Personal Trainer Diploma

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CIMSPA Endorsed Personal Training Diploma FROM £1399

OriGym’s Diploma in Personal Training combines the Level 2 & 3 qualifications you need to become a certified PT. Recognised by all gym chains both in the UK and internationally, this CIMSPA-endorsed course qualifies you to create and deliver training programmes for clients.

OriGym offers a range of flexible learning methods, allowing you to earn your qualification through the method that suits you best. This includes online learning, classroom-based study, or a combination of  both.

We understand help and support during your qualification is critical to your experience. All of our tutors and support staff are qualified personal trainers, available via phone, email and chat box, 7 days per week to assist with any questions or queries you may have.

OriGym also partners with a range of huge brands such as JD Gyms, Pure Gym, Sports Direct, and Everlast. This allows us to maximise our students’ career prospects through services such as guaranteed job interviews.

Enquire now or download our latest course prospectus for more information!

With over 7,000 gyms across the UK, there has never been a more exciting time to start your career as a Personal Trainer!

Crafted carefully by fitness experts to support those with no prior qualifications, OriGym’s Personal Training Diploma will enable you to go straight into the industry as a certified Personal Trainer, whether you’re looking to work in a gym, set up your own freelance business or become an online trainer.

With OriGym’s extensive post-course support, we can assist you in getting the ideal role for you! Upon completion of the Personal Trainer Diploma, you will receive free access to our jobs board, with over 8,000 jobs listed exclusively for our graduates.

Additionally, we will support you with your CV, arrange job interviews, and give you access to our student alumni, with plenty of discounts on PT products and services.

Course Length:

Full-time – 4 weeks
Part-time – 12 weeks (average)
Online – 16 weeks (average)

Entry Requirements: You must be aged 16 or over.

Accreditations: This course is regulated by Ofqual, awarded by Focus Awards and endorsed by CIMSPA.

Cost: From £1399

Offer & Payment Options: 0% Finance Available and Flexible Payment Structures

What You’ll Qualify With:

Focus Awards Level 2 Certificate in Planning and Delivering Gym-Based Exercise (RQF)
Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Planning and Delivering Personal Training (RQF)

To be a successful Personal Trainer, you need to know about more than just gym equipment and supplements. This career requires a deep understanding of human fitness, anatomy, nutrition, and how to motivate people.

The topics covered in this course include:

Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology for Exercise

During this course, you will learn all of the different systems, including the circulatory, endocrine, skeletal, respiratory, and energy systems. You will also cover how they interact with one another during physical activity.

Applying Nutritional Principles to Personal Training

This topic will help you understand how to apply both basic and advanced nutrition plans in accordance with fitness objectives. Other areas will include comprehending nutrient groups, understanding micro and macronutrients, and setting nutrition goals for clients.

Principles of Health and Wellbeing for Exercise, Fitness, and Health

In this module, topics include the principles of writing a comprehensive physical activity programme, the importance of healthy eating, and how to cater these ideas to include all populations.

Programming Personal Training Sessions

Here you will learn everything about stretching, resistance training, and how to adapt programmes for all types of clients. You will also deepen your communication skills by learning how to perform client consultations.

Instructing Professional Practice and Effective Exercise Supervision in Gym Based Exercises Sessions

You will learn key programming principles and how to conduct new member inductions for clients based on their fitness goals and requirements.

Students will also be practically assessed on a gym-based programme, which you will write and deliver for a specific client to fit their needs.

Delivering Exercise Programmes for Personal Training Sessions

Students will learn a vast range of stretches, core, and power drills as well as working the body through planes of motion. You will develop the skills required to formulate a fully cohesive and flexible training session.

In order to earn a Personal Training Diploma you will need to complete a combination of practical and theoretical examinations. 

As this course combines both the Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Personal Training qualifications respectively, you will complete 2 practical examinations (one for each course). 

To ensure you get results you’re proud of we offer FREE unlimited resists! 

Theoretical Assessments & Coursework

All students will complete theoretical coursework and assessments based on the contents of the qualifications modules. This includes exams in subjects such as:

  • Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology for Exercise
  • Applying Nutritional Principles to Personal Training
  • Principles of Health and Wellbeing for Exercise, Fitness, and Health

The assessment process will slightly differ depending on how students choose to study. For example, the pass rate for full-time students is set at 70% as these exams are closed book.

Whereas part-time and online students complete open book exams, with their pass rates being set at 90%.

Practical Assessments:

Regardless of how you choose to study, you will complete 2 practical assessments.

