ITEC Level 2+3 Diploma In Personal Training (Gym-Based Exercise) €1050 GTI Full-Time Students

Diploma in Personal Training (Gym-based Exercise) Level 3 iSP3D31 603/4495/7 2184

Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-based Exercise) Level 2 iSP2C5 603/4483/0 2153

This is a dual qualification for GTI Full-Time students only. The course runs for one academic year. 

Please note all fees must be paid in advance of the course start date to secure your place.

Delivery Format - Onsite Ballinfoyle

The course will be delivered in a blended format. Students will attend the Ballinfoyle/Castlegar Neighbourhood Centre on a Monday from 9-4pm pm.

Additional Mondays as follows

  • Monday 25th Sept 
  • Monday 23rd Oct - Exam GTI
  • Others TBC 

Course Aims

The main aim of the VTCT (ITEC) Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Gym-based Exercise) is to enable learners to gain the necessary practical and theoretical skills in order to provide personal training and gym-based exercise to the general public and to gain employment in the fitness industry. 

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and over and is designed to provide occupational competence at level 3. It also provides a sound platform into further training at level 3 and 4. Content This qualification is for learners who want to work within the fitness industry. 

The qualification consists of 10 mandatory units with a total of 346 hours of Guided Learning (GL) to achieve the full qualification. 

The main skills the Learner will perform are: 

  • Collecting participant information using a variety of methods including the use of a physical activity readiness questionnaire (PARQ) – vital to understanding the needs of clients and knowing when to adapt the fitness routine
  • Health, safety and welfare – contextualised to the environment the learners will be working in
  • Planning and instructing gym-based exercise including identifying different methods of adapting a gym-based exercise programme to ensure appropriate progression and/or regression
  • Programming personal training with clients and identifying short, medium and long term goals
  • Delivering personal training sessions including adapting the planned exercise to meet the clients’ needs, monitoring clients’ progress during exercise, giving clients feedback and discussing their performance
  • Applying the principles of nutrition and identifying clients who are at risk from nutritional deficiencies
  • Supporting clients who take part in gym-based exercise and fitness

The learner will also learn about client care and communication which is essential to work and be successful in the industry. This qualification also provides: 

  • The related knowledge and understanding required to perform the personal training and fitness skills listed above effectively, in particular, the anatomy and physiology of the body and common diseases and disorders that may affect when a client should or should not take part in exercise
  • Opportunities for learners to focus on the development of their wider skills in personal training and fitness setting such as communicating with clients, working with others and problem-solving
  • Opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in employment as a personal trainer and gym-based fitness instructor

Total Cost including ITEC exam fee €1050.00

This course will be delivered in a blended format.