Level 5 Personal Trainer Course

National Diploma in Personal Training

SPECIAL OFFER: SAVE €100 ON OUR ONLINE PROGRAMME – ONLY €700

fitness course ireland, personal trainer course IirelandThe Qualification

This internationally recognised, NFQ aligned Level 5 programme prepares you for a professional career in the health and fitness industry. The course is designed for people who wish to work as personal trainers and fitness instructors, either as self employed professionals or as part of a health fitness team in clubs around Ireland and internationally. You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to become a competent personal trainer and fitness instructor, dealing with adults of all ages who wish to participate in exercise and physical activity. This qualification is approved 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 Qualifications & Credit Framework (UK) and aligned to the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Ireland at Level 5.

Course Modules:

Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise & Health

Function & Structure of the Circulatory System
Function & Structure of the Respiratory System
Function & Structure of the Skeletal System
Function & Structure of the Muscular System
Function & Structure of the Digestive System
Postural & Core Stability
Energy Systems and their Relationship to Exercise
The Endocrine System and its Relation to Exercise
The Nervous System and its Relation to Exercise

Principles of Nutrition for Physical Activity

Key Nutritional Terms
Function of the Metabolism
Main Food Groups
Body Composition Analysis
Calculating Caloric Intake / % Nutrient Breakdown
Nutritional Goal Setting
Pre & Post Event Supplementation

Planning & Instructing Personal Training Programmes

Resources required to deliver a Personal Training Session
Approaching Consultations/Health Screening/Record Keeping
Interpreting Health History
Conditions Requiring Medical Clearance
Goal Setting and Follow Up Assessments
Advanced Resistance (Weight) Training
Advanced Flexibility Training

Supporting Clients who Participate in Exercise

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

Health, Safety & Welfare in the Fitness Environment

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

Qualifications Awarded

National Diploma in Personal Training (NSC)
NFQ Aligned Certificate in Personal Training (VTCT )
VTCT qualifications are aligned to The National Framework of Qualifications (QQI Ireland) at Level 5 and REPs Europe (EREPs) at Level 4. VTCT qualifications are also recognised in Australia and New Zealand through ICREPs.
The NSC personal trainer qualification is recognised by the relevant insurance bodies.

Previous qualifications required for this programme: Current Recognised Gym Instructor Qualification endorsed by NFQ and REPs.

If you do not hold any fitness qualification you can complete our gym instructor programme and progress to our personal trainer programme – click on GYM INSTRUCTOR or 3-IN-1 SPECIAL OFFER for more details. Applicants must be computer literate as course notes are provided online and participants are required to submit project work via email. Please contact our admissions office for more information.

Course Fee – €800

SPECIAL OFFER: SAVE €100 ON OUR ONLINE PROGRAMME – ONLY €700

€800 is our payment 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 3 days (attendance only).

How to Apply

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

 

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Level 5 Personal Trainer Course

National Diploma in Personal Training

SPECIAL OFFER: SAVE €100 ON OUR ONLINE PROGRAMME – ONLY €700

fitness course ireland, personal trainer course IirelandThe Qualification

This internationally recognised, NFQ aligned Level 5 programme prepares you for a professional career in the health and fitness industry. The course is designed for people who wish to work as personal trainers and fitness instructors, either as self employed professionals or as part of a health fitness team in clubs around Ireland and internationally. You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to become a competent personal trainer and fitness instructor, dealing with adults of all ages who wish to participate in exercise and physical activity. This qualification is approved 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 Qualifications & Credit Framework (UK) and aligned to the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Ireland at Level 5.

Course Modules

Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise & Health

Function & Structure of the Circulatory System
Function & Structure of the Respiratory System
Function & Structure of the Skeletal System
Function & Structure of the Muscular System
Function & Structure of the Digestive System
Postural & Core Stability
Energy Systems and their Relationship to Exercise
The Endocrine System and its Relation to Exercise
The Nervous System and its Relation to Exercise

Principles of Nutrition for Physical Activity

Key Nutritional Terms
Function of the Metabolism
Main Food Groups
Body Composition Analysis
Calculating Caloric Intake / % Nutrient Breakdown
Nutritional Goal Setting
Pre & Post Event Supplementation

Planning & Instructing Personal Training Programmes

Resources required to deliver a Personal Training Session
Approaching Consultations/Health Screening/Record Keeping
Interpreting Health History
Conditions Requiring Medical Clearance
Goal Setting and Follow Up Assessments
Advanced Resistance (Weight) Training
Advanced Flexibility Training

Planning & Instructing Gym Based Exercise / Resistance (Weight) Training

Appropriate Screening Procedures
Safety Procedures in the Gym
Machine & Free Weight Training Programmes
Contraindicated Exercises
Exercise Progressions and Variations

Supporting Clients who Participate in Exercise

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

Health, Safety & Welfare in the Fitness Environment

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

Other Information

Qualifications Awarded

National Diploma in Personal Training (NSC)
NFQ Aligned Certificate in Personal Training (VTCT )
VTCT qualifications are aligned to The National Framework of Qualifications (QQI Ireland) at Level 5 and REPs Europe (EREPs) at Level 4. VTCT qualifications are also recognised in Australia and New Zealand through ICREPs.
The NSC personal trainer qualification is recognised by the relevant insurance bodies.

Previous qualifications required for this programme: Current Recognised Gym Instructor Qualification endorsed by NFQ and REPs.

If you do not hold any fitness qualification you can complete our gym instructor programme and progress to our personal trainer programme – click on GYM INSTRUCTOR or 3-IN-1 SPECIAL OFFER for more details. Applicants must be computer literate as course notes are provided online and participants are required to submit project work via email. Please contact our admissions office for more information.

Course Fee

Course Fee – €800

SPECIAL OFFER: SAVE €100 ON OUR ONLINE PROGRAMME – ONLY €700

€800 is our payment 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 3 days (attendance only).

How to Apply

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

Increase Your Knowledge and Qualification

Add our National Diploma in Strength and Conditioning. Contact our Admissions Office at [email protected] for more details.