Project Description

Sports, Fitness & Exercise


This Sport, Exercise and Recreation course is ideal for anyone with an interest in health and fitness and aims to prepare you for employment in this dynamic, energetic and fast-moving sector.

Much emphasis is placed on gaining a fitness qualification and various coaching awards. You will study the theory required to gain an understanding of the various elements of the sport and fitness industry. This combination of practical and knowledge study will support you to access a range of career opportunities.

You can progress direct to work, or to additional Further and Higher Education, including our own L6 Professional Sports Fitness Instructor Course.

What Makes This Course Special

  • Internationally recognised qualifications
  • Highly experienced Sports & Fitness team
  • High-level fitness skills training
  • Professional practice education
  • Outstanding facilities
  • Excellent progression routes, including our own Level 6 programmes

Course Content

  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Leisure Facility Administration
  • Nutrition
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Sport & Recreation Studies
  • Sports Anatomy & Physiology
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Gym Assistant
  • Leisure Centres Assistant
  • Health Centres
  • Hotel Leisure Assistant
  • Sports Clubs Assistant
  • Sports Development Offices

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements.

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sport, Recreation & Exercise
Sport Ireland / FAI  Code of Ethics for Children in Sport

Standard registration and QQI L5 Exam Costs (see costs, fees and finance) and Sport Ireland/FAI Code of Ethics for Children in Sport €10

Additional Costs
Track-suit Kit €50 average price

Optional Extra Qualifications
QQI Level 5 Occupational First Aid €110
Irish Water Safety Pool Lifeguard award €250

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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