Course Details

Course Code(s):
Course Start Date:
May 27th 2024
6 Weeks
Certificate of Completion
NFQ Level 8
Faculty: Education and Health Sciences
Course Type: Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.
Application Deadline:


Name: PESS Micro-credentials

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Brief Description

This micro-credential is suitable for students who need to complete the required area of study Aesthetic and Expressive Activities  to meet the registration requirements set down in the Teaching Council Regulation for Physical Education.

The purpose of this module is to develop physical education teachers that are confident in the subject content of dance and gymnastics and demonstrate effectively, and plan safe, enjoyable meaningful educational Physical Activity experiences.

Being creative is central to these subjects and as such this module is an ideal opportunity for students to take ownership of their work.

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On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Analyse and evaluate dance and gymnastics skills and performance.
  • Examine the nature of dance and gymnastics in a range of contexts including the Physical Education curriculum and in local communities.
  • Apply and evaluate relevant Curriculum Model as a strategy to engage and sustain student learning.
  • Use digital resources as part of developing personal and group performance targets and pedagogical approaches specific to dance and gymnastics that will develop pupils’ technological literacy. (Digital Skills)
  • Value working with others as a principle of caring for others.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the aesthetic and expressive nature of dance and gymnastics.
  • Critically reflect on their own learning experiences in dance and gymnastics as part of an ntegrated and culturally sensitive approach to education. (Global Citizenship)
  • Demonstrate fundamental movement skills of dance and gymnastics.
  • Create and perform dance and gymnastic sequences.


  • Online quizzes
  • Practical

Student Weekly Time Commitment

10 hours per week

Note: On-campus days are compulsory and student must attend all sessions to receive the certificate of completion

Applicants must have completed, or be near completion, an NFQ level 8 qualification in one the following areas:

  1. Health and Leisure
  2. Sports Science
  3. Physical Education (not teaching council accredited)
  4. Sports coaching
  5. Sports management
  6. Athletic Rehab
  7. Sport and Business
  8. National Exercise in Fitness and Health

Applicants are not required to have completed their course yet but must be registered on their level 8 course to be eligible to apply for this MicroCred. Their level 8 course must meet 180 ECTS with 60ECTS having a Physical Education component.

Please express your interest above to receive further information.

Entry requirements are established to ensure the learner can engage with the course material and assessments, at a level suitable to their needs, and the academic requirements of the module. By applying to this micro-credential, you are confirming that you have reviewed and understand any such requirements, and that you meet the eligibility criteria for admission.

Successful completion of this module does not automatically qualify you for entry into a further award. All programme applicants must meet the entry requirements listed if applying for a further award.

EU €750

Non EU €1500

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