• Code: EG 
  • Certification:QQI Level 6 in Sports, Exercise & Recreation (6M5147)
    • FAI 9v9
      FAI National D Licence
  • Duration: One Year


Our advanced soccer coaching course is designed for aspiring coaches seeking to elevate their skills to a professional level. This comprehensive program covers the intricacies of 9v9 gameplay, emphasizing tactical awareness, advanced training methodologies, and player development strategies. Participants will also prepare for and obtain the FAI D Licence, a certification that validates their proficiency in coaching principles and practices. Through hands-on sessions, expert-led workshops, and real-world coaching scenarios, attendees will gain invaluable insights and experience. This course is ideal for those committed to fostering talent and achieving excellence in soccer coaching.

Programme of Study


  • FAI 9v9
  • FAI National D Licence


  • Work Experience
  • Health Promotion
  • Sports Industy Practice
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology
  • Soccer Coaching
  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Customer Service
Entry Requirements

One of the following:

  • Soccer Award at Level 5 or equivalent 
  • FAI PDP 3
  • Mature Applicants with Soccer Experience

Places are offered following successful interview

Career Opportunities
  • Soccer Coach
  • Sports Coach
  • Youth Worker
  • Fitness Instruction
Higher Education Progression

Examples of potential courses include:

SETU South Eastern Technological University (Waterford Campus)

  • BSc in Sports Coaching (SE904)
  • BSc in Sport and Exercise Science
Course Co-ordinator:

Emeke Onwubiko

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