Further Education at GTI :: 2017-2018

Gym and Fitness Instructor / Personal Trainer 5M5146

These qualifications offer learners the opportunity to gain employment in the ever-expanding fitness/leisure industry. Theses are additional qualifications learners may gain whilst also completing QQI Level 5 Sports, Recreation & Exercise 5M5146. This award allows students to progress to Sports Science and Exercise programmes in Institutes of Technology.

This course is designed to

The main aim of the ITEC Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing ( Gym-based exercise) is to provide the learner with the knowledge and practical skills as an introduction into the fitness sector. The Certificate in Personal Training - ITEC Level 3 enables the learner to gain the practical and theoretical skills necessary to provide personal training advice and assistance for active leisure and recreation.

Entry Requirements
  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent*
  • Letter of recommendation from a recognised club
  • Interview
  • Mature applicants welcome
  • Fitness & Skills test
Course Content
  • Sport & Recreation Studies 5N2667

  • Soccer Coaching 5N4887

  • Sports Anatomy & Physiology 5N4648

  • Exercise & Fitness 5N2668

  • Nutrition 5N2006

  • Occupational First Aid 5N1207

  • Communications 5N0690

  • Work Experience 5N1356

CERTIFICATION

Sport, Recreation & Exercise QQI 5M5146

Additional Certification
  • ITEC Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing Gym-Based Exercise
  • ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training Gym-Based Exercise
  • Kickstart 1/2/Youthcert (FAI)
  • Code of Ethics & Child Protection (FAI)
  • Small sided Games (FAI)
  • Strength & Conditioning (FAI)
  • Rugby Level 1
  • Gaelic Games Level 1

Additional Certification may incur additional fees. Check with Course Director for further details

How the course is taught

GTI has developed a style of teaching to meet the demands of a diverse community of learners. This course has a very high practical element which involves participants being involved in physical activity on a daily basis. We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet based technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning.

Whenever possible, we use a Learn-by-Doing approach to make the learning experience more realistic and enjoyable. We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners

Progression to Higher Education

Students who successfully complete this course may gain entry to Third Level Institutes and Colleges through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme. The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links is located at the CAO website. Click here for details of CAO QQI Requirements Lookup Many of our graduates are currently studying sports courses at, * * Athlone IT, * Blanchardstown IT, * Limerick IT and Carlow IT. * ALIT Athlone Institute of Technology * AL663 Higher Certificate in Business in Sport & Recreation, Level 6 * LIT Limerick Institute of Technology * LC422 Sports Strength & Conditioning (Tipperary), Level 8 * LC423 Sports Strength & Conditioning (Tipperary), Level 7 * ITB Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown BN111 Sports * Management & Coaching, Level 8 (Minimum 3 Distinctions required) * CWIT Institute of Technology, Carlow * CW188 Sports Rehabilitation & Athletic Therapy, Level 8 (Minimum 3 Distinctions required) * CW198 Strength & Conditioning, Level 8 (Minimum 3 Distinctions required) * CW106 Physiology & Health Science, Level 6 * CW178 Sports Science, Level 8 * CW827 Sport and Exercise (Soccer), Level 7 Portfolio required * CW858 Sports Management and Coaching (GAA Rugby Soccer), Level 8 Portfolio and 3 Distinctions required​

Work Experience

Personal Training, Gym Instructor, Coaching, Health, Fitness & Industry, Community Organisations, Club Administration / Coaching, Further Study, Scholarships.

Fees
  • Student Service Fee: €250

  • DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200

  • QQI Examination Fees: €50

  • GTI Training Kit: €100

  • Occupational First Aid €98

Total €698

Duration

This is a full-time, one-year course and runs from September - May

Adult Education & Part time Programmes

Full-time registered students of GTI may access a range of adult education courses at a reduced fee.

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Please Note

GTI reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.

Testimonial: Rachel O'Toole

GTI was definitely a step in the right direction for me, as during my time here studying sports and leisure-soccer skills,I have learned many new skills from improving my knowledge in the classroom to skills in the gym and one of the biggest highlights of my time here which developed my social and communication skills was getting the opportunity to undertake work experience in Glasgow. Overall this course really helped and guided me towards my career in the sporting industry, enhancing my skills in more ways than one. I am very grateful to GTI for giving me the opportunity to further continue my studies at the University of Bolton, Manchester, where I am currently a second year student, studying Sports Rehabilitation. Without the help of my teachers here I would not be where I am today