LEVEL 3 PERSONAL TRAINER COURSE

Become a Certified Personal Trainer with OriGym's CIMSPA-Endorsed Level 3 Course

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  • Interest-Free Payment
  • Post-Course Interviews
  • Study In-Person or Online

Qualify as a Level 3 Personal Trainer

Want to turn your passion for fitness into a lucrative and rewarding career? If so, OriGym’s Level 3 Personal Trainer Course is for you, with the option to study full-time, part-time or online, you can become a qualified PT in a matter of weeks!

Accredited by CIMSPA and regulated by Ofqual, you will receive the highest standard of training in the industry from our expert tutors.

If you’re not already qualified, combine the Level 3 Personal Trainer and Level 2 Gym Instructor courses 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 (average part-time)
  • 8 Weeks (average online)
Accreditations:

Endorsed by CIMSPA

Make an enquiry about this course

From£1,099.00

Available Packages

Gold Personal Trainer Course Package

  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
Individual RRP:
£1,399.00
£2,472.00
0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Body Weight Training CPD
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
  • Kettlebells CPD
  • Business and Marketing CPD
  • Electrotherapy CPD
  • Myofascial Release CPD
Individual RRP:
£1,399.00
£2,472.00
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 Certificate in Lower Back Pain Management
Individual RRP:
£1,899.00
£3,870.00
0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
  • Myofascial Release CPD
  • Body Weight Training CPD
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
  • Suspension Training CPD
  • Advanced Periodisation CPD
Individual RRP:
£1,899.00
£3,870.00
0% Interest Payment Plans
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Designed and taught by our team of expert tutors, OriGym’s Level 3 personal trainer course provides you with all the knowledge, skills and practical experience you need to become a successful PT.

As a highly lucrative and ever-expanding industry, there has never been a better time to become a personal trainer!

Course Length: The full-time course is delivered over a period of 2 weeks. Both our online and part-time courses are self-paced, but take an average of 8 and 6 weeks respectively. 

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 which combines both qualifications. 

Accreditations: The course is Endorsed by CIMSPA, regulated by Ofqual, and awarded by Focus Awards.

Cost: £1099, with no hidden fees for registration, certification or examination, plus unlimited free exam resits.

Payment Options: 0% Interest finance is available and can be spread over up to 12 months.

What You’ll Qualify With: 

  • Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Planning and Delivering Personal Training (RQF)
  • 10 CIMSPA points
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OriGym’s Level 3 Personal Training course can be studied through one of three study methods: online, part-time, or full-time. 

This means that you can choose a study option that suits your needs best and fits your qualification around any existing commitments. 

Full-Time Learning

The quickest way to get qualified is to take our full-time personal trainer course, which takes just 2 weeks to complete. 

This course runs Monday to Friday in an OriGym training centre. Teaching is split between our purpose-built classroom and a state-of-the-art gym, allowing students to learn from our expert and experienced tutors through a combination of classroom-based theory lessons and practical hands-on sessions. 

Online Learning

Online learning is one of the most popular ways of gaining a Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification through OriGym. 

The average student completes the online personal trainer course in 8 weeks. But there are no deadlines allowing you to study at your own pace. This level of flexibility makes it ideal for those with existing commitments to work around, such as employment, childcare or university studies. 

Online students will learn via our award-nominated E-learning platform where you will study modules via videos, online lectures, quizzes 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

Our part-time or ‘blended’ course combines the benefits of face-to-face learning with the flexibility of online learning. 

You will learn the theoretical side of the course through online modules independently, and attend practical in-person workshops at weekends.

The average student completes the part-time course in 6 weeks, but you can take more or less time than this. 

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OriGym’s Level 3 personal trainer course covers everything you need to know to effectively train clients on a one-to-one basis in a gym, fitness centre, online and more! 

You will qualify with a deep and advanced understanding of a wide range of elements of fitness, from human anatomy to delivering a bespoke training programme. 

