If you enjoy working with people, have an interest in the areas of sport and exercise and are highly energised and motivated, this course is for you. Gain real, practical experience through coaching and instructing in sport and exercise, while developing your knowledge, skills and confidence in the area. Completing this course leads to a world of opportunities for employment and/or further studies in this dynamic and exciting sector.
- Exercise & Fitness
- Sport & Recreation Studies
- Sports Anatomy & Physiology
- Soccer Coaching
- Basketball Coaching
- Volleyball Coaching
- Word Processing
- Work Experience
- Occupational First Aid
National Governing Body Sports Coaching Awards
First Aid Responder (PHECC and HSA accredited)
All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.
DkIT | Sports, Exercise and Enterprise | Level 7
IT Carlow | Sports Coaching and Business Management (Soccer/GAA/Rugby) | Level 8
UCC | Sports Studies and Physical Education | Level 8
TU Dublin | Leisure Management | Level 7
DkIT | Health and Physical Activity | Level 8
IT Tralee | Health and Leisure (with Physical Education) | Level 8
Career Opportunities & Progression Routes
Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:
Leisure Attendant | Youth and Community Work | Soccer Coach | Basketball Coach | Volleyball Coach | Sports Retail | Sports Development | Sports Officer
Student Services Costs: €200
Government Levy (PPC): €200
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.