National Council for Exercise and Fitness Courses


Through the National Council for Exercise and Fitness (NCEF), the PESS department delivers a Certificate and Diploma in Exercise and Health Fitness. The NCEF is an academic affiliate of the University of Limerick (UL) offering the only university accredited Health Fitness Instructor qualification in Ireland. The Certificate in Exercise and Health Fitness and the Diploma in Exercise and Health Fitness qualifications are awarded at Levels 6 & 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications. The NCEF was initially established in 1987 by the Physical Education Association of Ireland (PEAI) in association with Thomond College of Education (now integrated into the University of Limerick). The initiation of the scheme was also supported by the Sports Section, Department of Education at that time.
The NCEF is an academic affiliate of the University of Limerick since June 2006. The Certificate in Exercise and Health Fitness (CEHF) is the first stage in a pathway to the Diploma in Exercise & Health Fitness (DEHF).

Please contact the NCEF directly on 061 202829 or ncef@ul.ie  for any course queries.