Active IQ Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym)

Course Duration
1 year
Course Level
Level 3
Course Places
20 Places
Course Start Date
Wednesday 26th September 2018 @ 6.30pm

Course Summary

This 1-year course will train learners to a professionally competent level enabling them to plan, instruct and evaluate safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club environment.

Important notice about this course

WE WILL BE ACCEPTING ONLINE APPLICATIONS TO THIS COURSE FROM MID-MARCH.

The aim of this qualification is to train learners to a professionally competent level enabling them to plan, instruct and evaluate safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club environment.

The qualification consists of six mandatory units:

  • Unit 1 Anatomy and physiology for exercise
  • Unit 2 Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • Unit 3 Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • Unit 4 Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • Unit 5 Planning gym-based exercise
  • Unit 6 Instructing gym-based exercise Successful achievement of all six units must be achieved for the full qualification.

One evening of three hours per week for one academic year.

This qualification provides progression to Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Instructing Exercise and Fitness, for learners who wish to develop and demonstrate occupational competence in gym instruction.

Alternatively, it provides progression to Level 3 qualifications in Personal Training for learners who wish to further their knowledge and skills and become personal trainers.

Learners may also progress on to the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy, where they will be provided with the knowledge and skills to practice sports massage alongside gym instructing in the health club environment.

 Learners may also broaden their knowledge and skills by progressing to Level 2 qualifications in Instructing Circuits, Exercise to Music and Aqua.

Tuition fees for this course are €650.00.

(This includes professional registration, assessment and certification fees for the qualification).

Some experience of gym-based exercise, including free-weights is highly recommended. The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary. There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and candidates should have basic skills in communication.

Adults (aged 18+) wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as gym-based fitness instructors.

Michael McCorry (Lecturer, School of Business & Humanities, DkIT)
Phone: +353 42 9370200
Email: michael.mccorry@dkit.ie

Lifelong Learning Centre, DkIT
Phone: +353-0429370290
Email: parttime@dkit.ie

Course ID DK_BCIFI_Q
Level 3
Duration 1 year
Places 20
School School of Business & Humanities
Department Humanities
Recognition Information

Active IQ The Certificate in Fitness Instruction (Gym) is a level 2 qualification on the UK Qualifications and Credit Framework (level 3 on the European Qualifications Framework). This qualification provides access onto the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPs) at level 3 and is fully accredited by the European Health and Fitness Association.

Awarding Body Active IQ
Fees €650.00
Starting Date Wednesday 26th September 2018 @ 6.30pm
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