Advanced Anatomy & Physiology for Health & Exercise

In this module, you will develop a strong understanding of how the human body works and responds to exercise, which you can apply to training your clients. You will also learn how to guide clients through flexibility and stretching movements.

Nutritional Principles

Here you will expand your knowledge of nutrition and its importance in a physical activity programme. You will cover a range of dietary requirements and how to adapt your programme to these clients. 

Personal Training Delivery

Covering techniques to develop client motivation, this module will help you deliver an effective and dynamic personal training session that meets your client’s specific goals. 

Programming Training Sessions

You’ll learn how to design personal training sessions with individual client needs in mind. This includes considerations for clients from special populations such as those with disabilities, as well as covering how to train clients outside of a gym environment.

Demonstrating Leadership

As a personal trainer, you will be a source of motivation for your clients! This module will help you develop your ability to lead by example and be the trusted advisor and support figure that your clients need.

Learning the Business

This module will cover all you need to know about the business of being a personal trainer, from how to market yourself to creating a successful and sustainable business model. 

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After graduating from your Level 3 Personal Training qualification you’ll 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.

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You will need to complete a series of assessments in order to finish the Level 3 Personal Training course. 

The qualification’s practical assessments are held in a range of venues across the UK, all of which are easily accessible by public transport. The assignments you complete will vary depending on the study method you choose.

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

Online & Part-Time Course Assessments

Students studying online will need to complete the following assessments 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

We offer unlimited and free resists to all our students, so you can try again if you do not pass your assessments the first time around. 

Once the full course fee is paid we request your certificate from the awarding body. You should expect to receive your certificate between 6 to 8 weeks, but in the meantime OriGym will provide you with an internal copy. 

If you enrolled on a payment plan, your Level 3 Personal Trainer certificate will be sent once your balance is cleared. You can receive your certificate sooner by paying your remaining balance at no additional expense.

Our Level 3 Personal Training courses start at just £1,099, with flexible finance plans and 0% interest available for all study methods. We own many of our training venues through our sister company, which massively reduces overheads and allows us to keep our courses affordable. We also do not apply unnecessary admin fees, certification charges or exam fees that many of our competitors apply.

Yes. We're proud partners of many third parties who help with funding and discounts for our Level 3 Personal Training qualificaiton, including:

  • The MOD (Ministry of Defence), who provide funding for current and former military personnel
  • The PFA (Players Football Association), who help current and former professional footballers with funding
  • The PCA (Professional Cricketers’ Association), who assist current and former professional cricketers with funding
  • The RPA (Rugby Players Association), who can help with discounts for current and former rugby professionals

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

Once you complete your level 3 personal training qualification, our dedicated post-course support team will help you land your first job in the fitness industry.

As well as guaranteeing you a job interview post-course, OriGym also offers an extensive range of careers services including CV analysis , CV distribution in your local area, and help with interview preparation. If you’re interested in going self-employed or starting your own personal training  business, we also offer free business consultations and provide plenty of business and marketing resources.



As an online or part-time student, you’ll have access to a wide range of learning and support materials, including our multi-award nominated e-learning platform, where you’ll access online lectures, videos, exercise library, interactive learning modules, quizzes and assignments. You will also have access to 7 days per week tutor and staff support, available by phone, chat box and email. 

Full-time students are taught face-to-face in a classroom environment, meaning you’ll have unlimited opportunities to ask for the help or support of your tutor. As well as the extensive course materials provided in the classroom, you’ll also have access to a personal training studio where you’ll complete practical study.

Before starting the Level 3 personal training course, you must already hold a Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification or equivalent.

If you’ve yet to achieve this, don't worry! We offer a variety of qualification packages which include the Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Personal Training courses at a discounted price when booked together.

Our Level 3 Personal Training qualification is fully endorsed by CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity) and awarded by Focus Awards.

All OriGym qualifications are internationally recognised and fully regulated by Ofqual. 

This guarantees our qualifications are fully recognised by all fitness industry employers and professionals. 

On our fast-track full-time course, students can complete the Level 3 Personal Training qualification in 2 weeks. Students who study part-time take around 6 weeks to qualify and the average completion time for online students is 8 weeks.

