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Welcome to our General FAQ page, where you can get answers to any burning questions you may have!

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Feel free to get in touch here or call us on 0800 002 9599.

Who Are OriGym?2024-06-17T13:57:25+01:00

Established in 2015 by co-founders Luke Hughes and Steph Roberts, OriGym is a UK-leading training provider that offers a range of health and fitness qualifications. With over 30 years of collective experience in the fitness industry, our founders have been in the same position as many of our students, which means they understand exactly what training and support is required to become successful.

Our company’s mission is to provide the best possible training available in the industry. We achieve this by committing ourselves to innovation, which is why we continuously invest in our resources. It’s for this reason that our interactive learning platform has been nominated for multiple awards.

What’s more, our dedication to offering the highest standard of service extends far beyond our courses. We prioritise pairing our high quality training with unrivalled career services, supporting our students in finding their first role. Just some of the post-course services we offer include guaranteed job interviews, CV analysis, and interview preparation. It’s for this reason that we have the highest work placement rate in the industry, with over 92% of our graduates now working in the industry.

What Exactly Does OriGym Offer?2024-06-19T10:05:10+01:00

We offer a range of health and fitness qualifications of varying levels and disciplines from personal training, sports massage and nutrition to CPD courses specialising in different styles of training. We offer all of the foundational courses you’ll need to become a fitness professional!

Our downloadable course prospectus has details of all of the courses we offer!

Why Should I Choose OriGym For My Fitness Qualifications?2024-06-17T13:59:55+01:00

By choosing OriGym, you can be confident that you’ll receive the highest standard of training at the best price. We’re proud to offer a range of Ofqual-regulated and internationally-recognised qualifications, many of which have additional endorsement from institutions such as CIMSPA (The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity).

Our accredited courses are also awarded by Focus Awards, an awarding organisation that is recognised by health and fitness employers globally.

As an OriGym student, you’ll benefit from having access to industry-leading resources like our award-nominated e-learning platform. Our platform stands out among competitors as it is interactive, offering you an engaging way to learn.

If you choose us, you’ll learn from the best tutors – each with a wealth of industry experience and extensive qualifications. As well as delivering our in-person courses, these experts are available over the phone, via email, or through our live chat feature. All of these services are available on weekends and evenings, as well as during regular office hours, to ensure that we can accommodate you, regardless of your schedule.

Why Should I Trust OriGym For My Fitness Qualifications?2024-06-17T14:00:58+01:00

OriGym is a reputable training provider that has successfully qualified thousands of fitness professionals. Our associations with established institutions such as Ofqual, Focus Awards, and CIMSPA confirm that we are a recognised, trustworthy provider.

Outside of recognition and accreditation, we also have over 2,500 5 star reviews on Trustpilot. This third-party platform only accepts reviews from users who have had a genuine experience with a business, so you can be confident that these are the actual experiences of OriGym students.

Are There Any Additional Charges for OriGym’s Fitness Courses?2024-06-17T14:22:34+01:00

We have absolutely no hidden fees – the price you’re quoted is the price you’ll pay! Unlike many of our competitors, we don’t charge extra for administration costs, bookings or certification fees. Additionally, all of our courses also come with unlimited free resits!

Why Are Your Courses Cheaper?2024-06-17T14:08:53+01:00

We believe in providing quality training for our students while making the courses affordable, enabling accessibility for everybody in the fitness sector!

We’re dedicated to training the next generation of fitness professionals, and by keeping our costs as low as possible we’re able to achieve just that.

By providing you with an “all-in” price, what you see on our course pages is what you’ll pay for that course. We don’t charge extra for any administration, examination, or certification costs.

Finally, our competitive course prices are influenced by partnerships we have with gyms and assessment centres, meaning we don’t need to charge extra for overheads like venue hire.

Can I Get My Course Funded?2024-06-17T14:09:31+01:00

As well as offering a range of interest-free finance options to all students, our strong industry reputation also means we’re able to offer several funding options to eligible students.

We’re partners with the Ministry of Defence, which provides funding for military personnel who are looking for qualifications for level 3 and above.

We also have relationships with the Players Football Association (PFA), Professional Cricketers Association (PCA) and the Rugby Player’s Association which provide course discounts and funding for sports professionals.

As a condition of receiving funding from our partners, we require proof of affiliation with these organisations.

Can I Spread The Cost Of My Course?2024-06-17T14:15:28+01:00

Absolutely. Our mission is to make our courses as affordable and accommodating as possible, ensuring that all aspiring fitness professionals get the chance to pursue their dream career.

All of our students have the option to set up a flexible payment plan that best suits their financial situation. Our finance plans are available with 0%, meaning we won’t charge you more to split the cost of your course. We also won’t ask for a guarantor.

Will I Still Have Access to Materials When I Finish My Course with OriGym?2024-06-17T14:27:52+01:00

Yes, even after you complete the course you can still access our eLearning Platform. We’ll also provide you with additional information on resources to help support your future career in the industry, this includes valuable business and marketing resources.

