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Enrol onto OriGym's Online Personal Training Course FROM £1099

Our CIMSPA-endorsed online personal training courses are designed with flexibility in mind, allowing you to pursue your career goals wherever and whenever suits you.

Delivered via our custom-built E-learning platform, our award-nominated online PT course has no fixed start dates or deadlines. You can get started as soon as you complete the enrolment process, and you’ll have the freedom to study at your own pace.

In addition to access to our interactive online platform, you’ll also be able to reach out to our expert tutors by phone, email, and live chat.

This support is available 7 days a week, including evenings and weekends, so you can access our full support regardless of your existing commitments or schedule.

Enquire now to learn more about our Ofqual-regulated online personal trainer courses or download our course prospectus for more information!

If you’re looking for a flexible way to qualify as a personal trainer around your existing commitments, our 5 star rated online personal trainer courses (UK) are the perfect way to get fully qualified from the comfort of your own home.

As an OriGym student, you’ll complete your training via our state-of-the-art online learning platform. This interactive platform has been custom-built to provide students like you with the best possible learning experience.

Course Length: The average student takes 8 weeks to complete their personal training certification online, but you can qualify at your own pace, taking as little or as long as you require.

Entry Requirements: You must already have a Level 2 Gym Instructing Qualification and be aged 16+ to enrol.

Accreditations: The Online Level 3 Personal Training is endorsed by CIMSPA, accredited by Focus Awards, and regulated by Ofqual.

Cost: £1099, with no hidden fees, plus unlimited free exam resits.

Payment Options: OriGym offers flexible payment terms with 0% finance and no guarantor required.

What You’ll Qualify With: Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Planning and Delivering Personal Training (RQF)

OriGym’s Online Personal Training courses provide all of the necessary knowledge and skills needed to become a successful personal trainer. Once completed you’ll be qualified to create bespoke workout programmes that are tailored to help clients reach their individual goals.

Advanced Anatomy & Physiology for Health & Exercise

As you progress through this module you will develop an elite understanding of how the human body works and responds to exercise. This is key for planning and managing fitness programmes for future clients, ensuring that each and every personal training session you plan is both effective and rewarding.

This module will also teach you how to guide clients through the all-important, but often forgotten, stretching, mobility and flexibility exercises.

Nutritional Principles

Food is fuel, which is why exploring nutrition is a key aspect of our online personal training course. Here you will develop your knowledge of nutrition and its importance in relation to physical activity. You’ll gain an advanced knowledge of a wide range of diets (including vegetarian and vegan), which will set you apart from the competition when working as a PT.

On completion of this module, you will have the knowledge needed to cater a nutrition plan to specific client requirements, ensuring you’re ready to deal with any type of client you take on in your career.

Personal Training Delivery

Guiding clients through their personal programming is a vital skill for personal trainers. Fortunately, that’s exactly what you’ll learn within this module. This part of the course will teach you a range of techniques to help you deliver an effective personal training session.

This will include ideas and information on how to set appropriate goals for clients as well as how to effectively motivate your clients during sessions.

Programming Training Sessions

Once you’re working as a PT, you’ll find that no client is the same. That’s why we’ll teach you how to programme personal training sessions to meet clients’ specific needs.

This module also covers how to set goals and create a programme based on a variety of different fitness goals. You’ll also learn how to tailor programmes to clients in special populations, such as those with disabilities or injuries.

Demonstrating Leadership

As a personal trainer, clients will look to you for support and motivation. This part of the course is designed to equip you with the tools, techniques and skills to lead by example and be seen as a trusted advisor and support figure.

Learning the Business

In addition to covering the above topics, each of which will help you to ensure your clients excel, our online PT course also covers the business side of personal training. This module will teach you invaluable skills such as how to write a business plan, manage your accounts, and market yourself.

If you choose to complete your personal training certification online with OriGym, you’ll be able to study remotely, via our award-nominated online learning platform.

You won’t have to worry about fixed deadlines or exam dates, as the course is completely self-paced. On average, our students take about 8 weeks to complete this course, but there is no obligation to do so within this time frame.

As a student on our online level 3 pt course, you’ll receive access to our E-learning platform, ‘The Student Zone’. This is an award-nominated platform made up of a range of industry-leading resources including:

  • Video Tutorials
  • Interactive Quizzes
  • Online Lectures
  • E-Books

You’ll also receive the full support of our expert tutoring team. Should you have any questions regarding the course or assignments you can contact them via email, chatbox or phone. This support is available every day, including evenings and weekends.

