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At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

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Leisure & Recreation Management

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

Inchicore College 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 course will appeal to anyone interested in sport or leisure. This will prepare students for employment in the sport and leisure industry and/or to progress to Higher Education where graduates may complete further studies in areas such as PE leisure management or sport and leisure related areas. We have a long standing history of training sports professionals and established links wit HE colleges.

The course is full-time and requires attendance five days per week and is of two years duration. Students undertake a block of work experience in each year. Students are given extensive training in playing a variety of sports and leisure pursuits along with a comprehensive range of subjects in the areas of leisure management and administration.

What will you Study?

Year 1:
The Sport and Leisure Industry
Physical Activity, Lifestyle and Wellbeing
Marketing Principles
Managing Resources in Sport and Leisure Management
Employment Law 5N3785
Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Leisure
Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise
Physical Education
Work Experience 5N1356
Sport and Recreation Studies 5N2667
Leisure Facility Operations 5N4667
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Swimming and Water Safety

Year 2:
Research Project
Operating and Managing a Sport and Leisure Facility
Law and Sport and Leisure Operations
Event Management in Sport and Leisure
Customer Service 5N0972
Small Business Enterprise
Work-Based Experience
Managing in the Health and Fitness Industry
Managing Sports Development
Lifeguarding
Physical Education
N.C.E.F.

Students can participate in a variety of sports at Higher Education Level. These sports may include: Gaelic Football, Soccer, Basketball and Rugby.
The following sports are also catered for at CDVEC Level: Cross-country, Track and Field Athletics, Swimming and Golf.
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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Further Research

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Exercise and Health Instructor   Teacher - Physical Education  
Personal Trainer   Massage Therapist  
Physical Therapist   Physiotherapist  
Spinologist   Sports Scientist   
Psychologist - Sports   Physiotherapist - Sports   
Sports Therapist   Fitness /Aerobics Instructor  
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Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Leisure, Sport & Fitness
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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