Course Description

Sport, Exercise and Coaching

This is a one year full time course that will equip students with the knowledge and skills required to work across a variety of different areas within the sports and leisure industry.

      What Will I Study?

  • Basketball Coaching (5N4888)
  • Communications Level 5 (5N0690)
  • Exercise and Fitness (5N2668)
  • GAA Coaching (5N5085)
  • Leisure Facility Operations (5N4667)
  • Nutrition (5N2006)
  • Sports and Recreation Studies (5N2667)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
CollegeKerry College of Further Education & Training
Course LocationTralee, Kerry
Course CategoryFitness Instruction, Fitness & Sport
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsQQI Level 5 Major Award Certificate in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (5M5146)
Course Start Date9th September 2024
Course End Date30th May 2025
Course Duration38 weeks
Course Fee0
Entry RequirementsApplicants must have reached the current statutory school leaving age (16+). Leaving Cert, LCVP, LCA or QQI Level 4 Major Award is essential. Mature applicant route available for applicants aged 23+. Good verbal and written command of the English language, Common European Framework B1 or equivalent. Non-EU/EEA applicants must have permission to work in Ireland.
Carear PathThis course is an ideal starting point for learners interested in pursuing a career in the sports or leisure. Progression to a variety of different sports related degree courses at Universities and Institutes of Technology nationally. If you complete a QQI major award with Kerry College, you may use your results to progress to third level (University, Technological University or Institute of Technology). You should check individual university websites for specific entry criteria for courses. There is a separate section on the CAO application for applying using your QQI results from Kerry College in the same way you use your Leaving Certificate results. You may also apply under the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). A limited number of places are available each year.
Course Code412178
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