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Personal Training Diploma

Become a Personal Trainer with OriGym's Award Nominated Personal Training Diploma

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Designed with aspiring Personal Trainers in mind, the OriGym Personal Training Diploma is the perfect first step for launching a successful career in the health & fitness industry.

If you want to become an elite personal trainer, but you haven’t gained any qualifications yet, this diploma is the perfect solution for you. 

The course combines OriGym Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer courses, to provide a well-rounded and comprehensive education. Once you have earned your Personal Training Diploma, you will be qualified and ready to start earning as a fully-fledged Personal Trainer. 

OriGym will be with you every step of the way, providing the essential skills for you to become a successful personal trainer. Upon graduation, you will also have the option to advance your knowledge with our specialist and advanced qualifications. 

If you’re interested in the Personal Training Diploma at OriGym, simply fill out the enquiry form the right or download our latest prospectus.

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The Health & Fitness industry is booming, with over 7,000 gyms across the UK, there has never been a better or more exciting time to start your career. Becoming a Personal Trainer is not only financially rewarding, but emotionally too, as there is nothing more fulfilling than helping your clients achieve their goals. 

OriGym’s Personal Training Diploma is a comprehensive introduction to your career. Crafted carefully to support those with no prior qualifications, the course combines our Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer qualifications. Whether you aim to secure a job at a gym or to set up your own business, this course will prepare you for what is next.

Course Length: You can get qualified in as little as four weeks:
Full-time – 4 weeks
Part-time – 8 weeks (average)
Online – 12 weeks (average)
Entry Requirements: There are no educational pre-requisites for this course. You must be aged over 16 and have a passion for health & fitness.
Accreditations: This course is regulated by Ofqual, awarded by NCFE and recognised by REPS and CIMSPA.
Cost: From £1,199
Offer & Payment Options: 0% Finance Available and Flexible Payment Structures
What You’ll Qualify With: Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
Points: 20 REPS points per level (20 for Gym Instructing and 20 for Personal Training.)
17 CIMSPA points per level (17 for Gym Instructing and 17 for Personal Training.) 

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How You'll Be Assessed

At OriGym, we strive to make our assessments as engaging and fun as the courses, which is why they include a variety of criteria, from online papers to practical exams. As you progress through the modules, you will be able to attend our practical assessments. These are located across multiple venues in the UK, so you won’t have to travel far to complete this. 

Usually, online learners are required to complete 20 hours of in-personal training with a qualified REPs professional. However, in light of government advice around COVID-19, this has been scrapped but learners must still complete a practical assessment later on to fully qualify. 

Level 2 Fitness Instructor Assessments 

  • Multiple choice open book online exam on anatomy and physiology - 90% pass required
  • Multiple choice open book online paper on principles of exercise and health - 90% pass required
  • Practical Assessment on delivering a gym-based induction

Level 3 Personal Trainer Assessments

Online & Part Time Course Assessment 

  • Multiple choice open book online exam on anatomy and physiology – 90% pass mark required
  • 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 

Full Time Course Assessment 

  • Multiple choice paper on anatomy and physiology – 70% pass mark required
  • Multiple choice paper 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

What You'll Learn

To become an excellent Personal Trainer, you need to have more than just an understanding of gym equipment and supplements. You need to have a deep understanding of human fitness, anatomy, nutrition and know how to motivate people. 

The OriGym Personal Trainer Development is designed to cover these crucial elements and equip with you the skills you need to develop into an elite PT. The topics covered in this course include: 

Basic and Advanced Anatomy & Physiology

The starting point for any personal trainer is knowing the human anatomy and physiology. During this course, you will learn all of the different systems, including the circulatory, endocrine, skeletal, respiratory and energy systems.

Furthermore, you will cover how they interact during physical activity – an essential topic when beginning your career in health and fitness. 

Principles of Exercise, Health & Fitness

Key to being able to programme and write long-term plans for your clients, in this course you will cover the core components of the industry. 

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

Application of Nutrition

You are what you eat, which is why understand and being able to guide clients through the importance of nutrition is essential for personal trainers.

In this course, you will understand how to apply both basic and advanced nutrition plans in accordance to fitness objectives. Topics will include comprehending nutrient groups and understanding micro and macro nutrients. Additionally, you will be able to consult, communicate and set nutrition goals for your clients. 

Programming Personal Training Sessions

As a personal trainer, programming sessions will make up a large part of your day-to-day, therefore, it is important to ensure you are equipped with extensive knowledge on how to do this.

With this diploma, you will become fluent in the latest and most advanced training methods. This will include everything stretching, resistance training and how to adapt programmes for all types of clients. Communication will be key here, which is why you will learn how to perform consultations and effectively work with your clients.

