Coaching & Physical Education 2
Coaching & Physical Education 2 is a level 6 course designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop further the range of skills learnt at level 5 for a career in coaching, teaching, fitness and sports related fields. The course is practically orientated and has a strong element of practical coaching. Students also have the opportunity to get coaching badges from the relevant coaching bodies and a gym instructor's qualification, and a full swim teacher qualification. A further insight into the course may be got from reading the student testimonials and information about careers in the industry.
QQI Level 6
Sports and Development
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.
- Sports Nutrition
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.
- Sports Psychology
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.
- Gaelic Football
- Event Management/Marketing Communications
- Soccer Coaching Level 6
Students will learn the skills of soccer coaching.
Depending on swimming ability, students may achieve the RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ). This is a worldwide-recognised lifesaving award, which is vital for student who see themselves travelling abroad in the future seeking employment during the summer months.
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.