Our award-winning education courses lets students embark on a career as a fitness Professional

Education Partners

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APEC is committed to keeping you safe and supporting your educational journey through a challenging time like COVID-19, your education is our No. 1 focus.

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Education pathways available to students

PT Pathway

1-ST Course

Diploma in Personal Training
Level 3 & 4 2-6 months

2-ND Course

Diploma in Nutrition Level 4 & 5 6 months

3-RD Course

Diploma in Health Coaching Level 5 6 months


Applied Degree Health Science    1 year

S&C Pathway

1-ST Course

Diploma in Strength & Conditioning Level 5 6 months

2-ND Course

Diploma in Nutrition Level 5 6 months

3-RD Course
Sporting Excellence Professional Apprenticeship 1 year

Applied Degree Performance Science  1 year

Nutrition Pathway

1-ST Course

Certificate in Nutrition for Health and Wellbeing level 2 & 3  2  month

2-ND Course

Diploma in Nutrition Level 4 & 5 6 months

3-RD Course

Diploma In Health Coaching Level 5  6 months


Applied Degree Nutrition Science 1 year

Happy Faces of Happy Students

We have a long history of making our students succeed here are some of them and some recent reviews.

Molly O’Sullivan
Molly O’SullivanS&C coach swim Ireland
Course done: PT
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"I completed my fitness instructor and personal training certificate with APEC. The delivery of the course was second to none and being able to learn at my own pace was an added bonus. The knowledge I learned from the course has made becoming a personal trainer that bit easier. I now work with a variety of different individuals helping them achieve their goals on the gym floor and also work with clients online too, building them programs specific to their goals. I have no doubt that the understanding this course gave me in fitness, anatomy and programming is what has made me successful in the fitness industry. The coaches are always quick to reply to any emails/questions and are extremely knowledgeable and experienced. In my eyes APEC has one of the best fitness and personal training courses out there and I highly recommend them if you want to be successful in the fitness industry"
Andy Murphy
Andy MurphyOwner and coach Urban Gym, new ross, Wexford
Course done: PT S&C
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My name is Andy Murphy and I run and operate Urban Gym which is a boutique style fitness facility in New Ross which is also home to Team Ryano Wexford MMA. I’ve been in the leisure industry the past 16 years and to quote Socrates, ‘I know one thing, that I know nothing.’ In our field and line of work you can never stop learning. This industry continues to grow and evolve. It’s this very reason that on a personal level I seek to constantly grow and evolve with it and add strings to my bow that will enable me to become a better coach and mentor to my athletes and members. I cannot recommend APEC courses enough. First off the guys are not only extremely knowledgeable in their field but they are genuinely nice guys that make you feel welcome from the moment you sign up to their course...
Ciara Smith
Ciara Smith Coach at F45 Dublin
Course done: PT
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I completed the Fitness Instructor course with APEC in 2019 and it was one of the best decisions I've made! I was unsure on where I wanted to complete my qualification but after learning about the experience of the coaches and reading more about the course content, I knew I would be in good hands with APEC. The course itself worked really well with my busy schedule, it had the perfect blend of online and in person learning and assessments. The in person learning and practical assessment took place over the course of a weekend and Shane was fantastic at ensuring we focused on form and communication in everything we were doing right from the start. The whole team were fantastic and so open to questions and sharing their experience. I would recommend a course with APEC to anyone looking to become a PT, fitness instructor or even anyone looking to elevate their own knowledge of the fitness world to the next level. You won't regret it!
Frank Lopez
Frank LopezPT and S&C coach DT fitness cork
Course done: PT S&C
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On the APEC course I've learned a lot and I am really excited to keep on learning and adding more knowledge to the pot. Would like to pass on a big thank you to Sam and Shane. Both were incredibly professional and knowledgeable and they really went the extra mile to make us feel comfortable and gave us lots of confidence when we were nervous when going through the exams. Looking forward to keep on going and learning with you.
Michael Kenny
Michael KennyOwner founder synthesize coaching
Courses done: PT, S&C
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I firstly completed my fitness instructor and personal training diplomas with APEC which gave me a super foundation of knowledge through the online content provided as part of the course. I got great value from the content which really set me up from a theoretical point of view through the anatomy and physiology, nutrition and lifestyle management, client motivation, and exercise programming components, as well as the practical content where the tutors went out of their way to help. I enjoyed the course so much I returned to complete my Strength and Conditioning qualification also!


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