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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    Bartlomiej Jaskiewicz Avatar Bartlomiej Jaskiewicz
    February 28, 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

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    February 21, 2022

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    February 21, 2022
  • The Diploma in Personal Training course is perfect for anyone who cannot commit a certain day to studying/classes. It’s completely online except for your 3 day practical. Everyone I have... read more

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    January 26, 2022

    Learn on your own pace. Great support from your tutor!

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    January 26, 2022

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    January 26, 2022
  • Lessons were easy to follow along and I liked being able to complete the course in my own time. Video on completing the final case study was helpful.

    Nicole Colgan Avatar Nicole Colgan
    January 19, 2022

    Shane and David were both just great. They explained the topics thoroughly, also in an engaging way that kept us attentive for the whole length of the course. They answered any question... read more

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    October 15, 2021

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    October 15, 2021
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    September 15, 2021

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    September 15, 2021

    Had a fantastic experience here. The education experience I got exceeded my expectations

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    August 15, 2021
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    July 15, 2021

    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... read more

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    July 15, 2021

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    July 15, 2021
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    July 15, 2021

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    July 15, 2021

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    July 15, 2021
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    July 15, 2021

    The content far exceeded my expectations - engaging and interesting. After the Personal Training Diploma I learnt everything what, how and why - from learning in depth about training science... read more

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    July 15, 2021
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