Special 3 in 1 Plus+ Course
NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN GYM INSTRUCTION, GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTION & PERSONAL TRAINING + CPD Awards

Course Type:

Location:

Kildare

Duration:

4 Months

Accreditation:

NSC, Focus Awards

ABOUT THIS COURSE

This training programme will prepare you for a career in the sport and active leisure industry as a Gym Instructor, Group Fintess Instructor & Personal Trainer – either as a self-employed professional or as part of a health fitness team in clubs around Ireland and internationally.  Throughout this programme you will develop the knowledge and skills needed to become a competent personal trainer and group fitness instructor, dealing with adults of all ages who wish to participate in exercise, physical activity such as; Exercise to Music (Aerobics), Bootcamp Circuits, Step Aerobics, Kettlebells and Cardio-Kickboxing.

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY FOR EXERCISE & HEALTH
  • Understand the structure and functions of the skeletal system and joints.
  • Understand the structure and functions of the muscular system.
  • Understand the structure and functions of the cardio-respiratory system.
  • Understand the structure and functions of the digestive system.
  • Understand energy systems and their relation to exercise.
  • Understand the endocrine system and its relation to exercise.
  • Understand the nervous system and its relation to exercise.
  • Postural and core stability.
PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION, EXERCISE, FITNESS & HEALTH
  • Key nutritional terms.
  • Function of the metabolism.
  • Main food groups.
  • Body composition analysis.
  • Calculating caloric intake / percentage nutrient breakdown.
  • Nutritional goal setting.
  • Pre and post event supplementation.
  • Understand the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle.
  • Understand the effects of exercise on the body.
  • Know the components of fitness and principles of training.
  • Applying the principles of fitness to an exercise programme.
  • Contraindications and key safety guidelines for special populations.
  • Monitoring exercise intensity.
  • Understand the importance of healthy eating
PLANNING & INSTRUCTING GYM BASED EXERCISE / RESISTANCE (WEIGHT) TRAINING)
  • Client Health Screening.
  • Planning Safe & Effective Exercise Programmes.
  • Client Data Records.
  • Professionalism in Fitness Instruction.
  • Preparing gym equipment for use.
  • Instructing gym-based exercise.
  • Supervising, supporting and motivating clients.
  • Machine weight and free weight training programmes.
  • Exercise progressions and variations.
PLANNING & INSTRUCTION GROUP EXERCISE TO MUSIC & CIRCUIT TRAINING CLASSES
  • Client Health Screening & Data Record Keeping.
  • Planning Safe & Effective Group Exercise and Circuit Training Classes.
  • Professionalism in Fitness Instruction.
  • Preparing the fitness studio/training area for use.
  • Instructing Exercise to Music (Aerobic) Classes
  • Instructing Bootcamp Circuits
  • Instructing Step Aerobics Classes
  • Instructing Kettlebell Fitness Classes
  • Instructing Cardio-Kickboxing & Box-Fit Classes
  • Supervising, supporting and motivating clients.
  • Exercise progressions and variations.

Request our CPD Course Brochure ([email protected]) for more information on Group Fitness Instructor Training.

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
  • Client Data Records.
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 AND WELFARE IN THE FITNESS ENVIRONMENT
  • Emergency procedures in a fitness environment.
  • Health and safety procedures in a fitness environment.
  • Controlling risks in a fitness environment.
  • Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

 

Updated information coming soon.

 

3-in-1 Plus Course Fee Option 1: Early Bird Tuition Fee = €2,195 (€200 discount)
Deposit = €195 (refundable up until August 1st, 2024)

Final Tuition Payment of €2,000 paid before your course start date of September 1st, 2024.

International Learner Registration, Assessment & Certification Fee of €300 (€100 per qualification) is due October 1st, 2024.

3-in-1 Plus Course Fee Option 2: Standard Tuition Fee = €2,395
Deposit = €195 (Refundable up until August 1st, 2024)

5 Payments of €440 due September 1st to January 1st, 2025.

International Learner Registration, Assessment & Certification Fee of €300 (€100 per qualification) is due October 1st, 2024.

Eligibility

The 3 in 1 Plus+ Course is open to all applicants interested in moving to the fitness industry.  Course content is delivered to facilitate adult learners of mixed ability.  Course learners must be computer literate and have access to a computer with broadband availability.  Course notes, power-points, video tutorials, e-books and assignments are only available online.  Completed assignments are also required to be uploaded online.

