Facility Operations

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Facility Operations

Who is the accrediting body?


All NCEF courses and modules are accredited by the University of Limerick (UL).

  • University of Limerick Accredited
  • 15 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits towards the Higher Certificate/ Diploma/B.Sc. in Exercise & Health Fitness through a flexible learning pathway.
  • ECTS credits can be used towards the NCEF Higher Certificate / Diploma / B.Sc. in Exercise & Health Fitness through a flexible learning pathway and also towards other University qualifications in Europe who follow ECTS credit value system.
  • Europe Active Level 5 Exercise Specialist Module
  • Successful students will receive an NCEF Certificate of Completion




What does the course cover?


You will study the following core modules:-

  • Management Structures

  • Marketing

  • Public Relations

  • Human Resource Management

  • Business Planning

  • Cash-Flow

  • Budgets

  • Bank Reconciliation

  • Preparing a Business Plan

For full details on course content click here




How much does it cost?


The course fee for the Facility Operations specialist module is €995.00 Payment Option 1 Full fee payment of €995 (inclusive of non-refundable deposit of €595.00) on submission of acceptance documents to the NCEF Head Office. Payment Option 2 €595 non-refundable deposit due on submission of acceptance documents to the NCEF Head Office. Balance of €400 due to the NCEF Head Office 10 working days before the course commences. Please note that once students are registered, all fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you are completing this module as part of an overall programme e.g. Higher Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness, the cost of this module is included in the full HCEHF Year 2 programme fees..




What am I qualified to do?


The Facility Operations module will give you the skills, knowledge and competencies to:

  • operate a professional and successful business in the fitness industry or
  • work in a supervisory/management role in a gym/leisure facility.
It will also provide you with extensive knowledge in running your own freelance business.




Entry Requirements


Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness (CEHF) NFQ Level 6 OR NCEF/PEAI Level 1 National Certificate in Fitness & Exercise Instruction - Current and Recertified You must also hold a PHECC First Aid Responder (formerly Occupational First Aid) qualification. If you hold another health/fitness qualification and relevant work experience in the fitness industry , we ask you to complete an RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) application form which is a common route of entry onto NCEF courses. Please click here to apply through RPL A cost of €125 applies to ALL RPL applicants on application, however if you are successful and offered a place on your chosen course, this fee is then deducted from the cost of overall programme fees.




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When and where can I do this course?


All content, including lectures, handouts, sample assessments, videos etc. will be delivered and accessed through a specially developed e-learning hub. This will enable you to further your studies at home, abroad and anywhere you have access to an internet connection.

This e-learning hub will contain tutorials on all the theoretical aspects along with short electronic self-assessments which will allow students to gauge their progress as they work through the module.

Course start dates are as follows:

Autumn 2020: Commences Monday 7th September 2020, Finishes Mid-December 2020 Spring 2021: Commences Monday 11th January, Finishes Mid-April 2021