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Mary Joyce

Secondary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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  Mary Joyce
Teaching as they say is a vocation, it is a job that requires patience and enthusiasm. If you are considering teaching you need to look beyond the holidays and think of the 9-4 Monday to Friday spent dealing with children or teenagers and the challenges which they might pose.

I would advise anyone thinking of teaching as a career to speak with Teachers and learn of their experiences, both positive and negative. I personally would encourage people to consider teaching as it is an extremely rewarding profession in terms of the interaction you get daily with young people and the colleagues you meet in the job.
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Bray Institute of Further Education

Bray Institute of Further Education

Soccer & Gym Instruction


Course Code:  5M5146 ED
Award Code(s):  5M5146
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
The course is designed to prepare both male and female learners for life as a learner athlete. Existing soccer skills will be improved and applicants will also be introduced to a broad range of general coaching skills. Learners that reach the required academic and football standard will have the opportunity to travel to the USA to participate in a tournament in Phoenix Arizona to be considered for a soccer scholarship.

 

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

QQI Modules:
Sport and Recreation Studies
Exercise and Fitness
Nutrition
Leisure Facilities Administration
Communications
Work Experience
Soccer Coaching; Volleyball Coaching; Gaelic Football Coaching
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ITEC Modules
Unit 400 Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise
Unit 401 Health, Safety and Welfare in a Fitness Environment
Unit 402 Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health
Unit 403 Know how to Support Clients who take Part in Exercise and Physical Activity
Unit 404 Planning gym-based exercise
Unit 405 Instructing gym-based exercise

 

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This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Leisure, Sport & Fitness
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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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