The National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training demonstrates, through its accreditation by the European Health and Fitness Association at European Qualification Framework (EQF) Level 4 that it exceeds the minimum standard (EQF Level 3) as agreed by all relevant bodies within the fitness industry in Ireland and throughout Europe. Some other training providers also offer EQF Level 4 standard of qualification provided that students sit prior or additional modules. The National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training is the only complete stand alone fitness qualification in Ireland, accredited at EQF Level 4. This programme is delivered at the National Training Centre, 15 – 16 St Josephs Parade, Dorset Street, Dublin 7 and at the Mardyke Arena, University College, Cork, Western Road, Cork.
On successful completion of this personal training course will offer graduates the opportunity to prescribe safe and effective exercise to the general public in either a group or individual one-to-one personal training basis, in a gym or studio environment, or in your own classes.
Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to prescribe training programmes for clients based on their individual needs whether it be group exercise, strength training, endurance, weight loss, body building, general fitness etc.
The group exercise to music module provides fitness instructors with the knowledge and skills to teach bootcamp style, circuit training and choreography based class either in health clubs and fitness centres in an employed capacity, or in community centres, parish halls etc. as self employed individuals.
The cost of the National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training programme is €2,250.00. Fees can be paid by means of a deposit of €500.00.
The balance of fees can be paid in full up to the course start date and a discount of €150.00 applies – total payable is €2,100.00.
Alternatively you can make a payment of €875.00 by the course start date with a further payment of €875.00 within one month of the course start date – total payable is €2,250.00.
Places on this personal training course are available on a first come first served basis.
Examination fees of €200.00 are payable at approximately week 12 for individuals wishing to sit final examination.