Sports Studies

Letterkenny Institute of Technology


Course Name Sports Studies
Course Provider Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Course Code LY206
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 6 Higher Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Major Letterkenny Institute of Technology Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Letterkenny
Duration 2 Years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+Minimum Entry Requirements:
Minimum Five O6/H7
Maths F2/O6/H7
English or Irish O6/H7

Special requirements
Garda vetting: This programme may bring students into contact with vulnerable adults or children, therefore Garda Vetting is required. Ap...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme
The LCVP link units are considered as a single subject that may be counted towards matriculation and points are awarded as follows:

LCVP Grade Points from 2017 onward
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI FET Level 5 Awards (Formerly FETAC)
Applicants must present a full major award. A record achievement, a minor award or a components award will not meet the minimum entry requirement. Additional specific requirements apply to some courses.


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Mature Applicants

Expand+If you are applying for first year and will be 23 years of age (or older) by 1 January in the proposed year of entry you are defined as a “Mature Applicant”. The term “Mature Applicant” is not used for those applying for entry to year 2 or higher.

Alternative Entry Go to: for further information.
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Number of Places 40
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2019 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply: Fee: €60 Closing Date: 1st May 2...

Course Content Is this course for you?
Is sport your passion? Do you want a career which will enable you to use your talent and skills for sport? This two year course will take your enthusiasm for sport and help you to carve out an exciting career in an area you love. The course covers key aspects of sport, health and fitness.
Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?
Year 1
Semester 1
• Sports Study Skills (M)
• Health Related Physical Activity (M)
• Sports Coaching Practice (M)
• Sports & Leisure Society (M)

Semester 2
• Exercise Prescription & Programme Design (M)
• Sports Coaching...

Careers or Further Progression Career opportunities
Successful graduates find themselves working in the following sectors:
• Sports
• Leisure
• Health-care
• Fitness

Graduate careers typically include:
• Fitness Instructor
• Sports Development Officer
• Sports Coach

Follow-on courses
• Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Sports & Exercise with Degree Award Options: Performance or Physical Education. (Year 3 - subject to completion of bridging modules).
Further Enquiries Department Administration Telephone: (074) 918 6206 / 6210
Head of Department: Siobhan Cullen
Telephone: (074) 918 6204
Points History
Year Points
2018 137
2017 101
2016 0 AQA (All Qualified Applicants)