Best Online Personal Training Courses in Cork

Cork is the second-largest city in Ireland, with numerous fitness and personal trainer opportunities. 


Completing your fitness course in Cork has various advantages.

  • Bespoke classroom amenities and equipment

  • Connectivity and ease of accessibility 

  • Expert coaches with thorough theoretical and practical knowledge

  • Controlled, isolated and supportive environment.

personal training courses in Cork - 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

APEC offers a blended educational approach. This allows you to complete your certificates according to your lifestyle and circumstances at your own pace and convenience.


Up to 80% of the course can be completed using our award-winning e-learning platform. Once you complete your online theory study, you can schedule your practical evaluation (that accounts for the remaining 20%) at one of our different centres throughout the country.

Course Assessments

APEC mandates its students to complete theoretical and practical assessments.


The courses and fitness diplomas consist of modules that require a 70% passing class. Once the coursework, case study and online assignments are completed, students can graduate with an APEC fitness diploma.

Career and Progression

APEC certifies its students by carefully progressing to satisfy the industry’s standards. By supporting several career pathways and progressions, we provide our students with the finest.


The APEC curriculum also guarantees internships, exposure and experience with local and corporate fitness partners. APEC alumni are equipped to fulfil their position in the fitness business, with career coaching, interviews and progress.


APEC ensures that our Personal Training courses are of the highest quality. Our personal training diploma courses have been certified by some of Ireland’s and the United Kingdom’s most prestigious regulatory authorities, including:



The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.  


Focus Awards 

Focus Awards is an Ofqual-accredited awarding body noted for delivering regulated certifications for education and training programmes.


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

CIMSPA is the professional governing authority in charge of all sports and fitness-related matters in the United Kingdom.  


Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) 

RSPH is dedicated to the improvement of the public’s health and awards certificates to organisations in the health and fitness sector.

Pricing & Plans

Personal Trainer
Course Package


€ 1,199


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Personal Trainer & Nutrition Course Package


€ 2,398


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Achieving Meaningful Results.

APEC have pioneered the educational 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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