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Cavan Institute

Cavan Institute


 

Sport Coaching & Leisure Management


Course Code(s):  5M5146 CIO61SP
QQI Award Code:  5M5146 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This course is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in sports, health and fitness. It is specifically aimed at those interested in coaching or gym instruction. Students will gain practical and theoretical skills necessary for working in the leisure industry.

Students will be required to complete a number of coaching sessions throughout the year as well as 10 days work experience in an appropriate sports-related work environment. Students have the opportunity during this course to complete the following awards: Gaelic Athletic Association Foundation Course Level 1, Football Association of Ireland Kick Start 1, as well as the RLSA Pool Lifeguard course.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Swimming
Communications
Exercise and Fitness
Nutrition
Occupational First Aid
Soccer Coaching
Sport and Recreation Studies
Sports Anatomy and Physiology
Gaelic Football Coaching
Teamworking
Word Processing
Work Experience

 

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Progression Routes

(Higher Education Links Scheme)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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