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 for 2013/2014

A new ONLINE ONLY student grant application system has been introduced
for the 2012/2013 academic year. 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