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Skills To Compete – Sports Recreation and Exercise Traineeship

The aim of the programme is to enable the trainee to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence in a range of sports, recreation and exercise activities to work under supervision in a variety of sports related contexts and or to progress to further and or higher education and training.

Target Award

QQI Sports, Recreation & Exercise – 5M5146

Start Date: 13-02-2023Hours/week: 31 Hrs 15 MinsDuration: 52 weeks
Education Requirements
Junior certificate level or equivalent minimum

Age Requirements
Applicants must have reached the statutory school leaving age.


Learning Aptitude
Excellent verbal and written skills.
Aptitude for and demonstrate keen interest in Fitness / sport activities.

The National Pool Lifeguard award requires learners to be able to (at a minimum):
– Swim 100 metres on their front and 100 metres on their back
– Surface dive and recover an object from the deepest part of a pool
– 16 years of age, or older at the time of the examination


Previous Experience
Previous sporting experience would be an advantage as would any other sport / exercise programme undertaken

Module Award Body
Leisure Facility Administration Leisure Facility Administration (5N4666) QQI
Customer Service – 5N0972 Customer Service (5N0972) QQI
Safety And Health At Work 5N1794 Safety & Health at Work (5N1794) QQI
Nutrition 5N2006 Nutrition (5N2006) QQI
Sport And Recreation Studies 5N2667 Sport & Recreation Studies (5N2667) QQI
Exercise And Fitness – 5N2668 Exercise & Fitness (5N2668) QQI
Sports Anatomy And Physiology 5N4648 Sports Anatomy & Physiology (5N4648) QQI
Work Practice Sports Recreation And Exercise – 5N1433 Work Practice (5N1433) QQI
Induction
Career Planning And Job Seeking Skills
First Aid Responder (PHECC) First Aid Response (FAR) PHECC
National Pool Lifeguard National Pool Lifeguard (IWS-NPL) IRISH WATER SAFETY
National Assistant Swim Teacher National Assistant Swimming Teacher (IWS-NAST) IRISH WATER SAFETY
On completion of the training programme trainees will be able to:

1- SPORT AND RECREATION STUDIES 5N2667
Work under supervision in a variety of sport, recreation and exercise contexts.

2- EXERCISE AND FITNESS – 5N2668
Design, implement and evaluate exercise and fitness programmes in a variety of contexts in line
with best practice.

3- CUSTOMER SERVICE – 5N0972
Provide effective customer service within a range of environments.

4- NUTRITION 5N2006
Outline the nutritional composition of food and the effects of food and nutrition on an individuals
health and personal well-being.

5- SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK 5N1794
Describe the requirements relevant to safety & health at work. Explain regulations to include acts
& legislation and responsibilities. Describe the roles of the authority, personal safety & health
awareness. Identify and complete documentation relating to safety & health at work. Identify of
risks and hazards in the control of infection & contamination. Describe first aid, safety & fire
awareness, manual handling, VDUs, workstations & signage. Demonstrate practical activities
relating the promotion of safety and health at work.

6- SPORTS ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 5N4648
Describe in detail the contribution made by the bodys systems to participation in sports and
exercise.

7- LEISURE FACILITY ADMINTRATION – 5N4666
Implement effective facility administration and safe work practices working in an assistant capacity in a range of multi-purpose leisure facilities.

8- WORK PRACTICE SPORTS RECREATION AND EXERCISE – 5N1433
Work in an organisation or specific vocational context, carrying out vocationally related tasks
over a period of time, independently while under general supervision.

9- FIRST AID RESPONDER
Demonstrate the required knowledge and skills as a certified First Aid Responder

10- NATIONAL POOL LIFEGUARD
Act as a designated lifeguard, trained in pool rescue and BLS techniques. They will also be taught awareness of first aid and pool water management.

11- NATIONAL SWIM ASSISTANT TEACHER
Teach up to four pupils, under the supervision of a fully qualified Swimming Teacher.

Provider

Contracted Training Course


Location

Tramore, Co. Waterford


Contact Details

Course Contact:
Course Recruitment Waterford Wexford Training Services

Email:
recruit@wwetb.ie

Phone:
051-301500 051-301555