Delivering a Gym-Based Induction

For the Level 2 Fitness Instructor practical assessment students will conduct a mock gym induction, during which they will lead a client through:

  • 2 Dynamic Stretches
  • A 10-Minute Cardiovascular Aerobic Core Workout
  • 2 Free Weight Exercises
  • 2 Bodyweight Exercises
  • Developmental Stretches

Creating and Delivering a Customised Personal Training Programme

During the Level 3 Personal Training practical assessment students will lead a mock session, guiding a client through the likes of a main cardiovascular workout, core exercise, and 4 training systems chosen from 10 available options.

OriGym is proud to offer 3 flexible learning options, allowing our students to qualify at a pace that suits their specific needs. These options include:

  • Online
  • Part-time
  • Full-time

Online Learning

This option allows you to work on your qualification when it suits you best as there are no completion deadlines. Online learning means you will study modules using our resources which include:

  • Videos
  • Online lectures
  • eBooks
  • Interactive quizzes

Students will also have access to support from OriGym’s expert tutors, available 7 days a week via chat box, phone, and email.

Part-Time Learning

Our part-time course combines practical workshops with online learning, allowing students to study through our student zone platform, whilst also attending in person at one of our nationwide centres.

Part-time students can also attend as many workshops as they wish! These are taught on weekends by our exceptional personal training tutors. This is in addition to having in-person support, students have 7-day-a-week access to our team through phone, chat box, and email.

Full-Time Learning

For those eager to get qualified, our full-time fast-track option is the most suitable for you. Courses run Monday to Friday from 9am – 5:30pm, and last 4 weeks. Learning takes place at OriGym’s private training centres where students will engage in practical sessions and classroom-led theory teaching.

Even better, our full-time courses are taught by the highest calibre of personal training tutors, each with their own extensive experience in supporting aspiring personal trainers.

After graduating from our Personal Trainer Diploma, you’ll be eligible to attain Level 3 Personal Training status with CIMSPA. This means you’ll be ready to start a successful career in the health and fitness industry with us supporting you every step of the way!

Careers Support

Just because you’ve graduated, this doesn’t mean your relationship with OriGym has to end. Whether you need assistance preparing or distributing your CV, interview advice, or any further queries, our team will be on hand.

At OriGym, we’ve worked hard to build strong and long-lasting relationships with various fitness brands and independent gym chains across the UK. As we’re committed to helping you chase your dream, we can guarantee interviews for all our students!

As a result of our unwavering support and range of specialist courses, we’ve watched many of our students go on to become top-level personal trainers, fitness bloggers, online coaches, and successful business owners.

Progression Route

After completing your Personal Training Diploma, why stop there? There is always a way to continue developing your knowledge and skills.

OriGym has plenty of specialist courses for you to find your niche, including:

These further courses help diversify your clients and help you continue to grow as a fitness professional!

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Packages with Personal Trainer Diploma

  • 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

Can I Choose How And Where To Study The Personal Training Diploma With OriGym?2024-06-11T16:56:55+01:00

Yes, at OriGym we understand that no two students are the same which is why we provide a variety of study methods, including full-time, part-time and online learning options. The ‘best’ study method is individual to each student, if you require advice on which would best suit your lifestyle and schedule get in touch with our expert Careers Advisors here.

Full-time students will complete their Personal Training Diploma at OriGym’s Head Office in Liverpool. Learning directly from our team of expert tutors, your time will be split between studying the courses’ theoretical components in our state-of-the-art classroom, whilst also attending practical sessions on the gym floor.

Part-time and online students can learn anytime and anywhere with access to our award-nominated eLearning platform ‘The Student Zone’. You will only need to attend practical assessments, which will take place at one of OriGym’s training centres located across the country. You can even book your preferred date and venue to minimise your travel!

After Completing the Level 3 Diploma In Personal Training, How Long Until I Receive my Certificate?2024-05-17T16:43:12+01:00

Your Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training will be requested from the awarding body if you’ve paid the course fee in full. After this, your diploma will be posted to you in 6-8 weeks, whilst you wait, you’ll receive an internal certificate that you can use for job applications.

If you’re on a payment plan, your diploma will only be dispatched when the remaining balance is cleared! You can pay earlier to receive your certificate sooner at no extra cost.

Will I Be A Certified To Work After Completing The Personal Trainer Diploma?2024-06-12T08:30:54+01:00

Yes! Our Personal Training Diploma combines the two qualifications needed to work as a fully certified PT: the Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing and Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training respectively!

Can You Help Me To Find A Personal Training Role After Qualifying?2024-05-20T10:25:49+01:00

Yes! At OriGym we offer an extensive range of post-course support services, specifically designed to help our graduates land jobs in the fitness industry. This includes hosting mock job interviews, optimising and distributing CVs within the local area, as well as providing free business and marketing resources for those looking to become self-employed!

