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The module is designed to provide learners with the skills
and knowledge to assist in the delivery of safe and
appropriate exercise and fitness programmes.
Successful candidates will be qualified to work as
assistant exercise and fitness instructors under the
supervision of a qualified instructor.
On completion of the award, you will:
- understand how the human body works when engaged in
- be familiar with the principles of planning and
evaluating an exercise programme for general populations
involving all health-related components of fitness
- understand the relationship between an active
healthy lifestyle and wellbeing for general populations
- demonstrate to groups of learners skills in exercise
to music, resistance training, circuit training,
floorwork and flexibility
- understand the role and essential qualities of an
assistant exercise and fitness instructor.
- Unit 1: Applied Anatomy and Physiology
- Unit 2: Fitness Training Theory
- Unit 3: Managing an Exercise Session
- Unit 4: Exercise to Music
- Unit 5: Circuit Training and Flexibility
- Unit 6: Resistance Training.
Entry Requirements /
- Level 4 Certificate or Leaving Certificate or
equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life or work
- As this programme is delivered through blended
learning, students must be capable of studying on their
- Learners outside Dublin will need to secure a
placement to enable them complete both the Skills
Demonstration and Learner Record parts of the
- If required ITEC provides insurance cover for their
learners while on the placements.
Skills Demonstration 50%
Examination (Theory-Based) 30%
Learner Record 20%
In one or more skills demonstrations, candidates will be
observed demonstrating, as appropriate, personal technique,
instructing exercises and safe and good practice procedures
the following areas:
- assistance in field tests to evaluate the
health-related components of fitness
- exercise to music
- circuit training and flexibility
- resistance training.
The internal assessor will devise a theory-based
examination that assesses candidates’ ability to recall and
apply theory and understanding, requiring responses to a
range of short answer
and structured questions. These questions may be answered in
different media such as in writing or orally.
The examination will be based on a range of specific
learning outcomes and will be 1 hour 30 minutes in duration.
The format of the examination will be as follows:
- 12 short answer questions. Candidates are required
to answer 10 (2 marks each)
- 3 structured questionsCandidates are required to
answer 2 (20 marks each).
A personal log book will be compiled by candidates. It
will include two separate sections.
Part A: Exercise Participation Log
Candidates will participate in a fitness programme over
four weeks that includes at least twelve sessions. These
sessions will include at least one of the following forms of
to music, circuit training and resistance training.
Candidates will analyse their own health and fitness, detail
their experiences throughout the programme and evaluate the
effectiveness of the
Part B: Shadowing Log
Candidates will complete a minimum of two hours shadowing
an exercise and fitness instructor teaching each of the
following activities: exercise to music, circuit training
and resistance training. Candidates will describe the
exercise sessions and provide a commentary on the
instructor’s style and skills.
- Following successful completion you will receive a
FETAC Level 5 component Certificate in
Exercise and Fitness (D20160).
- The Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC)
is the national awarding body for further education and
training in Ireland. ITEC - Irish Training and Educational
Centre is registered with FETAC to offer programmes leading to FETAC awards in the
National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland. Click
here for details of the
National Framework of Qualifications.
- There is a €85.00 registration fee payable to
include administration, moderation, exam costs and FETAC
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