Gym Instructor Course

National Certificate in Gym Instruction

SPECIAL OFFER: SAVE €100 ON OUR ONLINE PROGRAMME – ONLY €800

The Qualification

This training programme will prepare you for a career in the sport and active leisure industry as a fitness instructor – teaching gym-based exercise.  Throughout this programme you will develop an understanding of anatomy, physiology, the principles of exercise, fitness and health, and relevant health, safety and welfare in the fitness environment.  You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to plan and instruct a gym-based exercise programme for healthy adults of all ages.  You will also learn how to effectively support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity.
This qualification is endorsed by the Register of Exercise Professionals (UK).  REPs UK is the largest register for exercise professionals in the world with over 30,000 members.  Through ICREPs, REPs UK is aligned with all national professional registers across Europe, New Zealand and Australia. This qualification is also mapped to the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RCF) UK and recognised by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), comparable to Level 4 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Ireland.

Course Modules:


Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise 

Structure and Function of the Circulatory System
Structure and Function of the Respiratory System
Structure and Function of the Skeletal System
Structure and Function of the Muscular System
Energy Systems and their Relation to Exercise
The Nervous System and its Relation to Exercise

Principles of Exercise, Fitness & Health 

Effects of Exercise on the Body
The Components of Fitness
Applying the Principles of Fitness to an Exercise Programme
Contraindications and Key Safety Guidelines for Special Populations
Monitoring Exercise Intensity
Health Benefits of Physical Activity
Importance of Healthy Eating

Supporting Clients who partake in Physical Activity

Building Effective Working Relationships with Clients
Addressing Barriers to Exercise/Physical Activity that Clients Experience
Supporting Clients Participating in Exercise/Physical Activity
Providing Ongoing Customer Service

Planning Gym Based Exercise/Resistance (Weight) Training 

Client Health Screening
Planning Safe and Effective Exercise Programmes
Client Data Records

Instructing Gym Based Exercise / Resistance (Weight) Training 

Professionalism in Fitness Instruction
Preparing Gym Equipment for Use
Instructing Gym Based Exercise
Supervising, Supporting and Motivating Clients
Machine Weight & Free Weight Training Programmes
Exercise Progressions and Variations

Health, Safety & Welfare in a Fitness Environment 

Emergency Procedures in a Fitness Environment
Health & Safety Procedures in a Fitness Environment
Controling Risks in a Fitness Environment
Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

Qualifications Awarded

National Certificate in Gym Instruction (NSC)
Certificate in Fitness Instruction – Gym Based Exercise (OFQUAL)

OFQUAL qualifications are aligned to the National Framework of Qualifications (QQI Ireland) at level 4, accredited by REPs UK, recognised in Europe (EREPs) and in Australia/New Zealand through ICREPS.  NSC qualifications allow graduates to operate as professional gym instructors and are recognised by industry insurance bodies.

Course Fee: €900 

Examination Fee: €150

SPECIAL OFFER: SAVE €100 ON OUR ONLINE PROGRAMME  – ONLY €800

€900 is our early bird option which must be paid in full prior to the course start date.  Course fees and examination fees must be paid in full prior to final assessments.
A course deposit of €150 must be paid to reserve a student place on this programme.
Course fee includes registration, course notes, and certification.
Examination fees of €150 are due in the final week of training.

Course Dates

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this course will be delivered through blended learning – Uploaded Online Theory Classes to our Learning Platform. Study at any time online.Along with full practical attendance.  Practical Attendance Dates are as follows:
APPLICATIONS FOR OUR 2020 PROGRAMME ARE NOW FULL. APPLICATIONS FOR 2021 PROGRAMMES WILL OPEN LATER IN 2020

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

Our blended programmes require students to utilise the NSC online platform to complete certain theory elements of our programme.  All course options involve practical training.

How to Apply

To apply for any of our courses please fill in our applciation form by clicking here. If you have any questions please contact us at [email protected]

Increase Your Knowledge and Qualification

Add The National Certificate in Group Fitness Instruction qualification from only €400.
Add The National Certificate in Personal Training from only €800.
Add both Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer qualifications from only €1,050 (Special Offer 3-in-1 = €1,950).
Terms and conditions apply.  Please contact our Admissions Office at [email protected] for more details.

