If you want to work in the Sport and Leisure Management industry then this is the course for you.
You will complete a BTEC Higher National Diploma in Sport (Leisure Management) which will start you on the road to being a Manager of a Sports facility.
You will also have the opportunity to become a fully qualified Fitness Instructor and Pool Lifeguard which will allow you to work as a fitness instructor, lifeguard, leisure attendant or sports development officer.
Students from Inchicore College regularly progress to degree level courses in the area of sport management including DIT. It is possible to progress to the second year of the Leisure Management degree course in DIT and there are similar progression opportunities in many other Institutes of Technology throughout Ireland.
Work experience forms an important part of the course and students complete two three-week placements over the two years of the course.
Course Director: Eamon McGinley
Subjects Year 1:
Subjects Year 2:
Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.
BTEC Higher National Diploma in Sport (Leisure Management)
QQI Sports, Recreation and Exercise 5M5146
NCEF Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness
The Certificate in Exercise and Health Fitness accredited by the University of Limerick qualifies you to supervise and instruct on the gym floor including cardio, machine weights and free weight.
You will also be qualified to teach group exercise classes in:
(NCEF Certificate from University of Limerick)
Visit www.ncef.ie/fitnessinstructor for more info.
Minimum Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 4 subjects plus at least one O2/H6. Subjects must include English.
or QQI Level 5 Award: in a related discipline with a Merit profile.
Mature applicants who have relevant industry experience and may not meet the above requirements are welcome to apply.
Applicant Information Meeting
All applicants will be invited to an Applicant Information Meeting.
Graduates of this course are very successful at gaining employment in the sport industry. Types of employment include:
Graduates also avail of the opportunity to further their education by gaining entry to third level degree courses in many different universities and colleges in Ireland and in the UK.
Students have followed degree courses in:
“The tutors are professional, experienced and honest! The course literally sets you up for employment in the leisure industry once you walk out the door. It’s very rare to get that in a course nowadays.
While applying to gyms for this internship, Osprey Leisure Club hired me as a Fitness Professional as I had already completed NCEF, Lifeguard Level 2 & Occupational First Aid through Inchicore College.
The decision of going to Inchicore was one of my best life decisions. The friends you make at ICFE will be for life and you won’t fully appreciate the experience until you’ve left! So enjoy every minute.”
The course literally sets you up for employment in the leisure industry once you walk out the door.