Course Description

Personal Training and Nutrition (Sports, Recreation & Exercise)

The focus of this course is to teach the science behind nutrition and body composition. There are significant sports, recreation and exercise elements to the course.

What Will I Study?

  • Communications (Community) (5N0690)
  • Exercise & Fitness (5N2668)
  • Leisure Facility Administration (5N4666)
  • Leisure Facility Operations (5N4667)
  • Nutrition (5N2006)
  • Safety and Health at Work (Community) (5N1794)
  • Sport & Recreation Studies (5N2667)
  • Sports Anatomy & Physiology (5N4648)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)
  • VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Sport and Fitness Sessions
  • VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Instructing Strength and Conditioning Sessions
  • VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-based Exercise)
CollegeKerry College of Further Education & Training
Course LocationTralee, Kerry
Course CategoryPersonal Trainer Courses, Fitness & Sport
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsQQI Level 5
Course Start Date9th September 2024
Course End Date30th May 2025
Course Duration38 Weeks
Course Fee0
Entry RequirementsLeaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4 Certificate Competent written and spoken English (CEFR Level B1 or higher) If above criteria is not met, you may be called for an information interview Mature students are welcome
Carear PathThis is the ideal starting point for those interested in pursuing careers such as: leisure attendant, gym instructor, personal trainer, pool lifeguard, swim teacher, coaching qualifications, sports development or P.E. teaching. If you complete a QQI major award with Kerry College, you may use your results to progress to third level (University, Technological University or Institute of Technology). You should check individual university websites for specific entry criteria for courses. There is a separate section on the CAO application for applying using your QQI results from Kerry College in the same way you use your Leaving Certificate results. You may also apply under the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). A limited number of places are available each year.
Course Code412133
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