The aim of this programme is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and understanding of the diverse elements within the Sports Industry. Students will be equipped with a variety of practical skills as well as a solid foundation in Exercise Science. This affords students the dual opportunity to either seek employment or progress their studies at 3rd Level colleges in the area of Sport, Leisure and or Exercise Science. The practical elements of this course will take place in the Physical Education facilities in Davitt College, Castlebar and The Movement gym in Castlebar. Prior to engaging in practical Work Experience, students will complete both a Manual Handling and an Occupational First Aid Course. Successful students will receive a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sports, Recreation & Exercise.
This is a one year, full time course, running from September to May.
The sports studies course was the perfect choice for me because of my involvement in sport and my interest to further pursue a level 8 in Sports and Exercise Science as they share many similar modules. The mix of theoretical and practical modules was great as well as the work experience placements which helped me think about possible future career paths. The staff at CCFE were brilliant always offering support when needed. I have no hesitation recommending this course to anyone who is thinking of a career in this field with the great opportunities that come from it.
Once you have applied online you will be called for an interview within a few weeks. QQI examination fees cost €50, although Medical Card holders are exempt from paying this fee on production of a valid medical card. Books and essential class materials may also be required. A €200 Government levy will apply on acceptance of a place on PLC course, but medical card holders and those in receipt of a maintenance grant will be exempt. A Student Service fee of €100 also applies.
Provides the learner with the relevant knowledge and instructional skills to assist an exercise instructor in the delivery of a safe and effective exercise programme or class.
Provides the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the theory and practice underpinning sport and recreation activities to enable the learner to work under supervision in a variety of sport, recreation and exercise contexts.
Equips the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the concepts and principles underpinning nutrition, energy sources and energy usage within an active living, exercise, sports and or weight management context.
Furnishes the learner with knowledge of human anatomy and physiology and how it is relevant to participation in sports and exercise.
Develops the knowledge and practical skills to allow the learner to identify, treat and rehabilitate athletes with different sporting injuries.
Provides the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the principles and practices underpinning adventure activities, i.e., risk management, the reflective practitioner model, effective team working and group dynamics and to enable the learner to assist in the delivery of adventure activities.
Facilitates the learner to acquire communication skills relevant to vocational and personal development.
Allows the learner to gain personal knowledge, skills and capacity while participating in a suitable work placement, for a limited time, under supervision.