For all of our personal training courses, online coursework and assessments are mandatory as is one final practical assessment.

That means you’ll only have to travel to a physical venue once per course level, for your final practical assessment. The best news is that OriGym has multiple venues across the UK, so you won’t need to travel far!

The following assessments must be completed to qualify as a Level 3 Personal Trainer:

  • Multiple choice open book online exam on anatomy and physiology – 90% Pass Required
  • Multiple choice open book online paper on the application of nutrition – 90% Pass Required
  • Practical assessment on delivering a customised personal training programme – Pass Required
  • Coursework on programming with clients, ‘SMART’ goals, client screening and progressive overview – Pass Required

Once you complete your personal trainer course online, you’ll receive unlimited free career support from our in-house careers experts.

Our post-course support team works hard to ensure the success of all OriGym graduates, offering extensive services to support students like you, regardless of your career goals.

Some of the services that will be available to you include:

  • Expert CV advice
  • Interview preparation
  • Access to our jobs board
  • CV distribution to OriGym partners
  • A guaranteed job interview

If you prefer the idea of using your online PT qualification to start your own business, we can also help with business advice and marketing resources, supporting you with everything from choosing the correct insurance to starting a business instagram.

Career Progression Routes

Graduates of our personal training online courses have a strong foundation of fitness knowledge, skills and experience. But this is just the start!

A great way to progress is by completing a Level 4 course for personal trainers, which allows you to work as a Level 4 trainer offering specialist services in a particular area of fitness.

Completing a Level 4 certification will qualify you to target a niche demographic of clients, allowing you to charge more for your expertise and market yourself as a Master PT.

One of the most popular courses among those who complete our personal trainer courses online is our specialist Level 4 Nutrition course. This qualification will provide you with an advanced knowledge of nutrition, allowing you to offer nutritional advice to your clients and ultimately, ensuring that you stand out among other PTs.

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Packages with Online Personal Trainer Courses

  • Gold Personal Trainer

    • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
    • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
    • 10 CPD Courses

    Was £1698

    Now £1399

    0% Interest Free Payment Plans

  • Platinum Package

    • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
    • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
    • Level 3 Certificate in Exercise Referral
    • Level 4 Certificate in Obesity & Weight Management
    • 10 CPD Courses

    Was £3096.00

    Now £1999

    0% Interest Free Payment Plans

  • Master PT and Nutrition Specialist

    • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
    • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
    • Level 3 Certificate in Exercise Referral
    • Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Nutrition
    • 10 CPD Courses

    Was £3396.00

    Now £2199

    0% Interest Free Payment Plans

Gold Personal Trainer

  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • 10 CPD Courses

Was £1698

Now £1399

0% Interest Free Payment Plans

Platinum Package

  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • Level 3 Certificate in Exercise Referral
  • Level 4 Certificate in Obesity & Weight Management
  • 10 CPD Courses

Was £3096.00

Now £1999

0% Interest Free Payment Plans

Master PT and Nutrition Specialist

  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • Level 3 Certificate in Exercise Referral
  • Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Nutrition
  • 10 CPD Courses

Was £3396.00

Now £2199

0% Interest Free Payment Plans

Frequently Asked Questions

What Resources Are Available for Students on Your Online PT Courses?2024-05-20T13:54:12+01:00

Students completing their personal trainer course online will have access to a wide range of resources both during and post-qualification. This includes unlimited support from our expert tutors, who are available by phone, chat box and email, 7 days per week (including evenings) to answer any questions.

As an OriGym online student, you’ll also have access to our multi-award nominated eLearning platform. On this custom-built server, you’ll find virtual lectures, an extensive exercise library, as well as interactive learning modules, quizzes and assignments, all specifically chosen to facilitate your education.

After you qualify, we’ll also provide additional career support. This includes a guaranteed job interview with one of our corporate partners in your local area, as well as optimising and distributing your CV to potential employers. Those of you who are interested in working self-employed will also be able to access free business and marketing resources!

What Career Support Is Available To Online Personal Training Students?2024-05-20T16:56:39+01:00

At OriGym, we’re committed to helping all of our students succeed in the fitness industry, which is why we have a dedicated post-course support team who offer an extensive range of career services. Some examples of the free career support that will be available once you complete your pt course online include:

  • Guaranteed job interviews
  • Career consultations
  • Help optimising your CV
  • Business resources
  • Marketing materials

We also have a large network of partner gyms and industry connections, which allows us to guarantee post-qualification job interviews for all students who complete our level 3 pt course online. We’ll even share your CV with local gyms to help you secure your first roles in the industry.

