Sports Management and Coaching

Course Description

This full time PLC (Post Leaving Certificate) course will aim to prepare participants for work with people in sports, coaching, recreation or leisure industries. The sports recreation and exercise graduate will gain the social, communication and leadership skills to work with individuals and groups in the growing sports coaching and health and fitness areas. Many of the skills acquired will be transferable for use in business or community development settings. Sports, Recreation and Exercise will lay a foundation for these skills and provide the work experience to put learning into practice. This course will combine sports and coaching expertise with management and communication skills. This programme is ideal for both school leavers and experienced, mature persons seeking a formal education. It will allow graduates pursue scholarship programmes in Ireland or abroad.

Further Details

Qualification: QQI Level 5 Major Award (120 credits)
QQI Course Code: 5M5146
Day(s): Monday – Friday
Location: CTI Senior College, Clonmel
Type: Full Time
Duration: 1 academic year
Start Date: September 2020

Course Content:

  • Sports and Recreation
  • Health Related Fitness
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Adapted Physical Activity
  • Injury Prevention
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Nutrition
  • Sports Anatomy and Physiology
  • Word Processing / I.T.
  • GAA Coaching
  • Soccer Coaching

Entry Requirements:

  • Successful performance at interview
  • Leaving Cert (traditional or applied)
  • Other qualification at NFQ Level 4 (e.g. QQI Level 4 Award)
  • Mature students with appropriate vocational experiences

Optional Extras:

  • NCEF Fitness Instructor Certificate
  • Occupational First Aid

How to Apply:

Applications are now being accepted for September 2020. Click on the link below to apply: Apply Here


  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Employment in areas such as Sports Development, Leisure Centres, Gyms etc.


Open for Applications

Contact Details

Name: Síle Marrinan, Course Coordinator
Tel: (052) 612 6269