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Sports Coaching and Leisure Management

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Sports Coaching and Leisure Management

Course Code: CI061SP
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sports, Recreation and Exercise
QQI Code: 5M5146
Duration: 1 Year
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Sports Coaching and Leisure Management
Sports Coaching and Leisure Management

Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Course Description
This course is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in sports, health and fitness. It is specifically aimed at those interested in coaching or gym instruction. Students will gain practical and theoretical skills necessary for working in the leisure industry. Students will be required to complete a number of coaching sessions throughout the year as well as 10 days’ work experience in an appropriate sports-related work environment. Students have the opportunity during this course to complete the following awards: Gaelic Athletic Association Foundation Course Level 1, Football Association of Ireland Kick Start 1, as well as the RLSA Pool Lifeguard course.

Course Content

  • Swimming
  • Adventure Activities
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Soccer Coaching
  • Sport and Recreation Studies
  • Sports Anatomy and Physiology
  • Gaelic Football Coaching
  • Teamworking
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience


Career Opportunities
Graduates of this course have found employment in the leisure and sports sectors, including fitness centres, gyms, hotels and leisure clubs, swimming complexes and in the coaching area.

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Graduates of this course may progress to a QQI level 6 course in Sports Coaching and Development available at Cavan Institute.
Elsewhere: Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).
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