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Is This Course For You?

This course gives students the academic, physical, technical, tactical & psychological knowledge necessary for the demands as a student athlete with particular emphasis on soccer coaching.

In addition it offers a broad introduction to Sport, Exercise and Recreation studies, providing students with the necessary skills to take up employment at entry level in the leisure industry. Students will improve their knowledge, competence and understanding of physical fitness and sport both practically and theoretically. Graduates often progress within the College to one of our QQI Level 6 Sport and Leisure Management courses on offer. Many past students have gained lucrative soccer scholarships to the USA.

Entry Requirements

» Leaving Certificate: Five passes at Ordinary Level, or
» Leaving Certificate Applied, or
» QQI Level 4 award, or
» Others, including mature students: Assessed individually, and
» Personal interview, and
» Medically certified evidence of fitness to participate in exercise
» Personal interview and football assessment (Trial)

What Will I Study?

Soccer Coaching 5 & 6, Kick Start 1 & 2, 4v4 workshop, 7v7 workshop, Strength and Conditioning workshop, Sports and Recreation Studies, Exercise and Fitness, Sports Anatomy and Physiology, Sports and Exercise Injury Prevention, Nutrition.

What Qualifications Will I Get When I Finish The Course?

QQI Sports, Recreation and Exercise 5M5146 NFQ Level 5, ITEC

Career Opportunities and Progression

This course offers progression options for learners to programmes in Universities and Institutes of Technology. Third-level institutes also reserve a number of places on degree courses for mature learners (over the age of 23). Learners must apply to each institute individually.

Learners who complete this major QQI award at Level 5 are eligible to apply through the CAO system for entry into participating courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). A limited number of places are available and applicants are ranked according to results achieved in their QQI major award.

In addition to progression options within the College to one of our QQI/FETAC Level 6 Sport and Leisure Management programmes, graduates may choose to apply to a range of courses in Institutes of Technology, including DIT.


1 Year

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Places on our fulltime PLC programmes are available free of charge to VTOS applicants


Coláiste Íde College of Further Education Cardiffsbridge Road, Finglas West, Dublin 11

T 01 834 2333 / 01 834 2450 F 01 834 7242 E W

Funded by the Irish Government and supported by the European Union.

Colaiste Ide College of Further Education European Regional Development Fund Ireland's EU Structural Funds Solas CDETB - City of Dublin Education & Training Board