Project Description

Sports Science with Personal Training Diploma – Level 6


People are increasingly aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Our Professional Sports Fitness Instruction course provides you with a professional level qualification to work as a Fitness Instructor.

Much emphasis is placed on gaining professional fitness qualification awards. You will study the theory required to gain a deeper understanding of the various elements in the sport and fitness industry. This combination of practical and knowledge study will support you to access a range of career opportunities.

You can progress directly to employment in this dynamic, energetic and fast-moving sector, or to additional Further and Higher Education.

What Makes This Course Special

  • Career-ready qualification
  • Professionally recognised qualifications
  • High-level fitness skills training
  • Highly experienced sports & fitness team
  • Outstanding facilities
  • Excellent progression routes

Course Content

  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Health Promotion
  • Kinesiology
  • Sports Industry Practice
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Instruction
  • Gym Manager
  • Leisure Centre Manager
  • Lifeguard
  • Merchandising
  • PE Teaching
  • Professional Coach
  • Health Promotion
  • ITEC Gym Based Instructor

Entry Requirements


  • QQI Level 6 Certificate in Sports, Recreation and Exercise 6M5147
  • VTCT (ITEC) Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Gym-Based Exercise) iSP3D31
  • VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Instructing Studio Cycling Sessions iSP2A2 – 603/4492/1
  • PHECC First Aid Responder


  • Standard registration and QQI L6 Exam Costs
    (see costs, fees and finance)
  • ITEC exam costs €214
  • PHECC First Aid Responder €150

Additional Costs

  • Track-suit Kit €30 average price
  • Students who have not previously completed the VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Sport and Fitness Sessions IP2A5 will need to undertake this award – additional cost of €20

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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PLSS Code: 304989
Coordinator: Mary Walsh

Course is subject to minimum enrolment. The programme content shown is indicative and is subject to change according to Awarding Body requirements as well as enrolment and resources.