Sport and Recreation 5M5146

This is a one year full-time course for students who are interested in a career in the Leisure industry.  It is structured to prepare students for work in the different areas of this fast growing industry.

Entry requirements: 

Leaving Cert or Leaving Cert Applied standard with an interview and.  Mature students are welcome.



Arrangements For New Student Grant Applications

An  ONLINE ONLY student grant application system has been introduced. All NEW applications will be made online
to a single awarding authority, SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland), a
unit of City of Dublin VEC, through


Students pay a fee which covers registration, examination fees, course materials, administration, and additional certification. Precise details available on request. 

Course certification: 

F.E.T.A.C. Level 5, recognised First Aid Certificate, Soccer, Basketball and Gaelic Coaching Certificates

Course content: 
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Leisure Facility Operations
  • Basketball Coaching
  • Gaelic Coaching
  • Soccer Coaching
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Tag Rugby
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Customer Services
  • Computer Studies
  • Health & Safety
Career prospects: 

Holders of a F.E.T.A.C. Level 5 award in Sport & Recreation may progress to further studies on selected courses under the H.E.L.S. and to a broad range of courses under the Pilot Scheme e.g. DT411 Leisure Management, DT408 Hotel & Restaurant Management, SG134 Degree in Business Studies in Recreation & Leisure, GA866 B.A. in Outdoor Education & Leisure. Alternatively award holders may go directly into employment in a variety of jobs in the leisure industry. 


David Kearins, Course Co-ordinator