Further Education

Further Education 2024-2025

Strength, Conditioning with Performance Analysis 5M5146

This course has been designed to enable participants to improve their sports skills while gaining recognised qualifications to work in the Sports, Fitness and Leisure industries. This programme focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary to work in the fitness and sport industries.

This course is designed to

Enable participants to enhance and improve their existing sports skills. This course has a high practical content, delivered by qualified coaches and is designed to develop existing sports skills to a very high standard as well as introducing students to a broad range of innovative strength, conditioning and injury prevention methods. The course also affords participants to gain an insight into adventure activities organisation and participation.

Entry Requirements
  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent
  • Letter of recommendation from a recognised club.
  • Pre-entry guidance meeting
  • Mature applicants welcome
  • Skills & Fitness Test
Course Content
  • Sport & Recreation Studies 5N2667

  • Adventure Activities 5N4646

  • Sports Injury Prevention 5N5665

  • Sports Anatomy & Physiology 5N4648

  • Exercise & Fitness 5N2668

  • Nutrition 5N2006

  • Communications 5N0690

  • Work Experience 5N1356


Sport, Recreation & Exercise QQI 5M5146

Optional Modules

Soccer Coaching 5N4887 may be taken as an optional module

Additional Certification
  • ITEC Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing Gym-Based Exercise
  • ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training Gym-Based Exercise
  • PHECC First Aid
  • Check with Course Teacher for further details
How the course is taught

GTI has developed a style of teaching to meet the demands of a diverse community of learners. This course has a very high practical element which involves participants being involved in physical activity on a daily basis. We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet based technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning.

Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable. We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners.

Progression to Higher Education

Students who successfully complete this course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the Higher Education Links Scheme.

The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website.

Click here for details of CAO Requirements Lookup Many of our graduates are currently studying sports courses at:

Career Opportunities

Coaching, Strength & Conditioning, Personal Training, Fitness Instructing, Health & Leisure Industry, Community Organisations, Wide range of further study options. Scholarships.

Adult Education & Part time Programmes

Full-time registered students of GTI may access a range of adult education courses at a reduced fee including ITEC Personal Training and Fitness Instructing

Contact and Further Information
Please Note

GTI reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.

European Placements

Students have the opportunity to travel to Glasgow/Portugal/Spain as part of the Erasmus+ programme for 2/3 week work placements


Student Contribution: €175

Please note: Additional charges may apply. Details TBC.

Student Testimonial: Rachel O'Toole

GTI was definitely a step in the right direction for me, as during my time here studying sports and leisure-soccer skills,I have learned many new skills from improving my knowledge in the classroom to skills in the gym and one of the biggest highlights of my time here which really developed my social and communication skills was getting the opportunity to undertake work experience in Glasgow. Overall this course really helped and guided me towards my career in the sporting industry, enhancing my skills in more ways than one. I am very grateful to GTI for giving me the opportunity to further continue my studies at the University of Bolton, Manchester, where I am currently a second year student, studying Sports Rehabilitation. Without the help of my teachers here I would not be where I am today.


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