APEC's Online Personal Training Courses in Belfast

Belfast is passionate about fitness, making it the perfect region for hardworking personal trainers and fitness experts to realise their potential.


With APEC’s unique Learning Management System, you can become fully qualified and start your fitness and training journey in no time.


We collaborate with some of Belfast’s best training facilities. Hence APEC provides you with exceptional amenities and exercise equipment to aid your progress.

personal training courses in Belfast - APEC

Our Courses

Personal Training

  • Combines the level 3 certificate in Fitness Instruction with the level 4 certificate in Personal Training to produce an Integrated Diploma in Personal Training.

  • Designed by industry-leading coaches

  • Provides insight into the requisite skills, knowledge, and behaviour to work or start your own personal training business.

Strength & Conditioning

  • Offers the systems and methods for training elite track, court, and field individuals and teams.

  • APEC’s blended learning system contains online modules that cover different aspects of the certification

  • Learners must have a Level 3 or 4 Personal Training qualification

  • Proficiency in numeracy and literacy required 

Health Coaching

  • Focus Award-winner with PD approval

  • Has one of the most stringent regulatory and awarding systems in the market

  • Focuses on nutrition, integrative health, coaching skills, and behaviour modification approaches.

  • Open to learners with a Personal Trainer Level 4 Diploma or equivalent.

Performance Nutrition

  • Comprehensive resource for coaches who want to improve their health and performance through nutrition

  • Guarantees an RSPH, Focus Awards accredited Level 5 Diploma in Performance Nutrition

  • Offered entirely through the APEC e-learning platform

  • Easy to follow, flexible study options with no extra commitments

  • Enrolment includes assistance from a designated APEC tutor

Mode of Study & Assessment

We use a blended learning technology that combines the best of online and offline learning.


APEC’s award-winning e-learning platform delivers 80% of the course to the comfort of your device. With our carefully curated, animated video content, we make learning effective and efficient.


We also ensure the completion of practical coursework which amounts to 20% of the entire coursework. To fulfil this requirement, you can make use of our many training facilities located throughout the country. 

Course Assessment

You will need to complete both theory and practical assessments to complete your chosen qualification.


Each course consists of modules, each of which must be completed with a 70% passing grade. With 100% complete coursework, case study and online interactive assignments, you’ll be equipped with the program you aspire.

Career and Progression

APEC not only qualifies its students but also ensure their meticulous advancement for the industry’s demands. Supporting various career paths and progressions, APEC delivers the best for their learners.


APEC’s elite-level curriculum also ensures internships with local/corporate gym partners, as well as unrestricted career help and guaranteed interviews. We have assisted in the placement of APEC alumni in both hired and freelancing positions throughout Ireland and Europe. 

Pricing & Plans

Personal Trainer
Course Package


€ 1,199

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Personal Trainer & Nutrition Course Package


€ 2,398

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We are happy to provide a variety of Internationally recognised courses. 


All of APEC’s courses have been approved by the following prestigious regulatory agencies in Ireland and the United Kingdom:


  • Focus Awards

  • Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)

  • Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) 

  • Ofqual

Achieving Meaningful Results.

APEC has pioneered the field of human performance and fitness education to help people achieve optimal performance in whatever they do. Today, APEC is the trusted provider for students looking to work in fitness, sports or health performance related industries. 

  • Fantastic material and great way of hybrid mode to study. The coaches/teachers were amazing and I have learned a lot from them. I strongly recommend APEC and their Diploma in... read more

    Jefferson Rosa Avatar Jefferson Rosa
    August 18, 2023

    Combination of online and in person learning has been amazing. Workshop was so helpful, the lads are so well spoken and knowledgeable. Would absolutely recommend

    Shelly O'Riordan Avatar Shelly O'Riordan
    August 18, 2023

    Everything you want from a course. Easy to follow online modules and can't speak highly enough about the workshop. Would recommend the lads to anyone whether it's beginning as a... read more

    shane Finnegan Avatar shane Finnegan
    August 18, 2023
  • Top quality. It's a great advantage to have the online learning but then to marry it all together in the practical workshop, it really brings it to life. Great examples,... read more

    Fran Lee Avatar Fran Lee
    August 18, 2023

    Just finished my practical with Shane the weekend, absolute gent very very helpful and goes into great detail, highly recommended.

    david warren Avatar david warren
    July 4, 2023

    Great workshop to become a personal trainer! Highly recommended

    Hugo Casarin Avatar Hugo Casarin
    July 4, 2023
  • Recently past my PT course really enjoyed working with the trainers very helpful and will take their time out to help and make sure you understand what to do definitely... read more

    Carl Stanley Avatar Carl Stanley
    May 18, 2023

    Top Drawer Course,the lads couldn’t do enough For you 👌 Highly recommend

    Ryan McKenna Avatar Ryan McKenna
    May 18, 2023

    Great course by APEC and the guys doing the practical workshop were very professional and easy to listen to and follow.

