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NTC - National Training Centre

The National Training Centre provides facilities, both practical and administrative, to a number of schools and colleges offering courses and National Qualifications to the Irish public. The educational bodies covered by the National Training Centre - College of Complementary Medical Education (CCME), National College of Exercise and Health Studies (NCEHS), National School of

Sports Massage (NSSM), Pilates Institute Ireland - aim to provide a full educational experience to adults of all backgrounds and capabilities in an environment that which gives students the best possible chance to succeed.

The National Training Centre also acts as the Irish representative body for the University of Chester's Centre for Exercise and Nutrition Science. All educational bodies within the NTC play an important part in establishing their graduates as the ideal candidates for both licensed and non-regulated positions within their specified industry. This capacity includes participation in the forum for state Regulation of Complementary Therapists established by the Irish Department of Health and Children, as founding members of the European Health Fitness Association (EHFA) funded by the EU and charged with fostering a pan European qualification structure in fitness, and as founding members of the Sports Massage Association, UK.

National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training

This National College of Exercise and Health Studies (NCEHS) programme provides people with the chance to qualify as health fitness instructors and personal trainers. All NCEHS students may tap into the wide-ranging study facilities available at the National Training Centre. The advanced facilities include a fully equipped Pulse Fitness® gymnasium, a PaviGym® exercise to music studio, dressing rooms, showers and a fully stocked book and video library. NCEHS students can access all of these facilities for the duration of their course. This opportunity is unique to Health Fitness students in Ireland as the National Training Centre is the only dedicated facility of its type in Ireland. The content is delivered to help adult learners of various capabilities. Graduates of the NCEHS are much-wanted in the general fitness industry and will find themselves readily employable as fully qualified fitness instructors in health clubs, fitness centres, etc.. They are also sought after as personal trainers with sporting teams and individual clients. Students of the programme also have the choice of participating in the one day National Qualification in Step Aerobics programme, with no further charge. The National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training programme is both as a daytime or evening part-time course four times a year in Dublin and as a part-time weekend course twice a year in Cork. This is the sole Irish Personal Trainer course which is EHFA approved at Level 4 which is a guarantee of International recognition.

NTC - Practical & Applied Qualifications

The National Training Centre provides the following courses and qualifications:

Advanced National Qualifications for Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers

National Qualification in Neuromuscular and Physical Therapy

Higher Diploma in Neuromuscular Therapy (H.Dip. NMT)

National Qualification in Trigger Point Needling

National Qualification in Taping and Strapping Procedures

National Qualification in Pilates Matwork

NTC Contact Details

To find an NTC approved centre in Ireland see below:

National Training Centre - Head Office
15-16 St. Joseph's Parade,
Dorset Street,
Dublin 7
Telephone: 01 882 7777
NTC Website
Mardyke Arena,
University College Cork,
Western Road,
Telephone: 021 430 1222
Courtyard by Marriott
Headford Point,
Headford Road,
Telephone: 01 882 7777
Aura Leisure Complex
Co. Donegal.
Telephone: 01 882 7777
Stranmillis University College
A College of Queen's University Belfast
Telephone: 353 1 882 7777

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