Sports Coaching/Sports Science Level 5

Price: TBA
Duration: 1 Year Full Time Course
Further Education and PLC
Academic year Sept 2020 - May 2021

Course description

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What is Sports Management & Coaching?

This one-year course will aim to prepare participants for work with
people in the sports, coaching, recreation or leisure industries. The sports
management and coaching 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.
Sports Management and Coaching will lay a foundation for these skills
and provide the work experience to put learning into practice. Students
can also opt for the Sports Science qualification through the Science
Department or to specialise in either soccer coaching or GAA coaching
and obtain coaching badges. 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. By taking science modules students can claim the science award
and apply for Health Science in DCU.

Course Content.  The following modules will be offered:
• Sports and Recreation • Word Processing
• Safety and Health at Work • Nutrition
• Exercise and Fitness • Soccer Coaching
• Sports Anatomy & Physiology • Gaelic Coaching
• Communications • Business Administration
• Work Experience
Supplemental certificates will be offered in GAA, soccer, hurling, IRFU
and athletics, subject to demand.

QQI Level 5 in Sports, Recreation and Exercise Studies 5M5146
Sports coaching certificates in various sporting and fitness areas

Career Opportunities
The new Sports Management and Coaching degree course in IT
Blanchardstown will offer graduates a local alternative to pursue their
study to honours degree level. Graduates can also access honours sports
programmes in DIT, Dundalk IT, UCC, Carlow IT, Letterkenny IT, Tralee
IT, Waterford IT (or students can access the scholarship programmes in
Ireland or the US). Sports students also have access to the 140 Arts places
every year in Maynooth University. The course will give graduates the
opportunity to become sports development officers or work in areas
like gyms, leisure centres, or sports clubs. The general qualification will
lead to careers in the rapidly expanding leisure industry. The Level 5
qualification can lead to certificate or degree courses in Sports or
indeed Business, Computers, etc. in many IT colleges and universities
throughout the country, as well as pursuing a QQI level 6 in Sports or
Leisure Management courses in various colleges of further education.

Higher Education Progression
ITB: BN111 Sport Management and Coaching (Level 8, 4 Years)
UCC: CK116 Sports Studies and Physical Education (Level 8, 4 Years)
Thurles: LC422 Sports Strength and Conditioning (Level8, 4 Years)

Entry Requirements
Leaving Cert or LCA • Mature students of all backgrounds • Other
equivalent qualification • All applicants will be interviewed regardless
of previous qualifications.
All applicants will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation from
a voluntary or professional sporting body
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