Level 5 Personal Trainer Course

National Diploma in Personal Training

The Qualification

This internationally recognised, NFQ aligned Level 5 programme prepares you for a professional career in the health and fitness industry. The course is designed for people who wish to work as personal trainers and fitness instructors, 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.  This qualification is also mapped to the Qualifications & Credit Framework (UK) and aligned to the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Ireland at Level 5.

Course Modules

Course Modules

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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
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 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
Instructing Gym Based Exercise / Resistance (Weight) Training
  • Professionalism in Fitness Instruction
  • Preparing Gym Equipment for Use
  • Instructing Gym Based Exercise
  • Supervising, Supporting and Motivating Clients
  • Machine Weight & Free Weight Training Programmes
  • Exercise Progressions and Variations
Supporting Clients who partake in Physical Activity
  • 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

Other Information

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Qualifications Awarded
  • National Diploma in Personal Training (NSC)
  • NFQ Aligned Certificate in Personal Training (VTCT )

VTCT qualifications are aligned to The National Framework of Qualifications (QQI Ireland) at Level 5 and REPs Europe (EREPs) at Level 4. VTCT qualifications are also recognised in Australia and New Zealand through ICREPs.

The NSC personal trainer qualification is recognised by the relevant insurance bodies.

Previous qualifications required for this programme: Current Recognised Gym Instructor Qualification endorsed by NFQ and REPs.

If you do not hold any fitness qualification you can complete our gym instructor programme and progress to our personal trainer programme – click on GYM INSTRUCTOR or 3-IN-1 SPECIAL OFFER for more details. 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 for more information.

Course Fee

Course Fee – €800

€800 is our payment option which must be paid in full prior to the course start date. Course fees and examination fees must be paid in full prior to final assessments.
A course deposit of €150 must be paid to reserve a student place on this programme.
Course fee includes registration, course notes, and certification.
Examination fees of €150 are due in the final week of training.

Course Dates

All Courses will start in October 2022

Please note dates are subject to Government Recommendations regarding COVID-19 and educational institutes opening times.

How to Apply

To apply, fill in our application form by clicking here. If you have any questions please contact us at info@nsc.ie

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LEVEL 5 PERSONAL TRAINER COURSE

National Diploma in Personal Training

The Qualification

This internationally recognised, NFQ aligned Level 5 programme prepares you for a professional career in the health and fitness industry. The course is designed for people who wish to work as personal trainers and fitness instructors, 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.  This qualification is also mapped to the Qualifications & Credit Framework (UK) and aligned to the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Ireland at Level 5.

 

Course Modules:


Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise 

  • 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

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 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

      Instructing Gym Based Exercise / Resistance (Weight) Training 

      • Professionalism in Fitness Instruction
      • Preparing Gym Equipment for Use
      • Instructing Gym Based Exercise
      • Supervising, Supporting and Motivating Clients
      • Machine Weight & Free Weight Training Programmes
      • Exercise Progressions and Variations

          Supporting Clients who partake in Physical Activity

          • 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 a 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

          Qualifications Awarded

          • National Certificate in Gym Instruction (NSC)
          • Certificate in Fitness Instruction – Gym Based Exercise (OFQUAL)

          OFQUAL qualifications are aligned to the National Framework of Qualifications (QQI Ireland) at level 4, accredited by REPs UK, recognised in Europe (EREPs) and in Australia/New Zealand through ICREPS.  NSC qualifications allow graduates to operate as professional gym instructors and are recognised by industry insurance bodies.

          Course Fee

          Course Fee – €800

          €800 is our payment option which must be paid in full prior to the course start date. Course fees and examination fees must be paid in full prior to final assessments.
          A course deposit of €150 must be paid to reserve a student place on this programme.
          Course fee includes registration, course notes, and certification.
          Examination fees of €150 are due in the final week of training.

          Course Dates

          All Courses will start in October 2022

          Please note dates are subject to Government Recommendations regarding COVID-19 and educational institutes opening times.

          How to Apply

          To apply, fill in our application form by clicking here. If you have any questions please contact us at info@nsc.ie

          Increase Your Knowledge and Qualification

          Add our National Diploma in Strength and Conditioning. Contact our Admissions Office at info@nsc.ie for more details.