Sports, Exercise & Coaching

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S p o r t s , E x e r c i s e & C o a c h i n G

Course Content

  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Sport & Recreation Studies
  • Sports Anatomy & Physiology
  • Sports & Exercise Injury Prevention
  • Nutrition
  • Soccer Coaching
  • Gaelic Coaching
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Sports Psychology
  • ITEC Strength & Conditioning
  • First Aid Responder


  • National Governing Body Sports Coaching Awards (Gaa Foundation Award) (Soccer PDP1 / PDP2)

Course Description

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.


5M5146 QQI Level 5 Sports, Recreation & Exercise

National Governing Body Sports Coaching Awards
First Aid Responder (PHECC and HSA accredited)

Career Opportunities

Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:

Leisure Attendant | Youth and Community Work | Soccer Coach | Basketball Coach | Gaelic Football Coach | Sports Retail | Sports Development | Sports Officer |


88% of graduates have progressed to work and/or further study

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Progression to degrees

Graduates can progress to a variety of degree programmes including:

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
GMIT | Sport & Exercise Science | Level 8
GMIT | Sports Coaching | Level 8
Carlow IT | Sport & Exercise Science | Level Carlow IT | Sports Management & Coaching | Level 8

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Fees For The Academic Year 2024 – 2025

All courses have a Registration Fee of €30 (non-refundable).

A non-refundable Registration fee of €30 will be payable on acceptance of a PLC place. Essential course materials may be required for some courses the cost of which will be borne by the student.

All fees are subject to change. All fees must be paid with a Credit/Debit card online. No cash is acceptable.

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I enjoyed many things in my year in O'Fiaich but the thing I enjoyed most was meeting new friends and how helpful the teachers were in every module. They ensured we had the best resources to complete our assignments to the highest standard and were always encouraging and helping us throughout. I am progressing to Manchester Metropolitan University to do a BA(Hons) with QTS in Primary Education

Kieran Quinn Sport, Exercise and Coaching Graduate 2021