Active IQ Certificate in Personal Training

Course Duration
1 year
Course Level
Level 4
Course Places
8 Places
Course Start Date
Wednesday 19th September 2018

Course Summary

This 1-year course will develop learners with existing knowledge and skills in gym instruction who would like to develop their skills and knowledge to pursue a career in personal training.

Important notice about this course

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

This course aims to develop learners with existing knowledge and skills in gym instruction who would like to develop their skills and knowledge to pursue a career in personal training. This qualification consists of a total of 7 mandatory units, three of which are achieved in the level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym) qualification

This qualification consists of a total of 7 mandatory units, three of which are achieved in the level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym) qualification. These three units are:

  1. Know how to support clients who take part in exercise
  2. Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  3. Principles of exercise, fitness and health

The remaining four units to be covered are:

  • Unit 1: Anatomy and physiology for health and exercise
  • Unit 2: Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme
  • Unit 3: Programming personal training with clients
  • Unit 4: Delivering personal training sessions

The course is one academic year in duration and runs during the daytime.

  • The theory classes will run on Wednesday afternoons 2-5pm.  
  • Practical classes will run on Thursdays 9-11am or 11-1pm (students can choose their slot).

This qualification provides progression to Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training for learners who wish to develop and demonstrate occupational competence in personal training.

Learners may also progress onto qualifications in related sectors, such as undertaking a sports massage course, where they will be provided with the knowledge and skills to practice sports massage therapy alongside personal training in the health club environment or own business.

The tuition fees for this course are is €850.00. (This includes professional registration, manuals, workbooks, assessment and certification fees for the qualification).

A suitable Level 2 qualification in Gym Instructing. 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) and numeracy involved in this course and learners should have basic communication skills and the ability to apply numbers pitched at levels 3 and 2 respectively.

This course will be of interest to gym instructors wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as personal trainers and/or individuals, who already hold a gym instructor qualification, wishing to become self-employed running their own personal training business.

Michael McCorry (Lecturer, School of Business & Humanities, DkIT)
Phone: +353 42 9370290
Email: michael.mccorry@dkit.ie

Lifelong Learning Centre
Phone: +353 42 9370290
Email: parttime@dkit.ie

Course ID DK_BCIPT_Q
Level 4
Duration 1 year
Places 8
School School of Business & Humanities
Department Humanities
Recognition Information

Active IQ The Certificate in Personal Training is a level 3 qualification on the UK Qualifications and Credit Framework (level 4 on the European Qualifications Framework). This qualification provides access onto the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPs) at level 4 and is fully accredited by the European Health and Fitness Association (www.ehfa.eu).

Awarding Body Active IQ
Fees €850.00
Starting Date Wednesday 19th September 2018
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