If exercise and fitness is your love and you want to learn how to motivate others to reach their fitness potential then this is the course for you. Plenty of action and practical activity, skills based learning and the theory to back it up. Learn the technical know how, improve your own fitness and learn to instruct others in a safe way.

    • Exercise and Fitness Health ITEC
    • Gym Instructor ITEC
    • Hygiene Health & Safety ITEC
    • Personal Client Care ITEC
    • Personal Trainer ITEC
    • Sports Massage ITEC
    • Exercise to Music ITEC 
    • Sports Anatomy & Physiology ITEC
    • Work Experience 5N1356

Optional Extra courses in Suspension Training, Studio Cycling, Kettle Bells, Strapping and Taping (CCOC certification), Step Aerobics

Additional Training
CCOC Manual Handing Training and Certification

Leaving Certificate, LCA or QQI Level 4.  Mature students are exempt from Leaving Certificate requirement. All applicants are interviewed. An offer of a place on this course is subject to an applicant meeting the requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview. Students need to be satisfied that they are physically able to complete the practical coursework.

  • Professional guest lecturers
  • Practical work carried out in gym environment
  • First aid workshop
  • Optional extra courses
  • World wide recognition of qualification

Fitness Centres, Gyms, Hotels and Leisure Clubs, Sports clubs, Health spas, Physical Therapy clinics, Sports Massage Clinics, Self Employed Professional. All students can access the Jobs Advice Hub. Graduates can subscribe to ‘CCOC college jobs register’ and CCOC LinkedIn alumni for up to date vacancies and networking.

CCOC Year 2 Holistics & Physical Therapies

CIT: Recreation and Leisure  Management (BBus), Level 7, Year 1 (CR032)

Email: holistics@ccoc.ie          Tel: (021) 4223844

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1 year

ITEC Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction (Gym Based Exercise)
ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
ITEC Level 2 Certificate in Instructing Exercise to Music
ITEC Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage
CCOC Manual Handling and Certification

These costs includes examination fees and certain course materials. Medical card holders are exempt from €220. Amounts may change slightly subject to sterling exchange rate. See Payment for details.


I’m so thrilled I decided to go to CCOC, it really has changed my life I’ve met life long friends. In November 2015 I opened up my own holistic room in the main street of Midleton called Serendipity Holistic Haven and I’m loving this new exciting adventure that hopefully will continue to go on for years to come. If you’re reading this unsure of what to do, go for it, make the right decision, you won’t be sorry and will truly enjoy the experience.

Debbie Collins , Owner Serendipity Holistic Haven

I completed The Nail technician course in The College of Commerce and I am now Manager of Nails Inc. in Brown Thomas on Patrick Street. I found the course extremely helpful and it gave me a great foundation in the Industry. I still have a very good relationship with the Collage and I guest speak to the students on an annual basis in regard to working in the Industry and any help or advice I can give them

Martina O'Connell, Manager Nails Inc Brown Thomas

As part of my work experience I was the make up artist for two short films being made by another college. This was a wonderful opportunity for me to learn about the production of films and what its like to be on set as a make up artist. Since the course I am working as a freelance artist doing weddings, photo shoots and theatre work. I would highly recommend this course to anyone thinking of becoming a make up artist.

Katie Byrne , MakeUp Artistry 2014