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Liam Dowling

Clinical Nurse Manager 2

St. Michael's House

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  Liam Dowling

Do your homework, ask about it - there is lots of infomation out there.  You need to be person centred, social, not afraid to mix and to have an understanding of disability or at least be prepared to learn about it. 

People with an Intellectual Disability  ARE NOT SICK , but they can get sick like everyone else and sometimes I feel people outside don't fully understand this. They don't just need Gods help. They need the help of qualified people that want to understand them so that their needs are met and they have chance to enjoy their life as much as is possible.

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Galway Community College

Galway Community College

Sport & Recreation Coaching Studies


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

 
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Description...
This course is designed to give the student the training required to service the sport & leisure industry. Participants develop a high level of knowledge in physical fitness, coaching and team management. On Successful completion of Level 5 course, students are eligible to apply for The Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness (Level 6 CEHF).

 

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.

Basketball Coaching - (5N4888 )
Communications - (5N0690)
Exercise and Fitness - (5N2668 )
GAA Coaching - (5N5085)
Occupational First Aid - (5N1207)
Soccer Coaching - (5N4887)
Sports and Recreation Studies - (5N2667 )
Work Experience - (5N1356 )

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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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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5M5146