This Dublin based course is open to anybody who wants to attain a professional qualification in fitness instruction and personal training. The qualification is awarded by the University of Limerick and it is the only fitness qualification in Ireland that is university accredited. It is the only fitness qualification on the Irish National Qualification Framework. It is an a level 5 on the European Framework EQF 5 and it is aligned at SQF by Europe Active which is the industry standard. This makes it the highest standard fitness qualification available in Ireland
Graduates are qualified to teach a full range of fitness classes. They are trained to carry out fitness assessments and design fitness programmes for a variety of people with different fitness objectives.
Fitness trainers will normally work in gyms, fitness clubs, leisure centres and spas. Many set up their own businesses and a number work with sports clubs and teams.
The course is run by Motions Health and Fitness Training in DIT, Kevin St, Dublin 2. It takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-10pm and one Saturday per month. There is also a day time option.
Motions has been teaching this course for over 25 years. Our tutors are experienced fitness instructors who have worked in every aspect of the fitness industry. This adds to the practical nature of the course and gives students an insight into careers in fitness.
The Certificate is the first step on a unique pathway that can build towards a degree.
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