Sports Studies, Coaching and Performance
QQI Level 5 - Sport, Recreation and Exercise (5N5146)

COURSE CONTENT

  • Sport and Recreation Studies
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Health Related Fitness
  • Leisure Facility Operations
  • Leisure Facility Administration
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Nutrition
  • Hurling Coaching
  • Gaelic Football Coaching

CAREER PROSPECT

  • Sports Coach/Leader
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Physical Trainer (Team Sports)
  • Gym Instructor
  • Leisure Attendant
  • Lifeguard

Courses Description

A full-time course specialising in Sport and Sports Coaching. It aims to:

  • Introduce students to Sport Studies.
  • Provide a practical and theoretical foundation to fitness training.
  • Enable students to acquire National Governing Body (NGB) Coaching qualifications in a number of sports.
  • Provide a foundation for students wishing to study Sports and Recreation at a higher level.

Sports

  • Adventure Sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Hurling
  • Gaelic Football
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Swimming and Life Saving
  • Tennis
  • Cardio Tennis
  • Volleyball

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of interview.
  • Applicants will be required to provide Garda clearance.

Certification

  • QQI Level 5 – Sport, Recreation and Exercise (5N5148)
  • Irish Water Safety (IWS) National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
  • First Aid
  • National Governing Body (NGB) Coaching Awards at appropriate level

Progression

  • The full QQI Level 5 Certificate facilitates entry, on a competitive basis, to a range of third-level institutions nationwide. Further details are available from the relevant institutions.
  • The full QQI Level 5 certificate facilitates entry, on a competitive basis, to the Sports Therapy and Injury Management course in WCFE. This course offers QQI Level 6 Sports and Recreation and ITEC Sports Therapy qualifications.

Waterford Institute of Technology Courses (Places Reserved For QQI Graduates)

  • BSc (Hons) in Health Sciences
  • BSc (Hons) in Public Health & Health Promotion
  • BSc (Hons) in Exercise Sciences
  • BSc (Hons) in Sport & Exercise Science
  • BSc (Hons) in Nutrition & Exercise Science
  • BSc (Hons) in Health & Exercise
  • BSc (Hons) in Sports Coaching & Performance
  • Bachelor of Business in Recreation & Sport Management
  • Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Recreation & Sport Management

Carlow Institute of Technology Courses (Places Reserved For QQI Graduates)

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Strength and Conditioning
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Sport and Exercise Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy
  • Higher Certificate in Science – Physiology and Health Science

Work Experience

Work experience placement is an integral part of this course. Students must arrange one day per week work experience for the academic year. The day will be specified by the College.

Work Experience

Work experience placement is an integral part of this course. Students must arrange one day per week work experience for the academic year. The day will be specified by the College.

Duration

One Year

Additional Costs

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Please Note: Every effort is made to have these costs as accurate as possible, however, please be aware that some of these costings are supplied by external agencies & external exam bodies and there is a potential for those to change unexpectedly. If changes occur they will be communicated to learners as soon as possible.

This course provides the qualifications needed to apply for the Sports Therapy and Injury Management course.

N.B. Due to ongoing developments in QQI awards, names and content are subject to change.

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