Drogheda Institute of Further EducationAdvanced Exercise and Sports Performance

Advanced Exercise and Sports Performance

1 year
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI

Course description

This is a level 6 QQI and NCEF accredited one year fitness course designed to prepare students for a career in sports coaching, sports performance and the leisure industry. This course also provides a pathway to further study in various related sports degrees.

Students who have undertaken the NCEF instructor’s qualification may work directly in the fitness industry as instructors.

Course Content

  • Sports Industry Practice
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology
  • Soccer Coaching
  • Health Promotion
  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Lifeguarding
  • Fitness Instructor (NCEF) – extra charge
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Gaelic Coaching
  • ITEC Spinning
  • ITEC Kettlebell Training


QQI Level 6 Award in Sports, Recreation and Exercise – 6M5147.
National Certificate in Exercise & Fitness (NCEF) – Accredited by the University of Limerick.
Water Safety Ireland Lifeguard Certificate.

Entry Requirements

Applicants for this course must have successfully achieved a Level 5 QQI award in Sport, Recreation & Exercise or equivalent.

Progression Options

Graduates may apply for entry to a wide range of sports related 3rd Level degree courses in a number of Universities and Institutes of Technology

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