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We asked Sarah Lynch from Bank of Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:


Sarah Lynch

HR Business Partner

Bank of Ireland

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  Sarah Lynch

I would encourage anyone who was considering a role in HR to get a HR qualification and to become a member of the CIPD.  


Whilst these are not essential requirements for all starter roles in HR, they will be extremely beneficial when trying to progress from there.



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Resistance Training & Weight Training for Sport

Code:  RTWTS
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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This course is considered as the entry point to becoming a qualified Strength and Conditioning coach. The course duration is 9 months and provides to the graduate a 30 credit award. The course consists of three key modules which prepare the coach for work with both individual athletes, players and team sports. These are highly practical modules and provide up to date methods and approaches for those interested in becoming Strength and Conditioning coaches. The modules completed in this course include:

  • Resistance Training
  • Weight Training and Weightlifting
  • Speed Development

Career Progression:

Further study - progression route to our Certificate in Physical Fitness & Conditioning, Higher Certificate in Strength & Conditioning and Bachelor of Arts in Strength & Conditioning.

  • Sporting clubs and organisations (amateur to elite level)
  • Individual athletes
  • Fitness centres
  • Gyms
  • Sporting societies
  • Personal training and gym instruction

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