Cork College of FET Tramore Road Campus


Cork College of FET Tramore Road Campus


Cork College of FET Tramore Road Campus


Coaching & Physical Education 2

Take the first step!


Progress from a level 5 sports relevant course or equivalent.

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to further develop the range of skills learnt at level 5 for a career in coaching, teaching, fitness and sports related fields. The focus is practically orientated and has a strong element of professional coaching. Students also have the opportunity to get coaching badges from the relevant coaching bodies, a gym instructor’s qualification, and a full swim teacher qualification. Students gain excellent work experience in local primary and secondary schools in the area.
Event management and self-directed learning are key to students’ ability to organise and plan coaching sessions.

Garda Vetting is required for the course. Application numbers have been high in recent years, so it is advisable to bring a C.V. to the interview, along with coaching experience details, references and proof of Garda Vetting.

Coaching & Physical Education 2


  • Full QQI Level 5 award or equivalent and an acceptable first year attendance record, 80%+.
  • If coming from outside the 1st year coaching and exercise course an interview would be necessary.


This is a one-year course and successful students have an opportunity to apply to further studies both within and outside of CSN.


  • Student Services: €250
  • QQI exam fees: €80*
  • Mini Rugby: €25
  • FAI Safeguarding: €10
  • PDP 2: €60
  • Strength & Conditioning: €25
  • FAI 7v71: €25
  • FAI 9v9: €25
  • Associate Refereeing: €100
  • Facilities / Materials: €30
    Total: €630

Please note that only debit cards/visa/mastercard payments are acceptable for payment. The College cannot accept cash/cheque.

* Note: Students with medical cards are exempt from paying the QQI exam fee.


  • QQI Level 6 in Sports, Recreation and Exercise (6M5147).


The following subjects may be offered:

Sports Industry Practice - 6N4650

This provides the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence in the legislation, guidelines and practices relevant to a range of contexts in the sports industry.

Sports Nutrition - 6N4651

The purpose of this subject is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the concepts and principles underpinning nutrition, energy sources and energy usage within an active living, exercise, sports and or weight management context.

Sports Psychology - 6N4665

The aim of this unit is to develop an understanding of the key psychological factors that influence participation and performance in sport and exercise. Students will gain knowledge in the areas of imagery, anxiety, arousal, motivation and stress in sport and performance.

Event Management - 6N4800

Gain the knowledge, skill and competence to plan, organise, supervise, produce and conduct a post-event evaluation of an event.

Gaelic Football Coaching - 6N5347

This award is to equips the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the technical, tactical, team play, physical, psychological, participation feedback and lifestyle aspects of the game of Gaelic Football, to enable the learner to coach Gaelic Football to children, youths and adults applying appropriate coaching techniques with each population of players.

Soccer Coaching - 6N5189

This award equips the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence the technical, tactical, mental, physical, personal and lifestyle aspects of the game of soccer, to enable the learner to engage in the planning and delivery of soccer coaching sessions, under appropriate supervision, to participants between the ages of 13 and 18.

Deepwater Pool Lifeguarding Skills (Available to students with suitable swimming ability) - 6N18421

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to independently, effectively, efficiently and safely lifeguard in a deep water pool more than 1.5m independently and or in a supervisory capacity, in compliance with the current Irish Water Safety Pool Safety Guidelines, National Pool Lifeguard Manual, and Rescue Skills Handbook published by the Irish Water Safety (IWS).

Communications - 6N1950

This module helps the student to develop the necessary skills to represent themselves professionally.

Work Experience - 6N1946

This module helps students to place themselves in a professional work environment. This gives real hands-on experience in your chosen field.


For full details on progression opportunities see these links:

Excellent progressions opportunities including:

  • UCC: Sports Studies and Physical Education (CK125).
  • MTU: Recreation and Leisure Management (BBus) (CR032).
  • SETU Carlow: BA in Sports and Exercise (CW827).


Work Experience-Students take part on a work experience programme which enables them to get valuable coaching experience in local schools. Students also take part in full sports days involving schools in the Cork area.

Students can avail of the following add on options during the year at an additional cost:
Certificate in Exercise and Health Fitness (CEHF)

Conversion Course is expected to be offered to students who meet specific criteria. The CEHF graduate predominantly gains employment as a group fitness instructor and /or as a gym instructor in gyms and fitness clubs, some of which are hotel based or in community settings.


Derek Scanlon, Course Director
Tel: (021) 2067 607