Special Offer 3 in 1 – Gym Instructor/Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer – Dublin, Cork, Kildare, Athlone & Waterford

MOST POPULAR: Acquire the 3 Universal Industry Recognised Qualifications: 3-in-1 Option 1Gym Instructor, Studio Instructor and Personal Trainer, for one special price – from only €1,950.  This has been our most popular programme for many years and is highly recommended.  Savings of €850 are made with this option!*

NEW: 3-in-1(S) Option 2: 3 Universal Industry Recognised Qualifications Gym Instructor, Personal Trainer and Strength & Conditioning Coach, for one special price – from only €2,150.  Change our Group Fitness/Studio Instructor qualification for Strength & Conditioning.

NEW: 4-in-1 Option 3: Acquire the 4 Most Popular and Industry Recognised NSC Qualifications: Gym Instructor, Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer and Strength & Conditioning Coach for one special price – from only €2,450.  A fantastic deal for 4 qualifications.  Savings of €1,000 with this option!*

PLEASE NOTE: Our 3-in-1 Option 1Gym Instructor, Studio Instructor and Personal Trainer at €1,950 has been our most popular programme for many years and is highly recommended.  The additional options such as our 4-in-1 programme will give you additional savings when compared to booking each course separately.  Simply put, the more courses that are booked in advance, the greater the savings.  However, if you decide to book each course separately at a later stage you will find NSC has some of the best prices for CPD programmes in Ireland.  Please contact our Course Director George Martin @ 085 8001221 or email info@nsc.ie if you have any questions on the above.

gym instructor course ireland, personal trainer course IirelandSpecial Offer 3-in-1 and 4-in-1: These internationally recognised programmes prepares you for a professional career in the health and fitness industry.  These courses are designed for people who wish to work as Personal Trainers, Fitness Instructors and Strength & Conditioning Coaches, either as self employed professionals or as part of a health fitness team in clubs around Ireland and internationally. You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to become a competent personal trainer and fitness instructor, dealing with adults of all ages who wish to participate in exercise and physical activity. This qualification is approved by the Register of Exercise Professionals (UK).  REPs UK is the largest register for exercise professionals in the world with over 30,000 members. Through ICREPs, REPs UK is aligned with all national professional registers across Europe, New Zealand and Australia.  These qualifications are mapped to the Qualifications & Credit Framework (UK) and recognised by QQI (Ireland), comparable to Level 4, 5 and 6 on The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Ireland.

These courses are taught by NSC Academic Director George Martin.  George holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Strength & Conditioning, a Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) in Sport Science and is a Certified Tutor Coach, Personal Trainer and Sports Therapist.  George brings with him 25 years’ industry experience as a coach, trainer, manager and tutor.

Course Modules:

Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise & Health
Function & Structure of the Circulatory System
Function & Structure of the Respiratory System
Function & Structure of the Skeletal System
Function & Structure of the Muscular System
Function & Structure of the Digestive System
Postural & Core Stability
Energy Systems and their Relationship to Exercise
The Endocrine System and its Relation to Exercise
The Nervous System and its Relation to Exercise

Principals of Exercise, Fitness & Health
Effect of Exercise on the Body
The Components of Fitness
Applying the Principles of Fitness to an Exercise Programme
Contraindications and Key Safety Guidelines for Special Populations
Monitoring Exercise Intensity
Health Benefits of Physical Activity
Importance of Healthy Eating

Principles of Nutrition for Physical Activity
Key Nutritional Terms
Function of the Metabolism
Main Food Groups
Body Composition Analysis
Calculating Caloric Intake / % Nutrient Breakdown
Nutritional Goal Setting
Pre & Post Event Supplementation

Planning & Instructing Gym Based Exercise / Resistance (Weight) Training
Appropriate Screening Procedures
Safety Procedures in the Gym
Machine & Free Weight Training Programmes
Contraindicated Exercises
Exercise Progressions and Variations

