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Sport Recreation and Exercise Level 5

Course Type: PLC and Further Education
Institute Name: Moate Business College
Fee: on request
Duration: Sept to May
Time: One academic year
Course Locations: Westmeath
Application Deadline: Course is run on regular basis

Course Details


This full time one year course provides students with a greater understanding and knowledge of the Sport and Leisure Industry. The course consists of both practical skills and knowledge required to seek employment or to continue their studies in the area of Sport and Leisure.

Practical classes including swimming and life guarding, Gaelic football coaching, soccer coaching, circuit training and exercise to music instruction as well as resistance training and fitness assessment instruction. Attendance and participation in practical classes is essential.

Maximum number of 25 students accepted on this course. Final selection subject to interview and Garda Vetting.


Sport and Recreation, Exercise and Fitness, Leisure Facility Administration, Soccer Coaching, Gaelic Football Coaching, Lifeguarding/Swimming and Water Safety, Communications, Work Experience, Occupational First Aid, Nutrition nad Sports Anatomy and Physiology


Candidates should be of Leaving Cert standard of equivalent with a strong interest in working within the Sports and Leisure Industry.

• Sports Coaching

• Health and Fitness Centres

• Swimming Pools

• Summer Camps

• Sports Retail Outlets

• Sports Development



Athlone Institute of Technology
AL663 Business (Sport and Recreation) L6
AL761 Hotel and Leisure Management  L7
AL760 Spa and Wellness Management  L7

Blanchardstown Institute of Technology

Sports Management and Coaching BN020  L7
Sports Management and Coaching BN111  L8

University College Cork
Sports Studies and Physical Education CK116 L8

Carlow Institute of Technology
Physiology and Health Science CW106  L6
Sport Science CW178 L8
Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy CW188 L8
Strength and Conditioning  CW198  L8
Sport and Exercise (GAA) – Portfolio CW807  L7
Sport and Exercise (Rugby) – Portfolio CW817 L7
Sport and Exercise (Soccer) – Portfolio CW827 L7
Sports Management and Coaching CW858 (Options: GAA, Rugby, Soccer) - Portfolio  L8 

Limerick Institute of Technology
Sports Coaching and Development LC228  L6
Business with Sports Management LC295  L8
Sports Strength and Conditioning (Thurles) LC422 L8
Sports Strength and Conditioning (Thurles) LC423 L7

Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Sports Studies LY206    L6
Sports Coaching and Performance LY228   L8

Sligo Institute of Technology
Recreation and Leisure  SG134   L7
Health Science and Physiology  SG435  L7

Tralee Institute of Technology
Adventure Tourism Management TL721  L7
Health and Leisure TL771   L7
Health and Leisure with Massage TL772  L7
Adventure Tourism Management TL821  L8

Waterford  Institute of Technology
Recreation and Sport Management WD019 L7
Health Promotion WD124   L8
Exercise and Health Studies WD125  L8
Sports Coaching and Performance WD186  L8


On successful completion of the course, candidates who reach the required standard will receive the following awards:
• QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (5M5146)
• OFA Certification
• IWS – Pool  Lifeguarding
• FAI- Kickstart 1 and 2  + (4 x 4 workshop)
• GAA- Foundation level + (Level 1)
• Code of Ethics

Applications are expecially welcome from Mature Students



Moate Business College students are eligible under the same conditions that apply to any third level institution for the government paid maintenance grant.

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