Applicants sought from Munster for sports course

National Learning Network Tralee are seeking applicants from the Munster area for its QQI level 4 and 5 Sporting Chance course. This unique course caters for individuals from the Munster region who are interested in developing a career in the sports and leisure industry but who may not be able to access work for a variety of reasons including illness, injury, learning difficulty or those who may have experienced a personal setback.

The course covers a wide range of modules and qualifications which include a QQI Level 4 or 5 major award in Sport, Recreation and Exercise, ITEC Diplomas in Gym Instruction and Sports Massage, National Pool Lifeguard and swim teaching Qualifications (optional) as well as coaching qualifications in a variety of sports. Students also gain practical coaching and teaching experience in a variety of sports and work with the GAA and FAI on community and schools coaching programmes.

The course is tailored towards the specific needs of each individual with supports provided in a number of areas where required including literacy, communication skills and confidence building. The course is up to two years in duration and participants may start at any time. No course fees apply and the majority of course participants receive a Solas training allowance and are also entitled to an accommodation allowance if travelling from further than 20 miles away.

If you are interested in applying for the course or receiving further information, please contact NLN Tralee at 066 7122533 or email