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Sports Studies and Physical Education

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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4 Years
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This course studies the theory and practice of sport coaching studies and teaching in second level education. Students specialise in the training of two sports, and also take one academic subject from a range of options.

The course qualifies students to teach physical education and a specialist subject at second level institutions.

Applicants are expected to have proven themselves in a recognised sport, and have participated at an advanced level in schools or elsewhere.

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CK116 - Sports Studies and Physical Education

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CK116 - Sports Studies and Physical Education
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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DSRXX  5M5146  Sports, Recreation and Exercise
  6M5147  Sports, Recreation and Exercise

Essential Module Requirements:

Must have distinctions in 4 modules in the FETAC/QQI level 5/6 qualification which must include three of the following modules:
D20001 or 5N0749 or L20198 or 5N0749
D20160 or 5N2668

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Careers as sports coach, teach their specialist subject in second level schools in Ireland.

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