Thanks to our network of industry partners, which includes gyms such as JD Gyms, SportsDirect Fitness, and The Gym Group, we also offer guaranteed post-course job interviews for all OriGym students.

Thanks to our amazing team and the services provided, we’re proud to have the highest employment rate in the industry, with over 92% of our graduates working in the fitness industry.

How Quickly Can I Complete The Personal Trainer Diploma?2024-05-20T13:41:26+01:00

This varies depending on which study method you choose. If you opt to complete the course on a full-time basis you can earn your Personal Training Diploma in as little as 4 weeks!

Our part-time and online courses are entirely self-paced, so students can complete their qualifications in a time frame that suits their schedule and study preferences. While there are no set deadlines, our part-time students generally qualify in 12 weeks, whilst our online students complete the course in an average timeframe of 16 weeks.

Who Is The Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training Accredited By?2024-05-20T11:21:11+01:00

Our personal training diploma is fully endorsed by CIMSPA and regulated by Ofqual, the UK government body for all vocational qualifications.

In addition to this, our certificates are awarded through Focus Awards, one of the largest awarding organisations in the UK. This guarantees our qualifications are fully recognised by all fitness industry employers both here in the UK and Internationally.

Do I Need Prior Qualifications to Start The Personal Training Diploma?2024-05-20T11:15:04+01:00

No, this is an entry-level course with no prior qualifications needed. However, we do ask that you must be at least 16 years old, have a decent standard of English, be able to demonstrate exercises and be genuinely passionate about the health and fitness industry prior to enrolling on our Personal Training Diploma!

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Guaranteed Interviews

Our guaranteed post-course interviews help you to land your dream role with leading gym brands.

Professional Guidance

To prepare you for ongoing success, we offer 1-to-1 interview guidance, free CV distribution, and expert career advice.

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To help you excel as a Personal Trainer, we provide hundreds of exclusive discounts from software to insurance.

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We offer 0% finance and don’t ask for guarantors, allowing you to spread the cost and pay in monthly instalments.

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Our convenient payment plans are entirely flexible, designed to fit your existing commitments.

Cheapest Price

Not only does the Level 3 Diploma start at just £1399, we will also price match all major UK competitors!

Personal Trainer Diploma Success Stories

  • Alex Goulding

    Alex Goulding

    “OriGym is a fantastically organised and engaging course. The staff are very knowledgeable and offer great in person and online options. I completed my Level 2 & Level 3 Personal Training Qualifications with OriGym and recently undertook my Level 3 GP Referral Course assessment. I am currently studying my Level 4 obesity and diabetes course. Since graduating, I have collaborated with a number of gyms and brought my services and expertise to these spaces. It is wonderful being a part of a person’s fitness journey and watching them grow with my guidance.”
  • Rebecca Moore

    Rebecca Moore

    “I cannot tell you how happy I am that I signed up to OriGym for my Level 3 Personal Training and Level 4 Nutrition courses. For someone who isn’t very academic, I really enjoyed them. Since qualifying, I run a successful online fitness platform, 1:1 Personal Training, and classes including Kettlebells, ParkFit and Stretch and Tone. I cannot begin to tell you what a happy job this is! I get so much from others. My clients inspire me! The best compliment I received was “You’ve helped my achieve the body I want, to live the life I have always wanted” THANKYOU, ORIGYM! You have helped me get the most amazing compliments, meet the most incredible people and build some amazing friendships!”

Alex Goulding

Alex Goulding

“OriGym is a fantastically organised and engaging course. The staff are very knowledgeable and offer great in person and online options. I completed my Level 2 & Level 3 Personal Training Qualifications with OriGym and recently undertook my Level 3 GP Referral Course assessment. I am currently studying my Level 4 obesity and diabetes course. Since graduating, I have collaborated with a number of gyms and brought my services and expertise to these spaces. It is wonderful being a part of a person’s fitness journey and watching them grow with my guidance.”
Rebecca Moore

Rebecca Moore

“I cannot tell you how happy I am that I signed up to OriGym for my Level 3 Personal Training and Level 4 Nutrition courses. For someone who isn’t very academic, I really enjoyed them. Since qualifying, I run a successful online fitness platform, 1:1 Personal Training, and classes including Kettlebells, ParkFit and Stretch and Tone. I cannot begin to tell you what a happy job this is! I get so much from others. My clients inspire me! The best compliment I received was “You’ve helped my achieve the body I want, to live the life I have always wanted” THANKYOU, ORIGYM! You have helped me get the most amazing compliments, meet the most incredible people and build some amazing friendships!”

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