Advanced Personal Training

Love it. Learn it. Live it.

Personal Training

Who is the accrediting body?


All NCEF courses and modules are accredited by the University of Limerick (UL).

  • University of Limerick Accredited
  • 30 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits towards the Higher Certificate/ Diploma/B.Sc. in Exercise & Health Fitness through a flexible learning pathway.
  • ECTS credits can be used towards the NCEF Higher Certificate/Diploma/B.Sc. in Exercise & Health Fitness through our flexible learning pathway and also towards other University qualifications in Europe who follow ECTS credit value system.
  • Europe Active Level 5 Exercise Specialist Module
  • Successful students will receive an NCEF Certificate of Completion




What does the course cover?


  • Introduction to Personal Training & Master Presentation
  • Applied Anatomy & Physiology
  • Communication Skills & Social Media Marketing
  • Administrative Duties and Legal Responsibilities
  • Client Screening and Fitness Assessment
  • Programme Planning - Periodisation and Overtraining
  • Programming for Special Populations
  • Core Stability
  • Advanced Resistance/Strength Training
  • Posture & Muscle Length Analysis
  • Exercise Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Master Trainer Sessions
  • Final Written Assessment & Work Experience Portfolio
Click here for full course content




How much does it cost?


The Advanced Personal Training module only fees are €1,495. Option 1: Total Fee €1,495 Full payment of €1,495 which includes a non-refundable deposit of €595, is payable on acceptance of your place on the course. Option 2: (2 Payments) Total fees €1,495 Non-refundable deposit of €595 due on acceptance of your place on the course. The balance of fees, €900, is due 3 weeks prior to course start. If you are completing this module as part of an overall programme e.g. Higher Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness, the cost of this module is included in the HCEHF Year 2 course fees.




What am I qualified to do?


The Advanced Personal Training specialist module is for qualified Fitness Instructors who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills to work as an Advanced Personal Trainer with clients on a one to one basis. Advanced Personal Trainers can establish their own business or work in a commercial fitness facility providing personal training. You will be trained extensively to work with your clients inside and outside of the gym environment, in their home or elsewhere and be fully qualified to train clients of any fitness level, with any goal and with the minimal amount of equipment needed.




Entry Requirements


Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness (CEHF) Graduates and Current Recertified NCEF Level 1 Graduates:

  • Copy of your CEHF certificate or NCEF/PEAI Level 1 certificate
  • PHECC First Aid Responder (FAR) is a prerequisite for the Advanced Personal Training Specialist module & an industry requirement. All candidates must provide a current FAR certificate on application.
Expired NCEF/PEAI Level 1 holders (1987-2006) or those with equivalent health/fitness/exercise qualifications from other institutions or bodies: Click here for RPL application form
  • PHECC First Aid Responder (FAR) formerly Occupational First Aid (OFA) is a prerequisite for the Advanced Personal Training Specialist module and an industry requirement.




Apply Now!


Applications for the 2020/21 academic year are now open! Click here




When and where can I do this course?


University of Limerick Autumn 2020 - Weekday course commencing September 2020 (date to be confirmed). Provisional contact days are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 4pm however this may be subject to change.