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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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Resistance Training & Weight Training for Sport

Course Code(s):  RTWTS
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code RTWTS
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

What will you Study?

This course is considered as the entry point to becoming a qualified Strength and Conditioning coach. The course duration is 9 months and provides to the graduate a 30 credit award. The course consists of three key modules which prepare the coach for work with both individual athletes, players and team sports. These are highly practical modules and provide up to date methods and approaches for those interested in becoming Strength and Conditioning coaches. The modules completed in this course include:

  • Resistance Training
  • Weight Training and Weightlifting
  • Speed Development

Career Progression:

Further study - progression route to our Certificate in Physical Fitness & Conditioning, Higher Certificate in Strength & Conditioning and Bachelor of Arts in Strength & Conditioning.

  • Sporting clubs and organisations (amateur to elite level)
  • Individual athletes
  • Fitness centres
  • Gyms
  • Sporting societies
  • Personal training and gym instruction
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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