Further Education at GTI :: 2019 - 2020

Elite Soccer - Performance and Coaching 5M5146

This dedicated Soccer programme enables students to develop and perfect their soccer performance skills whilst also gaining a full QQI qualification in Sport, Recreation and Exercise. FAI Coaching qualifications up to Youth cert are included in this award, This programme allows students to progress to Institutes of Technology nationwide.

Entry Requirements
  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent

  • Letter of recommendation from a recognised club

  • Interview

  • Mature applicants welcome

  • Skills & Fitness Test

Course Content
  • Soccer Coaching 5N4887

  • Sport & Recreation 5N2667

  • Exercise & Fitness 5N2668

  • Sports Injury Prevention 5N5665

  • Sports Anatomy & Physiology 5N4648

  • Work Experience 5N1356

  • Nutrition 5N2006

  • Communications 5N0690

  • Occupational First Aid 5N1207

Football Expertise

10 hours coaching per week provided by UEFA Pro-Licenced coach & leading Strength & Conditioning Coach.

  • Student services Fee: €175

  • DES Programme Participation Contribution:€200.

  • Training Kit: €100

  • QQI Exam Fee €50

  • Total: €525


Sport, Recreation & Exercise QQI 5M5146

Progression in Soccer

Past graduates from GTI have gone on to play Professional and semi-professional in Ireland and the UK. Patrick Hoban a premier league winner with Dundalk. Current Galway United squad members, Gary Shanahan and Aaron Conway are all graduates from GTI. Kevin Horgan is currently goalkeeper at Shamrock Rovers.

  • ITEC Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing Gym-Based Exercise

  • ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training Gym-Based Exercise

  • PDP1 & PDP2 (FAI)

  • Code of Ethics & Child Protection (FAI) Additional Certification will incur additional fees. Check with Course Teacher for further information.

For more Information

Please contact johnny.glynn@gretb.ie


This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May

Adult Education

Full-time registered students of GTI may access a range of adult education courses at a reduced fee.