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Erica Joyce

Sports Coaching and Leisure Management Level 5

PE and History Teacher in Eureka Secondary School, Kells, Co. Meath

Erica Joyce, from Kilnaleck, attended St. Clare’s College, Ballyjamesduff. Having looked at possible routes to achieving her goal of becoming a PE teacher, Erica decided to start out on her journey by undertaking the Level 5 Sports Coaching and Leisure Management course at Cavan Institute. After graduating with Distinctions in Year 1 she completed the Level 6 Sports Development with Personal Training programme also at Cavan Institute.
With her Level 6 completed, University College Cork offered Erica a place on their B.Ed. (Hons) Sports Studies and Physical Education programme and she graduated in 2019 with Honours. She is now working as a PE and History Teacher in Eureka Secondary School, Kells, Co. Meath.
Erica says that "my 2 years in Cavan Institute prepared me for life in University College Cork The skills I learned, such as, organisation and time management really stood to me when I began in UCC.
Being a PE teacher is all I ever wanted to be from a young age. The support from staff members in Cavan Institute is one of the main reasons why I applied for Sports Studies and Physical Education and have progressed to follow my dream career. I am grateful for all the support from staff members in Cavan Institute."

Sports Coaching and Leisure Management Level 5

2013-2014, 2014-2015

Sports Development with Personal Training programme Level 6

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