    Barry Sheehan Avatar Barry Sheehan
    May 18, 2023
  • I had a great time doing the work shop and the online corse went really in depth about the various topics it had. Over all a really great learning experience

    Fionn Mckeown Avatar Fionn Mckeown
    March 18, 2023

    The In person workshop was a great experience for me, the crowd from APEC were very kind and very professional, same goes for the other people there who were there... read more

    Damo Lifts Avatar Damo Lifts
    March 18, 2023

    I couldn’t recommend course enough, lads are all very helpful throughout all parts of it. Very easy to follow along and in person workshop is ran very well

    Dylan Roche Avatar Dylan Roche
    March 18, 2023
  • I recently completed the Diploma in Personal Training with APEC and was thoroughly impressed. From the very beginning the course was engaging and enjoyable. The flexibility to study at my... read more

    Stewart Gilbert Avatar Stewart Gilbert
    February 18, 2023

    Excellent service highly recommend

    Adam Czarnecki Avatar Adam Czarnecki
    February 18, 2023

    Just finished the 2 day personal training practical workshop. And the lads made us all feel very comfortable from start to finish. Really enjoyed the weekend and can't thank the... read more

    jordan jarrett Avatar jordan jarrett
    December 18, 2022
  • Would definitely recommend, great course info/structure, the workshop was really well put together too.

    Craig Fitzgerald Avatar Craig Fitzgerald
    December 18, 2022

    Just finished the Level 4 PT accredited. It is a really good course with very nicely structured plan and a lot of information for your future career. The final workshop... read more

    Veronika Leginusová Avatar Veronika Leginusová
    October 18, 2022

    Found Pt/fitness instructor course to be very good and would highly recommend

    David Swords Avatar David Swords
    October 18, 2022
  • Fantastic courses, really informative. Instructors are really helpful both in online response and in person. Really enjoyed the workshop and hopefully I’ll get to continue my education with Apec

    Dan Tynan Avatar Dan Tynan
    September 18, 2022

    Really enjoyable and worthwhile

    Cathal O'Sullivan Avatar Cathal O'Sullivan
    September 18, 2022

    Hi all ,I would like to recommend APEC , to anyone that wants to start their coaching career , here at APEC I got a great experience and in... read more

    Bo Jaskiewicz Avatar Bo Jaskiewicz
    September 1, 2022
  • I did the Personal Training/Fitness Instructor course with APEC and I found it very informative and convenient for myself as most of the course is online. Great for people that... read more

    Lizzie Lowther Avatar Lizzie Lowther
    September 1, 2022

    Great course, lots of informations and help from tutors 👍

    Magdalena Gawlik Avatar Magdalena Gawlik
    September 1, 2022

    Absolutely amazing course, great course leaders, and a lot of detail involved, really enjoyed the 2 day course, and would definitely recommend!! Shane and Alex where very good at teaching... read more

    Shannon Molloy Avatar Shannon Molloy
    July 18, 2022
  • Just finished the APEC Practical course for PT Level 4 Diploma. Brilliant course. Alex and Shane were great tutors. They explained everything clearly with practical application. Two very approachable people... read more

    Nicola Rea Avatar Nicola Rea
    July 18, 2022

    Really enjoyed my time on the course, Alex and Shane were really approachable and friendly, always were very professional and provided easy to follow demonstrations.

    Austin Murphy Avatar Austin Murphy
    July 18, 2022

    The PT workshop was simply awesome 👍👌👏 Alex and Shane are not only amazing coaches but also very patient, friendly and super helpful. I learned so much this weekend from... read more

    Graciela Loftus Avatar Graciela Loftus
    July 18, 2022
  • I did the Strength and Conditioning diploma, I found the content was delivered really well, and the staff were so helpful if I needed any help or guidance. The workshops... read more

    Sarah Dermody Avatar Sarah Dermody
    July 18, 2022

    I have completed my 3rd diploma from APEC. All the lads were super helpful and answered any questions that needed to be answered very quickly! The practical days were very... read more

    Rob Hynes Avatar Rob Hynes
    July 18, 2022

    I would highly reccomend APEC Courses . I found the course content of high quality and very easy to follow. The feedback and help available from the team were 1st... read more

    Chris Hunt Avatar Chris Hunt
    July 18, 2022
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