Level 5 Certificate in Sport, Recreation & Exercise (Course Code 5M5146)

  • Aims

    This full time one year course provides students with a greater understanding and knowledge of the Sport and Leisure Industry. The course consists of both practical skills and knowledge required to seek employment or to continue their studies in the area of Sport and Leisure.
    Practical classes including swimming and life guarding, Gaelic football coaching, soccer coaching, circuit training and exercise to music instruction as well as resistance training and fitness assessment instruction. Attendance and participation in practical classes is essential.

    Maximum number of 25 students accepted on this course. Final selection subject to interview and Garda Vetting.

  • Further Educational Prospects

    On successful completion of this course students may progress to other Third Level institutions through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. Check the FETAC links scheme - www.qqi.ie and also the CAO website - www.cao.ie


    Career Prospects

    Sports Coaching Health & Fitness Centres Swimming Pools Summer Camps Sports Retail Outlets Sports Development

    Entry Requirements

    Candidates should be of Leaving Cert standard or equivalent with a strong interest in working in the Sport and Leisure industry. Final selection is subject to interview and Garda Vetting.

Course content

Sport and Recreation Studies
Occupational First Aid
Leisure Facility Administration
Exercise and Fitness
Gaelic Football Coaching
Soccer Coaching
Swimming and Water Safety/Life  guarding
Health Related Fitness
Work Placement


QQI National Certificate in Sports   Recreation & Leisure
Occupational First Aid Certificate
Pool Lifeguard Certificate (Irish Water  Safety)
Gaelic Football Foundation Certificate  (GAA)
Kickstart1 and Kickstart2 (FAI)

Course Leaflet

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