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Project Description

Sports, Fitness & Soccer


Soccer at Carlow Institute enjoys a national reputation for excellence. Our Sport, Fitness and Soccer course is ideal for anyone with an interest in health and fitness, with an emphasis on soccer playing and coaching. We’re linked with the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) and each student has opportunities to further their playing skills and coaching abilities. You will study the science of sports and fitness, combined with fitness training and soccer coaching. Team competition is a major part of this course. Students who complete this course can progress to our own Level 6 Advanced Soccer and Player Development course, and to Higher Education.

What Makes This Course Special

  • High-level soccer coaching and fitness skills training
  • Highly experienced Sports & Fitness team
  • FAI and other professional links
  • Internationally recognised qualifications
  • Outstanding facilities
  • Excellent progression routes, including our own Level 6 programmes

Course Content

  • Soccer Coaching
  • Exercise & Fitness
  • FAI Coach Education
  • Nutrition
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Sport & Recreation Studies
  • Sports Anatomy & Physiology
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Soccer Player
  • Soccer Coach
  • Soccer / Sports Management
  • Gym 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
FAI Coach Education Award

Standard registration and QQI L5 Exam Costs (see costs, fees and finance)
Sport Ireland/FAI – Code Education Award €40 and
Sport Ireland/FAI – Code of Ethics for Children in Sport €10

Additional Costs
Soccer Training Kit €75 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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