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G.A.A. Coaching & Sport Performance

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

Colaiste Stiofain Naofa CFE
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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

The aim of the course is to provide an academic qualification that combines coaching, player development, strength/conditioning and club administration for both male and female students.

The syllabus will cover a broad range of theoretical and practical components designed to help students advance into higher education or to enter the workplace. A key component of the course will be a work placement module in a GAA setting. The course has the support of the Cork County board.

What will you Study?

Hurling Coaching 5N5086
Gaelic Football Coaching 5N5085
Sport and Recreation Studies 5N2667
Exercise and Fitness 5N2668
Sports Anatomy and Physiology 5N4648
Nutrition 5N2006
Basketball Coaching 5N4888
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Work Experience 5N1356
Communications 5N0690
Strength and Conditioning
Kevin Murray (All-Ireland medal winner with Cork 1999 and BA in Physical Fitness and Conditioning in Sport) instructs students in skill development in hurling and football, injury prevention, strength and conditioning.
SAQ Foundation, Level 1, Conditioning, Functional Development Certificates.
Associate Refereeing Course
GAA Coaching 5N5085
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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