Planning & Instructing Exercise to Music Classes
Appropriate Screening Procedures for Individuals & Groups
Class Plans / Choreography / Music Tempo
Beginner to Advanced Programmes
Flexibility Routines

Planning & Instructing Personal Training Programmes
Resources required to deliver a Personal Training Session
Approaching Consultations/Health Screening/Record Keeping
Interpreting Health History
Conditions Requiring Medical Clearance
Goal Setting and Follow-Up Assessments
Advanced Resistance (Weight) Training
Advanced Flexibility Training

Supporting Clients who Participate in Exercise
Building Effective Working Relationships with Clients
Addressing Barriers to Exercise/Physical Activity that Clients Experience
Supporting Clients Participating in Exercise/Physical Activity
Providing Ongoing Customer Service

Health, Safety & Welfare in the Fitness Environment
Emergency Procedures in a Fitness Environment
Health & Safety Procedures in a Fitness Environment
Controlling Risks in a Fitness Environment
Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

For students completing the Strength & Conditioning Qualification, please click on “Strength & Conditioning Coach” at the top of this page (header section) for information on our S&C elements.

Qualifications Awarded:
National Diploma in Personal Training (NSC)
Certificate in Personal Training (VTCT )
National Certificate Gym Instruction (NSC)
Certificate in Fitness Instruction – Gym Based Exercise (VTCT)
National Certificate in Group Fitness Instruction (NSC)
Certificate in Fitness Instruction – Exercise to Music (VTCT)

Where Applicable
Level 6 Award in Strength & Conditioning (NSC)
Level 6 Award in Strength & Conditioning (VTCT)

VTCT qualifications are recognised in Ireland, comparable at Level 4, 5 and 6 on The National Framework of Qualifications.  VTCT qualifications are also recognised across Europe, Australia and New Zealand through ICREPs and EQF.  Graduates of this programme can obtain professional indemnity insurance to practice in Ireland and across Europe for approx. €140.

Previous Qualifications Required: None.  Applicants must be computer literate as course notes are provided online and participants are required to submit project work via email. Please contact our admissions office at 085 800 1221 for more information.

Course Fee:
From only €1,950 (3-in-1) or €2,150 (3-in-1 (S)) or €2,450 (4-in-1)

Course fee includes registration and course notes.  Examination fees of €300 are due in the final month of training.  This fee covers all 3-in-1 qualifications (€100 per qualification).  €400 examination fees apply for our 4-in-1 course (€100 per qualification).

Early Bird Offer:

€1,950 (3-in-1):  To avail of this offer the course must be paid in full before the course start date.  Save €200 on the normal course fee!

€2,150 (3-in-1 (S)): To avail of this offer the course must be paid in full before the course start date.  Save €200 on the normal course fee!

€2,450 (4-in-1):  To avail of this offer the course must be paid in full before the course start date.  Save €200 on the normal course fee!

3-in-1 Pay in Installments (Normal Course Fee): €2,150 **Most Popular** Pay your course fee over the first 3 months of your programme – €650 deposit paid September 2017 plus 3 monthly payments of €500 (October, November & December 2017).  Examination fees of €300 are due January 2018.

3-in-1 (S) Pay in Installments (Normal Course Fee): €2,350 **Great Deal** Pay your course fee over the first 4 months of your programme – €650 deposit paid September 2017 plus 4 monthly payments of €425 (October, November, December & January).  Examination fees of €300 are due February 2018.

4-in-1 Pay in Installments (Normal Course Fee): €2,650 **Great Savings** Pay your course fee over the first 4 months of your programme – €650 deposit paid September 2017 plus 4 monthly payments of €500 (October, November, December & January).  Examination fees of €400 are due February 2018.

Course fees and examination fees must be paid in full and on time to register for final assessments.
A course deposit of €150 must be paid to reserve a student place on this programme.

