Combination Course

For employment, your own knowledge, career change or business set up this is the course with endless opportunities.

Timetable each week
1 day or 2 evenings
Course Type
Part Time, Blended Learning
Duration
17 weeks
Locations
Dublin, Cork, Galway, Wexford
Accredited by
Reps / EHFA
EQF
Level 3 & 4
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We’ve tried to squeeze as much as we can into one video.
Course Syllabus
● Anatomy & Kinesiology
● Exercise Physiology
● The Training Effects of Exercise
● Principles of Training
● Components of Fitness
● Injury Prevention
● Teaching Skills – Communication
● Skills & Technique
● Health Screening/Testing/Monitoring
● Physiology of Stretching
● Principles of Weight Training
● Principles of Physical Activity
● Exercise Programming & Progression
● Exercise Selection & Sequencing
● Strength Training for sports
● Flexibility
● Anatomy & physiology
● Components of Fitness
● Principles of Training
● Injury Prevention
● Teaching Skills
● Communication Skills & Technique
● Screening
● Class stages
● Class Planning
● Instructor Skills
● Phrasing & Mapping to music
● Layering Techniques
● Block Developing
● Teaching & Safety Techniques
● Class Coordination
● Cutting-edge training techniques
● Sports Specific programme design for athletes and teams
● Energy metabolism & nutritional implications
● How to advertise, sell, & retain clients
● Functional training
● Advanced Strength & Conditioning methods
● Principles of Growth & Development
● Hormones and dietary programming
● Advanced training methods, program design & Periodisation
● Weight-loss strategies & Client motivation
● Biomechanics & common issues
● Full Advanced Nutrition Module
17 Weeks duration. One day per week, or two evenings. Choose your course time below.
January: Daytime Courses. 10-16:30pm
Thursday & Friday 14th January 2021 (8 week intensive course, plus online learning)
March & April 2021: Daytime Courses. 10-16:30pm (One day per week, plus online learning)
Mondays starting 22nd March 2021
Tuesdays starting 23rd March 2021
Wednesday starting 21st April 2021
Thursdays starting 22nd April 2021
Saturdays 24th April 2021
Evening Courses 7-10pm
Monday & Wednesday evening 19th April 2021 (Two evenings per week, plus online learning)
Summer Course: Daytime Course. Thursday & Friday. 10-16:30pm
July 1st 2021 (8 week Duration)
March & April 2021: Daytime Courses. 10-16:30pm (One day per week, plus online learning)
Mondays starting 22nd March 2021
Tuesdays starting 23rd March 2021
Wednesday starting 21st April 2021
Saturdays 24th April 2021
Evening Courses 7-10pm
Monday & Wednesday evening 19th April 2021 (Two evenings per week, plus online learning)
January: Daytime Courses. 10-16:30pm
Thursday & Friday 14th January 2021 (8 week intensive course, plus online learning)
March & April 2021: Daytime Courses. 10-16:30pm (One day per week, plus online learning)
Mondays starting 22nd March 2021
Tuesdays starting 23rd March 2021
Wednesdays starting 21st April 2021
Saturdays 24th April 2021
Evening Courses 7-10pm
Monday & Wednesday evening 19th April 2021
Summer Course: Daytime Course. Thursday & Friday. 10-16:30pm
July 1st 2021 (8 week Duration)
March & April 2021: Daytime Courses. 10-16:30pm (One day per week, plus online learning)
Mondays starting 22nd March 2021
Tuesdays starting 23rd March 2021
Wednesdays starting 21st April 2021
Saturdays 24th April 2021
Summer Course: Daytime Course. Thursday & Friday. 10-16:30pm
July 1st 2021 (8 week Duration)
April 2021: Daytime Courses. 10-16:30pm (One day per week, plus online learning)
Fridays starting 23rd April 2021
Or
Saturdays starting 24th April 2021
Combination Course Price
– €2400
(Total Fee Including Examinations)
6 Payment Options
  1. €2200 Full pay (€200 discount)
  2. €1200 and €1200 8 weeks later
  3. €500 Deposit and 4 monthly payments of €525
  4. €500 Deposit and 6 monthly payments of €367
  5. €500 Deposit and 8 monthly payments of €288
  6. €500 Deposit and 10 monthly payments of €250
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Blended learning is a flexible way of completing your course of study, combining online aspects with in-classroom experience to allow for an accessible learning style.
  • Flexibility: Busy, geographically dispersed and mature students have more control over their schedules, avoiding the hassle of a daily commute
  • Independence: Students often develop independence and motivation by working in their own time at their own pace
  • Diversification: Students have access to a rich array of learning tools and styles they may not encounter in the traditional classroom
  • Support: Students experience the personal engagement and support of interacting with their lecturers and classmates while benefiting from the flexibility of online delivery
Our courses are now more flexible than ever. You will now do all your theory modules online leaving even more time for practical learning and discussion in the classroom.
Due to Covid 19 our current crop of students have already started with this new blended learning format. Here’s what we’ve found:

