ITEC Personal Training with Sports Science Level 6

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ITEC Personal Training with Sports Science Level 6

ITEC Personal Training with Sports Science Level 6

ITEC Personal Training with Sports Science Level 6

Course Code: 6M5147

QQI Level 6

Course Details

Award Title QQI Level Status
Sport & Recreation 6 Open - Apply Now

Course Outline

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:

  • Those in receipt of Back to Education Allowance.
  • Medical Card Holders (valid at time of Registration).
  • Those in receipt of a SUSI Grant.
  • Those on a VTOS scheme.

An exam free of €50 for QQI Level 5 and €80 for QQI Level 6 applies to all learners except

  • Those in receipt of Back to Education Allowance.
  • Medical Card Holders (valid at time of Registration).

Non EU Students are subject to an International Fee.

We advise non-EU citizens living outside Ireland to contact the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service on 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 .

Work Experience

Work experience takes place throughout the academic year in a variety of centres and enterprises offering sport and recreation activities.

Special Features

Course Costs €500

This includes

  • Course Manual
  • College Sports top
  • Anatomy and Physiology Book
  • ITEC Diploma in Personal Training
  • CARA Inclusive Physical Activity Certification
  • Pool Lifeguard / Swim Lessons
  • Outdoor Pursuits Trip
  • Career Workshops

(Additional Coaching badges are available with Level 5 group)

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of a QQI Level 5 Award in Sport & Recreation Studies
DSRXX or equivalent
Additional costs may apply for NGB accreditation.

Please Note

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.

Course Modules

This module aims to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of the role and function of management in the business environment, in addition to developing effective management skills.
This programme module aims to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to work independently and or in an instructional capacity in an exercise, health and fitness environment.
This module is designed to enable learners to establish community health programmes and raise community awareness of Health related issues.
This programme module aims to assist the learner to gain an understanding of the structure, procedures, functioning and rules and regulations within the sport, recreation and exercise sector.
The module is designed to provide the learner with a sound knowledge of the concepts of nutrition, in relation to the energy sources and amounts required for active living, exercise, sport and weight management.
This module is designed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge to change behaviour in a sporting context. It will enable participants to develop an understanding of the psychological principles that underpin coaching techniques. It is aimed at individuals who are working with teams or athletes and participants who choose to work in the leisure industry.
This programme module aims to provide the learner with a comprehensive range of skills with detailed theoretical understanding of a general supervisory nature of the work placement in a specific vocational area.

Progression Routes

Sport and Recreation - AIT - Level 7
Sport and Recreation - WIT - Level 7
Strength and Conditioning - LIT - Level 7
Sport and Business - LIT - Level 8
Health Promotion - WIT - Level 8
Sports and Exercise - Carlow IT - Level 8

Career Opportunities

Sports Coach
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Sports Nutritionist
Personal Trainer
Fitness Instructor
Sports Management
Sports Development Officer

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Course Coordinator

Shane Mc Clearn

[email protected]

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