Coaching & Physical Education 1
This practically orientated course is designed to provide students with a range of skills which will prepare them for a career in coaching, teaching, fitness and sports related fields. Students gain experience in a broad range of sports and fitness components. Students also have the opportunity to acquire coaching qualifications from the relevant coaching bodies. Graduates from the course have been very successful in recent years in progressing to Higher Education, e.g. B.Ed in Sports Studies & Physical Education in UCC. Students gain excellent work experience in local primary and secondary schools in the area. Garda Vetting is required. Application numbers have been high in recent years so it is advisable to bring a C.V. to the interview along with coaching experience details/references/current completed Garda Vetting proof. For further insights into the course/ careers in the industry see testimonials below.
QQI Level 5
Sports, Recreation & Exercise
This is a one year course and successful students can progress to Coaching & Physical Education 2.
Leaving Certificate or equivalent. All applicants are interviewed and places are awarded on suitability. Experience in coaching is an advantage.
The following subjects may be offered:
A practical based component on the skills of basketball coaching.
This subject aims to strengthen the oral and written communication skills needed in the workplace.
Exercise & Fitness
This subject provides students with a foundation in resistance training, circuit training and exercise to music.
Gaelic Football Coaching
Students learn the technical, tactical, and teamplay aspects of the game of Gaelic Football to enable the learner to assist in coaching Gaelic Football to children, youths and adults.
Shallow Pool Lifeguarding Skills
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.
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the nutritional composition of food and the affects of food and nutrition on an individuals health and personal well being.
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in technical, tactical, mental, physical, personal and lifestyle aspects of the game of soccer, to enable the learner to engage in planning and delivery of coaching sessions under appropriate supervision in the sport of soccer to participants between the ages of 6 and 12.
Sport & Recreation Studies
This theoretical subject looks at the history and issues in sports.
Sports Anatomy & Physiology
A theory based component on the anatomy and physiology of the body with a sporting emphasis.
This provides students with experience in coaching in local schools.
Professional Sports Coaching/Instructor, Physical Education Coach/teacher, Gym Instructor, Swim Instructor/Lifeguard, Sports Co-ordinator, Sports Development Officer.
For full details on progression opportunities see these links:
Cork Colleges Progression Scheme
- CSN: Coaching & Physical Education 2
- UCC: Sports Studies and Physical Education (CK125)
- MTU: Recreation and Leisure Management (CR032)
- SETU Carlow: BA in Sports and Exercise
Progression to UCC
Recent graduates who have progressed to UCC's 'Sports and Physical Education' degree from CSN's Coaching and Physical Education course
Coaching & Physical Education graduates progressed to Hope University in Liverpool
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 for schools in the Cork area.