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Sports,Recreation & Exercise

Course Description

This is a one year full time course in Sport and Recreation that will primarily allow students to gain entry into higher education.  It will also equip students with the knowledge and skills required to work across a variety of different areas within the sports and leisure industry.

Course Duration

One Year

Course Content

Year 1

  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Outdoor Leadership and Safety
  • Coaching Modules:  GAA, FAI, Basketball
  • Leisure Facility Operations
  • Sport and Recreation Studies
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Word Processing

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 will be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme

Work Experience

Work experience forms and integral part of this KCFE programme.  Students participate in quality placements allowing a valuable opportunity to gain hands on experience in industry.  Links made with employers during work experience often result in employment.

Career Opportunities

Gym Instructor, Pool Lifeguard, leisure attendant, Coaching, Outdoor Adventure, Sports Development, Youth Work, P.E.

Progression to Further Education and Higher Education 
Students are progressing in large numbers to IT Tralee to complete degree courses in Health and Leisure.  They may also go further afield to institutions such as CIT, LIT, WIT, and Carlow IT. Some have been lucky enough to gain entry into University. 

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.


Students who complete the course successfully qualify for:

  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sport and Recreation – 5M5146

Maintenance Grants

Applications To: Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) a unit of City of Dublin VEC through

Enquiries & Applications

For enquiries and applications please refer to contact methods above or click on the apply button below.

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