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Sport & Recreation


  • Course Type: PLC
  • Qualifications: FETAC Level 5
  • Attendance: Full time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Entry Requirement: Leaving Cert./ LCVP/ LCA and/or Interview
  • No. of Places: 16
  • Interview: Yes


This one year course which has been developed in collaboration with Ballybunion Leisure Centre, aims to prepare participants for work in the sports, coaching, recreation or leisure industries. The Sport and Recreation 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. Many of the skills acquired will be transferable for use in business or community development settings.

Course Content

  • Leisure Facility Administration
  • Sport and Recreation Studies
  • Health Related Fitness
  • Gaelic Football Coaching
  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Customer Service
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational First Aid

Career opportunities

Sports and Recreation Studies will lay a foundation for these skills and provide the work experience to put learning into practice. This course will combine sports and coaching expertise with business and communication skills. The student may specialise in Gaelic Coaching, Leisure Facilities, Leisure Operations and General sports. This programme is ideal for both school leavers and experienced, mature persons seeking a formal education. On completion of this course students may work in gymnasiums, leisure centres or as personal trainers.

Further And Higher Education
Students may progress to related Higher Certificate and Ordinary Degree Courses in Institutes of Technology throughout the country. Please refer to the FETAC Higher Education Links Scheme on their website www.fetac.ie.

Application & enquiries

Applications are invited any time up to the end of September 2012. However, it is advisable to apply before mid-August 2012.


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