Sports and Recreation 5M5146

One year full-time
QQI Level 5 Award 5M5146



Entry Requirements
— Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 5 passes.
— Leaving Certificate Applied applicants should submit details of achievements.
— For mature students, entry will be based on interview / assessment.
— All Applicants are required to attend for an interview.

Course Description

One-year full-time course offers broad range of subjects to suit individual needs, providing students with an introduction to all aspects of Sport and Leisure. This course is designed to equip students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for employment in the sports and leisure industry with a particular emphasis on the business aspect of the industry. It is ideal for both school leavers and mature students who have a keen interest in sport and recreation. This course can also be used as a progression route to further education through the Higher Education Links scheme.

Work Experience

Work Experience is an integral part of this course. Students must obtain work experience in a related area. The period of work experience will be specified by the college. This work placement provides students with first-hand experience of work in the Sport and Recreation Industry.

Course Content

  • Sport and Recreation
  • Sport Anatomy & Physiology
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Business Administration Skills
  • First Aid (Optional)
  • Communications
  • Word Processing
  • Work Experience

Examinations and Assessment

All subjects are examined by Quality and Qualification Ireland (QQI)

Assessment is a combination of continuous assessment, written and practical examinations.

Career Options

Students obtaining certification in Sport and Recreation may progress to Further training at selected third level colleges including courses linked to the Athlone Institute of Technology under the Higher Education Links Scheme. Other options include entering direct employment within the Sport and Recreation industry such as;

  • Sports Coach
  • Sports Development
  • Leisure Centres


Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) (Formerly FETAC)

Certificate Level 5 (5M5146)