Enniscorthy Community College of Further Education is a Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board School.
Waterford & Wexford ETB

Fitness and Health-Fitness Instructor

Fitness and Health-Fitness Instructor

Acquire professional level skills, comprehensive knowledge and internationally recognised qualifications which will prepare you for a wide range of career options. Our course provides ITEC fitness instructor certification in Strength and Conditioning, Spinning, Kettlebells and TRX Suspension Training in conjunction with Lifestyle Fitness, the largest fitness/gym provider in Co. Wexford. This combined with an RLSS Lifeguard /Water Safety Award, Emergency First Aid Cert and FAI Soccer Coaching and Child Safeguarding will make you highly employable in this dynamic industry.

Our programme is underpinned by a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sport Recreation and Exercise that offers you options and links to further and higher education.

ERASMUS LEARGAS+ Opportunity for a 3 week work placement in MALAGA SPAIN offers an international perspective with learning of new skills within the fitness Industry.

Course Code: 5M5146

Programme of Study

(Components are subject to change)

  • Exercise & Fitness 5N2667
  • ITEC L2 Strength and Conditioning
  • ITEC L2 Indoor Cycling (Spinning)
  • ITEC L2 Kettlebells (optional)
  • ITEC L2 Suspension Training TRK (optional)
  • Nutrition
  • Sport and Recreation Studies
  • Sports Anatomy and Physiology
  • Leisure Facility Administration
  • Leisure Facility Operations
  • Work Experience
  • Accounting Manual and Computerised
  • Communications
  • Customer Service


1 year full time. Work placement in a leisure/gym facility or sports centre and ECC fitness suite, work placement opportunity in Malaga Spain for a 3 week block


  • QQI Level 5 Sport Recreation and Exercise
  • ITEC Level 2 Award in Strength and Conditioning
  • ITEC Level 2 Award in Indoor Cycling (Spinning)
  • ITEC Level 2 Award in Kettlebells
  • ITEC Level 2 Award in Suspension Training (TRK)
  • RLSS Lifeguard/ Water Safety Award
  • FAI PDP 1 Soccer Coaching
  • Sport Ireland Child Safeguarding Level 1
  • Emergency First Aid

€800 Course Fee Includes:

  • ITEC Courses – Strength/Conditioning & Indoor Cycling (Spinning)
  • Student material fees
  • Use of local swimming pool
  • Course half zip
  • First Aid cert
  • QQI exam fees

Optional Materials Fee:

ITEC Courses in Kettlebells and TRX

If chosen to participate in the RLSS pool lifeguard award fee must be made payable to RLSS to cover course and exam fees.

Career Prospects

  • Fitness Instructor
  • Gym Assistant
  • Lifeguard
  • Team Fitness Assistant
  • Personal Trainer
  • Soccer Coaching
  • Leisure Assistant

Higher Education Progression

This course qualifies for E.C.C/W.I.T link BB in Recreation and Sport Management, BSc In Sport & Exercise, BSc in Nutrition and Exercise, BSc in Health and Exercise and BSc in Sports Coaching and Performance. There are a number of RESERVED places for ECC graduates on the above courses.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) or over 18

No requirements for over 23s

Limited places allocated on interview basis (interview held in May and August)

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Milehouse Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
053 923 6969
Waterford & Wexford Educational Training Board
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