Course Code: 6M5147
This course allows students the opportunity to refine and further develop their skills in the sports and fitness area. Students gain a deeper understanding of sports related topics and gain experience in dealing with a variety of groups. They learn to apply their knowledge and skills obtained at level 5
Successful students will qualify with an additional ITEC Diploma in Personal Training and gain invaluable work experience in this area.
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.
(Additional Coaching badges are available with Level 5 group)
Successful completion of a QQI Level 5 Award in Sport & Recreation Studies
DSRXX or equivalent
Additional costs may apply for NGB accreditation.
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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Exercise & fitness level 5 in GCC was a huge stepping stone in my career as a Personal Trainer/ Fitness Instructor. I would highly recommend this course to anyone with an interest in the Health and Fitness area. The tutors are highly qualified and experienced in a range of sport related areas. I have currently progressed to level 6 in GCC and intend to achieve higher goals in the fitness industry.