Coláiste Dhún Garbhán is a Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board School
Waterford & Wexford ETB

Sports Exercise and Coaching

Sports Exercise and Coaching

Course Description

This programme is orientated towards the requirements of the growing sports and leisure industry with particular emphasis on coaching and fitness. It provides theoretical modules for learners interested in pursuing a career in the ever-evolving sports sector. Learners on this programme also have the opportunity to coach is local primary schools.

Programme Content

  • Sports & Recreation Studies
  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Soccer Coaching
  • Rugby Coaching
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Gaelic Coaching
  • Volleyball Coaching
  • Hurling Coaching
  • Communications

Progression Opportunities

  • Exercise Science - SETU (reserved DC places)
  • Health Science - SETU
  • BSc Sports Coaching & Performance – SETU (reserved place for DC students)
  • B Bus Recreation and Sport Management – SETU (reserved places for DC students)
  • BA Sports, Business and Coaching - SETU Carlow
  • BSc Sports and Exercise Science - SETU Carlow

While we make every effort to ensure that the information is accurate and up-to-date at the time of publication, this information may be subject to changes or amendments by third-level institutions or other sources. Therefore, we recommend that you always verify the information with the relevant institutions or authorities before making any decisions based on it.

Additional Qualifications

  • IRFU Rugby Coaching
  • GAA Foundation Course
  • Volleyball Introduction to Coaching
  • Child Protection


  • Awarding Body: QQI
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Award Code: 5M5146
  • Level: 5
  • Award Title: Sports Recreation & Exercise

Career Opportunities

The programme provides a foundation for sport, recreation, leisure, health and coaching courses. Graduates from this programme may gain employment in leisure centres or a coaching capacity with various sporting organisations and governing bodies.


Every year a number of learners have the opportunity to travel to another European country for three weeks of fully funded work experience. The students attend work in their vocational area.


College Registration Fee €200

For more information on the Sports Exercise & Coaching course contact the course coordinator Mark Fitzsimons at

Youghal Rd, Cloneety, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, X35 PV34
058 41184
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