This one year part time QQI (formerly FETAC) Level 5 Major Award in Sports, Recreation and Exercise is a broad Sports and Leisure course that will enable students to demonstrate and apply a range of skills and knowledge in a variety of Sports and Recreation contexts. Students will acquire the knowledge and practical skills required to assist in the running of a Sports and Leisure Facility.
The variety of modules covered during the duration of this programme will allow the learner to work independently and under supervision in a range of facility types. Students will be provided with a basic understanding of Recreation theory and health concepts in a variety of subject areas.
We will provide students with an understanding of the Leisure industry and other general areas which will be beneficial to their future careers. Students will be required to complete 8 component certificates in order to achieve this QQI Level 5 Major Award in Sports Recreation and Exercise.
Students will be equipped with the confidence to go into the workplace or they may progress to further or higher education in a related field.
This programme will be delivered part-time over 12 months by a mix of Distance Learning, Workplacements and Skills Demonstration events.
Some of the many benefits in studying with us on this course:
The overall aim of the programme is to provide the learner with the opportunity to develop the required knowledge, skills and competence in the leisure industry in order to meet the standards set by the awarding body in the award specification for Sports Recreation and Exercise level 5.
The objectives of this programme are as follows:
Mandatory – All of the following components: – 45 Credits
Elective Option 1: A minimum of one component (credit value 15) from the following components: – 15 Credits
Elective Option 2: A minimum of 3 components (credit value 45) from the following components: – 45 Credits
If 8 components are not selected (3 Mandatory, 1 from Elective Option 1 and 4 from Elective section 2) then the remaining credit value of 15 can be obtained by using relevant component(s) from level 5. A maximum of 15 credits may be used from either level 4 or level 6.
* Students taking these modules will have to sit an examination (€30.00) that is normally held in Dublin but arrangements can be made in outside centres around the country. This can be paid before exam dates and is not required upon enrolment. For learners taking more than one module with Supervised Exams in the elective sections ( e.g. Health & Safety at Work and Nutrition) this fee will be €60.00 in total.
All participants must have access to a professional Sports & Leisure environment to fulfill the assessment requirements of the course – which is at least 150 hours work experience but we recommend 200 hours where feasible.
This distance learning QQI accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at any convenient place and time, and can gain an Internationally Recognised Qualification.
Students receive a comprehensive Course Manual, Assignments, Efficient Studyguide, and unlimited one-to-one Tutor Support for the course duration.
Who should complete this Major Award:
Programme Entry Requirements:
Progression to Further Studies:
Protection for Learners on this Major Award
As a course provider our policy on the protection for learners is subject to Section 43 of the Qualifications Act. This means that if, for whatever reason, we cease to provide the programme that is over 3 months in duration which you enrolled for, we have specific and legally binding arrangements in place to finish out that programme for you at no extra cost. All course fees for programmes over 3 months in duration are fully protected and secured by a Bond.
If we cease trading those learners who have not finished their programme will be fully protected by this ICPA Bond which will be automatically triggered and the fund that covers all Fees paid by learners will be transferred to QQI by the ICPA to enable QQI provide further study options for these learners or the refund of fees most recently paid so that they can complete their programme and all of this will be at no extra cost to the learners affected.
This Sports, Recreation & Exercise 5M5146 – Level 5 Major Award course is completed through Distance Learning and there are no lectures to attend. The only attendance required will be for Skills Demonstration events run as part of certain modules for example – Exercise & Fitness. These one day events are run throughout the year and are normally held on Saturdays in a Gym/Leisure Facility.
Students can complete this course within 12 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.