This Advanced Certificate in Sports, Recreation, and Exercise further explores the knowledge, skill and understanding of many aspects within the sport and recreation industry. The programme covers a broad range of topics within the fitness, health, and leisure industry, preparing learners to either seek employment or progress their studies at 3rd Level colleges in the area of Sport, Leisure and or Exercise Science. Practical elements of this course take place in The Movement gym, Castlebar. Successful students will receive a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Sports, Recreation & Exercise. Further qualifications offered with this award include:
This is a full-time one-year course which runs from September to May.
Entry to this course is subject to interview.
Students can progress to related courses at third level colleges. This course prepares students for employment in: Sports Clubs, Leisure Centres, Gyms and Cruise Ships
Once you have applied online you will be called for an interview within a few weeks. QQI examination fees cost €80, 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. There is also a €100 Student Services fee required on acceptance of the course.
Sports Industry Practice – 6N4650
Aims to assist the learner to gain an understanding of the structure, procedures, functioning and rules and regulations within the sport, recreation and exercise sector.
Sports Nutrition – Level 6N4651
Further develops learner’s 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.
Sports Psychology – 6N4665
Develops an understanding of the key psychological factors that influence participation and performance in sport.
Event Management – 6N4800
Provides the learner with the skills and knowledge to competently devise, produce, manage and evaluate an event.
Nutrition and Health – 6N6065
Equips the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to understand and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating to include the provision of nutrition and healthy eating advice to individuals seeking to improve their diet for preventative purposes, for weight management, and/or, for health conditions without a medical contraindication.
Exercise & Fitness – 6N5345
Furnishes the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to work independently and or in an instructional capacity in an exercise, health and fitness environment
Communications – 6N1950
Facilitates the learner to acquire excellent communication skills which will enable active and effective participation in vocational and personal life.
Work Experience – 6N1946
Provides the learner with a comprehensive range of skills with detailed theoretical understanding of a general supervisory nature of the work placement in a specific vocational area.
RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)
The NPLQ covers all elements of Pool Rescue Techniques, Lifeguarding Theory, First Aid and CPR. The NPLQ is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the UK and Ireland and is also internationally recognised.