Project Description

Sports Science Level 6


PLSS Code: 285855
Coordinator:Mary Walsh

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

Course Content

  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Sports Injury Practice
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Fitness Instruction
  • Gym Manager
  • Leisure Centre Manager
  • Lifeguard
  • Merchandising
  • PE Teaching
  • Personal Trainer
  • Professional Coach
  • Health Promotion
  • ITEC Gym Based Instructor
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Entry Requirements
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sport & Recreation or equivalent
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

Additional Costs
Track-suit Kit €50 average price

Optional Extra Qualifications
QQI Level 5 Occupational First Aid €110
Irish Water Safety – Pool Lifeguard Award €250

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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Early Interview Option

Apply before 29 April 2020 for the opportunity of an early interview, Early interviews normally take place in May.

Apply before August 2020 for a later interview. 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.

Note: This is a full-time course.