  • Higher average exams results
  • Increased interaction with tutors
  • Increased study time
  • Less FOMO – Fear of missing out
  • Higher levels of peer to peer support

Our students on average are achieving better results than ever before.

This is because the theory content is always just a click away and readily available on any mobile device or laptop as well as increased interaction with our tutors.

Having the material there to look over at any time means students don’t feel like they’ve missed out if they couldn’t make a class like in the past.

In the online classroom environment students share notes and helpful tips for different modules leading to a dramatic increase in peer to peer support that wasn’t there in the traditional classroom environment.

The driving force behind setting up the NEFPC was to increase the quality and standards of instructors in the fitness industry. This has been achieved and now most of Irelands gym managers come directly to Image Fitness looking to employ trainers as they know the standards are so high. We are proud to recommend are qualified students and provide any after care to help get started. This has made the NEFPC fitness instructor courses an ideal place to gain your education and start your career.
Yes, absolutely 100%. All of our qualifications are internationally recognised and we have students travel from all around the world coming to us to get certified. Some of our successful past students are now highly successful PT’s in some places such as Canada, Australia, USA, Sweden, India and more! If you have any queries about using your qualifications abroad, please just ask a member of our team.
A workshop is a 1 day specialist intense education in a particular industry trend. It is only valid with at minimum, a Fitness Instruction qualification and is designed to give students the know how to design a class plan in that area, learn about the equipment and how to set up/ use it, adapt for any client contraindications in the class and progress for advanced clients for the ultimate workout. As workshops are based on constantly changing industry trends, it will always be an option for qualified PT’s to upskill with any of our workshop for a discounted nominal fee.
Yes. Fitness Instruction is the minimum entry requirement for any course to become a PT. Our specialist combination course (this course) is designed to give you every possible tool in your skillset so we do advise you to partake in all of it for optimum success. Some components however, such as workshops and even Group instruction are non-compulsory in becoming a PT. If you are not sure if you want to do Group Instruction I would say simply give it a try- you will be pleasantly surprised and our team have found it is the quickest way for a class to gel together and build confidence in their teaching ability.
There are generally 3 components making up the exams for each of the qualifications, they are; (i) 2 Multiple choice theory papers, (ii) A practical examination with an external client body and (iii) Case studies. Don’t worry if it all seem as lot. Our team of dedicated tutors will have you full of knowledge and confidence that nerves will not be an issue.
We don’t require our students to be athletes or super fit. All we ask is that you are fit enough to partake in our classes and are medically sound to exercise. If you are unsure of any medical conditions and their impact on your ability in class- please contact our team today and we can assist you.
We don’t require our students to be athletes or super fit. All we ask is that you are fit enough to partake in our classes and are medically sound to exercise. If you are unsure of any medical conditions and their impact on your ability in class- please contact our team today and we can assist you.

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