Erica Joyce

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