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
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€ 1,499

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Personal Trainer & Nutrition Course Package


€ 2,499

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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. 

  • 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

    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

    Lizzie Lowther Avatar Lizzie Lowther
    February 21, 2022

    Great course, lots of informations and help from tutors 👍

    Magdalena kucharska Avatar Magdalena kucharska
    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

    Niki France Avatar Niki France
    January 26, 2022

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

    Antonia Lucia Sanchez Avatar Antonia Lucia Sanchez
    January 26, 2022

    Brilliant online programs 👏 have completed the personal training and Strength&Conditioning programs. Both have been very beneficial and allowed me to get then done at my own pace online. Couldn't... read more

    shane Mullen Avatar shane Mullen
    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

    alfonso iovine Avatar alfonso iovine
    October 15, 2021

    I have used this company to attain a qualification in Personal Training. The online aspect of the course is easy to navigate but does require some personal dedication to focus... read more

    Libby Gassor Avatar Libby Gassor
    October 15, 2021
  • I cannot reccomend highly enough studying a diploma in pt through apec. Not only can you study a diploma in pt, but they also offer a variety of courses from... read more

    wayne lynch Avatar wayne lynch
    September 15, 2021

    Excellent content and very knowledgeable helpful tutors

    Shane O'Rourke Avatar Shane O'Rourke
    September 15, 2021

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

    Patrick Trower Avatar Patrick Trower
    August 15, 2021
  • 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... read more

    Frank Panizo Avatar Frank Panizo
    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

    wez pooley Avatar wez pooley
    July 15, 2021

    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... read more

    Kyle Cahill Avatar Kyle Cahill
    July 15, 2021
  • 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... read more

    Ryan Foulkes Avatar Ryan Foulkes
    July 15, 2021

    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... read more

    Shane Monahan Avatar Shane Monahan
    July 15, 2021

    I did my personal training diploma with APEC last year. I loved the fact that the majority of the learning was online and I was able to do it at... read more

    Kris Smith Avatar Kris Smith
    July 15, 2021
  • Course was top notch, great way to learn about the health and fitness industry. Lectures were very helpful with any questions I had. Would recommend anyone who has interest in... read more

    Ross Browne Avatar Ross Browne
    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

    Jessica Cousins Avatar Jessica Cousins
    July 15, 2021
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