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Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner)

The OriGym Personal Training Diploma is the perfect first step for launching a successful career in the health & fitness industry and is recognised by all gym chains both in the UK and Internationally. 

This CIMSPA recognised course will give you all the ability write and conduct training programmes for individuals of all ability levels and fitness goals. With OriGym you can study the advanced personal training diploma the way that suits you best, whether you prefer online learning, classroom-based study or a combination of the two, OriGym provides a range of learning methods flexible to your commitments.

OriGym knows the quality and availability of help and support during your qualification is critical to your experience, thus all our tutors and support staff are qualified personal trainers themselves and they are available via phone, email and chat box, 7 days per week.

OriGym partners with a range of Nationally recognised brands such as JD Gyms, Pure Gym, Sports Direct, Everlast amongst many more, and can line up interviews right after qualifying.

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

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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 by fitness experts to support those with no prior qualifications, the Level 3 practitioner diploma in Personal Training will enable you to go straight into the industry as a certified Personal Trainer, whether you're looking to work in a gym, set-up your own freelance business or become an online trainer.

With OriGym's extensive free post course support, we can assist you in getting the ideal role for you. Upon completion of the Personal Trainer Diploma, you will receive free access to our jobs board, which has over 8,000 job listed exclusive to our graduates. Additionally, we will help support you with your CV, give you access to our student alumni, which has discounts on PT products and services, set up interviews and prepare you for those interviews. We are the highest rated Training provider in the UK for a reason.

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 Focus Awards and recognised by CIMSPA.

Cost: From £1299

Offer & Payment Options: 0% Finance Available and Flexible Payment Structures

What You’ll Qualify With: Level 3 Diploma Practitioner in Personal Training

Points: 20 CIMSPA points

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Learn more about pursuing a career as a personal trainer and more of OriGym’s extensive resources:

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 assessments to practical exams. As you progress through the modules, you will be able to attend our practical assessment centres. These are located across multiple venues in the UK, so you won’t have to travel far to complete the diploma in Level 3 Personal Trainer.

Level 3 Personal Trainer Diploma (UK) Assessments 

  • Anatomy physiology and kinesiology for exercise and health Assignments and Multiple choice exam
  • Applying nutritional principles to personal training - Assignments and Multiple choice exam
  • Principles of health and wellbeing for exercise, fitness and health - Assignments and Multiple choice exam
  • Instructing professional practice and effective exercise supervision in gym-based exercise sessions (practical) - Pass Required
  • Delivering exercise programmes for Personal Training sessions (practical) - Pass Required

Don't panic about your assessments, with OriGym's Personal Trainer Diploma courses you get unlimited free re-sits, meaning even if you fail and exam or a practical assessment, you can re-sit completely free of charge. 

Part-Time & Online Personal Trainer Diploma Assessments

The part-time and online personal training diploma is completed using open book assessments, meaning you can access your course material to assist you in competing your online assessments. This is why the required pass rate is set at 90% as opposed to 70% when completing a full-time course.

  • Anatomy physiology and kinesiology for exercise and health Assignments and Multiple choice exam - 90% pass required
  • Applying nutritional principles to personal training - Assignments and Multiple choice exam - 90% pass required
  • Principles of health and wellbeing for exercise, fitness and health - Assignments and Multiple choice exam - 90% pass required
  • Instructing professional practice and effective exercise supervision in gym-based exercise sessions (practical) - Pass Required
  • Delivering exercise programmes for Personal Training sessions (practical) - Pass Required

Intensive Personal Training Diploma Course Assessments

With the intensive Level 3 Gym Instructing and Personal Training diploma, the examination process for the theoretical assessments differs from the online and part-time options. You will complete your exams in person and will need 70% on each paper, but the assessments are held in exam conditions. 

  • Anatomy physiology and kinesiology for exercise and health Assignments and Multiple choice exam - 70% pass required
  • Applying nutritional principles to personal training - Assignments and Multiple choice exam - 70% pass required
  • Principles of health and wellbeing for exercise, fitness and health - Assignments and Multiple choice exam - 70% pass required
  • Instructing professional practice and effective exercise supervision in gym-based exercise sessions (practical) - Pass Required
  • Delivering exercise programmes for Personal Training sessions (practical) - 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: 

Anatomy physiology and kinesiology for exercise and health

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 health and wellbeing for exercise, fitness and health

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.