Delivering Personal Training Sessions

In addition to programming sessions, you will need to be able to deliver and instruct clients. This means being able to adapt exercises where needed to accommodate for your clients and knowing their limitations.

During this course, we will learn a huge range of stretches, core and power drills and working the body through planes of motion. You will develop the skills required to formulate a fully cohesive and flexible training session. 

Fitness CPD Courses

The Personal Trainer Diploma comes with an additionally fitness CPD course. These are one day practical workshops, and you get to choose which areas of speciality you would like to focus on. 

These additional modules will help to define you as a trainer and aid with expanding your knowledge when it comes to training and delivery. These courses are individually accredited and are fully REPS recognised and CIMPSA endorsed.

Study Options

OriGym are proud to offer flexible options, as we know that different people are suited to different suited methods. Students have three choices when it comes to the Personal Training Diploma: online, part-time or full-time. Learn at a pace and in a way that suits you.

Our Personal Training Diploma is taught in 12 major UK cities, each with excellent transport links. OriGym has carefully selected the venues, ensuring that they have state of the art facilities, giving our students a distinct advantage upon graduation.

Online Learning

Becoming a personal trainer through Online Learning has become an increasingly popular option. There are no completion deadlines and you can work on your qualification when it suits you, it’s a flexible solution for those with work, family and other commitments.

When you enrol to online learning, you learn via our custom built, award nominated E-learning platform. Here, you will study modules through our fantastic selection of resources, which includes videos, online lectures, interactive quizzes and more. 

Throughout your online learning experience, you will have the backing of OriGym’s expert tutors, who will be available to support you 7-days-a-week.

Part Time Learning

The part-time course combines practical workshops with online learning. You’ll be able to study through our student zone platform, while attending in-person courses at one of our 12 training centres.

As a part-time student, you can attend as many practical workshops as you like during your course; these run every weekend and taught by our exceptional personal training tutors.

As with all of our courses, part-time students will receive phone and email support from OriGym tutors. This unrivalled support is available seven days a week, with our friendly team keen to support your first steps onto the personal training career ladder.

Full Time

If you’re in a hurry to get qualified, the full-time courses are a fast-track to your career in personal training. These courses run from Monday to Friday, from OriGym’s very own private training centres. Here, you will learn from a wide range of gym based practical sessions and classroom led theory sessions. It is a quick and efficient way to gain your qualification. 

Our full-time courses are taught by the highest calibre of personal training tutors, who each have unique and extensive experience of supporting aspiring personal trainers through their qualifications. Your learning will not be disturbed by members or gym users, which is just one of the reasons we are a multi-award nominated PT course provider.

Career & Progression

Once you have graduated from your Personal Trainer Diploma, you will be eligible to attain Level 3 Personal Training status. You’ll be ready for your successful career in the health and fitness industry.

Our dedicated team at OriGym will still be there to offer you support every step of the way.

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.

Upon completion of your course, you will still receive extensive support. Whether you need assistance in preparing your CV or advice for interviews, our team will be able to offer you the help you need. 

Additionally, we have worked hard to build strong and long-lasting relationships with a variety of fitness brands and independent gym chains in the UK. Therefore, we can guarantee interviews for all of our students at OriGym – proving how committed we are to help you chase your dream. 

Combining this unwavering support with our range of specialist courses, we have seen many OriGym students go on to become top-level personal trainers, influencers, celebrity trainers and successful business owners.

Progression Route

After you have completed your Personal Training Diploma, the world is your oyster, and there is always a way to develop you knowledge & skills.

OriGym provides specialist courses, which will allow you to find your fitness niche, diversify your clients and grow as a health and fitness professional. 

Alumni Benefits

OriGym alumni at all levels receive special access to an ever-growing series of benefits delivered through our various partners. From discounts on supplements and exercise clothing, to special rates on software and insurance to enable you to operate as a freelance professional.

No, there are no prior educational qualifications needed to complete this course. You must at least 16 years old. All that we ask if that you are genuinely passionate about the health and fitness industry.

It takes as little as four weeks to complete the course; however, this depends on the study route that you select for the course.

Full time will take four weeks, whereas part-time and online study has no deadlines or completion date, you can take this at your own pace. The average time for part-time is 8 weeks, while online students tend to take 12 weeks.

Our Personal Training Diploma 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.


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
0% Interest Payment Plans
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  • Suspension Training CPD
  • Kettlebells CPD
  • Boxing & Pad Work CPD
  • Circuits CPD
  • Group Training CPD
  • Strength & Conditioning CPD
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
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
0% Interest Payment Plans


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 Diplomas start from just £1199, with guaranteed interviews and strong potential earnings after.

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