Gym Instructor Course

National Certificate in Gym Instruction

SPECIAL OFFER: SAVE €100 ON OUR ONLINE PROGRAMME – ONLY €800

The Qualification

This training programme will prepare you for a career in the sport and active leisure industry as a fitness instructor – teaching gym-based exercise.  Throughout this programme you will develop an understanding of anatomy, physiology, the principles of exercise, fitness and health, and relevant health, safety and welfare in the fitness environment.  You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to plan and instruct a gym-based exercise programme for healthy adults of all ages.  You will also learn how to effectively support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity.
This qualification is endorsed by the Register of Exercise Professionals (UK).  REPs UK is the largest register for exercise professionals in the world with over 30,000 members.  Through ICREPs, REPs UK is aligned with all national professional registers across Europe, New Zealand and Australia. This qualification is also mapped to the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RCF) UK and recognised by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), comparable to Level 4 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Ireland.

 

Gym Instructor Course Modules

Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise & Health

Structure and Function of the Circulatory System
Structure and Function of the Respiratory System
Structure and Function of the Skeletal System
Structure and Function of the Muscular System
Energy Systems and their Relation to Exercise
The Nervous System and its Relation to Exercise

Principals of Exercise, Fitness & Health

Effects of Exercise on the Body
The Components of Fitness
Applying the Principles of Fitness to an Exercise Programme
Contraindications and Key Safety Guidelines for Special Populations
Monitoring Exercise Intensity
Health Benefits of Physical Activity
Importance of Healthy Eating

Supporting Clients who partake in Physical Activity

Building Effective Working Relationships with Clients
Addressing Barriers to Exercise/Physical Activity that Clients Experience
Supporting Clients Participating in Exercise/Physical Activity
Providing Ongoing Customer Service

Planning Gym Based Exercise/Resistance (Weight) Training

Client Health Screening
Planning Safe and Effective Exercise Programmes
Client Data Records

Instructing Gym Based Exercise / Resistance (Weight) Training

Professionalism in Fitness Instruction
Preparing Gym Equipment for Use
Instructing Gym Based Exercise
Supervising, Supporting and Motivating Clients
Machine Weight & Free Weight Training Programmes
Exercise Progressions and Variations

Health, Safety & Welfare in a Fitness Environment

Emergency Procedures in a Fitness Environment
Health & Safety Procedures in a Fitness Environment
Controling Risks in a Fitness Environment
Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

Other Information

Qualifications Awarded

National Certificate in Gym Instruction (NSC)
Certificate in Fitness Instruction – Gym Based Exercise (OFQUAL)

OFQUAL qualifications are aligned to the National Framework of Qualifications (QQI Ireland) at level 4, accredited by REPs UK, recognised in Europe (EREPs) and in Australia/New Zealand through ICREPS.  NSC qualifications allow graduates to operate as professional gym instructors and are recognised by industry insurance bodies.

Course Fee

Course Fee: €900 

Examination Fee: €150

SPECIAL OFFER: SAVE €100 ON OUR ONLINE PROGRAMME  – ONLY €800

€900 is our early bird option which must be paid in full prior to the course start date.  Course fees and examination fees must be paid in full prior to final assessments.
A course deposit of €150 must be paid to reserve a student place on this programme.
Course fee includes registration, course notes, and certification.
Examination fees of €150 are due in the final week of training.

Course Dates

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this course will be delivered through blended learning – Uploaded Online Theory Classes to our Learning Platform. Study at any time online.Along with full practical attendance.  Practical Attendance Dates are as follows:
APPLICATIONS FOR OUR 2020 PROGRAMME ARE NOW FULL. APPLICATIONS FOR 2021 PROGRAMMES WILL OPEN LATER IN 2020

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

Our blended programmes require students to utilise the NSC online platform to complete certain theory elements of our programme.  All course options involve practical training.

How to Apply

To apply for any of our courses please fill in our applciation form by clicking here. If you have any questions please contact us at [email protected]

Increase Your Knowledge and Qualification

Add The National Certificate in Group Fitness Instruction qualification from only €400.
Add The National Certificate in Personal Training from only €800.
Add both Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer qualifications from only €1,050 (Special Offer 3-in-1 = €1,950).
Terms and conditions apply.  Please contact our Admissions Office at [email protected] for more details.

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