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We are working remotely and are available to support you with any queries you have - please email Brandon at or call him on 01-8920035. Our academic delivery teams are all also working remotely and are supporting our students to continue with their studies or to assisting those to get started who are just commencing their learning journey. 

Gym Instructors assume many different roles in a fitness center, that of motivator, supervisor and trainer. This course provides learners with all the necessary skills to fill these roles for their clients. Through a combination of theory and practical learning Portobello Institute's diploma in Gym Instruction enables learners to provide clients with an appropriate gym workout for their needs to improve overall fitness including; strength, flexibility and cardio-respiratory functions.

The Gym Instructor course will offer students understanding in the areas of cardiovascular, resistance and flexibility training for all individuals including young people aged 14-16 years, over 50's, ante natal and post natal women and individuals suffering certain musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis. Upon completion of the qualification students are ready to work in the fitness industry in a gym based setting.

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.

Blog post on becoming a personal trainer/ gym instructor

“Completing these two ITEC qualifications in gym instructing and personal training provides you with a strong, scientific knowledge of fitness, conditioning and exercise science. This course equips you to work across special populations (pregnancy, elderly etc.).  It provides a strong public-health focus that is the bedrock of the health and fitness industry, rather than focusing on current fads or trends, this course develops strong critical thinkers and effective practitioners. At the end of the ITEC Gym Instructor/Personal Trainer course you are ready to perform consultations, complete comprehensive needs analysis and deliver results-based interventions to your clients”. - read more

ITEC Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym based exercise)

ITEC Certificate in Personal Trainer

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. 

This course is delivered part-time over 10 weekends (Sat & Sun 9.30 - 4.30pm) or as an Intensive 4 week course


Gym based theory

Gym based practice

Anatomy and Physiology


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.

Nutrition for Physical Activity

Anatomy & Physiology for Personal Trainers Level 3

Course price €1960

Exam fee €235

Easy Payment Plan

Deposit of 40% = €784

Balance in to 2 instalments of €636 due 10th of the month after the course starts.  Payments can be made by credit/debit card, electronic fund transfer or in person to our offices.

Instalment fee  payable - €95 spread across 2 instalment payments, included in figures detailed above. Total Repayable - €1960.

Read our Terms of Enrolment here for more information about payment arrangements


Gym Instructor PT graduate shares her best bits of the course

For Emma what’s important to success are small groups & support, relevant content with a practical focus and a part-time delivery. Full story

Emma Nevin

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Course Code Location & Info Price
SPTC-I-DS-JUN-20 Portobello Institute, Dublin 1

01/06/2020 - 26/06/2020
Monday to Friday 9:30-4:30
€1960 Book Now
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