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Sports, Recreation & Exercise

Course Code(s):  5M5146
QQI Award Code:  5M5146 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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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 one-year course aims to prepare participants for work with people in the sports, coaching, recreation or leisure industries. The sports recreation and exercise graduate will gain the social, communication and leadership skills to work with individuals and groups in the growing sports coaching and health and fitness areas.

This course will combine sports and coaching expertise with, management and communication skills. This programme is ideal for both school leavers and experienced, mature persons seeking a formal education. It will allow graduates to pursue scholarship programmes in Ireland or abroad.

What will you Study?

Sports and Recreation
Health Related Fitness
Exercise and Fitness 5N2668
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Nutrition
Sports Anatomy and Physiology 5N4648
Word Processing 5N1358
Tennis Coaching
Badminton Coaching
Soccer Coaching 5N4887
Volleyball Coaching
Optional Extras
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NCEF Fitness Instructor Certificate
Occupational First
Gaelic Football 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.

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