Galway Community College
Further Education

ITEC Diploma in Pilates Teaching and Exercise Specialist

ITEC Diploma in Pilates Teaching and Exercise Specialist


ITEC Diploma in Pilates Teaching and Exercise Specialist

Co-ordinator: Claire Quinn


Course Outline

Successful students gain an industry standard in Pilates Teaching and up-skill as a fitness professional. On successful completion, students will receive an ITEC Diploma. This qualification will equip learners with the practical experience and knowledge to gain successful employment in the sport and fitness industry. There is also the potential to start your own fitness business.


  • Fitness Instruction Specialist - ITEC
  • Pilates Instruction - ITEC


€175 GCC Student Services Fee applies to all learners.

€80 QQI Certification Fee applies to all learners except

  • Those in receipt of Back to Education Allowance.
  • Medical Card Holders (valid at time of Registration).

€500 Course Fees (This includes; ITEC Diploma in Pilates & Exercise Specialist)

Non EU Students are subject to an International Fee.

We advise non-EU citizens living outside Ireland to contact the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service on to ensure the course you are considering applying for is eligible for a student visa. Non-EU citizens living in Ireland are welcome to apply and require a PPS number (Personal Public Service Number). Non-EU citizens are required to pay a tuition fee set by the Irish government which is currently €3653. Some exemptions apply, for further information, please contact

Information on Migrant Eligibility to Access FE Programmes is available here.

Work Experience

Students gain invaluable experience working directly with pilates instructors and applying the knowledge in a range of population settings.

Special Features

Additional qualifications may be offered to eligible students and awarded by the following accredited bodies.

These include;
ITEC, NCEF, National Sporting Governing Bodies, Galway City Sports Partnership, Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) and Sport Ireland.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of a QQI Level 5 Award in Sport & Recreation Studies 5M5146 or equivalent and Interview.


For information please visit our Progression and Career Guidance pages under Student Supports

Opportunities open to students who did not achieve the desired Leaving Certificate to allow entry to your desired course from the CAO system, you can have the opportunity to achieve up to 390 points in a PLC course and gain access to 3rd Level or for mature students who did not complete a Leaving Certificate to gain access to 3rd Level.

Please Note

Galway Community College reserves the right to make changes to any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the college and a student or a third party.

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