Lanesboro Community College facilitates the QQI Outdoor Recreation course (formerly FETAC Level 5) in Ballinafad Co. Sligo.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2018/2019 year. Please contact Deirdre on 086 1952663 or telephone the school office on 043-3321139 for further information.
Outdoor Sport & Recreation QQI Level 5 PLC course is the first step to becoming an Outdoor Activity Instructor. This full time course is held in Ballinafad, Co. Sligo with a strong emphasis on the practical elements of the course. Students spend much of the year in the outdoors partaking in activities such as white water rafting, canoeing, hill-walking, kayaking and mountaineering.
With their QQI level 5 award students can apply to do a degree course through the CAO/CAS higher education link system.
Grants are available for those who are eligible – PLC Post Leaving Certificate Grant and the Back To Education Allowance. Four this course the Leaving Certificate is not essential but students must have a good interest in Adventure Sports and the outdoors. In addition to the QQI level 5 award, the course is run, assessed and awarded according to the National Governing Body guidelines of each sport. These awards are internationally recognised.
As part of the work experience module we re delighted to facilitate a placement in Carlingford Adventure Centre. This placements consists of 10 days work experience at their centre where accommodation and food provided. T & C apply.
The modules for the 2017/2018 year include:-
1. KAYAKING, CANOEING with Canoe Association of Northern Ireland
2. WHITE WATER RAFTING with International Rafting Federation
3. OUTDOOR RECREATION
4. OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP& SAFETY
5. ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES
6. MOUNTAIN SKILLS with Mountaineering Ireland
8. WORK EXPERIENCE
10. ADAPTED ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES