Level 3 Personal Trainer Course

Qualify as a Level 3 PT with this REPS Accredited Personal Trainer Course

  • REPS & CIMSPA Accredited
  • Interest Free Payment Plans
  • Guaranteed Post Course Interviews
  • Study In-Person or Online

Start Your Personal Training Career

Our Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification enhances your employability prospects, increases your salary potential, includes REPS Level 3 Status and can lead to a specialist Level 4 course.

With OriGym’s industry-leading Level 3 Personal Trainer course you can qualify and start earning as a personal trainer in as little as 2 weeks. If you have a passion for fitness, communication, hard work and helping others, this multi-dimensional course is exactly what you’re looking for.

Alternatively, combine the Level 3 Personal Trainer and Level 2 Gym Instructor course with our Personal Trainer Diploma.

Entry Requirements:

Level 2 Gym Instructor

Course Type:

Full Time, Part Time, Online

Course Length:

2 Weeks (Full Time)
6 Weeks (Part Time)

Accreditations:

REPS
CIMSPA

Make an enquiry about this course

From£988.00

In the past decade, the UK fitness industry has experienced an explosion of growth worth over £4.5bn. With more than 7000 gyms across the country and 15% of adults (that’s one in every seven!) holding gym memberships, it’s never been a more exciting time to break into the industry.

Our Level 3 Personal Trainer course is expertly designed for existing fitness professionals to launch into the next level of their careers and achieve REPS Level 3 status. Crafted to provide an industry-leading practical learning experience that combines knowledge of exercise, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, and the business of personal training, this course will fully prepare you for a career as a professional personal trainer, or to kickstart your own PT business.

Course Length: Full-time learners can complete the course in 2 weeks and part-time in as little as 6 weeks.
Entry Requirements: To enrol you must hold a Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification and be aged 16 years or over. For those without a Level 2 qualification, please see our Personal Trainer Diploma.
Accreditations: The Level 3 Personal Training course is accredited by both REPS and CIMSPA.
Cost: £988 with no hidden fees for certifications or exams, and unlimited free examination re-sits.
Offer & Payment Options: Spread the cost with 0% interest on all study methods.
What You’ll Qualify With: On successful completion of this course, you will qualify with:

  • 20 REPS points and entry to REPS Level 3 Status
  • 17 CIMSPA points
  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

Additional Resources

Learn more about pursuing a career as a personal trainer, how to find and work with clients and more with OriGym’s extensive range of resources:

What You’ll Learn

Becoming a Personal Trainer requires more than just knowledge of gym equipment and supplements. To truly help your future clients succeed, you’ll need to be equipped with a far deeper knowledge of human fitness, anatomy and nutrition. OriGym’s Level 3 Personal Training course is tailored carefully to provide you with the specialist training you’ll need to become a top-tier personal trainer. Here’s an idea of the type of content you’ll be covering:

Advanced Anatomy & Physiology for Health & Exercise

You will build elite level knowledge in how the human body works and responds to exercise, helping you plan and manage the most effective and rewarding fitness plans for future clients, including how to guide clients through effective flexibility and stretching movements.

Nutritional Principles

You are what you eat, and the Level 3 Personal Trainer Course will expand your knowledge of nutrition in a physical activity programme. Each client is different, and an advanced nutritional knowledge covering a wider range of diets (including vegetarian and vegan) will set you apart from the rest.

Personal Training Delivery

Covering techniques to develop client motivation, guide them through goal-setting and more, the course will endow you with all the knowledge and skills required to put together and lead clients through the most effective, fun and rewarding personal training plans possible.

Programming Training Sessions

You’ll learn how to design personal training sessions with individual client needs in mind, including considerations for clients with disabilities or special requirements, and covering training programmes taking place outside of the gym environment.

Demonstrating Leadership

As a personal trainer you will be someone that ambitious clients look to for support and direction. This course will further your ability to lead by example and be the trusted advisor and support figure your clients need.

Learning the Business

How does a successful personal trainer market themselves? How do they maximise business opportunities? This course will help you develop a successful and sustainable personal training business model.

How You’ll Be Assessed

To gain your Level 3 Personal Training qualification, you will be required to complete assessments. We pride ourselves in making our assessments just as fun and engaging as the learning process before them. As you progress through the course modules, you will be able to attend our practical assessments. These can be found all over the UK, so you won’t have to travel far and run every month from each of our twelve nationwide locations.

Online & Part Time Course Assessments

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 mark required
  • Multiple choice open book online exam on the application of nutrition – 90% pass mark 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

Full Time Course Assessments

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

  • Multiple choice exam on anatomy and physiology – 70% pass mark required
  • Multiple choice exam on the application of nutrition – 70% pass mark 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

You will receive maximum support and assistance from our experienced and friendly personal tutors to ensure your assessments are stress-free, give you the best chance of passing the first time, and are ultimately a great success.

Study Options

OriGym’s Level 3 Personal Training course can be studied through one of three means: online, part-time, or full-time. This allows you to choose the learning option most fitting to your needs, enabling you to work within a flexible time-frame and at a pace which suits you.

Our Level 3 Personal Training course is taught in 12 major cities across the UK, each with excellent transport links. All of our venues have state of the art facilities and have been carefully chosen to provide the best learning experience, putting you at a distinct advantage upon graduation over other newly qualified PTs from alternative training providers.

Online Learning

Online learning has become the most popular way of gaining a Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification through OriGym. There are no completion deadlines and the average completion time is 16 weeks, but you can qualify faster if you choose. This flexible option is perfect for those with other commitments.

You’ll learn via our custom built, award-nominated e-learning platform where you will study modules via videos, online lectures, interactive e-learning and more. Throughout your learning experience, you’ll be supported by OriGym’s expert tutors who’ll provide advice and guidance on course materials.

Part Time Learning

The part-time course combines learning online via the student zone platform with practical workshops based out of our 12 training centres. You can attend as many practical workshops as you like during your course which run every weekend, taught by the highest standard of personal training tutors in the industry, all of whom are qualified to degree level.

As with all our courses, you will get 7 days per week phone and email support with OriGym tutors as well as unrivalled post-course support to help you take your first steps onto the personal training career ladder.

Full Time Learning

If you’re in a hurry to get qualified, the fast track Level 3 Personal Trainer courses run from Monday to Friday and are run from OriGym's very own private training centres. Here you can learn from a range of gym based practical sessions and classroom led theory lessons quickly and efficiently.

Only the highest calibre of tutors teach on our full-time courses, who have extensive experience of helping people just like you to achieve their Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification. Your learning won't be disturbed by members or gym users, just one of the reasons why we are a multi-award nominated PT course provider.

Careers & Progression

After graduating from your Level 3 Personal Training qualification you’ll be eligible to attain REPS Level 3 status and will be fully prepared to secure a respected position as a qualified personal trainer, making a difference to your clients physical and mental health through exercise and nutrition.

Careers Support

We’re proud of our students and what they can achieve, that’s why we provide all OriGym alumni with an extensive, ongoing career support package.

We run recruitment and training academies for various gyms, health clubs and sports studios across the UK, guaranteeing post-course job interviews for all Level 3 Personal Training graduates. After a career consultation to help discover where your career passions lie, our in-house experts will make sure you’re prepared with everything you need to perfect your CV and nail the interviews, securing your dream personal trainer job.

With our support, OriGym graduates have gone on to become exceptional personal trainers, fitness influencers, celebrity trainers, and business-owners. 

Progression Routes

Expand your knowledge through further qualifications, supercharging your career and earning potential. Diversify your range of clients and explore new fitness niches with a CPD qualification or join the upper echelon of personal trainers by achieving a specialist Level 4 course in topics such as Obesity and Diabetes Control, or Nutrition for Sport and Exercise.

Alumni Benefits

OriGym alumni also get access to a range of special benefits through our partners. Our team work hard to secure discounts and offers across a huge spectrum of services, including insurance, software for personal trainers, first aid courses, clothing, and web design and marketing services to get your own business up and running at a professional level.

OriGym is proud to qualify 4,000 fitness professionals each year. We also successfully place over 80% of students in job roles right after qualifying; that is the highest rate in the industry. We are also ISO9001 certified and are one of only a handful of providers to hold this worldwide certificate of excellence. 

