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Exercise, Health, Fitness and Personal Training


Is This Course For You?

This course aims to provide the successful graduates with the knowledge, skills and competence to work in the sports and leisure industry, in careers such as personal training, group fitness instructing, pool lifeguard and sports massage therapy.

Entry Requirements

» QQI/FETAC Level 5 award, or
» Equivalent qualification in Sports, Recreation and Exercise, or
» Others, including mature students: Assessed individually, and
» Recommendation, and
» Medically certified evidence of fitness to participate in exercise

What Will I Study?

Sports Industry Practice, Exercise and Fitness, Sports Nutrition, Health Promotion, On Site Massage, Team Leadership, Personal and Professional Development. 

What Qualifications Will I Get When I Finish The Course?

QQI Sports, Recreation and Exercise 6M5147 NFQ Level 6, ITEC, NCEF (UL)

Career Opportunities and Progression

This course offers progression options for learners to programmes in Universities and Institutes of Technology. Third-level institutes reserve a number of places on
degree courses for mature learners (over the age of 23). Learners must apply to each institute individually.

Learners who complete this major QQI award at Level 6 are eligible to apply through the CAO system for entry into participating courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). A limited number of places are available and applicants are ranked according to results achieved in their QQI major award.

Graduates go on to secure employment in the sports and leisure industry across a range of organisations in both the public and private sectors, including gyms, health clubs, leisure centres, hotels, swimming pools and cruise ships.


1 Year

Course Code: 

6321 / 6322




Places on our fulltime PLC programmes are available free of charge to VTOS applicants

Coláiste Íde College of Further Education Cardiffsbridge Road, Finglas West, Dublin 11

T 01 834 2333 / 01 834 2450 F 01 834 7242 E W

Funded by the Irish Government and supported by the European Union.

Colaiste Ide College of Further Education European Regional Development Fund Ireland's EU Structural Funds Solas CDETB - City of Dublin Education & Training Board