National Qualification in Group Fitness and Exercise to Music

Transform groups into fit communities!

Finding qualified staff to teach group classes is a significant concern for employers. Increase your employability by adding a group fitness certification to your existing fitness qualification.

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About our Group Fitness and Exercise to Music Course

  • Dublin
  • On Site Learning
  • Sundays
  • 8 Weeks

Become a qualified group fitness instructor with the National Qualification in Group Fitness and Exercise to Music which is a comprehensive programme that covers various aspects related to group fitness and exercise to music. The course is designed to equip fitness professionals with the knowledge and skills required as a group fitness instructor to lead a range of group exercise classes and help clients achieve their fitness goals.

The programme includes modules on health, wellness, and lifestyle management, which are essential to the group fitness instructor in understanding the needs of clients and designing appropriate fitness classes. Students will also learn about exercise and special conditions, which provides them with a deeper understanding of the different health conditions that can impact a client’s fitness journey.

The course also covers the principles of planning and delivering exercise in a group setting to music, which is an important skill for the group fitness instructor who wants to lead high-energy, engaging classes. Participants learn about the different types of music that can be used in group fitness classes, how to choreograph routines, and how to create a safe and effective exercise environment.

The planning and delivery of group circuit training is another important aspect of the course. Participants learn how to design and deliver circuit training sessions that challenge clients and help them achieve their fitness goals. They also learn about the equipment and techniques that are used in circuit training and how to create a safe and effective workout for clients.

Professional skills, customer service, and communication are also covered in the program. These skills are essential for fitness professionals who want to build strong relationships with their clients, provide excellent customer service, and communicate effectively with individuals and groups.

NEW modules have been integrated into this course to ensure that instructors can teach a range of exciting and advanced group fitness classes including:

  • Circuit training and bootcamp style classes
  • Creative choreography styles
  • Kettlebell training
  • Suspension training
  • Muscular, strength and endurance
  • Flexibility and mobility
  • Core stability

What our gradutes say!

Some unsolicited testimonials from our graduates from over the years.
" Your professionalism and knowledge ... shines through at all times "

A very big thank you for a wonderful course. You are all very special people in different ways. Your professionalism and knowledge delivered with love fun and passion shines through at all times. I will miss you all very much. Be that body !!

Karen Reynolds
Personal Training Graduate
" The tutors are very knowledgeable, warm and welcoming "

The NTC is an excellent facility. The tutors are very knowledgeable, warm and welcoming and I always enjoy coming back here.

Orla Flynn
Personal Training Graduate
" I really am blown away by the standard of teaching on this course "

I really am blown away by the standard of teaching on this course, it is amazing… so organised.. so down to earth… so enthusiastic it is infectious. I am so lucky and so glad to be in a position to experience this. I just wanted to say and share… FANTASTIC! Thank you so much, Richelle

Richelle Daly
Personal Training Graduate
" We really had a great group and we’re all keeping in touch "

I really enjoyed my time at the NTC – we really had a great group and we’re all keeping in touch.

Toni Anderson
Personal Training Graduate
" Thanks to the motivational teachers for their enthusiasm and support "

I really did enjoy it … thanks to the motivational teachers for their enthusiasm and support … also Karen and Greg in admin … always very helpful and obliging.

Brian McConville
Personal Training Graduate
" The best learning experience I have come across "

Thanks very much to all the tutors at NTC for all your help. You all made this course very enjoyable and I’m sure the whole group had as much fun as I did. This course was the best learning experience I have come across and I thank you for that.

Iva Ramini
Personal Training Graduate
" I really found the course to be a very high standard "

Just to say thanks a lot for your excellent classes in both ETM and in particular Sports Nutrition. I really found the course to be a very high standard and the level of tuition very impressive.

John O’Carroll
Personal Training Graduate
" I learned a lot in the last few months "

Thanks for everything. I feel like I learned a lot in the last few months and would like to thank the tutors for their patience. I will be back to do extra courses soon.

Natasha Duff
Personal Training Graduate


This course is eligible for discount through the LHF Skillnet for members of REPs Ireland and Ireland Active.

Schedule and Locations

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Dublin
NTC, Dublin 7
Sunday Course
Date To Be Confirmed

Full details for the National Qualification in Group Fitness and Exercise to Music Course

Get all the information about our Group Fitness Course. (Remember there's even more info in the FAQ section below).

