Further Education

Further Education 2024-2025

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

  • Pre-entry guidance meeting

  • Mature applicants welcome

  • Skills & Fitness Test

Course Content
  • Soccer Coaching 5N4887

  • Sport & Recreation 5N2667

  • Exercise & Fitness 5N2668

  • Sports Injury Prevention 5N5665

  • Soccer 4N3206

  • Sports Anatomy & Physiology 5N4648

  • Work Experience 5N1356

  • Nutrition 5N2006

  • Communications 5N0690


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 leading goalscorer in the National league over the past decade is one of a number of former GTI sports students who progressed his skills and qualifications at GTI.


Student Contribution: €175

Please note: Additional charges may apply. Details TBC.


Sport, Recreation & Exercise QQI 5M5146


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

For more information

Please contact johnny.glynn@gretb.ie


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.