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Exercise Health & Wellbeing

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

North Connaught 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 is a one year course to enhance the knowledge and skills of persons wanting a career in an exercise or fitness work area. This course leads to a Level 5 award. Class based tuition is supplemented by the students own learning at home or in the college computer rooms, working in small groups outside of class time and attendance at tutorials. Work placement is a necessary part of this course.

What will you Study?

Exercise and Fitness 5N2668
Sport and Recreation Studies 5N2667
Communications 5N0690
Team working
Customer Service 5N0972
Work Experience 5N1356
Nutrition
Sports Anatomy and Physiology 5N4648
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Leisure Facility Operations 5N4667
Coaching modules
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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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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
DSRXX 5M5146

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Related Career Sectors

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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

Ratio of Male to Female participants:

source: QQI

Grades Recieved:

source: QQI