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Sports, Exercise & Coaching

This programme is orientated towards the requirements of the growing sports and leisure industry with particular emphasis on sport coaching, exercise and health. It provides practical and theoretical modules for learners interested in pursuing a career in this growth industry.

There is a strong practical element to this programme. Students coach in local primary schools on a weekly basis. In addition they participate and lead various exercise based classes.

Target Award

QQI Sports, Recreation & Exercise – 5M5146

Start Date: 02-09-2024 Hours/week: 21 Hrs 30 Mins Duration: 33 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
NFQ Level 4 or equivalent when accessing a Level 5 programme.
CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English
Mature learner entry requirements available via the local ETB pathway
Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA Applicants and may be subject to full international fees (Please refer to Information for International Learners)
*Each provider may have additional requirements, not outlined above.

Age Requirements
Minimum statutory school leaving age (16+)

Learning Aptitude
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.

Previous Experience
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.

Module Award Body
Work Experience Work Experience (5N1356) QQI
Communications Level 5 Communications (5N0690) QQI
Exercise And Fitness Exercise & Fitness (5N2668) QQI
Nutrition Nutrition (5N2006) QQI
Soccer Coaching Soccer Coaching (5N4887) QQI
Sports And Recreation Studies Sport & Recreation Studies (5N2667) QQI
Rugby Coaching Rugby Coaching (5N4886) QQI
Hurling Coaching Hurling Coaching (5N5086) QQI
Volleyball Coaching Volleyball Coaching (5N5087) QQI
Gaelic Football Coaching Gaelic Football Coaching (6N5347) QQI
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this programme learners will have the skills, knowledge and competencies in a range of sports, recreation and exercise activities to work independently and under supervision in a variety of sports related contexts and or to progress to higher education and training.


Dungarvan College


Youghal Road, Dungarvan, Co Waterford


  • Free Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Marian Dennehy