Personal Training (Charleville Campus)

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ITEC Certificate in Personal Training 

Do you want to become a personal trainer? If exercise and fitness is your love and you want to learn how to motivate others to reach their fitness potential then this is the course for you. Plenty of action and practical activity, skills-based learning, and the theory to back it up. Learn the technical know-how, improve your own fitness and learn to instruct others in a safe way. Practical work is carried out in a gym environment.

This Level 5 Major Award enables the learner to develop the knowledge, skills and competence to work in the Fitness industry as a Personal Trainer and Sports Coach.

The purpose of this course is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the practices and principles underpinning the role of a Personal Trainer and Sports Coach to enable the learner to work effectively within a Fitness Centre, a Gym or with Sporting Organisations.

Award ITEC Certificate in Personal Training
Format Full-time. September 2024 to May 2025
Location Onsite at Charleville Campus (Formerly Mannix College) 
Timetable Hours between Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 15:30.
Requirements No CAO required (Leaving Cert./LCA/equivalent for under 23s). Application review discussion.
Starting Classes start the week of Monday the 16th of September 2024.
Fees  
Contact info@charlevillecampus.ie or call 063-81422
Applications Applications open. Places available. No deposit required to start your application.

Career Prospects

  • Fitness Centres, Gyms, Hotels and Leisure Clubs, Sports clubs, Health spas,

     

    Physical Therapy Clinics, Sports Massage Clinics, Self Employed Professional.

Course Contents

QQI Component Title

Award Code

Credits

Principles of exercise, fitness and health

iTEC

iTEC


Instructing gym-based exercise

iTEC

iTEC

Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health

iTEC

iTEC

Planning gym-based exercise

iTEC

iTEC

Programming personal training with clients

iTEC

iTEC

Anatomy and physiology for exercise

iTEC

iTEC

Delivering personal training sessions

iTEC

iTEC

Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme

iTEC

iTEC

Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity

iTEC

iTEC

Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment

iTEC

iTEC

Work Experience

5N1356

15

     

 

Courses are continually developed – content and specific award components are subject to change. See disclaimer.

Calendar

Four days a week, from 9:30 to 14:30. Class timetables to follow in September, and subject to change. 

Erasmus+

50 full-time day students will travel, fully-funded, with Erasmus+ to another European country for 2 weeks. Find out more and apply.

Entry Requirements

  • CAO points not required.
  • All applicants will be required to attend an application review discussion. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the minimum entry requirements set out here, and satisfactory presentation at interview.
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent. For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.

Certification

  • ITEC Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction (Gym-Based Exercise).

  • ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training.

  • QQI Minor award in Work Experience 5N1356.

Work Experience

The dates and duration will be specified by the College in September.

Progressions

mallowcampus.ie/progressions.

A full QQI award achieves a maximum of 390 points for CAO