Sports Coaching: Personal Trainer Level 6

Sports Coaching: Personal Trainer Level 6

About The Course

1 Year Full Time Sports Coaching – Personal Trainer Course
Course Fees: €400

Inchicore College has been at the forefront in providing the sport and fitness industry with highly qualified, well-educated students who are equipped to join the work force. The skill set required to be a Personal Trainer requires knowledge of all aspects of fitness including: advanced fitness testing, specialist programme design, sports nutrition application and delivering personal training sessions effectively.

According to leading industry employers, Personal Trainers entering the field require knowledge of customer service and sales which are also offered on this course, and which will positively impact your earning potential.

Extensive industry practice coupled with the work experience module will give the student the confidence to enter the work force on completion of the course. By providing add-ons in Studio Cycling Instruction, Suspension Training Instruction and Kettlebell Instruction you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to excel your career forward.

Course Director: Rachel Donlon

FAI     GAA     ITEC


Subjects ITEC Personal Trainer:

  • Applying The Principles Of Nutrition To A Physical Activity Programme
  • Anatomy And Physiology For Exercise And Health
  • Programming for Personal Training With Clients
  • Delivering Personal Training Sessions

QQI Level 6 subjects:

  • Sports Industry Practice
  • Customer Service
  • Work Experience
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Gaelic Football Coaching
  • Hurling Coaching
  • Deep Water Pool Life Guarding

Extra Optional 3 Day courses:

  • Award in Instructing Kettlebell Training
  • Award In Instructing Studio Cycling
  • Award In Instructing Suspension Training

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.


QQI Sport, Recreation & Exercise 6M5147

ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
GAA Level 1 Coaching Certificate

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

QQI Level 5 Award in a related discipline with a Merit profile
ITEC Fitness Instructor Award (Gym Based) is required for entry to ITEC Personal Trainer Award
Equivalent qualifications will be considered.

Mature Applicants

Mature applicants who have relevant industry experience and may not meet the above requirements are welcome to apply.

Applicant Information Meeting

All applicants will be invited to an Applicant Information Meeting.

Progression Opportunities

On successful completion of this course, students can seek employment in the fitness industry as Personal Trainers, Specialist Class Instructors, with the National Governing Bodies or in the area of Sports Development.

Students may also avail of the Higher Education Links Scheme to access courses in many Institutes of Technology. Our Career Guidance department will guide you through the steps involved.


If you want to step it up to the next level have a look at what this course can offer you.