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Sports & Recreation Course, National Learning Network

CO 804 Sports and Recreation
FETAC level 4 Major Award


This programme has been specifically developed to enable students to develop specific skills on the pathway to employment in the fitness and leisure industry in Cork, leading to progression to level 5 courses in the leisure, fitness, sports related sector, the active holiday tourism industry and health retail sector 
Duration: 1 year
Learning hours: 30 hours per week

Course Structure  Extra Support for Students

This is a full-time course leading to a Major Award on the National Framework of Qualifications. We are now also providing a summer program, the National Certificate in Exercise and Fitness (NCEF) Foundation course, which will provide students with a certificate recognised by the University of Limerick, therefore from our course students can go directly to U.L and complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Health Fitness.

Students learn at their own pace and level of ability and have up to 1 year to complete the course.
- Individual assessment of each student before course begins and personalised plan introduced to ensure all support needs are met.  
- Instructors trained to manage Learning Difficulties (e.g. ADHD, Autism, dyspraxia, dyslexia) 
-Auditory and visual problems supported
- Extra support reading and writing if required

Modules on the course  Enrolment details

- Health & Safety
- Health Related Fitness
- Communications
- Personal Effectiveness
- Work Experience
- Food and Nutrition
- Human Biology
- Tennis
- Information Technology Skills
- Time Management & Study Skills
- Stress Management, Relaxation and Coping Skills
- Self Advocacy
- Literacy & Numeracy Support
- Literacy & Numeracy Support

Applicants must be at least 16 years old, have a disability or long term injury or illness and be registered with the DSP Employment Services. Applicants do not require any formal entry requirements but should meet the participant profile relevent to the particular programme being applied for. Candidates should possess good english, maths and communication skills and have an interest in and motivation towards a specific vocational or employment sector along with a good understanding of acceptable work practices to meet the demands for training on the job.

Applicants seeking entry to the programme must have previously achieved a minimum of a FETAC level 3 qualification, or its equivalent.


On completion of the course students
will be awarded a FETAC level 4 Major Award /
Level 4 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Full details on the National Learning Network Site click here

For further information contact NLN model Farm Road on 021 434 1028 modelfarmroad@nln.ie





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