Advanced Health and Sports Performance

Course Aim

This course offers an opportunity to gain an advanced qualification specialising in health, exercise and sport performance. If you enjoy motivating and helping people to get active or to improve athletic performance, this course will give you the skills and experience to work in an industry that makes a real difference to people’s lives.


Course Modules

  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Gym Instruction
  • Sports Industry Practice
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology
  • Health Promotion
  • On Site Massage
  • Sports Injuries Taping & Strapping
  • Word Processing
  • GAA Coaching
  • Communications
  • Work Experience



6M5147 QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Sport, Recreation & Exercise

Additional Certification

ITEC Level 2 Certificate in Fitness in Instructing

ITEC Level 3 Award in Taping & Strapping for Sport


Entry Requirements

A QQI Level 5 award in Sport or equivalent is a prerequisite to access this Level 6 programme.


Progression To Degrees

University of Ulster | Sport and Exercise Sciences | Level 8

DkIT | Sports, Exercise and Enterprise | Level 7 (Advanced Entry)

IT Carlow | Sports Coaching and Business Management (Soccer/GAA/Rugby)| Level 8

UCC | Sports Studies and Physical Education | Level 8

DkIT | Health and Physical Activity | Level 8

Tralee IT | Coaching and Sports Performance | Level 7


Career Opportunities

Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:

Sports & Exercise Promotion Officer l Sports Development Officer l Soccer Coach l Youth and Community Work Health Promotion l GAA Coach l Sports Programme Co-ordinator


This programme offers excellent progression opportunities for graduates to employment and higher education. Graduates can apply for Advanced Entry into the second year of Level 7 and Level 8 courses in linked degrees in various Institutes of Technology. Entry into Year 1 of University degree programmes is also possible in Ireland, UK and Europe 


2021-22 Course Fees

  • Enrolment Fee
  • Student Registration
  • PLC Government Levy
  • Exam Fees
  • Specialist Course Fees


Note - Some courses may require the learner to purchase relevant industry-specific material for their own use which may not be included in the list of course fees.

€30 of Enrolment Fees are Non-Refundable. All fees subject to change.

Fee Exemptions

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the PLC Government Levy:

  • Medical Card/SUSI Grant/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from PLC Government Levy. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.

  • Medical Card/Back to Education Allowance Holders may be exempted from QQI Exam Fees. Documentary Evidence must be presented immediately to avail of such exemptions.

Fee Payments

All fees must be paid online with a Credit/Debit card in advance of course commencement on 13th September 2021. Fees are subject to change. Please note that no refunds will be made by OFI after 1st October 2021. All requests for refunds must be made by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



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