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.
  • Interview
  • Mature applicants welcome
  • Applicants whose first language is not English will require a competency as stated in our admissions policy here
  • Ukranian applicants should have a certificate of complete secondary education (after grade 11) or higher Click 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.