We are official partners with the Ministry of Defence, we run courses for QMU University, and also run the Academy for Sports Direct & Sweat Union Gyms and are proud partners of over 200 fitness brands worldwide. We were recently nominated by the Active Training Awards, the biggest awards ceremony in the UK, for ‘most innovative training provider of the year’ and ‘training provider of the year’.

If you are still not convinced, check out our reviews on a neutral platform like Google, Facebook and Trustpilot, where we have hundreds of reviews from very satisfied customers.

OriGym believes courses and education should be obtainable for anyone who wants to start a career within the fitness sector. We own a vast majority of our own training venues through our sister company, thus massively reducing overheads which other companies cover with higher fees. We also do not apply unnecessary admin fees, certification charges or exam fees that many of our competitors apply.

Absolutely! We have centres that accommodate for the physically impaired, which are fully equipped with lifts, ramps and disabled toilets. We have had dozens of physically impaired individuals complete our course and go on to be very successful personal trainers within the industry thanks to their unique insights enabling them to support a wider range of personal training clients.

OriGym does offer a few funding streams for students. 

We are proud partners of the MOD (Ministry of Defence) who provide funding for current and former military personnel. 

OriGym also partner with the PFA (Players Football Association), who help current and former professional footballers with funding towards their qualifications.

Additionally, we partner with the PCA (Professional Cricketers’ Association), who help current and former professional cricketers with funding towards their qualifications. 

Discounts for current and former rugby professionals through the RPA (Rugby Players Association) can also be obtained on enrolment.

Evidence of affiliation with these organisations is obtained prior to enrolment and is subject to check from each respective organisation.

In addition to guaranteeing interviews post course, OriGym offers free business consultations post course, CV analysis to get it looking just right, CV distribution in your local area, and interview preparation to give you the best chance of getting the role you want.

Additionally, we have lots of free business resources, videos and guides on our e-learning platform that all students can access after their course. 

OriGym is proud to have the largest student alumni system, meaning you get discounts on some of the world’s largest fitness brands, services and products for life; this means you never have to pay full retail price. With over 250 brands available to our graduates, you know you can’t go wrong.

For the Level 3 Personal Training qualification, you must already have achieved a Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification or equivalent beforehand. Don’t worry if you haven’t achieved this yet though, as we offer a variety of qualification packages which combine and discount the Level 2 Fitness Instruction, Level 3 Personal Training and various CPD programmes when they are booked together.

Our Level 3 Personal Training qualification is fully accredited by both REPS (Register of Exercise Professionals) and CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity). We also report to two governing bodies: NCFE and Focus Awards.

This guarantees our qualifications are fully recognised by all fitness industry employers and professionals. Additionally, all OriGym qualifications are internationally recognised and are fully regulated by Ofqual.

On the fast-track full-time programme, students can achieve the Level 3 Personal Training qualification in 2 weeks. Across our part-time and online-learning programmes the average time to complete the Level 3 Personal Training qualification is 16 weeks.

The OriGym Level 3 Personal Training course teaches you all of the fundamental knowledge required for a successful career as a personal trainer. This includes covering topics such as Advanced Anatomy and Physiology, Nutritional Principles, How to Deliver Personal Training Sessions, How to Design and Programme Training Sessions, Demonstrating Leadership to Clients, and the Business of Personal Training.

The qualification is packed pull of expert knowledge and practical skills to enable you to conduct personal training sessions at the highest levels. Check out our section on ‘What You’ll Learn’ for more in-depth information about what each topic covers.

OriGym students are provided with access to a wide range of learning and support resources during their course and beyond. This includes access to a personalised support tutor, available by phone and email, who can provide learning and pastoral support, direct you to additional resources, or can simply help explain a concept in another way.

Students are also given access to OriGym’s custom built e-learning platform “Student Zone” where you’ll access online lectures, videos, interactive learning modules and more. For part-time and online learning students, this is how you will complete the majority of your qualification.

OriGym provides students studying the Level 3 Personal Training qualification with three study methods: Full-Time, Part-Time and Online.

Full-Time students study in-person with OriGym tutors at one of our 12 specialist training venues in cities across the UK. Full-time study runs Monday to Friday.

Part-Time students study through blended learning, which combines in-person training at one of our UK venues with independent study via our award-nominated “Student Zone” e-learning platform.

