Successful completion of this course will be the first step towards a career working with sports teams or individuals as a qualified strength and conditioning coach.
Specialist courses are provided as an option for students to achieve ITEC qualifications to industry standard, equipping you with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in the field of strength and conditioning.
As a student on this course, you will spend four days per week in college receiving extensive training in instruction and conditioning techniques. Practical training will take place in our fully equipped gym on campus. On the fifth day, you will be based in an industry set- ting such as a strength and conditioning facility or a gym where you can enhance your skills and employment opportunities.
Students are encouraged to participate in college sports activities which are generally held on Wednesday afternoons.
Course Director: Rachel Donlon
Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.
QQI Sport, Recreation & Exercise 5M5146
ITEC Award in Instructing Strength and Conditioning:
ITEC Fitness Instructor Award:
National Government Bodies Coaching Awards:
Minimum Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 5 subjects
or Leaving Certificate Applied
or QQI Level 4
Equivalent qualifications will be accepted
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.
Sports Coaching (Personal Trainer) Level 6 at Inchicore College.
This route will give students the opportunity to achieve the valuable ITEC Personal Trainer Award as well as QQI Level 6 Award in Sport, Recreation and Exercise.
Students may also progress to the Higher National Diplomas in Sport that are offered at Inchicore College of Further Education.
Students may also avail of the Higher Education Links Scheme to access courses in many Institutes of Technology and Universities.
Options for graduates from this course include: Seeking employment as Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Fitness Instructors, working with National Governing Bodies or as Sport Development Officers.
Students spend one day a week based in an industry setting such as a strength and conditioning facility or a gym.