Further Education

Further Education 2023-2024

Sports Science with Adventure Activities 5M5146

This course has been designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to pursue a career or further studies in the outdoor leisure industry. It also provides students with a foundation in Nutrition. This is an applied learning programme. Experiential learning is at the core ensuring that students gain the relevant hands on experience adventure and outdoor activities.

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. 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. Interview 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

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

Adventure Activities Leader, Outdoor Education Facilitator, Coaching, Strength & Conditioning,Health & Leisure Industry, Community Organisations, Wide range of further study options. Scholarships.

Adult and Part-Time Education

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

European Placements

Students have the opportunity to travel to a European destination as part of the Erasmus+ programme for a filly funded 2/3 week work placements

  • Student Service Fee: €175
  • QQI Certification Fee: €50
  • GTI Training Kit: €100 [approx]

Total : €325

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.


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