Project Description

Sports, Fitness & Exercise

PLSS Code: 285863
Coordinator:Mary Walsh

This Sport, Exercise and Recreation course is ideal for anyone with an interest in health and fitness and aims to prepare you for employment in this dynamic, energetic and fast-moving sector.

Much emphasis is placed on gaining a fitness qualification and various coaching awards. You will study the theory required to gain an understanding of the various elements of the sport and fitness industry. This combination of practical and knowledge study will support you to access a range of career opportunities.

You can progress direct to work, or to additional Further and Higher Education.

What Makes This Course Special

  • Internationally recognised qualifications
  • Highly experienced sports & fitness team
  • High-level fitness skills training
  • Professional practice education
  • Outstanding facilities
  • Excellent progression routes, including our own Level 6 programmes

Course Content

  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Leisure Facility Administration
  • Nutrition
  • Rugby Coaching
  • Sport & Recreation Studies
  • Sports Anatomy & Physiology
  • Communications
  • Gaelic Football Coaching
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Gym Instructor
  • Leisure Centres Assistant
  • Health Centres
  • Hotel Leisure Assistant
  • Sports Clubs Assistant
  • Sports Development Offices
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Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements.

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sport, Recreation & Exercise 5M5146
ITEC Gym based fitness award
GAA Foundation Award
Sport Ireland / FAI  Code of Ethics for Children in Sport

Standard registration and QQI L5 Exam Costs (see costs, fees and finance) and
Books €50
ITEC Fees €200
Sport Ireland/FAI Code of Ethics for Children in Sport €10

Additional Costs
Track-suit Kit €50 average price

Optional Extra Qualifications
QQI Level 5 Occupational First Aid €110
Irish Water Safety Pool Lifeguard award €250

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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Early Interview Option

Early interviews normally take place in May with the following round taking place in August.

An offer of a place does not guarantee a place - only full payment of fees will move an applicant to registered status. If an offer is not accepted in time and a course is full then applicants will be added to a waiting list and have the opportunity to apply for another course.

Note: This is a full-time course.