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Sport, Recreation & Exercise

Course Code(s):  5M5146
QQI Award Code:  5M5146 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Drogheda Institute of Further Education

Drogheda Institute of Further Education
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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 designed to prepare students for a career in the sport and leisure industry, or to provide a pathway to further study. The course aims to encourage students to engage in a range of sports both practically and theoretically.

What will you Study?

Sport and Recreation Studies 5N2667
Exercise and Fitness 5N2668
Soccer Coaching 5N4887
Basketball Coaching 5N4888
Gaelic Coaching
Poof Lifeguard Skills
Nutrition
Sports Anatomy and Physiology 5N4648
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Communications 5N0690
Work Preparation and Experience
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Progression to CAO Courses

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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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