Can I Get Funding To Study My Personal Trainer Certification Online?2024-05-20T14:07:13+01:00

At OriGym, we believe fitness education training should be accessible to all, which is why we make an effort to keep our prices competitive and ensure that all of our qualifications are affordable. We also offer a range of flexible payment options including low deposit options and 0% interest finance plans.

Outside of this, external funding for our online level 3 personal trainer course is available through our various partnerships. We’re proud partners of the MOD, who provide funding for current and former military personnel for qualifications that are Level 3 and above.

We also have relationships with the PFA (Players Football Association) and the PCA (Professional Cricketers’ Association), who provide funding for current and former football and cricket professionals (respectively). Additionally, discounts for current and former rugby professionals can be obtained on enrolment through the RPA (Rugby Players Association).

Partner funding is subject to checks from each respective organisation and evidence of affiliation with these organisations is required on enrolment.

What Will I Learn During The Level 3 PT Course Online?2024-05-21T12:27:00+01:00

Our online personal trainer qualification covers all of the fundamental topics needed to provide students with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge needed to have a successful personal training career.

Key topics covered during this course include:

  • How to Deliver Personal Training Sessions
  • How to Design and Programme Training Programmes
  • Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
  • Nutritional Principles
  • Demonstrating Leadership to Clients, and
  • The Business of Personal Training

Please read the tab labelled ‘What You’ll Learn’ for a full breakdown of the modules that you’ll study on our online level 3 personal trainer course.

Do I Need Any Prior Qualifications To Start The Level 3 Personal Training Course Online?2024-06-12T08:38:07+01:00

To enrol on our Level 3 Personal Trainer course online, you’ll need to already hold a Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification or equivalent.

If you aren’t yet Level 2 qualified, don’t worry! We offer an Online Personal Training Diploma which combines both the Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Personal Training courses at a discounted rate.

Is OriGym’s Online Personal Trainer Certification Accredited?2024-05-21T12:39:18+01:00

Yes, our Online Personal Training course is fully endorsed by CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity). We also report to two governing bodies: NCFE and Focus Awards, which guarantee our qualifications are fully recognised by all fitness industry employers and professionals.

Additionally, all OriGym qualifications are internationally recognised and regulated by Ofqual.

How Long Does It Take To Complete OriGym’s PT Courses Online?2024-05-22T15:16:03+01:00

On average, students complete their online PT courses in just 8 weeks!

You can, however, qualify at your own pace taking as much or as little time as needed. This is because the course is self-paced, with no deadlines to meet!

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Free CV distribution, career consultations and more to help you launch your Personal Training Career.

Guaranteed Interviews

OriGym guarantees post-course interviews with leading gyms and fitness centres across the UK, helping you secure a job.

Business & Marketing Support

Looking to start your own PT business? Our team can provide you with a wealth of expert advice and useful resources.

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Online Personal Trainer Courses Success Stories

  • Angel Howarth

    Angel Howarth

    “Since qualifying as a personal trainer, I have helped hundreds of women to build confidence in lifting weights in the gym and to transform their bodies. Through both 1-1 PT and online coaching, I have built an incredible community of women who support and motivate each other. It is such a rewarding feeling to help women become better, stronger, fitter and more confident.”

  • Shannon

    Shannon

    “After many years of struggling to be consistent and confident in the gym I found myself a PT and soon enough I found my love for fitness. Experiencing the positive impact it had on me I wanted to help others do the same so I decided to get my qualification with Origym. Since qualifying I have landed my self a position at a gym gaining the best business support, meeting / interacting with people each day. Becoming a PT has been the best decision I’ve made, I can wholeheartedly say I love my job!”

Angel Howarth

Angel Howarth

“Since qualifying as a personal trainer, I have helped hundreds of women to build confidence in lifting weights in the gym and to transform their bodies. Through both 1-1 PT and online coaching, I have built an incredible community of women who support and motivate each other. It is such a rewarding feeling to help women become better, stronger, fitter and more confident.”

Shannon

Shannon

“After many years of struggling to be consistent and confident in the gym I found myself a PT and soon enough I found my love for fitness. Experiencing the positive impact it had on me I wanted to help others do the same so I decided to get my qualification with Origym. Since qualifying I have landed my self a position at a gym gaining the best business support, meeting / interacting with people each day. Becoming a PT has been the best decision I’ve made, I can wholeheartedly say I love my job!”

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