HCEHF Year 2

HCEHF Year 2

Full-Time 2 Year Course

Eligible for SUSI Funding

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Higher Certificate in Exercise and Health Fitness - Year 2

Who is the accrediting body?


All NCEF courses and modules are accredited by the University of Limerick (UL). On successful completion of the course, students will graduate from UL with a Level 6 Major NFQ Higher Certificate in Exercise and Health Fitness.

  • University of Limerick Accredited
  • Level 6 (Major) on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ)
  • Level 5 on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF)
  • Europe Active /E Reps Exercise for Health Specialist (SQF Level 5)
  • 120 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) Credits




What does the course cover?


Year 2 students must choose 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits from the specialist modules below in order to graduate with the Higher Certificate. These 60 credits must be completed during an academic year and must be divided into 30 ECTS credits in the Autumn Semester and 30 ECTS credits in the Spring Semester OR 30 ECTS credits in Spring Semester and 30 ECTS credits in Summer Semester. Year 2 consists of a choice of the following specialist modules:

  • SS3001 Advanced Personal Training (30 ECTS Credits)
  • SS3111 & SS3121 Strength & Conditioning for Athletes & Teams (30 ECTS Credits)
  • SS3131, SS3141, SS3151, SS3161, SS3171 - Pilates & Corrective Exercise (30 ECTS Credits)
  • SS3021 Children's Fitness E-Learning (15 ECTS Credits)
  • SS3031 Fit for Life Wellness Coaching E-Learning (15 ECTS Credits)
  • SS3051 Active Ageing for Older Adults E-Learning (15 ECTS Credits)
  • SS3061 Business Facility Operations in Exercise & Health Fitness E-Learning (15 ECTS Credits)
For more detailed information on the above modules, click here




How much does it cost?


Academic Year 2020/21 Fees (Provisional) The Higher Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness (HCEHF) programme fee for the 2020/21 academic year is €3,245. Option 1: Total Fee €3,245 Full payment of €3,245, which includes a non-refundable deposit of €995.00, is payable on acceptance of your place on the course. Option 2: (2 Payments) Total fees €3,245 Non-refundable deposit of €995 due on acceptance of your place on the course. The balance of fees, €2,250, is due 3 weeks prior to course start. Please Note: Once students are registered, all fees paid are non-refundable/non-transferable.




What am I qualified to do?


The Higher Certificate in Exercise and Health Fitness is a 2-year programme in which Year 1 is common to all students and in Year 2, students choose their options from a range of specialist qualifications according to their interest. After Year 1, you will be qualified to supervise and instruct on the gym floor including the cardio, machine weights and free weight areas. You will also be qualified to teach group exercise classes in:

  • Circuit Training
  • Body Conditioning
  • High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
  • Studio Fitness, Exercise to Music
  • Step Training
  • Resistance Training
Year 2 provides our students with the opportunity to become Advanced Specialists by specialising in areas such as Personal Training, Strength & Conditioning for Athletes & Teams, Pilates & Corrective Exercise, Active Ageing for Older Adults, Business Facility Operations, Fit for Life Wellness Coaching or Children's Fitness. NCEF graduates who hold the Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness (CEHF) award may apply to 'step into' Year 2 of the Higher Certificate to further specialise and add to their portfolio of skills. Year 2 students must choose 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits from Year 2 specialist modules in order to graduate with the Higher Certificate. These 60 credits must be completed during an academic year and need to be divided into 30 ECTS credits in the Autumn Semester and 30 ECTS credits in the Spring Semester OR 30 ECTS credits in Spring Semester and 30 ECTS credits in Summer Semester. View the Year 2 specialist options here.




Entry Requirements


Applicants should hold the following:-

  • NCEF/UL Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness (CEHF)
OR
  • Current recertified NCEF/PEAI Level 1 Certificate in Exercise & Fitness Instruction (Pre-2006).
  • Current, up to date PHECC First Aid Responder or Occupational First Aid qualification.
Other health/fitness qualifications will be considered under the NCEF/UL Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Scheme. NCEF reserves the right to interview if required.




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Applications are now open for the 2020/21 academic year! Click Here




When and where can I do this course?


Year 2 of the Higher Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness takes place in the University of Limerick. Advanced Personal Training, Strength & Conditioning for Athletes & Teams and Pilates & Corrective Exercise take place in UL. Online e-learning specialist modules are completed from home through the interactive NCEF e-Hub.