Will I Receive Career Support When I Finish my OriGym Health and Fitness Course?2024-06-17T14:30:09+01:00

Yes! You’ll receive unlimited free career support after you get your qualification. Whether you want to land your dream job or start your own business, our dedicated post-course support team will help to get you started in the industry.

Just some of the services we offer include:

  • Expert CV analysis and feedback
  • CV distribution to leading chains of gyms and fitness centres including PureGym, Virgin Active and JD Gyms
  • 1-1 mock job interviews
  • Guaranteed job interviews with our industry partners
  • Marketing and business resources

OriGym has the highest work placement rate in the UK, with 92% of our graduates working in the industry to date. This impressive statistic is in part attributed to these services and the work of our post-course team.

Can I Start Working As Soon As I Finish My OriGym Qualification?2024-06-17T14:32:43+01:00

Once you complete and pay for your qualification in full, we will request your official certificate from the awarding body, a process which typically takes 6-8 weeks. In the meantime, we will provide you with an internal qualification which you can send to employers as part of your application.

However, you will still need to make sure you have the right insurance or whether you’re covered by your employer’s policy.

Do I Get Any Memberships with OriGym Health and Fitness Courses?2024-06-17T15:01:12+01:00

With all CIMSPA-endorsed fitness courses, such as our Level 3 PT qualification, you’ll finish with enough CIMSPA points to qualify for membership, which can then be renewed yearly.

What Study Methods are Available for OriGym’s Health and Fitness Courses?2024-06-17T14:43:29+01:00

At OriGym, we offer 3 study methods: full time, part time, and online. Exactly what study methods are available to you depends on which of our courses you choose to study.

Our full-time courses are delivered in a classroom setting and are taught Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm, over 2 to 4 consecutive weeks (the exact number of weeks depends on your chosen course).

If you’d rather study remotely and have a little more flexibility, our online courses are delivered via our award-nominated e-Learning platform. As an online student you’ll benefit from being able to work through the course at your own pace, taking as little or as much time as you need.

Also known as ‘blended learning’, our part-time courses combine online and face-to-face study. You’ll have access to our interactive e-Learning platform as well as practical workshops, led by our expert tutors.

Regardless which study method you choose, our expert tutors will be here to support you throughout your studies. They are available 7 days a week, including evenings via phone, email or chatbox.

Speak to one of our Careers Advisors to see which method would suit you best!

What Governing Bodies Are OriGym Accredited By?2024-06-17T14:56:34+01:00

All OriGym courses are regulated by Ofqual, which is the governing body responsible for regulating vocational qualifications. Our courses are also awarded by Focus Awards, a leading awarding organisation.

Our fitness courses are also endorsed by CIMSPA (the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity) so you can be confident that you’ll receive the highest standard of training.

What Tutor Support Will I Receive as an OriGym Student?2024-06-17T14:46:31+01:00

Regardless of the study method you choose, you’ll receive the full support of our expert tutoring team. Every member of our team is highly qualified and experienced, ensuring that you receive the highest standard of training.

In addition to in-person teaching or access to custom-built online learning platforms (depending on your study method), you’ll also receive 7-day support from our tutors.

You’ll be able to contact our team over the phone, via email, or using our live chat feature. We recognise that flexibility is important to our students, which is why this support is available every day, including weekends and evenings.

How Can I Get Started?2024-06-17T14:48:10+01:00

You can enrol on any of our courses today by speaking to one of our helpful Careers Advisors today on 0800 002 9599. Alternatively, click here to find additional contact information.

Why Should I Trust OriGym For My Fitness Qualifications?2024-06-17T14:51:38+01:00

OriGym is a reputable training provider that has successfully qualified thousands of fitness professionals. Our associations with established institutions such as Ofqual, Focus Awards, and CIMSPA confirm that we are a recognised, trustworthy provider.

Outside of recognition and accreditation, we also have over 2,500 5 star reviews on Trustpilot. This third-party platform only accepts reviews from users who have had a genuine experience with a business, so you can be confident that these are the actual experiences of OriGym students.

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At OriGym, we understand that pursuing your dream career isn’t always easy. That’s why our courses are designed to be affordable and convenient, without compromising quality. Whether you’re interested in nutrition, sports massage, or personal training courses, all of our qualifications provide you with the skills, knowledge and practical experience needed to excel in the fitness industry.

We’re proud to have an outstanding tutoring team, made up of highly-qualified and experienced fitness professionals. Our dedication to excellence has earned us the prestigious ‘Enhancing’ status from CIMSPA, the highest number of 5-star reviews in the industry, and features in top publications including the BBC, Sky News, Men’s Health, and The Independent.

The biggest health and fitness training provider in the UK!

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5* Reviews
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Students

At OriGym, our courses are designed to be affordable and convenient, without compromising quality.

We’re proud to have an outstanding tutoring team, made up of highly-qualified and experienced fitness professionals. Our dedication to excellence has earned us the prestigious ‘Enhancing’ status from CIMSPA, the highest number of 5-star reviews in the industry, and features in top publications including Sky News, Men’s Health, and The Independent.

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