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Coaching and Sports Development

Course Description

This is a one year full time programme, the aim of which is to provide a qualification designed for students wishing to pursue a career in sport health and fitness coaching. This programme is specifically designed for students interested in GAA coaching and covers such areas as player development, strength/conditioning and endurance training, skill development in hurling and football and injury prevention. The syllabus will cover a broad range of theoretical and practical components designed to help students advance into higher education or to enter the workplace An integral part of this programme will be a work placement module in a GAA setting.  

Course Duration

One Year

Course Content

Year 1

  • Exercise and Fitness                   
  • Sport and Recreation Studies    
  • Occupational First Aid                 
  • Communications                         
  • Work Experience                                          
  • Gaelic Football Coaching            
  • Hurling Coaching
  • Nutrition                                       
  • Basketball Coaching                   
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Video Performance Analysis
  • Associate Refereeing Course
  • GAA Coaching Awards

Awarding Body

QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4. Mature students are very welcome. Access to this programme will be decided by interview.

Work Experience

Work experience will take place in local national and secondary schools where students will deliver the basics of both Gaelic Football and Hurling to children of varying ages

Career Opportunities

GAA Games Development Officers, GAA Coaches, GAA tutors, Fitness Instructors, Personal Trainers, Sports Management in Community Sports Facilities and Leisure Centres.

Graduates may progress to a variety of sports related courses at third level including the Sports Studies and Physical Education teacher training Degree course at UCC. Progression is on a competitve basis.

Course Fees

Registration fee is €150. Government Levy €200 - exemptions with valid medical card or evidence that you qualify for Maintenance Grant/Back to Education Allowance. Details of any other fees available on request from college office.

Certification

  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sports Recreation & Exercise 5M5146
  • GAA Foundation Award Coaching
  • GAA Level 1 Award Coaching

 

SAQ Foundation, Level 1 and Level 2 Conditioning, Functional Development Certificates

Maintenance Grants

Applications To:
Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) a unit of City of Dublin VEC through http://www.studentfinance.ie

Enquiries & Applications

For enquiries and applications please refer to contact methods above or click Apply Now on various parts of this web page.

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