Online students will complete their theoretical qualification through OriGyms award nominated e-learning platform, utilising OriGym’s expertly crafted content in the form of videos, online lectures, interactive e-learning, e-books and more. Online students are required to attend practical examinations at one of our UK venues where they will complete a formative assessment to demonstrate competency. If you refer the formative assessment, you will be asked to attend a practical based workshop (Workshop 3) to help prepare and give you extra practical help prior to re-assessment of your practical.

UNRIVALLED CAREER SUPPORT

Join hundreds of our personal training graduates working with leading UK and international gym brands.

Guaranteed Interviews

OriGym guarantee post-course interviews with leading gym brands, securing your dream personal trainer job after graduation.

Professional Guidance

Free CV analysis, 1-to-1 interview preparation, marketing resources & business start-up training equip you for ongoing success.

Alumni Benefits

Hundreds of exclusive discounts including supplements, clothing & insurance to help you excel as a Personal Trainer.

  • Puregym
  • Virgin Active
  • Bannatyne Health Club & Spa
  • DW Fitness First
  • JD Gyms
  • Sport Direct Fitness

Available Packages

Gold Personal Trainer Course Package

  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
From:
£1,188.00
£2,250.00
0% Interest Payment Plans
CIMPSA Endorsed CoursesREPS Accredited Training Provider
  • Suspension Training CPD
  • Kettlebells CPD
  • Boxing & Pad Work CPD
  • Circuits CPD
  • Group Training CPD
  • Strength & Conditioning CPD
From:
£1,188.00
£2,250.00
0% Interest Payment Plans

Platinum Personal Trainer Course Package

  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Level 4 Speciality Course of Your Choice
From:
£1,688.00
£3,426.00
0% Interest Payment Plans
CIMPSA Endorsed CoursesREPS Accredited Training Provider
  • Suspension Training CPD
  • Kettlebells CPD
  • Boxing & Pad Work CPD
  • Circuits CPD
  • Group Training CPD
  • Strength & Conditioning CPD
From:
£1,688.00
£3,426.00
0% Interest Payment Plans

PAYMENT OPTIONS

0% Interest

You can pay in affordable monthly instalments with 0% finance available and we will not ask for guarantors.

Flexible Payment Plans

Payment plans designed to be flexible and convenient for you, meaning you can focus on enjoying your course!

Cheapest Price

Our personal training courses start from just £988, with guaranteed interviews and strong potential earnings after.

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Testimonials

Ramnik Sembi

Ramnik Sembi

Founder of Ramnik Personal Training

Invaluable practical experience!

Before OriGym Ramnik was facing redundancy after a 10-year career. With an existing interest in health and fitness, Ramnik knew a role helping others to reach their goals would suit his personality and ambition. Searching online, he signed up to the Level 2 Gym Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer course. 

I absolutely made the right decision to choose OriGym! I’m very grateful for their continued support and their amazing tutors. They are really encouraging, helping to build your confidence to succeed. OriGym’s approach to flexibility encouraged me to study in my own time through online assessments and tutorials. Perfect for a busy parent juggling responsibilities.

My career since has gone from strength to strength. I set up my own brand whilst studying, creating a home-based studio where I train my clients. I also work as a Group Fitness Instructor, have set up my own HIIT fitness event and work with local academies encouraging children to enjoy exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Sue Evans

Sue Evans

Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer

I love my new career!

Before joining OriGym, Sue worked in a gym as a Membership Sales Advisor. Many new members asked if Sue would be willing to train them, but as she wasn't qualified, she had to keep turning them down. Researching several companies, Sue enrolled on OriGym's Personal Training Diploma and has never looked back!

I researched many fitness courses but kept coming back to OriGym. I felt a good vibe from the team and the owners Luke and Steph are friendly & down to earth. I loved how involved they were in the courses! The course itself was AMAZING! The staff and teachers were fantastic, I really felt that they cared about me and my progress, going above and beyond what I had ever expected from them.

I’m now a confident Personal Trainer working for an international gym chain. The future looks so bright for me; I’m even enquiring about doing a season on a Cruise ship as part of the Royal Caribbean fitness team! OriGym has helped to make my dreams come true.

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