Certificate in Sport, Health and Fitness Studies


QQI Level 5 in Sports, Recreation and Exercise
The qualification also includes a number of awards from various Sports Governing Bodies (Volleyball Ireland, FAI, Basketball Ireland).

Course Modules

  • Sport & Recreation Studies
  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Word Processing
  • Sports Anatomy & Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Volleyball Coaching
  • Soccer Coaching
  • Basketball Coaching
  • Occupational First Aid

Course Aim

The course is a combination of both practical skills and theoretical knowledge about key aspects of the sport and leisure industry including organisation, management, supervision and instruction and/or coaching. During the course learners acquire knowledge and competence in a range of sports fitness and exercise activities.

Career Opportunities & Progression Routes

Graduates may progress to further education in Sports Development, Community Sports Leadership, Fitness Instruction or Coaching and specialise in one or a number of sports. Students who successfully complete the course may commence employment in Sports Clubs, Leisure Centres, Health and Fitness Centres, Swimming Pools, Community Organisations, Summer Camps or other related areas.

Entry Requirements

This course is aimed at students who have completed the Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, Leaving Certificate Vocational and mature students. An interest in sport and health-related fitness is essential. Final selection will be by interview. Applicants will be asked to produce a record of sporting achievements, including references, at this interview.

Donna Adams - Course Co-Ordinator


Student Services Costs:

Government Levy (PPC)

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):

  • Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
  • Those who are eligible under the student grant scheme
  • Those in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)

QQI Certification Charge:
QQI Level 5 €50 QQI Level 6 €80

Fees charged by professional bodies - These will be outlined under Additional fees for applicable courses. 

Additional costs which may include: Books, uniforms, equipment and trips.