GTI-GUFC Elite Football Professional Development 5M5146
This dual career programme is a unique opportunity for high level players to experience full-time coaching, training & education. Coaching and Training is provided by professional coaches at Galway United. The programme is aimed at players with a proven track record at an advanced level of the game. It enables students to develop and perfect their soccer performance skills whilst also gaining a full QQI qualification in Sport, Recreation and Exercise at level 5, the successful completion of which allows for progression to Universities & TU's. A substantial element of this course is the provision of additional coaching hours in a high performance environment. FAI coaching qualifications are included in this award. This is a full-time course with coaching delivered by UEFA qualified coaches.
Football Skills Assessment
Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent
Soccer Coaching 4N3206
Soccer Coaching 5N4887
Sport & Recreation 5N2667
Exercise & Fitness 5N2668
Sports Injury Prevention 5N5665
Sports Anatomy & Physiology 5N4648
Work Experience 5N1356
Galway United will provide professional coaching in a high performance environment
Opportunity to play at the highest level of soccer in Ireland
Participation in National Colleges League
Opportunity to progress to a career in professional football
Student services Fee: €175
QQI Certification Fee €50
Students may qualify for SUSI grants
Sport, Recreation & Exercise QQI 5M5146
FAI D Licence
ITEC Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing Gym-Based Exercise
ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training Gym-Based Exercise
Additional Certification may incur additional fees. Check with Course Teacher for further information.
- Athlone IT
- Carlow IT
- Progression to all ATU courses apart from Nursing.
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Students may apply for the opportunity to participate in a fully funded work placement abroad
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This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May
Full-time registered students of GTI may access a range of adult education courses at a reduced fee.