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Cavan Institute

Sports and Fitness Instruction

5M5146

Sports and Fitness Instruction

Entry Requirements

QQI level 5 award in Sports, Recreation and Exercise (or equivalent). Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet this entry requirement but can demonstrate industry experience.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course in Sport and Fitness Instruction (Year 1) 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

At Cavan Institute:

Graduates of this course in Sport and Fitness Instruction (Year 1) may progress to a level 6 course in Sports and Fitness with Personal Training (Year 2).


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 Higher Education Institutions (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).

In addition to the opportunities for studying in Irish Universities, Cavan Institute has contact with UK-based universities and supports students with the UCAS application process.

  • BEd (Hons) Sports   Studies & Education - UCC

  • Sports Science & Exercise Physiology - TUS Midlands 

  • Sport & Exercise (common entry) - ATU Donegal

  • BEd (Hons) Physical Education with QTS - University of Sunderland 

  • Sports Coaching & Business management (Soccer) - Institute of   Technology Carlow

Course Fees

€200

Course Content

  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sports, Recreation and Exercise.

  • The Introduction to Gaelic Games Coaching (ICGG) Award

  • FAI Player Development Plan 1

  • Safeguarding 1- Child Welfare and Protection Basic Awareness Course

  • PHECC Cardiac First Response Community Training (CFR-C)

  • Nutrition

  • Sport and Recreation Studies

  • Communications

  • Adventure Activities

  • Sports Anatomy and Physiology

  • Exercise and Fitness

  • Soccer Coaching

  • Gaelic Football Coaching

  • Work Experience

About This Course

This course 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 work experience in an appropriate sports-related work environment.

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Melanie Moran Flood

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Erica Joyce

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Áine McGovern

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Ciara Bohan

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Melanie Moran Flood

Melanie Moran Flood

Erica Joyce

Erica Joyce

Áine McGovern

Áine McGovern

Ciara Bohan

Ciara Bohan

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