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Become a top level personal trainer through our personal trainer course Accredited by the University of Limerick

Motions Fitness runs Personal Trainer Courses for the National Council for Exercise & Fitness/University of Limerick in Dublin. Our Dublin based personal trainer courses are accredited by the University of Limerick and they are the only university accredited fitness qualifications in Ireland. This link with the N.C.E.F. & U.L is testimony to the reputation that Motions Fitness has built up since its foundation in 1984.

30 years experience

Motions Fitness is the premier provider of personal trainer courses in Ireland. We have been teaching personal trainer and fitness courses for 30 years and our graduates work in the fitness industry all over Ireland and abroad. Our graduates are set apart with their University qualification.

Global Recognition

Graduates from our personal trainer courses not only become top class personal trainers in Ireland but they can take their education, qualification and passion all over the world. The qualifications are awarded by a University and they are accredited on the National and European Qualifications Frameworks. This type of recognition gives our graduates the best possible start in the fitness industry worldwide.

No CAO required

Our University accredited personal trainer courses do not require CAO application. Students apply directly to us. All students on our Dublin courses are then registered with University of Limerick. Our students graduate from UL and can progress through the UL/NCEF Pathway to a degree in the years ahead.

01. Recognisable Qualifications

If you decide to undertake a personal training course or fitness instructor course then you want to rest assured that your qualification is the best you can get. You are investing a lot of time and money in your education so you deserve to get a respected qualification. Our personal trainer courses are accredited by the University of Limerick. They start at level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications and they are on the European Qualifications Framework EQF Level 5. We are the Certified Provider for the NCEF courses in Dublin. The NCEF is an academic affiliate of University of Limerick and it is also audited and aligned to the European Industry Standard, Exercise for Health Specialist -SQF Level 5.

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02. Courses designed and Delivered By Professionals

Our Personal Trainer Courses are designed and delivered by industry professionals. Our tutors are working in the fitness industry as personal trainers, class teachers and gym instructors. The courses offer a bespoke learning experience for our students that allows them to progress their careers at their own pace. With a high rate of success our graduates go out into the industry backed by Ireland’s only University Accredited Fitness Qualification

Personal Trainer Courses Dublin
Personal Trainer Courses Dublin

03. Career Opportunities

The qualification from our personal trainer courses accredited by the University of Limerick will give you all the advantages you need to join the fitness and leisure industry.

Most of the graduates from our personal trainer courses are working in gyms, private fitness facilities, leisure centres or have set up their own personal training businesses. We provide our students with the skills to deliver effectively in a wide range of fitness related activities such as Personal Training, Gym Instructing, Class Teaching, Wellness Coaching and tutoring.

Our graduates have the opportunity to progress through a unique education pathway in association with UL. They can pursue further qualifications such as the Diploma (Level 7) and Degree (Level 8). This opens the door to many other courses in the University sector.

Frequently Asked Questions

University Course without CAO application

The normal requirement for enrollment on the Certificate courses is a Leaving Certificate with 5 passes at ordinary level (incl Eng, Maths and any language). Relevant work experience can be taken into account for some applicants. Whether you have just finished school or wish to look at another career or looking to take your interest in fitness to the next level, Motions  Fitness can offer you a path forward. We offer University courses but you do not have to apply through the CAO. Apply to us directly.

The National Framework of Qualification (NFQ) is a system used to describe Irelands educational qualifications. It has 10 levels. All NFQ qualifications are quality assured, learners can be confident that they will be recognised at home and abroad. Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) has responsibility to develop, promote and maintain the Irish NFQ. See for more details.

The European Qualifications Framework (EQF) is a European-wide qualifications framework which joins the qualifications of different EU members together. In a way, it is a translation of different national qualifications which makes qualifications in different EU countries easier to understand. for more information please visit EQFQQI

Motions Fitness is the Dublin based provider of these UL courses. We teach the courses in TUD, Kevin St, Dublin 2 (formerly DIT). So you can study in Dublin City Centre with the industries leading professionals and graduate with your qualification from the University of Limerick like this happy bunch.

Our courses are University courses but you do not have to apply through the CAO. You apply directly to Motions Fitness as we are the Certified Course Provider in Dublin. You will then be registered with the University of Limerick and you will be a full graduate of UL when you pass the course. This is a unique opportunity to gain a University Qualification in a vocational setting. Our Dublin courses are based in the fitness facilities of TUD, formerly DIT in Kevin St, Dublin 2

This course suits fitness enthusiasts who are working full time. The course takes place on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7-10pm plus one Saturday (9am-2pm) per month. The course starts on 24 September and finishes at the end of April. Many of the people who do this course love fitness and often to the course for personal interest. Others use it as a stepping stone into working in fitness either of a full or part time basis.

Our students graduate each year at the Conferring Ceremony for the Physical Education Sports Science School at University of Limerick.

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