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.

Qualifications Gained

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

Entry Requirement

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


Course Structure

This is a part time course delivered over 10 weeks.

Course Content Modules

  1. Skill related competencies
  2. Motives and needs monitor personal strengths and weaknesses as a team participant, including interpersonal communication skills and problem solving skills
  3. Physical fitness
  4. Mental (Psychological) fitness
  5. Game-Related competencies
  6. Team play
  7. Playing rules, Injury prevention and First Aid management
  8. Planning and evaluation in setting team objectives and subsequent evaluation, to include control mechanisms such as ongoing feedback and documentation and performance measurement
  9. Coaching related competencies; analysis of the roles, responsibilities, characteristics and skills of team members, including leaders, coaches and trainers
  10. Skill Development; an analysis of the elements and stages of team development (strong practical emphasis)
  11. Practice and Competition (strong practical emphasis)



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