire Thurles
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Course overview

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

What will you Study?

Exercise and Fitness 5N2668
Sport and Recreation Studies 5N2667
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Word Processing 5N1358
Hurling Coaching
Basketball Coaching 5N4888
Soccer Coaching 5N4887
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Sports Anatomy and Physiology 5N4648
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.

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