Launch Your Fitness Career With Our CIMSPA-Endorsed Online Personal Training Course

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Online Personal Training Courses

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. 

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Available Packages

Gold Personal Trainer Course Package

  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
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  • Body Weight Training CPD
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
  • Kettlebells CPD
  • Business and Marketing CPD
  • Electrotherapy CPD
  • Myofascial Release CPD
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Personal Trainer Essentials Package

  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
  • Level 4 Nutrition in Weight Management & Athletic Performance
Individual RRP:
0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Myofascial Release CPD
  • Kettlebells CPD
  • Body Weight Training CPD
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
  • Business and Marketing CPD
  • Electrotherapy CPD
Individual RRP:
0% Interest Payment Plans
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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)

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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.

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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
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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 one 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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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. 

All of our online personal training students have access to a wide range of resources during their course and post-qualification. This includes unlimited access to the help and support of our expert tutors, who are available by phone, chat box and email, 7 days per week.

As an OriGym student, you’ll also have access to our multi-award nominated e-learning platform, where you’ll find online lectures, videos, exercise library, interactive learning modules, quizzes and assignments. 

After you qualify, we’ll provide you with a free business and marketing course, and our dedicated post course support team will help you land your first job by helping you with CV analysis and distribution, and guaranteeing you a job interview with one of our industry partners. 

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. Just some of the free career support services that will be available once you complete your pt course online include:

  • Guaranteed job interviews
  • Career consultations
  • Help perfecting 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 share your CV with local gyms to help you secure your first roles in the industry.

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.

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

Key topics covered 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

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

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 includes both the Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Personal Training courses at a discounted rate.

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.

Our online pt courses are designed with flexibility in mind, which is why there are no deadlines - students are free to complete the course at their own pace. On average, students take 8 weeks to complete the Level 3 Personal Trainer course online.

Since there are no deadlines, you can take as much time as you like. All students have up to 2 years to complete their course, so there is absolutely no pressure.


After graduating, our friendly careers team will help you land your first job as a PT!

Professional Guidance

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.

  • Puregym
  • Virgin Active
  • Everlast Fitness Club
  • DW Fitness First
  • JD Gyms
  • Sport Direct Fitness


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Dafydd James

Former British & Irish Lions Rugby Player

In-Depth Course Content

Dafydd James was a Rugby player who played 48 times for Wales, scoring 15 tries and toured with the British & Irish Lions. He played for Sale Sharks, Harlequins and Cardiff Blues amongst other prestigious clubs, making over 300 club a during his professional career.

I want to advance myself, refresh existing knowledge and I'd like to develop a business utilising this Nutrition qualification that can help other people.

After researching online and looking at various courses, I was happy to choose a recognised qualification which is what OriGym offers. Additionally, it was important for me to see that there is a lot of positive feedback from reviews, as well as the course content looked thorough and in depth.

I chose this course as I'm looking to add another dimension and skillset to my business. If I can utilise the framework provided by OriGym, I will be able to develop business opportunities and educate anyone from the general public to professional athletes. Not only this, but I'm looking to personally develop and create a successful business using support from OriGym.

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Sophie Dennison

Fitness Influencer

Sophie Dennsion is a leading influencer within the health and fitness sector with a 195k followers on Instagram alone. She opted to study with OriGym as her chosen training provider for her Personal Training qualifications.

Follow Sophie's fitness and PT journey: @sophie_does_squats

I have had such a wonderful experience with Origym. I started and completed my Level 2 Gym Instructor theory within lockdown and passed my practical after lockdown. The Origym tutors were super helpful with feedback on work. Also, the programme design had lots of information and I could work at my own pace! 

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Max Fallone

OriGym Student

Would recommend to anyone looking to start a career in fitness and exercise!

I have always been involved in sport and had a passion for fitness, so the opportunity to help others reach there fitness goals is an amazing feeling. The course has given me confidence and understanding of areas I didn’t know before doing the course.

My goal after completing my level 2 course is to become a level 3 personal trainer and work 1-1 with clients helping them to achieve their goals. This has been the perfect course for me to do along side full time work and would recommend it to anyone looking to build a career in fitness and exercise. 

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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