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, learners will possess the knowledge, understanding, and competencies necessary to:

Plan, design, and instruct a range of group fitness classes for a diverse range of participants that aligns with their scope of practice and meets individual needs, such as age, fitness level, and special populations, as a group fitness instructor.

Modify and adapt various exercises to ensure appropriate progression or regression according to the participants’ abilities, demonstrating the expertise of a group fitness instructor.

Prepare the environment and equipment for a range of group fitness classes, taking into account health and safety considerations, the training environment (indoor/outdoor), and emergency procedures, which is crucial for any group fitness instructor.

Use music effectively to motivate and enhance the group fitness class, creating an engaging and energising atmosphere, as part of the skill set of a group fitness instructor.

Conduct a verbal health screening check before beginning a class, ensuring that all participants are suitable and safe to engage in the session, which is a key responsibility of a group fitness instructor.

Instruct a range of group fitness classes using clear and effective verbal and visual cueing to ensure that the class is taught in a well-organised manner with smooth transitions, demonstrating the expertise of a competent group fitness instructor.

Observe and correct poor performance while maintaining the flow of the class in a safe, effective, and appropriate manner, which is an essential responsibility of a group fitness instructor.

Engage with customers, fostering positive relationships, and providing excellent professional service that meets their needs and expectations, as part of the role of a group fitness instructor in delivering a high-quality fitness experience.

Fees

The cost of the Primary Group Fitness & Exercise to Music Course is €1,195.00 

A discount of €250.00 is available if fees are paid one calendar month before the course starting date which means the course will cost €945.00.

This represents excellent value as the fee is inclusive of the Kettlebell and Suspension Training Certifications, which alone would cost €510 if booking as individual courses.

You can book by paying a deposit and still get the full discount if the balance of fees is paid at least one month before the course start date. Alternatively you can poay the deposit followed by 3 installments of €265.00.

Funding is available via Leisure Health Fitness Skillnet. To find out more contact LHF Skillnet

Eligibility

Welcome to our continuing professional development course for health fitness professionals! We’re delighted to have you here.

Before we begin, we would like to ensure that your primary fitness instructor qualification meets the eligibility requirements approved by REPS Ireland. We kindly request that you double-check if your qualification is eligible for this course. Applicants must hold an approved REPs Ireland EQF L3 gym instructor or EQF L4 personal trainer qualification which has already included the anatomy and physiology and principles of health fitness content. If you’re unsure, please do not worry! Just send a scanned copy of your primary fitness qualification to [email protected] before the course start date, and we will confirm whether you are eligible to participate.

We also want to remind you that your professional indemnity insurance cover is only valid if you hold a valid, industry recognised primary qualification at minimum EQF Level 3 in fitness instruction. This is to guarantee that you are fully covered and protected as you progress on your professional development journey.

Thank you for your attention, and we are looking forward to seeing you in class!

Assessment

Learners will be assessed through:

  • Submission of Learner Workbook
  • Observed Summative Group Fitness Assessment

Meet The Tutors

Only fully qualified tutors deliver the National Qualification in Group Fitness and Exercise to Music, with each tutor having recognised industry and educational experience in their individual fields.

Frequently Asked Questions

The National Training Centre have been delivering respected educational programmes since 1985 and during that time we have had many questions asked by potential students before registration. Here you can find the answers to the questions we receive most often.

This course is a continuing professional development course for qualified health fitness professionals and it is the responsibility of each individual applying for the course to check whether their primary fitness instructor qualification meets the eligibility requirements and is approved by REPS Ireland.

A copy of your primary fitness qualification must be scanned and emailed to [email protected] prior to the course starting date.

If you submit a certificate to NTC that is not approved by REPs Ireland, you will receive a CPD Certificate of Attendance as proof of your course participation.

Professional Indemnity Insurance cover is only valid if you hold a valid, industry recognised primary qualification at minimum EQF Level 3 in fitness instruction.

Fitness ACP courses are generally delivered over a single day, 2 mornings, 2 evenings or weekends. Our planning is based on the numbers registered and the decision to proceed with a course is based on the registered number of participants.

If you can’t make it for the time you have booked you will forfeit any fees paid. It may be possible, although not guaranteed, to reschedule your participation for a later date.

If there is a medical reason for non-participation we will, subject to receipt of valid medical certification, reschedule your participation to a later date.

For more information or clarification please call us on 01 882 7777 or by email to [email protected]

In the unlikely event that a course does not proceed you will be offered whichever of the following suits you best:

  • Reschedule to a different date
  • Reschedule to an alternative location (where applicable)
  • A full refund of all fees paid

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