Sports Coaching: Personal Trainer Level 6

Sports Coaching: Personal Trainer Level 6

About The Course

1 Year Full Time Sports Coaching – Personal Trainer Course

Inchicore College is at the forefront in providing the sport and fitness industry with highly qualified graduates who are fully 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 require knowledge of customer service and sales which are also offered on this course, and these will positively impact earning potential.

Extensive industry practice coupled with the work experience module will enhance your confidence to enter the work force. Additional courses in Studio Cycling Instruction, Suspension Training Instruction and Kettlebell Instruction equip you with the knowledge and skills to excel your career forward.

Course Coordinator: Rachel Donlon


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.
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.

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.

QQI 6M5147 Sport, Recreation & Exercise major award may be used to apply to the CAO via the Higher Education Links Scheme to access courses in many Technological Universities.


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