OriGym's 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 full 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 provides students studying the Level 3 Personal Training qualification with three study options: Full-Time, Part-Time, or Online.

Full-Time students study in-person with OriGym tutors at one of our specialist training venues. Full-time level 3 courses run Monday to Friday over a period of 2 weeks.

Part-Time students study through blended learning, which combines in-person training at one of our 12 venues in cities across the UK with independent study via our award-nominated “Student Zone” e-learning platform.

Online students complete their theoretical qualification through OriGyms award nominated e-learning platform, utilising our 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.

EXPERT CAREERS SUPPORT

After qualifying, OriGym will help you land your dream job as a personal trainer!

Guaranteed Interviews

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

Professional Guidance

Get free CV analysis, 1-to-1 interview preparation, marketing resources and essential business resources.

Alumni Benefits

Our graduates get access to exclusive discounts including supplements, clothing and insurance to help your career.

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Testimonials

Anne Hansford testimonial

Anne Hansford

Outstanding - everyone at OriGym has been brilliant!

Overall, this has been a fantastic learning experience from my initial contact through my L2 practical assessment and beyond.

Tom did a fantastic job of getting me set up -- answering all of my questions and giving me plenty of time to really think through what I wanted to do and how I wanted to do it. He gave me several options for choosing a selection of courses that would help me achieve my goals and suggested the best method for doing that (blended online and in person workshops). He was friendly, patient, and confident throughout, without being pushy.

Can't overstate how valuable the workshop with Olivia was in helping prepare me for the practical assessment and in giving me a boost of confidence that I really needed. She was fantastic -- so knowledgeable, a great teacher, but really friendly and fun to be around too.

Chloe oversaw my assessment and she was also fantastic. Incredibly professional, and also really encouraging. And I was amazed at the detailed feedback she provided at the end of the session. Meanwhile, every person I have spoken to on the phone has been great -- again, professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and patient (even when they're answering questions they must have heard a thousand times before!).

Origym is clearly committed to excellence, and they have definitely built a team of top-rate professionals who are delivering a top-rate service.

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.

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Guy Thompson

Former Leicester & Wasps Rugby Player

Before studying with OriGym, Guy was a professional Ruby player for both Wasps and Leicester Tigers and is currently playing for Eailing. Guy chose to complete his fitness qualifications with OriGym as the option to study around his career via online learning and OriGym looked the most "simple and professional" compared to other providers.

 

After being in and around professional sport for 13 years, this is a natural progression after learning from World Leading S&C coaches. Becoming a personal trainer will allow me to implement this knowledge for helping people and helping people achieve their goals away from sport. I'd really want to focus on helping people in their everyday lives through both mental and physical wellbeing.

OriGym's tutors have been excellent, with great feedback and the content is perfect for someone looking to get started in the industry. 

Jessica Lee

Jessica Lee

Olympic Track Cyclist

The Best Course Provider

Jessica is a track sprint cyclist specialising in the keirin and has represented her country at the Asian Games and recent 2020 Olympics. Jessica choose OriGym to study her Personal Training course and specialist Level 4 in Nutrition course after being recommended by friends.

 

From a sports background I have always been passionate about sport, for every elite athlete passing on knowledge and expertise is a good continuum from what I've already achieved. Although this is starting something new, it's also building on something that I already have. 

I reached out to friends who have done similar courses and OriGym was mentioned as the course to go to. After I enquired, Michelle called the next day and was really organic and genuine in our conversations, whereas other providers sent a generic email where I still had to do more research myself.

As an olympian a mission is to always pass on experience and knowledge. I'd look to eventually have my own company and client base to really pass on my passion and maybe even help create a new olympian in the future!

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Interest-Free Payments

You can pay in monthly instalments with 0% interest. Better yet you won't need a guarantor.

Flexible Payment Plans

Design a completely flexible payment plan to fit around your personal financial situation.

Competitive Price

The price of our Level 3 Personal Training course provides the best value for money in the industry.

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