Course Description

Sports & Recreation Studies – (QQI Level 5)

The aim of this QQI Sports & Recreation Studies – 5N2667 course is to provide the learner with the necessary practical and theoretical knowledge of Sports and Recreation in Ireland.  The learner will acquire  an understanding of how different sporting organisations work successfully.

Similarly, the learner will acquire an understanding of how these organisations are interrelated with healthy living and active sports participation in Ireland.   Thus the gamut of how Sports and Recreation impacts on Government policy, Tourism, individual sports participation and amenity provision strategies will be covered.  The course will explore the history and growth of Sports and Recreation, how it has developed over time and how it is now an integrated part of Irish society.

The course will delve into the ethical and legal requirements with regard to running and administration of sports and leisure environments. These are critical to the successful and safe workings of the organisations. By the end of the course the learner will therefore have a broad understanding of history, organisational structures and their functions and the impact on the individual participant.

CollegeThe Open College
Course LocationLeopardstown, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 18
Course CategoryFitness & Sport
Course TypeDistance Learning
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsQQI Level 5 component Certificate in Sports & Recreation Studies (5N2667)
Course Duration8 weeks
Course TimeThis QQI Level 5 Sports & Recreation Studies (5N2667) course is completed through Distance Learning. There is a supervised Exam to attend at the end of the course. Students can complete this course within 8 weeks which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.
Course Fee259
Entry RequirementsLeaving certificate, Level 4 certificate or equivalent in a relevant subject area (Sports & Exercise) and/or relevant practical experience (3 years minimum) – Please ask about our requirements surrounding Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for entry. Mature students (over 23 years) may be exempt from the above prerequisites. Students must have access to Sports and Recreation facilities to complete the Primary Research element of the Assignment – 30 hours minimum over the duration of the programme – approx. 4-6 hours per week. English Language Requirement: Students entering programmes leading to awards at Level 5 are expected to be able to: be proficient at reading, drafting, preparing and understanding information across a broad range of topics, including quantitative information. Garda Vetting may be required for placements and students can apply for this through The Open College. Please ask for details. Learners undertaking this programme must have basic IT skills and access to the necessary equipment to enable them to undertake an online programme: computer, broadband, email, Microsoft, recording equipment necessary for some skills demonstration tasks, and where applicable any other specialised software/equipment. As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
Carear PathLearners can use this credit towards completing the Level 5 Major Award in Sports Recreation and Exercise – 5M5146
Phone+353 1 206 1828
Course Code5N2667
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Unit 9, Leopardstown Business Centre,, Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D18KX34

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