People are becoming increasingly more aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Our Professional Sports Fitness Instruction course provides you with a professional level qualification to work as Fitness Instructor.
Much emphasis is placed on gaining professional fitness qualification awards. You will study the theory required to gain a deeper understanding of the various elements in the sport and fitness industry. This combination of practical and knowledge study will support you to access a range of career opportunities.
You can progress direct to employment in this dynamic, energetic and fast-moving sector, or to additional Further and Higher Education.
What Makes This Course Special
- Direct-to-work Qualification
- Professionally Recognised Qualifications
- High-level Fitness Skills Training
- Highly Experienced Sports & Fitness Team
- Outstanding Facilities
- Excellent Progression Routes
- Exercise & Fitness
- Event Management
- Personal & Professional Development
- Sports Industry Practice
- Safety Management
- Work Experience
Progress to further study and careers including:
- Fitness Instruction
- Gym Manager
- Leisure Centre Manager
- PE Teaching
- Personal Trainer
- Professional Coach
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sport & Recreation or equivalent and soccer experience.
See our Standard entry requirements page for more details.
QQI Level 6 Certificate in Sports, Recreation and Exercise 6M5147
ITEC Award Professional Fitness Instructor L4
Standard registration and QQI L6 Exam Costs (see costs, fees and finance) ITEC exam costs €600
If not already owned, you will need:
Track-suit Kit €50 average price
Optional Extra Qualifications
QQI Level 5 Occupational First Aid €110
Irish Water Safety – Pool Lifeguard award €250
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page
Early Interview Option
Early interviews normally take place in May. Late applications take place in Aug and early September. An offer of a place does not guarantee a place – only full payment of fees will move an applicant to registered status. If an offer is not accepted in time and a course is full then applicants will be added to a waiting list and have the opportunity to apply for another course.