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Approved Education Providers

The list of Education Providers below have undergone an external independant quality assurance process, that has confirmed that their awards have mapped to the required industry occupational standards EHFA Standards, and that the provider is committed to the REPs Ireland education provider Code of Practice.

REPs Ireland will accept the approved awards delivered by the approved education providers listed below, to allow direct entry to the professional register. (Please note that many of the listed education providers may offer other awards that do not map to any standards. Only the awards that have been quality assured by REPs Ireland allow direct access to the REPs Ireland register.)

This list is regularly updated, if an education provider is not listed that you are looking for, you can either contact the education provider or REPs Ireland with enquiries.

Providers are listed in alphabetical order, REPs Ireland does not recommend any courses over another, all prospective learners should enquire to providers directly for information on courses.

The links below take you to the education providers own pages, if there is a problem with the link please contact us.


Dundalk Institute of Technology                                                                            

Courses Approved 2017 - Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, Group Fitness Instructor & Exercise for Health Specialist                    


Elite Fitness & Performance Academy  

Courses Approved 2017 - Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor & Group Fitness Instructor


Institute of Technology Sligo (Dept. Life Sciences) 

Courses Approved 2017 - Fitness Instructor                                                      


National Training Centre (NTC)

Courses Approved 2017 - Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, Group Fitness Instructor & Pilates                           


Sallynoggin College of Further Education 

Courses Approved 2017 - Fitness Instructor & Group Fitness Instructor


Waterford Institute of Technology

Courses Approved 2017 - Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, Group Fitness Instructor & Exercise for Health Specialist


Institute of Technology Tralee

Courses Approved 2018 - Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, Group Fitness Instructor, Aqua Fitness Instructor & Group Exercise to Music


Cork Institute of Technology

Courses Approved 2018 Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, Group Fitness Instructor & Group Exercise to Music


University College Dublin Sport & Fitness

Courses Approved 2018 Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor & Group Fitness Instructor


Please Note: If you completed your course with one of the Education Providers listed below, you can access the Register if your qualification pre-dates the 1st of October 2017.  We cannot accept qualifications after this date until the Education Provider has completed their 2018 Audit.

  • Institute of Technology Sligo (Dept. Marketing Tourism & Sport)
  • Institute of Technology Blanchardsto
  • Profi Fitness Scho
  • Image Fitness Training
  • Progressive Pilates Academy
  • Portobello Institute
  • National Council For Exercise & Fitness (NCEF)
  • Bray Institute of Further Education


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