Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) are the regulator for emergency medical services (EMS) in Ireland and their role is to protect the public. PHECC is an independent statutory agency with responsibility for standards, education
As a national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland, QQI (formally FETAC) gives people the opportunity to gain recognition for learning in education or training
QQI’s mission is to make quality assured awards in accordance with national standards within the national framework, creating opportunities for learners in further education and training to have their achievements
Why choose the NCEF Fitness instructor Courses?
- Recognition within Ireland
The National Council for Exercise & Fitness (NCEF) is an academic affiliate of the University of Limerick (UL) offering the only university accredited Health Fitness Instructor qualification in Ireland. Accreditation assures our students that the programme is engaged in continuous review and improvement of its quality, that it meets documented standards, and that it is accountable for achieving what it sets out to do.
The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) is a mechanism for
- The Year 1: Certificate in Exercise and Health Fitness (CEHF) is placed at Level 6 Minor
- International Recognition
- Qualifications Standards:
The NFQ is significant for NCEF Graduates in the international context as qualifications (awards) in the NFQ are
- The Year 1: Certificate in Exercise and Health Fitness (CEHF), is placed at Level 5
Some other training providers offer EQF Level 4 standard of qualification, but the CEHF is the only complete stand-alone fitness qualification in Ireland, accredited at EQF Level 5.
- European Industry Standards
The NCEF is accredited by the European Health Fitness Association (EHFA). EHFA is the EU approved industry
The Certificate in Exercise and Fitness (CEHF) is audited and aligned
- Occupational First Aid (OFA) – FETAC Level 5 – All students on the CEHF complete OFA as part of the course and are offered the Level 5 qualification.
- UL/NCEF Pathway to B.Sc. in Exercise & Health Fitness: graduates of the CEHF can progress on a flexible learning pathway to a B.Sc.
As such we have a long and very strong history in the industry and our qualifications are well respected by employers around the globe. Some countries are now developing their own national standards – however, they may still vary considerably in quality and content from country to country which can make it very difficult for employers to ascertain the exact knowledge and skills achieved. ITEC qualifications walk graduates into employment the world over, due to the rigid quality assurance and high standards underpinning the qualifications. This is a passport to an International career. ITEC currently has
They currently have more than 40,000 certified fitness professionals in 107 countries. ACE certification and continuing