Money Back Promise!  NSC will refund any course payments right up to your first day of training, no questions asked!  We take the worry out of making the decision to do a course.  If you sign up to any of our training programmes and then decide not to go ahead, we will refund all of your deposit.  This money back promise expires on the first day of your training course.

Autumn 2017 Courses – There are 11 Courses starting October 2017, 3 starting in Athy, Co. Kildare, 2 starting in Dublin 4, 2 starting in Cork City, 2 starting in Athlone Town and 2 starting in Waterford City.
3 Courses starting in Athy, Co. Kildare October 2017; Course 1: Weekend Course (2 weekends per month), Course 2: Weekday Course (every Wednesday), Course 3: Evening Course (every Wednesday).
2 Courses starting in Dublin October 2017; Course 1: Weekday Course (every Thursday), Course 2: Evening Course (every Thursday).
2 Courses starting in Cork October 2017; Course 1: Weekday Course (every Friday), Course 2: Evening Course (every Friday).
2 Courses starting in Athlone October 2017; Course 1: Weekday Course (every Monday), Course 2: Evening Course (every Monday).
2 Courses starting in Waterford October 2017; Course 1: Weekday Course (every Tuesday), Course 2: Evening Course (every Tuesday).

Autumn 2017 Course Dates: The below dates apply to both 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 programmes.
K1: Weekend Course – KILDARE – 9 weekends in total (Sat. & Sun. from 9:30am to 4:30pm).  Dates are as follows:
October 7, 8, 21, 22.
November 4, 5, 18, 19.
December 2, 3, 16, 17.

January 6, 7, 20, 21.
February 3, 4.
plus 3 additional weekends (4-in-1 only): February 24, 25, March 10, 11, 24, 25.

K2: Weekday Course – KILDARE (Wednesday) – 1 day per week over 18 weeks (9:30am to 4:30pm).  Dates are as follows:
October 4, 11, 18, 25.
November 8, 15, 22, 29.
December 6, 13, 20.
January 10, 17, 24, 31.
February 7, 14, 21.
plus 3 additional weekends (4-in-1 only): February 24, 25, March 10, 11, 24, 25.

K3: Evening Course – KILDARE (Wednesday) – 1 evening per week over 24 weeks (7pm to 10pm).  Dates are as follows:
October 4, 11, 18, 25.
November 8, 15, 22, 29.
December 6, 13, 20.
January 10, 17, 24, 31.
February 7, 14, 21, 28.

March 7, 14, 21, 28.
April 4
plus 3 additional weekends (4-in-1 only): February 24, 25, March 10, 11, 24, 25.

D1: Weekday Course – DUBLIN (Thursday) – 1 day per week over 18 weeks (10am to 5pm).  Dates are as follows:
October 5, 12, 19, 26.
November 9, 16, 23, 30.
December 7, 14, 21.
January 11, 18, 25.
February 1, 8, 15, 22.
plus 3 additional weekends (4-in-1 only): February 24, 25, March 10, 11, 24, 25 (NSC Kildare).

D2: Evening Course – DUBLIN (Thursday) – 1 evening per week over 24 weeks (7pm to 10pm).  Dates are as follows:
October 5, 12, 19, 26.
November 9, 16, 23, 30.
December 7, 14, 21.
January 11, 18, 25.
February 1, 8, 15, 22.

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
April 5.
plus 3 additional weekends (4-in-1 only): February 24, 25, March 10, 11, 24, 25 (NSC Kildare).

C1: Weekday Course – Cork (Friday) – 1 day per week over 18 weeks (10am to 5pm).  Dates to follow:
October 6, 13, 20, 27.
November 10, 17, 24.
December 1, 8, 15, 22.
January 12, 19, 26.
February 2, 9, 16, 23.
plus 3 additional weekends (4-in-1 only): February 24, 25, March 10, 11, 24, 25 (NSC Kildare)

C2: Evening Course – Cork (Friday) – 1 evening per week over 24 weeks (7pm to 10pm).  Dates to follow:
October 6, 13, 20, 27.
November 10, 17, 24.
December 1, 8, 15, 22.
January 12, 19, 26.
February 2, 9, 16, 23.

