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Diploma in Exercise and Health Fitness - Tutor Education

Who is the accrediting body?


All NCEF courses and modules are accredited by the University of Limerick (UL). On successful completion of the DEHF course, students will graduate from the University of Limerick with a Level 7 (NFQ) Diploma in Exercise and Health Fitness.​

  • University of Limerick Accredited
  • Level 7 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ)
  • Level 6 on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF)
  • Europe Active/E-Reps Exercise for Health Specialist (SQF Level 5)
  • Year 3 DEHF carries 60 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) Credits and an overall total of 180 ECTS Credits for the Diploma in Exercise and Health Fitness which can be used towards the Level 8 NFQ B.Sc. in Exercise and Health Fitness




What does the course cover?


The Tutor Education strand of the Diploma in Exercise and Health Fitness focuses on the teaching, learning and assessment of adult learners. Content includes:

  • Adult Learning and Teaching Methodologies
  • Research Skills and Programme Development
  • Evaluation and Assessment
  • Teaching Applications and Work Experience

For further details on course content click here




How much does it cost?


Academic Year 2020/21 Fees The Diploma in Exercise & Health Fitness (DEHF) programme fee is €3,550 Option 1: Total Fee €3,550 Full payment of €3,550, which includes a non-refundable deposit of €995, is payable on acceptance of your place on the course. Option 2: (2 Payments) Total Fee €3,550 Non-refundable deposit of €995 due on acceptance of your place on the course. The balance of fees, €2,555, is due on or before Monday 10th August 2020. Please Note: Once students are registered on the programme all fees paid are non-refundable Funding: The full-time DEHF course is eligible for SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) funding however funding decisions are based on an individual’s personal circumstances. You may apply through www.susi.ie to see if you qualify. The SUSI Course Code is LMA905. Students have also secured funding or part funding in the past from other local government support agencies however this is also on an individual basis. It is important to note that all course fees must be fully paid before the student commences the course. If SUSI funding is allocated to students, this is reimbursed to the student upon receipt of payments from the University of Limerick fees office and this can take approx. 6+ months.




What am I qualified to do?


Year 3 Diploma in Exercise and Health Fitness (Tutor Education) qualifies you as an NCEF Tutor to teach on Year 1 and 2 of the Higher Certificate in Exercise and Health Fitness on NCEF/UL courses throughout the country.




Entry Requirements


  • Higher Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness (HCEHF) or Certificate in Exercise and Health Fitness (CEHF) and 60 ECTS Credits from Year 2 modules or an equivalent qualification.
  • Knowledge: Broad knowledge base in Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness modules and Year 2 HCEHF specialist courses.
  • First Aid Responder (FAR) PHECC is an NCEF & industry requirement. All candidates on the above programme must provide a current FAR certificate prior to completion.
  • Attitudes and personal qualities: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and mature disposition.
  • Other desirable criteria: Teaching experience in any discipline. Practical experience of working in any of the HCEHF specialist courses.
  • Successful Interview: Interviews can be completed via face to face, telephone or skype
NCEF/UL Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Scheme Previously qualified and expired NCEF Level 1 and applicants with equivalent qualifications from other institutions or bodies are eligible to apply for entry on to this programme through the NCEF/UL RPL Scheme. Applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and in accordance with NCEF/UL RPL criteria. RPL applicants are required to complete a pro-forma Portfolio of Learning (POL). Please click here to apply through RPL Please note an Recognition of Prior Learning fee of €125 applies to all applicants required to submit a Portfolio of Learning and on successful acceptance the fee is deducted from the overall programme fee.




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




When and where can I do this course?


The next DEHF course will start in the University of Limerick in October 2020. Tutorials are scheduled between Monday to Friday.