Future Leaders - Transition Year Programme

Leagan Gaeilge

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The “Future Leaders Transition Year Programme” is a joint initiative from the GAA and the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). It is a cross-curricular programme comprising of a series of modules designed to encourage maturity, initiative, responsibility and leadership skills in pupils. The Programme gives pupils the knowledge and skills to support all roles required in the effective staging of Gaelic Games. As part of the Programme students are challenged to organise and run both on-field and off-field events for younger students.


2022/23 Access

Registered Schools can access the modules in the 2022/23 School Zone HERE. All registered schools have been issued with enrolement keys.

A number of schools did not complete the registration process before the summer holidays and they have been issued with an email to confirm participation.


For more information on the programme you can contact us by email at [email protected].


A  page of Frequently Asked Questions are Answered HERE


This is a guide to timetabling:


This is a guide to achieving the overall Future Leaders Award:


This is a guide to updates for the 2022/23 School Year:


This is a guide to a new Schools Awards Scheme for 2022/23. Awards will be held in Sept or OCt 2023 in Croke Park. More details will follow on the application process.