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
April 6.
plus 3 additional weekends (4-in-1 only): February 24, 25, March 10, 11, 24, 25 (NSC Kildare)

A1: Weekday Course – Athlone (Monday) – 1 day per week over 18 weeks (10am to 5pm).  Dates are as follows:
October 2, 9, 16, 23.
November 6, 13, 20, 27.
December 4, 11, 18.
January 8, 15, 22, 29.
February 5, 12, 19.
plus 3 additional weekends (4-in-1 only): February 24, 25, March 10, 11, 24, 25 (NSC Kildare).

A2: Evening Course – Athlone (Monday) – 1 evening per week over 24 weeks (7pm to 10pm).  Dates are as follows:
October 2, 9, 16, 23.
November 6, 13, 20, 27.
December 4, 11, 18.
January 8, 15, 22, 29.
February 5, 12, 19, 26.

March 5, 12, 19, 26.
April 2.
plus 3 additional weekends (4-in-1 only): February 24, 25, March 10, 11, 24, 25 (NSC Kildare).

W1: Weekday Course – Waterford (Tuesday) – 1 day per week over 18 weeks (10am to 5pm).  Dates are as follows:
October 3, 10, 17, 24.
November 7, 14, 21, 28.
December 5, 12, 19.
January 9, 16, 23, 30.
February 6, 13, 20.
plus 3 additional weekends (4-in-1 only): February 24, 25, March 10, 11, 24, 25 (NSC Kildare).

W2: Evening Course – Waterford (Tuesday) – 1 evening per week over 24 weeks (7pm to 10pm).  Dates are as follows:
October 3, 10, 17, 24.
November 7, 14, 21, 28.
December 5, 12, 19.
January 9, 16, 23, 30.
February 6, 13, 20, 27.

March 6, 13, 20, 27.
April 3.
plus 3 additional weekends (4-in-1 only): February 24, 25, March 10, 11, 24, 25 (NSC Kildare).

Kildare Location: National Sports College, Fortbarrington Road, Athy, Co. Kildare.  Website: www.nsc.ie
Dublin Location: Sportsco, South Lotts Road, Ringsend, Dublin 4.  Website: www.sportsco.ie
Cork Location: TBC
Athlone Location: Athlone Regional Sports Centre, Athlone Town, Co. Westmeath.
Waterford Location: Woodlands Hotel, Dunmore Road, Waterford City, Co. Waterford.

NSC RUN THIS COURSE TWICE YEARLY IN DUBLIN, CORK, KILDARE, ATHLONE AND WATERFORD – APRIL & OCTOBER.
How to Apply
To apply for any of our courses please email info@nsc.ie to request a course application form.  If you have any questions or would like a tour of our training facility please contact our Programme Director George Martin at 085 800 1221 or email info@nsc.ie.

Low Credit? – Text “courses” and your name to 085 800 1221 and a NSC representative will call you back.

Even Better Offers!  All students who complete our 3-in-1 & 4-in-1 programmes receive a €30 Discount on our CPD Programmes!
One Day CPD Courses:

1. Cardio-Kickboxing & Box-Fit Instructor – Normal Price = €150, NSC graduate price = €120!
2. Kettlebell Instructor – Normal Price = €150, NSC Graduate Price = €120!
3. Pump Fitness Instructor – Normal Price = €150, NSC Graduate Price = €120!
4. Bootcamp Instructor – Normal Price = €150, NSC Graduate Price = €120!
5. Step Aerobics Instructor – Normal Price = €150, NSC Graduate Price = €120!
6. Suspension Training Instructor – Normal Price = €150, NSC Graduate Price = €120!
7. Functional Athletic Screening & Rehabilitation Workshop – Normal Price = €150, NSC Graduate Price = €120!

*Special offer savings are calculated based on the individual course cost.