Level 4Group Fitness / Studio Instructor Course

National Certificate in Group Fitness Instruction

EXERCISE TO MUSIC course irelandThe Qualification

This qualification is developed for Gym Instructors and Personal Trainers who wish to acquire a qualification in Group Fitness Instruction.

This training programme will prepare you for a career in the sport and active leisure industry as a fitness instructor – teaching exercise to music, step aerobics and circuit training.  You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to plan and instruct an exercise to music/step aerobics and circuit training programme for healthy adults of all ages.  In addition you will be equipped to offer support to clients who take part in exercise and physical activity. This qualification is endorsed by the Register of Exercise Professionals (UK).  REP’s UK is the largest register for exercise professionals in the world with over 30,000 members.  Through ICREPs,  REPs UK is aligned with all the national professional registers across Europe, New Zealand and Australia.  This qualification is also mapped to the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RCF) UK and recognised by QQI (Ireland), comparable to Level 4 on The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). Ireland.

Course applicants (gym instructors/personal trainers) must have covered the following modules on their programme of training:
1. Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise
2. Principals of Exercise, Fitness & Health
3. Supporting Clients who partake in Physical Activity
4. Health, Safety & Welfare in a Fitness Environment

Course Modules:

Planning Group Exercise to Music/Circuit Training Sessions

Client Health Screening
Planning Safe and Effective Group Exercise to Music Classes
Planning Safe and Effective Group Circuit Training Classes
Step Aerobics Instructional CPD Day
Bootcamp Circuit Training Instructional CPD Day
Using Music to Enhance Group Exercise
Client Data Records

Instructing Group Exercise to Music Sessions

Professionalism in Fitness Instruction
Preparing Equipment for Exercise to Music
Instructing Group Exercise to Music Classes
Supervising, Supporting and Motivating Clients
Exercise Progressions and Variations
Step Aerobics Instructional CPD Day
Bootcamp Circuit Training Instructional CPD Day

Qualifications Awarded

National Certificate in Group Fitness Instruction (NSC)
Certificate in Fitness Instruction – Exercise to Music (OFQUAL)
CPD Award in Bootcamp Circuits (NSC)
CPD Award in Step Aerobic Instruction (NSC)

OFQUAL qualifications are mapped to RCF (UK), recognised by QQI (Ireland) and EQF (Europe), accredited by REPs UK, recognised in Europe (EREPs Level 3) and in Australia/New Zealand through ICREPS.  NSC qualifications allow graduates to operate as professional fitness instructors and are recognised by industry insurance bodies. Professional indemnity insurance can be obtained by NSC graduates at a cost of approx. €140.

Previous Qualifications Required: Recognised Gym Instructor or Personal Trainer qualification at UK Level 2/3, NFQ Level 4/5.  Applicants must be computer literate as course notes are provided online and participants are required to submit project work via email.

Course Fee: €400

Course fee is due prior to the course start date.  Examination fees of €150 are due on day 3 of the programme. A course deposit of €150 is necessary which can be completed by visiting www.gopay.ie and follow the on-site instructions.

If you have any questions please contact us at [email protected]

Courses – This is a 3 day programme (plus online elements) for qualified gym instructors and personal trainers.

How to Apply

To fill in an application form, click here.  If you have any questions or would like a tour of our training facility please contact us at [email protected]

Level 4Group Fitness / Studio Instructor Course

National Certificate in Group Fitness Instruction

EXERCISE TO MUSIC course irelandThe Qualification

This qualification is developed for Gym Instructors and Personal Trainers who wish to acquire a qualification in Group Fitness Instruction.

This training programme will prepare you for a career in the sport and active leisure industry as a fitness instructor – teaching exercise to music, step aerobics and circuit training.  You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to plan and instruct an exercise to music/step aerobics and circuit training programme for healthy adults of all ages.  In addition you will be equipped to offer support to clients who take part in exercise and physical activity. This qualification is endorsed by the Register of Exercise Professionals (UK).  REP’s UK is the largest register for exercise professionals in the world with over 30,000 members.  Through ICREPs,  REPs UK is aligned with all the national professional registers across Europe, New Zealand and Australia.  This qualification is also mapped to the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RCF) UK and recognised by QQI (Ireland), comparable to Level 4 on The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). Ireland.

Course applicants (gym instructors/personal trainers) must have covered the following modules on their programme of training:
1. Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise
2. Principals of Exercise, Fitness & Health
3. Supporting Clients who partake in Physical Activity
4. Health, Safety & Welfare in a Fitness Environment

Course Modules

Planning Group Exercise to Music/Circuit Training Sessions

Client Health Screening
Planning Safe and Effective Group Exercise to Music Classes
Planning Safe and Effective Group Circuit Training Classes
Step Aerobics Instructional CPD Day
Bootcamp Circuit Training Instructional CPD Day
Using Music to Enhance Group Exercise
Client Data Records

Instructing Group Exercise to Music Sessions

Professionalism in Fitness Instruction
Preparing Equipment for Exercise to Music
Instructing Group Exercise to Music Classes
Supervising, Supporting and Motivating Clients
Exercise Progressions and Variations
Step Aerobics Instructional CPD Day
Bootcamp Circuit Training Instructional CPD Day

Other Information

Qualifications Awarded

National Certificate in Group Fitness Instruction (NSC)
Certificate in Fitness Instruction – Exercise to Music (OFQUAL)
CPD Award in Bootcamp Circuits (NSC)
CPD Award in Step Aerobic Instruction (NSC)

OFQUAL qualifications are mapped to RCF (UK), recognised by QQI (Ireland) and EQF (Europe), accredited by REPs UK, recognised in Europe (EREPs Level 3) and in Australia/New Zealand through ICREPS.  NSC qualifications allow graduates to operate as professional fitness instructors and are recognised by industry insurance bodies. Professional indemnity insurance can be obtained by NSC graduates at a cost of approx. €140.

Previous Qualifications Required: Recognised Gym Instructor or Personal Trainer qualification at UK Level 2/3, NFQ Level 4/5.  Applicants must be computer literate as course notes are provided online and participants are required to submit project work via email.

Course Fee

Course Fee: €400

Course fee is due prior to the course start date.  Examination fees of €150 are due on day 3 of the programme. A course deposit of €150 is necessary which can be completed by visiting www.gopay.ie and follow the on-site instructions.

If you have any questions please contact us at [email protected]

Course Dates

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, some courses will be delivered through blended learning – Uploaded Online Theory Classes to our Learning Platform. Study at any time online.

This is a 3 day programme (plus online elements) for qualified gym instructors and personal trainers.

Please note dates are subject to Government Recommendations regarding COVID-19 and educational institutes opening times.

How to Apply

To fill in an application form, click here.  If you have any questions or would like a tour of our training facility please contact us at [email protected]