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Sports and PE Pre-Teaching

Course Description

The aim of this progarmme is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence in a range of sports, recreation and exercise activities to work independently and under supervision in a variety of sports related contexts and or to progress to higher education and training. The course will offer both practical and theoretical skills and provide the learner with an introduction to the world of teaching.   Please note, upon successful completion of the progrmame,  Learners will have to progress to a third level college to obtain a teaching qualification. Courses offered subject to resources and demand; modules advertised may be subject to change.

Course Duration

One Year

Course Content

Year 1

  • Adventure Activities
  • Communications
  • Concepts in Education and Training
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Gaelic Football Coaching
  • Leisure Facility Operations
  • Soccer Coaching
  • Sports Anatomy and Physiology
  • Sports and Recreation Studies
  • Work Experience

Awarding Body

QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for On-Line Applicants:

  • Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate
  • or have reached the age of 18. 
  • Mature student

If the criteria above does not apply, you may be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme. 

Work Experience

Work Experience is a core element of this programme providing an opportunity to put skills developed on the programme into use in a real working environment.  This allows students to create links with employers and teaching and education environments. 

Career Opportunities

This course provides learners with an insight in to the world of teaching and education. It is ideal for those considering a career or further studies in Secondary Teaching, Further Education Training or other forms of teaching and education.

Course Fees

All students are required to pay the €10 application fee and €150 registration fee. Both of these fees are non-refundable. Students are also required to pay the €200 Government Levy (exemptions with valid medical card or evidence that you qualify for Maintenance Grant/Back to Education Allowance). Additional course specific fees will apply. Details of course specific fees are available on request from college office or when you apply online.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sports, Recreation and Exercise (5M5146)


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