Course Description

Pre-University PE Teaching and Coaching

Dunboyne College of Further Education

This one-year course is designed to prepare students for a career in the sports, coaching and fitness sectors, or provide a pathway to further study in Physical Educating teaching. Students will engage in a range of sports, both practically and academically. Students will also gain the social, communications and leadership skills to work with students in the teaching area, along with athletes and groups in the growing sports,
coaching and fitness areas.
In partnership with Meath GAA and the Football Association of Ireland (FAI), students can complete coaching courses and obtain coaching badges to further enhance their practice and experience.

The following modules will be offered subject to availability or demand and are subject to change:

• Laboratory Skills
• Biology
• Mathematics
• Physics
• Chemistry
• Communications
• Work Experience
• Safety and Health
• Sports and Recreational Studies
• Exercise and Fitness
• Sports Anatomy and Physiology
• Soccer Coaching
• GAA Coaching
• Basketball Coaching
• Swimming

• Level 5 Sports, Recreation and Exercise 5M5146 or Level 5 Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807
and the following
• GAA, FAI, Basketball Ireland and other coaching badges
• First Aid
• Patient Moving and Handling
• Emergency First Responder

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Course Code 5M3807/5M5146
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Sport, Sport & Leisure Management
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland
Delivery mode Classroom based
Course Start Date 17th September 2024
Course End Date 23rd May 2025
Course Duration One Year
Course Times Full time
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding QQI Level 5 in Sports and Recreation Studies 5M5146 or QQI Level 5 in Applied Science Laboratory Techniques 5M3807 Sports coaching certificates in various sporting and fitness areas
Entry Requirements ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or; • Mature Students or; • Other equivalent qualifications All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Career Path This course enables graduates to pursue a career in P.E teaching. Alternatively, students may progress to a sport or science related Level 8 degree. Graduates may also choose to pursue careers in various roles such as strength and conditioning, sports coach, sports offices and many different roles in within the sports, leisure and fitness industry. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: NDCU: DC205 Physical Education with Biology (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU: DC206 Physical Education with Mathematics (Level 8, 4 Years) UCC: CK116 Sports Studies and Physical Education (Level 8, 4 Years) TUS Limerick: LM090 Physical Education with Concurrent Teacher Training (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD Blanchardstown: TU935 Sport Management and Coaching (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD City Campus: TU882 Nutraceuticals in Health and Nutrition (Level 8, 4 Years) LC422 Sports Strength and Conditioning (Level8, 4 Years) SETU Carlow: CW858 Sports Management and GAA Coaching (Level 8, 4 Years) SETU Carlow: CW188 Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy (Level 8, 4 Years) TUS Athlone: AL836 Health Science with Nutrition (Level 8, 4 Years) SETU Waterford: WD002 Food Science Innovation (Level 8, 4 Years) WD006 Nutrition and Exercise (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD City Campus: TU 955 Sports and Leisure Management Maynooth University: Business and Sports Science (Level 8, 4 Years) TUS Athlone: AL841 Athletic and Rehabilitation Therapy (Level 8, 4 Years) TUD Tallaght: TU936 Sports Science and Health (Level 8, 4 Years)
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Dunboyne College of Further Education
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Dunboyne, Meath
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