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Gym and Fitness Instructor / Personal Trainer

Course Code(s):  5M5146
QQI Award Code:  5M5146 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Galway Technical Institute

Galway Technical Institute
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5146
QQI Award Code 5M5146 Sports, Recreation and Exercise
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

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 FETAC Level 5 Sports, Recreation & Exercise 5M5146. This award allows students to progress to Sports Science and Exercise programmes in Institutes of Technology.

What will you Study?

Sport and Recreation Studies 5N2667
Soccer Coaching 5N4887
Sports Anatomy and Physiology 5N4648
Exercise and Fitness 5N2668
Nutrition 5N2006
Occupational First Aid 5N1207
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356

Additional Certification:
Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-based Exercise) and/or
Certificate in Personal Training ITEC Level 3 (Gym-based Exercise)

Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

To view CAO courses to which any Major Award (including this one) provides a possible Progression route, click below:

CAO with Any QQI Major Award

To view additional CAO courses which this specific course may lead to, click on one of the Award Codes below:

Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
DSRXX 5M5146

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Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Leisure, Sport & Fitness
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.

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