National Personal Trainer Certificate

National Certificate in Fitness (NCIF)

Course Price

Course Duration

12 months

Entry requirements

Hold a grade 12 National Senior Certificate (matric)

Note: If you do not hold a matric or NQF 4 equivalent, you can apply to study our Fitness Instructor Certificate (NQF 4), which will give you access to NQF 5 programmes and further study.

Course Credits


137 credits

Course overview

The National Certificate in Fitness (NCIF) is a full qualification which enables you to work internationally as a Personal Trainer and Conditioning Coach. This programme also includes an overview of injury prevention and special considerations, enabling graduates to provide fitness instruction and conditioning to the general population as well as people with certain disabilities.

You will gain a strong foundation in exercise science, including fitness principles and programme design to help your clients safely and effectively reach their fitness goals. Offer your services to individuals and groups. Successful completion of the NCIF provides access to Part 2 of the NDIF – National Diploma in Fitness (Exercise Specialist and Sports Conditioning Coach)

*Refer to our downloadable course sheet to learn more

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