Applying nutritional principles to personal training

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.

Instructing professional practice and effective exercise supervision in gym-based exercise sessions

As part of the advanced personal training diploma, you will learn key programming principles and how to conduct new member inductions and for clients based on their fitnress goals and requirments. You will be pracrically assessed on a gym based programme, which you will write and deliver for a clients requirments, factoring in; rapport, health and saefty and instructing of effective exercises. 

Delivering exercise programmes for 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 study 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 venues, ensuring that they excellent transport links and state of the art facilities to make your learning experience as enjoyable as possible.

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, eBooks, 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 via chat box, phone support and email.

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

As with all of our courses, part-time students will receive phone, chat box 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 option to begin your career in personal training. These courses run from Monday to Friday, 9am - 5:30pm and last 4 weeks and are run 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 teaching. It is a quick and efficient way to gain your Advanced diploma in Personal Training.

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 the diploma in fitness instructing and personal trainimg, you will be eligible to attain Level 3 Personal Training status with the professional body CIMSPA, and ready to start 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 the Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma, you will still receive extensive support. Whether you need assistance in preparing your CV, advice for interviews or distrbuting your CV, 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, fitness bloggers, online coaches, 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.

OriGym is proud to qualify over 9,000 fitness professionals each year, more than any other company. 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 & JD Gyms, and are proud partners of over 200 fitness brands worldwide.

We were 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’ for two years running.

If you are still not convinced, check out our reviews on 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.

Submit us an enquiry detailing your disability and we can assess your suitability to undergoing this form of training. 

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 for qualifications that are Level 3 and above.

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 access to a wide range of learning and support resources during their course and beyond. This includes access to a 7 days per week tutor and staff support, available by phone, chat box and email. Whether you have a query pertaining to a question you're stuck with, have an issue with your logins or just need some general motivation, we're here to help!

Students are also given access to OriGym’s multi-award nominated e-learning platform, where you’ll access online lectures, videos, exercise library, interactive learning modules, quizzes and assignments. For part-time and online learning students, this is how you will complete the majority of your qualifications. 

After you qualify you will also have access to our free business and marketing course, our hub of resources that you can use, and our post course support team, who can help you find work.

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

Full time, classroom-based study will take four weeks, whereas studying the Personal trainer diploma online or part-time has no deadlines or set completion date, meaning you can complete the course in a timeframe suitable to you. The average time for a part-time is 8 weeks, while online students’ average completion rate is 12 weeks.

Our Personal Training Diploma is awarded by Focus Awards, regulated by Ofqual and fully accredited by CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity). OriGym's is a CIMSPA development partner and UK Active member, meaning we help with the formation of training in the UK, to help raise industry standards. 

This guarantees our qualifications are fully recognised by all fitness industry employers both here in the UK and Internationally. 

No, there are no prior educational qualifications needed to complete this course. You must at least 16 years old, have a decent standard of English, be able to demonstrate exercises and are genuinely passionate about the health and fitness industry.


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, helping you secure the right role for you after qualifying.

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 Personal Trainer.

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  • Everlast Fitness Club
  • 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
  • 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
  • Business & Marketing CPD
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
  • Hydration for Sport CPD
  • Body Weight Training CPD
  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
  • Advanced Periodisation Training CPD
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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. 

Nikola Matawalu

Nikola Matawalu

Professional Rugby Player & Fiji International

Great Course Content & Structure!

He's made over 100 appearances for Glasgow Warriors, being twice awarded as Glasgow Warriors player of the season and also won the Pro12 title with Glasgow in the 2014-15 season. He also has 36 caps for Fiji.

I have a huge passion for health, fitness and rugby since I was young and now wants to broaden my knowledge across fitness with the goal of helping others. I Did some research across different courses and companies, OriGym was really attractive as a provider with how the course was structured. Being able to study Online around rugby, training and family commitments is really important to me. The course is easy to follow, with a mixture of information, quizzes and assignments. All of the subjects, modules and content are really interesting and helps broaden my knowledge. I'd be excited to do some personal training in the gym in the off season in the meantime to get some experience. I'm also excited to continue to study and get more knowledge in different areas with OriGym.

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.

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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