Sport, Exercise & Coaching

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Sports, Exercise & Coaching

This programme is orientated towards the requirements of the growing sport and leisure industry with particular emphasis on coaching and fitness.  It provides the theoretical modules for learners in pursuing a career in the evolving sports sector.

Course Content

  • Sport & Recreation Studies
  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Nutrition
  • Soccer Coaching
  • Rugby Coaching
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Gaelic Coaching
  • Volleyball Coaching
  • Hurling Coaching

Additional Qualifications

  • FAI Kickstart
  • GAA Foundation Course
  • Volleyball Intro to Coaching
  • IRFU Rugby Coaching
  • Active Leadership Award
  • Child Protection
  • Lifeguard (optional)

Career Opportunities

The programme provides a foundation for sport, recreation, leisure, health and coaching courses. Graduates from this programme may gain employment in Leisure centres or in a coaching capacity with various sporting organisations and governing bodies.

Progression Opportunities

BA in Health Promotion WIT (5 reserved for CNN Students)

BSc in Sports, Coaching & Performance WIT (1 reserved for CNN Students)

BA in Recreation and Leisure Management – WIT, CIT (5 reserved for CNN Students)


Award: QQI Level 5

Code: 5M51465


Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate, LCA or equivalent. Mature learners and foreign nationals are welcome to apply. Entry is based on interview.




Course Information

Course Information
  • Course Length 1 year
  • Start date September each year


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