Health and Physical Activity:
Physical Education and Coaching Level 6
SPORTS, RECREATION AND EXERCISE 6M5147
Is This Course For You?
This course is aimed at individuals with a keen interest in Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. This innovative Level-6 QQI certified programme is specifically tailored as an access programme for third level studies. Successful graduates may apply for advanced entry into to a number of Degree Programmes including Portobello’s Level 8 BSc Physical Education & Sports Science programme.
»» Leaving Certificate: Five passes at Ordinary Level, including two honours (minimum grade H4) at Higher Level. Mathematics is a mandatory subject, and Biology is desirable, or
»» QQI/FETAC Level 5 award, or
»» Others, including mature students: Assessed individually, and
»» Medically certified evidence of fitness to participate in exercise, and
»» Personal interview
What Will I Study?
Anatomy & Physiology, Sports Nutrition, Sports Psychology, Team Leadership, Work Experience, Health Promotion, Sports Industry Practice, Gaelic Football Coaching, Aquatics, Fitness Testing & Data Management, Research Skills.
What Qualifications Will I Get When I Finish The Course?
QQI Level 6 Sports Award 6M5147
Career Opportunities and Progression
This course offers progression options for learners to programmes in Universities and Institutes of Technology. Third-level institutes reserve a number of places on degree courses for mature learners (over the age of 23). Learners must apply to each institute individually.
Graduates of Colaiste Ide Advanced Certificate Level 6 are enrolled in the following Programmes:
» (Advanced Entry) Portobello Institute Dublin: B.Sc (Hons) Physical Education and Sports Science, (Awarded by London Metropolitan University)
» University College Cork: Sports Studies & Physical Education ( Secondary Teaching )
» Institute of Technology Tralee: Health & Leisure Studies
» Scottish & UK degree programmes
Places on our fulltime PLC programmes are available free of charge to VTOS applicants (you are over 21 and will be in receipt of a social welfare payment for minimum 6 months by September 2022). Click here for more info ›