Education programme

Education programme


The Education programme available to Trainees includes the Sport & Recreation Studies Major Award at QQI level 5 and a range of FAI Coach Education awards certified courses up to and including the National D coaching license.

If students achieve a certain standard in the Sport & Recreation studies, they will have the opportunity to participate in the ITEC Certificate in Exercise & Fitness (Gym Instruction) course which is a professional qualification and an excellent introductory qualification for a career in the leisure and fitness industry.

In order to achieve the Major award, students must pass eight of the component modules listed below. Those who do not achieve the eight passes can still achieve individual component module awards. There are up to 400 points available by completing and achieving the Major Award which can be very useful for trainees who have ambitions of progressing to third level education in the Institutes of Technology countrywide.

The component modules which make up the Sport & Recreation studies major award are as follows:


Sport and Recreation Studies
QQI Level 5 Component

Exercise and Fitness
QQI Level 5 Component

QQI Level 5 Component

Work Experience
QQI Level 5 Component

Sports Anatomy
QQI Level 5 Component

Team Working
QQI Level 5 Component

Personal Effectiveness
QQI Level 5 Component

QQI Level 5 Component


The FAI Coach Education programme covers the following modules;

PDP1, PDP2 and PDP3

FAI D Licence

4 v 4 workshop

7 v 7 workshop

Additional Awards

First Aid, Lifeguarding