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Peter Clifford

Probationer Garda

An Garda Síochána

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  Peter Clifford
To get physically fit for the entrance tests and also for the demanding physical nature of the job. Also I would tell people to enjoy themselves before they join as it’s a job for at least 30 years.

I would also informl people about the variety of avenues people can get into when they have completed their training. There really is a career for every person regardless of where their interests lie. There is so many specialised units and prospects.
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Physical Fitness & Conditioning for Sport


Code:  PFCS
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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This course is regarded as the industry standard for specialist Strength and Conditioning coaches. It is completed over an 18 month period. It is a Level 6 course and provides the graduate with a 60 credit award. It consists of six modules. Each module provides a comprehensive overview of key areas and topics within Strength and Conditioning. The modules cover:

  • Fitness and Conditioning
  • Functional Screening
  • Resistance Training
  • Weight Training and Weightlifting
  • Speed Development
  • Endurance Development.

Career Progression:

Further study - progression route to our 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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