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The Personal Trainer Certificate course builds on the Gym Instructor course taking a more in-depth look at functional anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, nutrition and also exercise prescription. This course enables candidates to provide clients with personalised training programmes/sessions for their needs to improve overall fitness including strength, flexibility and cardio-respiratory funciton as well as detailed lifestyle advice to maintain all aspects of their health, fitness and well being.

Qualifications Gained

  • ITEC Certificate in Personal Trainer

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. Students must have previously studied the Gym Instructor Certificate course prior to starting this course. However, students can choose to study both courses at the same time for a significant discount through our combo course option.


Course Structure

This is a part time course delivered over 5 weekends or as an intensive study option. See below for current study options.

Course Content Modules

  1. Personal Training including physical fitness, the role of a personal trainer, health and safety associated with training and have the ability to understand, demonstrate, explain and communicate the teaching techniques and the objectives of the exercise session.
  2. Nutrition for Physical Activity
  3. Anatomy & Physiology for Personal Trainers Level 3*

* This module will be completed by the student via Distance Learning.



Name: Personal Trainer Part time

Cost: 1680 Euro

To Book this course, please make a full course payment using the Book Now button. Please read and understand both the Terms of Enrolment and Course Payment Information before paying for your course. Details of all our policies as well as refunds, cancellations, installment options and how to pay offline are contained in these two important documents.

Course CodePrice and LocationInfo
Portobello Institute, Dublin 1
  • 19/01/19 - 28/04/19
  • Sat & Sun 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • Course dates: 19/01 & 20/01, 09/02 & 10/02, 02/03 & 03/03, 30/03 & 31/03, 27/04 & 28/04 Exams: May 2019

Additional Course Costs

Please read Course Payment Information for full details as to when you will make these additional course payments.

  • ITEC Exam Fee: £95