Coaching & Physical Education 2
Progress from a level 5 sports relevant course or equivalent.
This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to further develop the range of skills learnt at level 5 for a career in coaching, teaching, fitness and sports related fields. The focus is practically orientated and has a strong element of professional coaching. Students also have the opportunity to get coaching badges from the relevant coaching bodies, a gym instructor's qualification, and a full swim teacher qualification. Students gain excellent work experience in local primary and secondary schools in the area.
Event management and self-directed learning are key to students’ ability to organise and plan coaching sessions.
Garda Vetting is required for the course.
Application have been high in recent years so it is advisable to bring a C.V. to interview along with coaching experience details, references and proof of Garda Vetting.
QQI Level 6
Sports, Recreation and Exercise
This is a one year course and successful students have an opportunity to apply to further studies both within and outside of CSN.
Full QQI Level 5 award or equivalent and an acceptable first year attendance record. 80%+. If coming from outside the 1st year coaching and exercise course an interview would be necessary.
The following subjects may be offered:
Sports Industry Practice
This provides the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence in the legislation, guidelines and practices relevant to a range of contexts in the sports industry.
The purpose of this subject is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the concepts and principles underpinning nutrition, energy sources and energy usage within an active living, exercise, sports and or weight management context.
The aim of this unit is to develop an understanding of the key psychological factors that influence participation and performance in sport and exercise. Students will gain knowledge in the areas of imagery, anxiety, arousal, motivation and stress in sport and performance.
Gain the knowledge, skill and competence to plan, organise, supervise, produce and conduct a post-event evaluation of an event.
Gaelic Football Coaching
This award is to equips the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the technical, tactical, team play, physical, psychological, participation feedback and lifestyle
aspects of the game of Gaelic Football, to enable the learner to coach Gaelic Football to children, youths and adults applying appropriate coaching techniques with each population of players.
This award equips the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence the technical, tactical, mental, physical, personal and lifestyle aspects of the game of soccer, to enable the learner to engage in the planning and delivery of soccer coaching sessions, under appropriate supervision, to participants between the ages of 13 and 18.
Deepwater Pool Lifeguarding Skills (Available to students with suitable swimming ability)
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to independently, effectively, efficiently and safely lifeguard in a deep water pool more than 1.5m independently and or in a supervisory capacity, in compliance with the current Irish Water Safety Pool Safety Guidelines, National Pool Lifeguard Manual, and Rescue Skills Handbook published by the Irish Water Safety (IWS).
This module helps the student to develop the necessary skills to represent themselves professionally.
This module helps students to place themselves in a professional work environment. This gives real hands on experience in your chosen field.
Work Experience-Students take part on a work experience programme which enables them to get valuable coaching experience in local schools. Students also take part in full sports days involving schools in the Cork area.
Students can avail of the following add on options during the year at an additional cost:
Certificate in Exercise and Health Fitness (CEHF)
Conversion Course is expected to be offered to students who meet specific criteria.
The CEHF graduate predominantly gains employment as a group fitness instructor and /or as a gym instructor in gyms and fitness clubs, some of which are hotel based or in community settings.
For full details on progression opportunities see these links:
Cork Colleges Progression Scheme
- UCC: Sports Studies and Physical Education (CK125)
- MTU: Recreation and Leisure Management (BBus) (CR032)
- SETU Carlow: BA in Sports and Exercise (CW827)