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Sports Psychology & Coaching - Booking Package

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Approx 3 months


QQI Level 5


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Sports Psychology & Coaching - Booking Package

The Sports Psychology course is an important add on skill for Sports Coaches and is aimed at individuals who are working with teams or athletes, as well as those who work in the leisure industry.

The Sports Psychology course is designed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge to change behavior in a sporting context. It will enable participants to develop an understanding of the psychological principles that underpin coaching techniques.

The Sports Coaching / Team Working course aims to introduce the learner to the skills required to effectively coach an individual or team. As a sports coach / Team Leader, you will be able to identify the technical, tactical and team skills required for an individual or team to participate in a particular sport while promoting an enjoyable and positive experience for participants.

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.

Course price €999

Discount of €379 when enrolling on both courses together - usual price €1,378

QQI Minor Award in Sports Psychology (6N4665)

QQI Level 5 Minor Award in Team Working (5N1367)

The courses will run over 2 evenings per week at Portobello Institute, Dominick Street.

Content covered:

The Development of Sports Psychology

Sports Psychology and Performance

Arousal, Stress and Anxiety

Concept of Motivation in Sport

Goal Setting

Leadership and Coaching


Sports Coaching content:

Skill related competencies

Motives and needs monitor personal strengths and weaknesses as a team participant, including interpersonal communication skills and problem solving skills

Physical fitness

Mental (Psychological) fitness

Game-Related competencies

Team play

Playing rules, Injury prevention and First Aid management

Planning and evaluation in setting team objectives and subsequent evaluation, to include control mechanisms such as ongoing feedback and documentation and performance measurement

Coaching related competencies; analysis of the roles, responsibilities, characteristics and skills of team members, including leaders, coaches and trainers

Skill Development; an analysis of the elements and stages of team development (strong practical emphasis)

Practice and Competition (strong practical emphasis)


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