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. 

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Frank Panizo
Frank Panizo
19:20 04 Jul 21
I cannot recommend APEC enough. The level of education delivered in their courses is second to none.I did my personal... training course with APEC about 2 years ago and I was so impressed with all the learning I did that I signed up with them again to obtain my strength & conditioning certificate.The attention to detail, the knowledge delivered and the constant communication and feedback both on their online platform and at their practical workshops have made a massive impact on my coaching career.The courses and the workshops are delivered by top coaches in the world of sports so you are guaranteed to learn to a standard higher than any other place.I am currently obtaining my diploma in performance nutrition with APEC and once again I’m very happy with the level of content delivered.If you are thinking in starting your career in the world of fitness get in touch with them as you won’t find higher quality courses out more
Ryan Foulkes
Ryan Foulkes
16:53 04 Jul 21
Top level education from elite experience and scientifically backed. Could not recommend APEC more if I tried!Thank... you for helping me get into S&C, the course I’ve been on has been incredibly important to my progression.Thanks,Ryanread more
Kyle Cahill
Kyle Cahill
15:28 03 Jul 21
The health and fitness education APEC deliver is excellent. Both the content and layout is highly professional and... engaging. It was one of the most enjoyable and fastest ways I have improved my skills in this area. Great work to the team at APEC, I will be more
Shane Monahan
Shane Monahan
11:56 03 Jul 21
APEC are an excellent and extremely professional company to deal with. I personally come from a professional sports... background and until dealing with APEC I had found it difficult to find an organisation that meets the same level of health and fitness standards that I was used to. Not anymore. I would advise anyone seeking to further their education or skill set in the athletic performance sector to reach out to APEC more
wez pooley
wez pooley
11:49 03 Jul 21
Great qualifications, mixture of different learning which made the experience great and helped me gain knowledge and... understanding in practical environment. Tutors were very supportive throughout when I had questions or was going through online learning. Great to have webinars on specialist areas and great interaction and knowledge shown by tutors. Really enjoyed practical days as allowed me to learn new skills and exercises and the rationale behind why you would do them in certain situations.Would highly recommend the course to anyone looking to work in the industry or develop their knowledge further for personal more
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