This qualification is designed to train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes developing their skills knowledge to pursue a career in personal training.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific pre-requisite qualifications but some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended. The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary.

There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at Level 2.

Course Structure

This qualification includes the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym) and the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (QCF). The learner must achieve a minimum of 52 credits from the mandatory 10 mandatory units.

Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym)

  1. Anatomy and physiology for exercise
  2. Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  3. Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  4. Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  5. Planning gym-based exercise
  6. Instructing gym-based exercise

Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (QCF)

  1. Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
  2. Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme
  3. Programming personal training with clients
  4. Delivering personal training sessions


  • Multiple Choice question paper
  • Worksheets
  • Practical Observation
  • Coursework/ portfolio of evidence

"CAREERSPORT FITNESS ACADEMY is the first company in Ireland to operate a dedicated professional service in training and recruitment exclusively for health, fitness, sport & leisure. The academy's vision is the ongoing commitment to assist individuals, companies and organisations within these sectors to achieve their goals through specialist services in training & recruitment. CareerSport Tutors & Recruitment Consultants are selected because of their extensive knowledge, professional experience and their proven track records in fitness, health, sport and leisure.

Training Values

  • Provides outstanding customer care is unique because we are committed to raising the Industry standards and setting a new benchmark for qualified fitness professionals.
  • CareerSport Fitness Academy provides specialist advice in sports coaching – individual and team fitness, skills development programs and sports psychology including emotional intelligence.
  • CareerSport Fitness Academy aim is to enhance the fitness and value of individuals and teams by providing the highest professional standards in teaching and coaching."
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