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Health and Physical Activity:
Physical Education and Coaching Level 6


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.

Entry Requirements

»» 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


1 Year

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

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