National Qualification in Strength and Conditioning for Personal Trainers

Get empowered with strength expertise!

Incorporating the latest scientific research this course will teach performance assisting exercise with Olympic lifts, plyometric training and functional movement patterns in Dublin or Cork.

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About our Strength and Conditioning for Personal Trainers Course

  • Dublin | Cork
  • On Site Learning
  • Weekends
  • 2 Weekends

This comprehensive strength and conditioning training course is designed to equip fitness instructors, personal trainers, and health coaches with the essential skills and knowledge to prescribe safe and effective performance-enhancing exercises for athletes and individuals. Whether you’re working in a team environment or on a one-to-one basis, you’ll have the tools you need to help your clients achieve their goals and reach their full potential.

Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll have the key practical coaching skills to incorporate strength and conditioning techniques into your programs, allowing you to expand your role as a personal trainer and exercise coach. You’ll also have the ability to prescribe exercises that are safe, effective, and tailored to your clients’ individual needs, whether they’re seasoned athletes or complete beginners.

The course is specifically designed for exercise professionals, personal trainers, and health coaches working in the commercial health fitness industry. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills to teach bootcamp-style strength and conditioning in a variety of settings, whether you’re employed in health clubs and fitness centers or working on a self-employed contract basis with sporting clubs. With this certification, you’ll be well-equipped to take your fitness career to the next level and unlock new opportunities.

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
" 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
" Everything was so well structured "

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to John, all the staff and tutors for their support and guidance over the past months. You all made the educational experience of doing the Personal Trainer course a terrific one.

I feel much more confident about getting out there and helping people to realise their goals. Your care and respect for the class was always evident, none more so than before and during exam time.

As a pretty busy parent, I was a little unsure about when I’d get the time to study and practice but because everything was so well structured, it made life so much easier.

Shane O’Neill
Personal Training Graduate
" It was the NTC course that helped me get there and I just wanted to thank you for that. "

I hope you’re well! I just wanted to check in with you to say that I hope you’re doing well.

I took part in the NTC PT course in the spring semester of 2017 in Cork and wanted to provide you with an update on what’s happened since qualifying. I managed to find work experience and am now happy to announce that I was offered a job as a coach in a private service in Cork and have been enjoying the experience so much and learning a lot.

It was the NTC course that helped me get there and I just wanted to thank you for that. If you ever need any former students to give a reference or advice to a class, let me know and I’d be happy to do so.

Thanks again for everything.

Sam Keating
Personal Training Graduate
" I'm very happy with what I got to learn with the NTC ... it was totally worth it. "

Hi Michelle, I just wanted to share a recent experience and give a big thank you to you and the girls involve in group fitness class.

I went for an interview 2 days ago for a position that I really wanted to get at a gym club in London. As well as a one to one interview, it involved a group practical assessment where candidates needed to teach a class. I had prepared a circuit as my assessment but at the moment to teach my class I changed my mind and decided to teach a group fitness class to the beat. I got a called from the manager yesterday offering me the job, I was actually shocked because I didn’t expect it as I have no experience at all in the fitness industry. The manager said he was impressed with the class, he loved it that it was to the beat, how it was structured as well as the teaching points and everything, and despite the fact that there were candidates with far more experience, they were good but it’s easier to put a circuit together than doing an exercise to music class. I’m very happy with what I got to learn doing the course with the NTC and happy that investing money there was totally worth it.

Thank you all!!! ? Have a lovely day

Jessica Barbosa Robles
Personal Training Graduate


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

Schedule and Locations

Good Availability
Dublin
SPORTSCO, Ringsend, Dublin 4
Weekend Course
March 9, 2024
Good Availability
Dublin
SPORTSCO, Ringsend, Dublin 4
Weekend Course
August 31, 2024
Booking Unavailable
Cork
Mardyke Arena, University College Cork
Weekend Course
Date To Be Confirmed

Full details for the National Qualification in Strength and Conditioning for Personal Trainers Course

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

Outcomes

Completing this strength and conditioning training course allows certified fitness professionals to gain a diverse set of valuable skills. These include the ability to analyze and interpret functional movement patterns, allowing for the prescription of exercises that optimise performance and reduce the risk of injury. You will also acquire knowledge of periodisation, conjugate method, and multi-year training principles specific to strength and conditioning coaching, enabling you to design tailored programmes that deliver results for your clients.

Fitness professionals will also gain proficiency in performing and coaching advanced weightlifting techniques, including Olympic lifts, which can help clients improve their strength and performance while reducing the risk of injury. You will also acquire expertise in plyometric training techniques that enhance clients’ power, strength, and speed. By integrating these techniques into their programmes, fitness professionals can maximise their clients’ results.

In addition, fitness professionals will have the ability to incorporate assistant exercises into their strength and conditioning programs, complementing and enhancing their clients’ progress. Finally, they will gain the knowledge to develop specific programs that enhance clients’ performance while minimising the risk of injury, enabling them to deliver comprehensive and effective training programmes that help clients reach their goals.

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. 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.

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.

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

Meet The Tutors

Only fully qualified tutors deliver the National Qualification in Strength and Conditioning for Personal Trainers, with each tutor having recognised industry and educational experience in their individual fields.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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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