Sports, Recreation & Exercise -  5M5146

The aim of this progarmme is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence in a range of sports, recreation and exercise activities to work independently and under supervision in a variety of sports related contexts and or to progress to higher education and training. This course is designed to equip students with a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge required to work under supervision and independently in the sports and recreation industry. 

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent.
Mature applicants welcome
Applicants whose first language is not English will require a competency as stated in our admissions policy here

Course Content

  • Sport & Recreation Studies 5N2667
  • Exercise & Fitness 5N2668
  • Communications 5N0690
  • Work Experience 5N1356
  • Sports Anatomy & Physiology 5N4648
  • Safety & Health at Work 5N1794
  • Nutrition 5N2006
  • Adventure Activities 5N4646

Optional Modules

Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths (5N1833) as an extra module.


Participants on this programme have the opportunity to apply for a three-week work experience placement abroad (Students must be over 18)

Progression to Higher Education

Click here for Progression Routes from Sport Recreation & Exercise 5M5146

ATU - Sligo

Please note that all QQI Further Education graduates who hold a major Level 5 or Level 6 award are eligible to apply for any ATU Sligo programme through the CAO system.

TUS - Athlone

The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website. Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup

Career Opportunities:

Graduates from this course may pursue employment in the following areas:

  • Sports Coaching
  • Health and Fitness Centres
  • Swimming Pools
  • Summer Camps
  • Sports Retail Outlets
  • Sports Development


There are no fees to study this course


This is a full-time one year course and runs from September to May.

For more Information

Please phone 07191 45480 or email [email protected]

Please Note

SligoCFE reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.