Gym & Personal Trainer Education
PFS Aqua Aerobics®



Train your swimming coaches, fitness professional to teach dynamic and popular group class in shallow water for all levels. 

Water Aerobics is a fun and enjoyable workout to music performed mostly in shallow water. 

It is a course suited to all fitness levels and aims to give a total body workout combining cardiovascular fitness and muscle conditioning. No swimming skills are needed for this course and it will suit all age groups as one of its main advantages is the very low impact on the joints, therefore reducing any risk of injury.

Very popular amongst those recovering from hard workouts, competitions or injury. Also suitable for pregnant women, seniors and persons with varying degrees of moving difficulty (osteoporosis, arthritis, etc).



After this course, you will be able to:

Qualification outcome

  • Conduct a healthy warm-up at the start of the Aqua fitness class (in a pool)

  • Explain the principles of water workout techniques

  • Explain the physiological aspects of Aqua Aerobics

  • Explain the structure of an Aqua class

  • Explain the conditions required for an Aqua class

  • Apply the principles of health & safety during an Aqua class

  • Teach an Aqua class using music and tempo

  • Teach various types of Aqua classes

  • Use the following Aqua equipment: Noodles in both shallow and deep water

  • Apply proper cool down and stretch techniques to the water environment

  • With our course you will be able to conduct safe and enjoyable Aqua classes for participants of various fitness levels.

  • You will be able to use water resistance and hydrostatic pressure as body toning tools.

  • Adapt the class to people with various needs, e.g. overweight people, those with osteoporosis and injuries, and pregnant women. The risk of injury in water is minimal so these groups benefit greatly from aqua classes.

  • You will also know how to use equipment in aqua classes to give participants a better opportunity to increase their fitness level and tone their bodies.

  • Work full-time or part-time within a leisure centre or health club.

  • Deliver a number of classes per week in various locations as a freelancer.



This course requires a recognised, valid and current Anatomy & Physiology qualification which is accredited and mapped at EQF Level 2 | NQF level 3* such as the PFS ANATOMY BASIC. If you didn't qualify with us, a scanned copy of your certificate will be required in response to your registration confirmation email.


*Ireland completed referencing the Irish NFQ to the EQF in 2009.


Who should attend?

Applicants should have a keen interest in Aquatic Activities, any Water Qualification is recommended (i.e. Swimming Teaching, Life Guard) although not required, we encourage taking part in Aqua Aerobic Classes prior to joining the course.

Please inform us during the registration process if you have any learning difficulties or disabilities so we can accommodate you appropriately.


What you need to bring with you:

  • A change of clothes
  • Bottle of water
  • Sports/gym gear
  • Swimming Suit and Swimming hood.
  • Swimming Towels.
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Towel
  • Notepad

Course hours that require 100% attendance: 8 hours held on one weekend day 

Additional self-study hours: Not applicable

Examination :Not applicable


No examination 


Participants must have 100% attendance  to receive the PFS AQUA AEROBICS INSTRUCTOR certification and 8 REPs accredited CPD points ( also shown on the Certificate)

The final Certification is given in the printed form and enables the participant to teach classes and get insured.



All our courses are accredited by REPs Ireland and recognized worldwide through ICREPs.

All PFS qualifications meet industry standards that have been developed and published by the European Health & Fitness Association (EHFA).

REPs Ireland ensures that all standards used are mapped to and meet all appropriate International standards where possible, to ensure all REPs Ireland members benefit from recognition of their status from other National REPs.

Payment rules 

  • We operate on a first come, first serve basis with no exceptions.

  • We allow only 10 places per course.

  • To secure your place on the course the payment should be made upon registration.

  • We allow 5 calendar days to receive payment before your place is given to another person that has paid.

  • After 5 calendar days have passed, and we haven't received any payment, you will need to register again if places are still available.

  • There is no way to prolong the 5 calendar days. Registrations are not accepted if you have already registered and the initial 5 days have not elapsed.

  • If we have received a late Early Bird payment (i.e. you registered for Early Bird but we haven't received payment within 5 calendar days) you will be liable for the Normal Price as outlined in our Terms & Conditions. No exceptions will be made.

  • If you have signed up at the Normal Price or Early Bird price and we haven't received the full amount from you before the start of the course, then you will be subject to Instalment payments.


Payment options 

Early Bird

This offer is only available for selected courses, dates or locations.

When displayed, the offer expires once there are less than 28 calendar days until the course.

Please do not contact us asking to receive this offer if it is not displayed.

If you do see this offer than we advise you to take action and get this great course at a special price!

Normal Price

Payment must be made in full and received by us before the course starts. Please take into account that bank transfers may take time and we operate on a first come first serve basis with no exceptions as outlined in PAYMENT RULES.


The instalment price is divided into six equal payments. The first instalment has to be paid upon registration. The subsequent instalments will be paid during the course with the last instalment paid before the course ends. Instalment payments are subject to our Terms and Conditions.


Payment methods

Once you register, you will be guided through the payment process.

  • Bank transfer

  • Paypal

  • Cash payments are not accepted


If you encounter any issues with payment and you have read our FAQ page, please reach out via the Contact section.

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