Sports and Fitness Instruction - Year 1

Cavan Institute


Course Name Sports and Fitness Instruction - Year 1
Course Provider Cavan Institute
Alternative Provider(s) Cavan & Monaghan ETB
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Course Code 5M5146
Course Type PLC Post Leaving Cert
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 5 Certificate (Level 5 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 5 NFQ
Certificate at UK Level 2  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland International Therapy Examination Council None
Coaching Certificate Football Association of Ireland None
Foundation Level Gaelic Athletic Association None
Pool Lifeguard Award Irish Water Safety None
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cavan Town
Course Content

Expand+About This Course
This Sports and Fitness Instruction (Year 1) course is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in sports, health and fitness.

This course is specifically aimed at those interested in coaching or gym instruction. Student...

FET Code 5M5146 - Sport, Recreation & Exercise.
Duration 1 year full-time.
Comment Certification:
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sports, Recreation and Exercise.

ITEC Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction

RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

GAA Foundation Course Level 1(introductory award for coaches of Gaelic Games)

FAI Player Development Plan 1

Safeguarding 1- Child Welfare and Protection Basic Awareness Course
Alternative Entry

Expand+Mature Applicants
Cavan Institute welcomes mature applicants who wish to return to full-time education. Such applicants may not be required to have the minimum entry requirements. The Institute will look for satisfactory evidence of the applicants a...

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Course Fee Please refer to the Institute's website for a breakdown of the course fee (see "Link to Course Fee" above).

*The Post Leaving Certificate Government Levy of €200 is removed for 2022/2023.
Financial Support

Expand+1. PLC Maintenance Grant
Means-tested maintenance grants are available to eligible students attending approved full-time courses of further education in approved Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) centres, of which Cavan Institute is one.

Application Date

Expand+How do I Apply?
On-line applications for the 2022/23 academic year are Open (via link below).

A valid email address must be used as correspondence may be made via email.

Your PPS Number is also required as part of the application process.


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Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Course commences in September 2022
Subjects Taught Nutrition

Sport and Recreation Studies


Adventure Activities

Sports Anatomy and Physiology

Word Processing

Exercise and Fitness

Soccer Coaching

Gaelic Football Coaching

Work Experience
Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.
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Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career Opportunities
Graduates of this course in Sports and Fitness Instruction (Year 1) have found employment in the leisure and sports sectors, including fitness centres, gyms, hotels and leisure clubs, swimming complexes and in the coaching area....

Further Enquiries Cavan Institute,
Cathedral Road,
Co. Cavan.
H12 E426
Tel: +353 49 4332633
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