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Sports, Nutrition & Injury Prevention (QQI Level 5)

This one year full-time programme at QQI Level 5 provides a wide range of subject areas within the ever growing sport and leisure industry. There is particular emphasis on sports injury prevention, which incorporates exploring factors associated with common sport related injuries, including appropriate methods of prevention and treatment. The programme also examines the nutritional composition of food, including digestion, absorption and the effects of food and nutrition on an individual’s health and well-being. There will also be an opportunity to use the local Leisure Centre as part of this Programme.

  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Sport & Recreation
  • Sport and Exercise Injury Prevention
  • Nutrition
  • Adventure Activities
  • GAA Coaching*
  • Soccer Coaching
  • Teamworking
  • Work Experience

*Depending on demand, either Gaelic Football or Hurling Coaching will be offered. All Modules are subject to change.

Leaving Certificate or QQI Level 4, or equivalent standard of education. All applicants are subject to an interview and an online assessment. Depending on work placement setting, Garda Vetting may also be required.

Links to Third Level 

Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), Athlone (AIT)

AL740 Exercise and Health Science (Level 7)*

AL837 Sports Science with Exercise Physiology (Level 8)*

AL841 Athletic and Rehabilitation Therapy (Level 8)*

AL854 Sport Management (Level 8)

Atlantic Technological University, Galway 

GA790 Sport and Exercise (Level 8)

GA885 Outdoor Education, Castlebar (Level 8)

South East Technological University (SETU), Carlow

CW847 Sports, Business & Coaching (Level 7)**

CW878 Sport, Business & Coaching (Level 8) **

**New courses – September 2022

Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), Thurles

LC422 Sports Strength and Conditioning,  (Level 8)

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) 

TU735 Sports Management and Coaching (Level 8) Course Location: Blanchardstown

South East Technological University (SETU), Waterford


Munster Technological University (MTU), Cork

WD019  Recreation & Sports Management (Level 7)

WD006   Exercise Sciences (Level 8)

WD186  Sports Coaching and Performance (Level 8)

MT915 Coaching Science & Sports Pedagogy (Level 8)

* Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate Maths or QQI Level 5 Mathematics is a requirement for these specific courses.

For further information, please contact Patricia McGuckin on 057 9349472 or email

€50 QQI Level 5 Certification Fee – Medical Card holders or those in receipt of a Social Welfare payment are exempt from this Certification Fee.

VTOS: If you are over 21 years of age, are unemployed and have been getting certain social welfare payments for at least 6 months you can apply for the Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme (VTOS). Successful applicants can receive a VTOS payment for the duration of the course, instead of their social welfare payment.  Small meal and travel allowances may also apply.


Course Details


Award Title: QQI Level 5 – Certification in Sports & Recreation

Duration: One year  –  September 12th, 2022 to May 5th, 2023

Hotel & RestaurantThursday April 15th, available from 4pm onwards

SportsThursday April 15th, available from 4pm onwards

BusinessThursday April 15th, available from 4pm onwards

Applied Social Studies with SNAWednesday April 14th, available from 4pm onwards

Early Childhood Care & EducationWednesday April 14th, available from 4pm onwards

Nursing Wednesday April 14th, available from 4pm onwards

Healthcare SupportWednesday April 14th, available from 4pm onwards

Computer Networks with SoftwareTuesday April 13th, available from 4pm onwards

Sustainable Construction TechnologyTuesday April 13th, available from 4pm onwards

Engineering TechnologyTuesday April 13th, available from 4pm onwards

Applied ScienceTuesday April 13th, available from 4pm onwards