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Outdoor Recreation

Monday, 7 September 2015

Outdoor Recreation

Course Level: 5
Award Title: FETAC/QQI Level 5 Certificate in Outdoor Sport and Recreation
QQI Code: 5M5148
Duration: 1 Year
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Outdoor Recreation
Outdoor Recreation

Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or FETAC/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
Ireland is a leading outdoor activity destination with world-class mountain biking trails, nationally recognised loop walks, a wide range of water-based sports and a growing number of outdoor activity businesses. This course is designed to meet the needs of the activity-based leisure industry. It includes a large practical outdoor element which is delivered from a range of locations and provides students with an opportunity to develop essential skills in a practical setting.

Course Content

  1. Adventure Activities
  2. Exercise and Fitness
  3. Nutrition
  4. Occupational First Aid
  5. Outdoor Recreation
  6. Safety and Health at Work
  7. Sport and Recreation Studies
  8. Sports Anatomy and Physiology
  9. Teamworking
  10. Work Experience


Career Opportunities
Graduates of this course may seek employment at the many outdoor leisure pursuits enterprises, at outdoor education centres and in youth development settings.

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Graduates of this course may progress to a FETAC/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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