Gym Instructor
  • National Certificate in Gym Instruction (NSC)
  • UKL2/IRL4 Certificate in Fitness Instruction – Gym Based Exercise (Focus Awards - RQF/OFQUAL Registered Awarding Body)

The Focus Awards qualification is comparable to Level 4 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Ireland and has international recognition.  NSC/Focus Awards qualifications allow graduates to obtain professional indemnity insurance to practice in Ireland, the UK and internationally.

The National Certificate in Gym Instruction consists of 6 modules, taught part-time through blended learning and completed over a 3 month period (September 2024 to November 2024).  This is a blended learning programme which involves online lectures, video tutorials and written assignments, coupled with practical in-person sessions.

Group Fitness Instructor
  • National Certificate in Group Fitness Instruction (NSC)
  • UKL2/IRL4 Certificate in Fitness Instruction – Exercise to Music (Focus Awards - RQF/OFQUAL Registered Awarding Body)
  • CPD Award in Aerobics Instruction (NSC)
  • CPD Award in Bootcamp Instruction (NSC)
  • CPD Award in Step Aerobics Instruction (NSC)
  • CPD Award in Kettlebell Instruction (NSC)
  • CPD Award in Cardio-Kickboxing & Box-Fit Instruction (NSC)

The Focus Awards qualification is comparable to Level 4 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Ireland and has international recognition.  NSC/Focus Awards qualifications allow graduates to obtain professional indemnity insurance to practice in Ireland, the UK and internationally.

The National Certificate in Group Fitness Instruction consists of 6 modules, taught part-time through blended learning and completed over a 3 month period (September 2024 to November 2024).  This is a blended learning programme which involves online lectures, video tutorials and written assignments, coupled with practical in-person sessions.

Personal Trainer
  • National Diploma in Personal Training (NSC)
  • UKL3/IRL5 Certificate in Personal Training (Focus Awards - RQF/OFQUAL Registered Awarding Body)
  • CPD Award in Sports Nutrition (NSC)

The Focus Awards qualification is comparable to Level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Ireland and has international recognition.  NSC/Focus Awards qualifications allow graduates to obtain professional indemnity insurance to practice in Ireland, the UK and internationally.

The National Diploma in Personal Training consists of 6 modules, taught part-time through blended learning and completed over a 3 month period (December 2024 to February 2025).  This is a blended learning programme which involves online lectures, video tutorials and written assignments, coupled with practical in-person sessions.

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Meet Your Instructor

George Martin, BSc. PGDip. MSc. MTEd.

Founder, Academic Director & Lecturer

Call at 085 800 1221 or email [email protected].

George Martin oversees all academic qualifications offered through the National Sports College.  He also lectures in Anatomy & Physiology, Sport Science, Strength & Conditioning, Personal Training, Gym Instruction, Exercise to Music, Sports Massage and Business Management.  George has over 25 years experience in the sport/health fitness industry as an instructor, coach, tutor, therapist and manager.

Education:

  • BSc. (Hons) in Sport Science (QQI Level 8)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Training & Education (QQI Level 9)
  • MSc. in Strength & Conditioning (QQI Level 9)
  • Master of Arts in Training & Education (QQI Level 9)
  • International Certificate in Exercise & Health Studies
  • National Qualification in Sport & Remedial Massage Therapy
  • Certified Tutor Coach (Coaching Ireland)
  • Train the Trainer Certified (QQI Level 6)
  • Certificate in Management Processes (QQI Level 6)
  • Certificate in Information Technology & Computer Studies
  • Registered Sport & Active Leisure Assessor
See what our students say!

Recently finished a course at NSC and was super impressed by how thorough it was. George and Allison were amazing and there to answer questions and give practical advice that really helped me out. They really know their stuff and are always ready to help!

Sarah D.
Previous Student

I had a fantastic experience at NSC. The course was top-notch, but what really stood out was the support I received outside the classroom. George and Allison were always there to help with any questions I had about notes and exams. Their willingness to provide extra assistance made a huge difference, helping me understand the material better and feel more prepared for exams.

Eamonn O'C.
Previous Student

My time at the National Sports College was great. The course quality was excellent. What I appreciated most was the support from George and Allison outside of class. They were always available to answer questions about the notes and exams. Their dedication made the learning experience smooth and stress-free. For anyone looking for a course with exceptional support, I highly recommend NSC. They truly care about their students' success.

Collin Byrne
Previous Student

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