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Online Personal Trainer Courses

At OriGym, we know that everyone is different, which is why we’re proud to offer personal trainer courses online, through our multi-award nominated e-learning platform, the “Student Zone”, specifically designed to help you achieve your career goals remotely.

Whether you are earning your qualification from your living room or on your daily commute, the online personal training course is flexible and can be completed at your pace around your lifestyle and personal circumstances.

At the end of the course, you will receive a PT qualification which is internationally recognised and accredited by REPs, CIMSPA and PD Approval. Your qualification will start the same day you enrol, where all online students are given access to a wide range of useful learning resources to help you complete the course. These include:

  • E-Books
  • Electronic Manuals
  • Award Nominated Interactive Learning
  • Interactive Quizzes
  • Online Lectures
  • Videos for Guidance and Demonstration

If you’re interested in kick-starting your Online Personal Trainer qualification with OriGym, simply fill out the enquiry form to the right or download our latest prospectus.

Course Type:

Online

Course Length:

10 Weeks (Average)

Accreditations:

REPs, CIMSPA, PD Approval

Make an enquiry about this course

From£999.00

OriGym’s Online Personal Trainer Course is a fantastic way to become a qualified personal trainer, from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. 

Whether you are unable to attend in-person courses or would prefer to learn remotely, our award-nominated e-learning course has been designed with flexibility in mind.

When you enrol onto OriGym’s online personal training course, you will be taught a diverse range of topics, covering the fundamentals of both gym instruction and personal training. These include:

  • Basic and Advanced Anatomy Physiology
  • Application of Nutrition to a Client's Programme
  • Principles of Exercise and Health
  • How to Design and Implement Bespoke Programmes for a Wide Variety of Goals

As an Online Personal Trainer student, you will be taught the crucial skill of delivering sessions for clients. This includes effectively delivering group-based sessions and writing programmes for pre and post-natal clients.

Additionally, you will learn the valuable skill of working with specialist clients, such as children, elderly people, disabled people and more. 

Throughout the course, you will have access to a wealth of resources designed to assist you in passing the course and once you have graduated, you will receive free post-course support to assist you in your career. 

Over 7,000 people across the UK and Ireland have chosen OriGym for their training, so you know you’re in safe hands throughout the process.

Further Online Course Details

Course Length: This is your preference, take as little or as much time as you need (the average time to complete the course is 10 weeks)
Entry Requirements: you must hold a valid Level 2 Gym Instructing Certificate
Accreditations: The Online Level 3 Personal Training course is accredited by CIMSPA and REPS and has PD approval.
Cost: £988, with no hidden fees for registration, certification or examination, plus unlimited free exam re-sits.
Payment Options: OriGym offers 0% finance available and flexible payment terms with no guarantor required.
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 Certificate 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:

How You Will Learn

OriGym are proud to have created a course that is flexible and suits those with commitments such as work, family or hobbies. The difference between the OriGym Online Personal Training course and full-time courses is that students can work through it at their own pace, in any location.

On the day you enrol, you can begin to study with no completion deadlines. On average, it takes 10 weeks for students to complete, but there is no obligation to do so within this time frame.

Usually, online learners are required to complete 20 hours of in-person training with a qualified REPs professional.

However, in light of government advise around COVID-19, this has been scrapped but learners must still complete a practical assessment. During this current situation, students will be able to move from L2 to L3 without attending the practical, but it will be required to fully qualify.

All students are provided with a wealth of resources in the “Student Zone” and 7-day-a-week support from our expert coaches. These resources include:

  • Bespoke E-Learning Platform
  • Online Lectures
  • E-Books
  • Video Guides
  • Interactive Quizzes

Our e-Learning platform is award nominated and has been created with the user in mind. This means that it is easy to use and easy to find the information you are looking for. You can log on as often to this as you’d like, completing the required work from this platform.

How You'll Be Assessed

To gain your Online Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification, you will be required to complete assessments. We strive to create an engaging and fun learning environment; this extends to our assessments too.

As you progress through the course and each of the modules, you will need to attend our practical assessments. The locations for this can be found in multiple venues across the UK, so you won’t have to travel far to complete this.

Usually, online learners are required to complete 20 hours of in-person training with a qualified REPs professional. 

However, in light of government advise around COVID-19, this has been scrapped but learners must still complete a practical assessment. During this current situation, students will be able to move from L2 to L3 without attending the practical, but it will be required to fully qualify. 

Online 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
  • Multiple choice open book online paper 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

You will receive maximum support and assistance from our experienced and friendly personal tutors to ensure your assessments are stress-free and a great success.

Careers & Progression

After graduating from the OriGym Online Personal Trainer course, you will be eligible to receive REPS Level 3 status and further your career in fitness. 

As an OriGym alumni, our dedicated team will be there to provide assistance throughout your journey by providing assistance, encouragement and advice on how to further your skills and continue your education. 

Careers Support

We’re proud of the support we give to our students, just because you’ve graduated doesn’t mean that your relationship with OriGym has to end. 

