The Pursuit of Excellence Programme (PEP) is the umbrella programme for people development within the Institute.

The key support strands within PEP are:

  • Podium Programme: The Podium Programme provides bespoke development support to Ireland's World class high performance coaches.

  • Horizon Programme: The Horizon Programme offers development support to Ireland's emerging high performance coaches.

  • Medical and Performance Support Services: The Institute provides continuous professional development opportunities for its medical and performance support services staff through various professional training events.

The Pursuit of Excellence Programme has provided me with a critical performance capability and that is to reflect properly on my coaching practice. It has opened my mind to so many new ideas and really rejuvenated my career
— Jim Laverty, Head Coach, Paralympic Swimming