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ITEC Level 3 Certificate


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February 2020

Personal Trainer Part time

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 function 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 Personal Trainer

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.


This is a part time course delivered over 5 weekends or as an intensive study option. Learners can now study the Gym Instructor and the Personal Trainer course at the same time through our combo course.

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 €1680

ITEC 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
SPTC-P-DS-FE-20 Portobello Institute, Dublin 1

08/02/20 - 26/04/20
Saturday & Sunday, 9.30am - 4.30pm on the following weekends: Feb 8th/9th, Feb 29th/Mar 1st, Mar 21st/22nd, Apr 4th/5th, Apr 25th26th. ITEC exams during May 2020 - exact dates TBC
€1680 Book Now
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