Further Education

Further Education 2020-2021

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

Football Expertise

Coaching per week provided by UEFA Pro-Licenced coach & leading Strength & Conditioning Coach.

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. Enda Curran from Galway United, Senior Squad is a graduate from GTI. Kevin Horgan is currently goalkeeper at Shamrock Rovers.

  • Student services Fee: €175

  • DES Programme Participation Contribution:€200.

  • Training Kit: €100

  • QQI Certification Fee €50

  • Total: €525


Sport, Recreation & Exercise QQI 5M5146

  • 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.