Course Code: 5M5146
This course is designed to give the student the training required to service the sport & leisure industry, with particular emphasis on leisure management, nutrition and health related fitness.
GCC Registration Fee of €250 applies to all learners.
€200 Government Levy Fee applies to all learners except:
An exam free of €50 for QQI Level 5 and €80 for QQI Level 6 applies to all learners except
We advise non-EU citizens living outside Ireland to contact the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service on www.inisgov.ie to ensure the course you are considering applying for is eligible for a student visa. Non-EU citizens living in Ireland are welcome to apply and require a PPS number (Personal Public Service Number). Non-EU citizens are required to pay a tuition fee set by the Irish government which is currently €3653. Some exemptions apply, for further information, please contact http://www.gretb.ie .
Work experience takes place throughout the academic year in a variety of centres and enterprises offering sport and recreation activities.
This course provides the student with the opportunity to work with local gyms and leisure centres. Students will gain experience in the areas of fitness testing, programme development, class instruction, health and safety and the general day to day running of a gym or leisure centre. Links developed here may benefit the student in their vocational area.
Students also benefit from participation in a wide range of sporting activities during the year including soccer blitz, sports day, hill walking, sea kayaking and other outdoor recreation activities.
There is an opportunity within the course to complete the following optional courses for an additional fee.
RLSS Pool Lifeguard
Child Protection and Code of Ethics
Certificate in Exercise and Health Fitness (CEHF) Accredited by University of Limerick. www.ncefinfo.com
Strength and Conditioning Course - Phase 1
Kick Start 1 - FAI Soccer Coaching Qualification
QQI Level 4, minimum of 17 years of age at time of registration, Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied, Equivalent qualifications from other countries, relevant life experiences, relevant work experiences and mature students.
Galway Community College reserves the right to make changes to any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the college and a student or a third party.
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The Level 5 Exercise and Fitness course is a brilliant course for anyone who is interested in the fitness industry and becoming a personal trainer. It qualifies you with all the skills needed and an extra higher qualification in the NCEF. I would highly recommend it and it's a great college.
I would highly recommend this course to anyone thinking of a career in the health & fitness industry. All tutors are highly experienced and pass on a wealth of knowledge to all students and are more than willing to help in any way throughout the year.They provide constant support and feedback at regular intervals.There is excellent add on courses available to all students like the NCEF the highest standard fitness instructor course in ireland, a national certificate in strength&conditioning which is also the highest recognised short course in strength and conditioning in ireland and a pool lifeguard all on top of your FETAC level 5 award in just one year.
As a mature student returning to education after ten years, I found this course to be a perfect fit for me. With team building events from the start and throughout, it provided a great environment for learning. Each module was covered in a detailed yet fun and practical way making full use of the list of amenities including a gym, sportsfields, computer facilities and also a PLC student cafe. The tutors were knowledgeable and always there for support and advice. I just finished the Exercise, Sport & Nutrition level 5 course and I am looking forward to going back in September for the level 6.