Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

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Oisin McGrath

Lieutenant - Pilot - Air Corp

Defence Forces

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If you are seriously considering applying for the Air Corps you should check the pre-required Leaving Certificate subjects as outlined in the cadetship booklet. This is very important!!

Also, if applying you should get the details of the fitness test from the cadetship booklet and make sure you can do each of the disciplines well before the fitness test...a lot of people fail this part of the application process, and it can be passed easily!

If possible, you should organise a visit to Baldonnel through somebody that you know or maybe even your school...just to get familiar with the aircraft and to see the daily operation of the Air Corps.

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Central Technical Institute Senior College

Central Technical Institute Senior College

Sports, Recreation & Exercise


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

 
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Description...
This one-year course aims to prepare participants for work with people in the sports, coaching, recreation or leisure industries. The sports recreation and exercise graduate will gain the social, communication and leadership skills to work with individuals and groups in the growing sports coaching and health and fitness areas.

This course will combine sports and coaching expertise with, management and communication skills. This programme is ideal for both school leavers and experienced, mature persons seeking a formal education. It will allow graduates to pursue scholarship programmes in Ireland or abroad.

 

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.

Sports and Recreation
Health Related Fitness
Exercise and Fitness
Communications
Work Experience
Nutrition
Sports Anatomy and Physiology
Word Processing / I.T.
Tennis Coaching
Badminton Coaching
Soccer Coaching
Volleyball Coaching
Optional Extras
NCEF Fitness Instructor Certificate,
Occupational First,
GAA Coaching

 

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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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Groundsperson   Exercise and Health Instructor  
Personal Trainer   Sports Development Officer  
Entertainment / Sports Manager   Engineer - Sports  
Fitness /Aerobics Instructor   Ship Mate  
Diver    

Related Career Sectors...
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.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

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To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on the Award Code below:

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5M5146