Personal Trainer Course

Do what you love. Make it your career. Follow your passion. Change peoples lives!

(Must Hold Fitness Instruction Certificate – Available with Combination Course)

Timetable each week
1 day or 2 evenings
Course Type
Part Time, Blended Learning
8-17 weeks
Belfast, Dublin, Cork, Galway, Wexford
Accredited by
Reps / EHFA
Level 4
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More & more people are seeking out Personal Trainers to help them achieve their fitness & health goals. When you combine the knowledge gained on the NEFPC Certificate with your passion & enthusiasm, you will be ready to transform fitness dreams into fitness realities. We will teach you the technical skills & show you everything you need to create success for your clients AND for your career.
(Must hold a Fitness Instruction Certificate)
Content Covered
  • Cutting-edge training techniques using different equipment
  • Sports Specific programme design for athletes and teams
  • Olympic Lifting & Power Lifting
  • 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

Two timetable options.

  1. 8 Week Intensive (2 afternoons per week 10-16:30)
  2. 17 Weeks part time course. One day per week, or two evenings. Choose your course time below.

8 week intensive courses start dates,

July 7th  - Thursday, Friday course - Swords, Tallaght, Belfast, Galway and Cork (10am-4:30pm)

October  27th  - Thursday, Friday course - Swords, Tallaght and Cork (10am-4:30pm)

17 week course start dates,
September 26th - Monday Only Course - Swords, Tallaght, Galway and Cork (10-16:30)

October 24th & 26th - Evening Course. Monday & Wednesday evening 7-10pm - Cork, Tallaght, Swords.

October 29th - Saturday Course - Cork, Tallaght, Swords, Galway, Wexford

Payment plans ranging over 2-10 months.
Call 019023377 to learn more or WhatsApp us
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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.

Grants & Funding Available

Image Fitness Training is one of the only training providers approved for funding

If you are in receipt of any type of social welfare payments, you may be entitled to €1000 off your course fees

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A Little Brucee Bonus (Free)

– Business & Marketing unit covering, social media, online marketing, pricing, industry trends and a step by step guide to get started.
– Popular after care program to assist any challenge or ambition a student has.

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