After completing your course, you’ll continue to receive support from us. From assisting students with preparing their CV, to supplying tried-and-tested interviewing advice our team is on hand to help you every step of the way. 

Additionally, we’ve worked hard to build strong, long-lasting relationships with fitness brands and independent gym chains in the UK. At OriGym, we can guarantee interviews for all OriGym students – we’re committed to helping you secure your dream.

With our unwavering support, OriGym students have gone on to become elite personal trainers, fitness influencers, celebrity trainers and successful business owners. 

Progression Route

After completing your Online Personal Trainer Qualification, there is always room to grow and expand your knowledge.
OriGym provides specialist courses to enable you to explore new fitness niches and diversify your range of clients. You can become a specialist Level 4 Personal Trainer, covering topics such as Obesity and Diabetes control, or Nutrition for Sport and Exercise. 

Alumni benefits

OriGym alumni at all levels receive special access to an ever-growing series of benefits delivered through various partners. Ranging from discounts on supplements and exercise clothing, through to special rates on software and insurance you may need to operate on a freelance basis.

What You’ll Learn

Becoming a Personal Trainer requires a holistic understanding of health and fitness. To be able to assist your clients in a way that works for them, you will need to be equipped with a thorough understanding of human fitness, anatomy and nutrition.

OriGym’s Online Personal Trainer Course has been crafted with this in mind. It will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to become an elite personal trainer and to help clients reach their goals. 

The type of content that will be covered in your course includes: 

Advanced Anatomy & Physiology for Health & Exercise

Building on your core understanding, you will develop an elite level of knowledge in how the human body works and responds to exercise. This is key when it comes to planning and managing fitness plans for future clients, ensuring they are effective and rewarding.

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

Nutritional Principles

Food is fuel, and the Online Personal Trainer course is designed to excel your knowledge of nutrition within a physical activity programme. In this section, we will recognise how we need to adapt programmes to suit each client, as everyone is different.

Having a complete and advanced nutritional knowledge to cover a wide range of diets (including vegetarian and vegan), will set you apart from the competition. 

Personal Training Delivery

Guiding clients through their personal programming is a vital skill for personal trainers. In this course, we will cover a range of techniques to use, to ensure your clients stay motivated. 

This will include ideas on how to set appropriate goals for them and how to guide them through their programme effectively.

Programming Training Sessions

Every client is different, which means when it comes to programming, the design should be bespoke and specific to your client’s needs. This course will teach you how to design personal training sessions, specifically tailored for a range of different goals.

In addition to this, we’ll cover how to ensure your programme can be tailored to clients with special requirements, such as those with disabilities or those who cannot access a gym environment.

Demonstrating Leadership

As a personal trainer, clients will look to you for support and motivation. This course will equip you with the tools and skills you need to lead by example and be a trusted advisor and support figure.

Learning the Business

In addition to providing you with the resources you need to help your clients excel, this course will endow you with the skills you need to become a successful personal trainer.

 

We’ll teach you how to market yourself and maximise business opportunities through a sustainable business model.

For the Online Personal Trainer 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.

The Online Personal Trainer course is designed to be completed at your own pace, with flexibility at the heart of the course’s design. On average, students take 10 weeks to complete this course, but there are no deadlines set on this course.

Our Online 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.

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.

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 is 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.

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.

UNRIVALLED CAREER SUPPORT

Join hundreds of our qualified fitness instructors working with leading UK and international gym brands.

Guaranteed Interviews

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

Professional Guidance

Free CV analysis, 1-to-1 interview preparation, and expert career advice equip you for ongoing success.

Alumni Benefits

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

  • 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:
£1,199.00
£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:
£1,199.00
£2,250.00
0% Interest Payment Plans

Master Personal Trainer & Nutrition Specialist

  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Level 4 Nutrition in Weight Management & Athletic Performance
From:
£1,999.00
£3,099.00
0% Interest Payment Plans
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  • Business & Marketing CPD
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
  • Hydration for Sport CPD
  • Body Weight Training CPD
  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
  • Advanced Periodisation Training CPD
From:
£1,999.00
£3,099.00
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 gym instructor courses start from just £499, with guaranteed interviews and strong potential earnings after.

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Testimonials

Heather Hacking, Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer.

Heather Hacking

Founder of Heather Hacking PT

Fantastically Structured & Well Organised

As a mother of three children after spending the past nine years building her career as a solicitor, Heather made the decision to follow a life-long passion for health, wellness and fitness, and pursue a career as a personal trainer.

Studying part-time with OriGym to fit around family and work, I achieved my Level 2 Gym Instructor and Level 3 Personal Training qualifications. I found OriGym’s courses to be fantastically structured and well organised, and my tutor Andy Tsang was brilliant - he taught me so much!

After graduating I started my fitness business with the sole purpose of empowering women, both physically and mentally. My business has now been shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘Breakthrough Personal Trainer’ category at Northern Ireland’s Health & Fitness Awards 2019 - I am so thrilled! I am very grateful to OriGym for giving me such a great foundation to launch my business from.

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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