Project Description

Sports, Fitness & Exercise

Our Sport, Exercise & Exercise course is ideal for anyone with an interest in sports, and aims to prepare you for employment in this dynamic, energetic and fast-moving sector.

You will study the theory of Sport and Recreation, fitness, nutrition and a range of team coaching awards. We’re linked with the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) and each student has opportunities to further their skills and coaching abilities in a range of team sports. 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 directly 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

  • Sports and Recreation Studies
  • Nutrition
  • Soccer Coaching
  • Gaa Coaching
  • Rugby Coaching
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Planning and instructing gym-based exercise
  • Supporting clients in exercise and physical activity
  • Health, safety and welfare in fitness environment
  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • Sports Anatomy and Physiology

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Team Coach
  • Sports Management
  • Sports Clubs Assistant
  • Sports Development Offices
  • Gym Instructor
  • Leisure Centres Assistant
  • Hotel Leisure Assistant
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Entry Requirements


  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sport, Recreation & Exercise 5M5146
  • ITEC L2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-based Exercise) ISP2C5
  • GAA Coaching Award – Foundation Level
  • Sport Ireland – Child Safeguarding Level 1
  • FAI – Kickstart Soccer Coaching


  • Standard registration and QQI L5 Exam Costs
    (see costs, fees and finance) and
  • ITEC Examinations €130
  • Other Awards €50

Additional Costs

  • Track-suit Kit €30 average price

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

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PLSS Code: 304997

Coordinator:Mary Walsh

Course is subject to minimum enrolment. The programme content shown is indicative and is subject to change according to Awarding Body requirements as well as enrolment and resources.