• ITEC Gym Instructor Course
  • Gym Instructor Course

Gym Instructor Course Overview

NORMALLY €1,450 NOW €1,099  – SAVE €351 

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ITEC – a world class qualification with triple recognition of National, European & International standards.

This Fitness Gym Instructor Course (gym based exercises ) is an ITEC Certificate and also mapped into the (EQF qualification framework and is equivalent to QQI Level 4 which is important if you are looking for funding for fitness instructor courses). The ITEC gym instructor course in Dublin is recognised by all employers and is ideal for those starting a career in fitness instruction or for those wanting to start their own fitness business from community halls or with sports clubs. Funding may be available for this course***

  • ITEC Qualification
  • Part Time
  • Pay By Instalments
  • No Requirements
  • Easy booking option of €200
  • Delivered by qualified trainers with years experience

Course Content

The ITEC gym instructor course is recognised by all employers and is ideal for those starting a career in fitness instruction or for those wanting to start their own fitness business from community halls or with sports clubs.

International Qualification In Fitness Instruction

Don’t waste time or money. Do it right from the start with our ITEC qualification in gym based fitness instruction. A qualification that is recognised by employers and insurers enhancing your prospects of employment or for starting your own business. If you have a passion for fitness and would like to make a career from it then there’s only one way to do it – get a qualification that’s recognised around the globe. There are many fitness courses on offer at the moment which only offer in-house qualifications. These types of courses may limit your employment and career options and employers may not take you seriously.

The ITEC qualification provides many career and business opportunities and also the opportunity to progress your studies and qualifications to higher levels.This Gym instructors programme is one of the most comprehensive and innovative in the country. You will learn how to:

• Develop a variety of fitness programmes for individuals, or groups

• Understand the effects and benefits of exercise on the human body and muscular system

• Understand and demonstrate the benefits and effects of a variety of gym and fitness equipment

• Understand the fundamentals of human movement and structure

• Understand the fitness and exercise demands of a variety of sports

• Develop exercise and fitness programmes for a multitude of sports and physical activities

• Understand the principles of exercise, fitness and health

• Understand anatomy & physiology and its application to exercise and health

• Understand the motivational requirements for achieving health and fitness goals Career and Business Opportunities for Fitness Instructors

Fitness and health has been one of the biggest growth industries in Ireland over the past 10 years, creating a multitude of career and business opportunities for qualified Fitness instructors. These opportunities include:

Freelance fitness instructor Employment in the leisure/fitness industry Employment in local sports/fitness clubs. Employment on cruise ships Boot Camps or Starting a small business in the sports/fitness industry. Working with high performance athletes Devising programmes for recreational groups or clubs. Devising health related programmes for individuals or clubs. Devising fitness related programmes for individuals, teams or clubs Devising occupational or work-based health related programmes


Fitness instructor qualifications also enable graduates to pursue many other career pathways in the fitness, sports and leisure industry, including:

• Sports & Leisure management

• Sports science

• Physical therapy

• Sports massage therapy

• Physiotherapy

• Coaching

• Sports development officer

• Starting a small business

Personal Trainer

Gyms and Leisure Centres

Employers in this industry are seeking and employing fitness instructors, particularly those with:

• Enthusiasm

• Commitment

• Rapport building skills

• Good communication skills and a willingness to work as part of a team

Personal Benefits

And of course there are many personal benefits to be gained such as:

• Learning about your own body and the benefits of exercise

• Learning how to devise your own exercise routines

• How to maximise the use of fitness equipment

• Delivering the many feel good benefits that exercise can bring

• Expanding your skill base and career opportunities

Gym Instructor Course Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Good understanding of the English language


“I really enjoyed the course and my time at The Waverley Academy. A very comfortable setting ran by lovely down to earth people. Brilliant instructor, very easy to work within a very family orientated atmosphere” Anthony Daly

“I really enjoyed my time at Waverley, the owners, staff & trainer are so lovely and welcoming, they really make you enjoy learning” Blathnaid White

“In my time so far here I’ve found that all the staff are very helpful in every aspect of their job both financial and professional sides. I’ve learned a lot in the classroom and the gym too about a lot more than I expected” Mark Carroll

“I have enjoyed my time in Waverley Academy studying to become a gym instructor. The trainer has been a great teacher and I have learned so much in the classes” Natalie McGuire

curtis murray image“Excellent place to come and learn, very professional and also quite a nice environment to learn in. I will highly recommend Waverley Academy to people who are looking to get into the fitness industry” Curtis Murray


anthony-whelan image“I found the course a struggle as I had a very bad experience of school as a child and carried it to adulthood but I was very impressed how the team at Waverley were so willing to help and take extra time to deal with my learning difficulty” Anthony Whelan


jaide gibbons imageMy time at the Waverley Academy was enjoyable. I learned a lot and had many new experiences with different classes. The course is very well run, all staff are friendly and welcoming. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone looking to go into the fitness industry” Jaide Gibbons


Jamie-Sheils-websize“Really enjoyed my time and experience at Waverley Academy. My trainer was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and very approachable. My knowledge of the fitness industry and the human body has expanded greatly” Jamie Sheils


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Choose from the following locations

Waverley Business Park, Old Naas Road, Dublin 12

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1 Day per week TBC

Date: TBC

Time: TBC

Finishes: TBC (approx)


We have payment methods to suit every budget (payment plans gladly facilitated via direct debit or card)

NORMALLY €1,450 NOW €1,099  – SAVE €351 €200 booking deposit to secure place. €350 due before the first class and the balance by instalments (you can also ring us to discuss any other reasonable payment options). Plus €160 exam fees.

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How To Enrol: To enrol online please use the “enrol” button below. Or you can:

  • Phone: 01-4089769 (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday) by credit card/visa debit card – No extra charges.
  • Post: Waverley Academy, Waverley Business Park, Old Naas Road, Dublin 12 (cheques/postal orders/invoices made payable to Waverley Academy)
  • Note: Any payment queries to info@academy.ie
  • Note: Deposits are non refundable and non transferable to other courses (except if programme does not commence)