Outdoor Sport and Recreation

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The course aims to enable learners to develop their knowledge, skills and qualifications to gain employment as assistant instructors in the outdoor recreation sector. The course also acts as a foundation for progression to degree or Higher National Diploma programmes in Third Level Institutions nationally. Students also have the option of progressing to the Level 6 sport, recreation & exercise programme here in Drogheda Institute.


Progression and Career Options:

Graduates can gain employment directly from this course as assistant instructors within the Outdoor Recreation Industry. Successful graduates may also apply to pursue Higher National Diploma and Degree courses Institutes of Technology nationwide. Study may also progress to our Level 6 course to aquire additional Instructor level qualifications.

Please click here to see a video of the students on the Outdoor Pursuits Course. 


Outdoor Sport and Recreation

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Course content

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Kayaking Instruction
  • Power Boating
  • Hill Walking
  • Orienteering
  • Wind Surfing
  • Pool Lifeguard Skills
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Communications
  • Work Preparation and Experience
  • Outdoor Leadership and Safety
  • Adventure Activities



QQI level 5 Certificate in Outdoor Sports and Recreation. Additional Awards in Kayaking and Power Boating.