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ITEC Level 2 Diploma


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February 2020

Gym Instructor Part time

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.

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)

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.

This is a part time course delivered over 5 weekends or as an intensive programme delivered over 2 weeks. 

This Gym Instructor course is a pre requisite for students wishing to complete the ITEC Certificate in Personal Training. However, students can now study the Gym Instructor and the Personal Trainer course at the same time through our combo course.

Gym based theory

Gym based practice

Anatomy and Physiology


Course price €1680

Exam fee  €120

Easy Payment Plan

Deposit of 40% = €672

Balance in to 2 instalments of €552 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 - €1680.

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
SGPT-P-DS-FB-20 Portobello Institute, Dublin 1

29/02/20 - 06/09/20
Saturday & Sunday, 9.30am - 4.30pm on the following weekends: Feb 29 & Mar 1, Mar 21& 22, Apr 25 & 26, May 16 & 17, Jun 20 & 21 - ITEC Exams TBC
€1680 Book Now
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