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Level 3 Personal Training Diploma

OriGym’s Diploma in Personal Training combines the Level 2 & 3 qualifications you need to become a certified PT. Recognised by all gym chains both in the UK and internationally, this CIMSPA-endorsed course qualifies you to create and deliver training programmes for clients.

OriGym offers a range of flexible learning methods, allowing you to earn your qualification through the method that suits you best. This includes online learning, classroom-based study, or a combination of the two.

We understand help and support during your qualification is critical to your experience. All of our tutors and support staff are qualified personal trainers, available via phone, email and chat box, 7 days per week to assist with any questions or queries you may have. 

OriGym also partners with a range of huge brands such as JD Gyms, Pure Gym, Sports Direct, and Everlast. This allows us to maximise our students' career prospects through services such as guaranteed job interviews. 

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Course Type:

Full Time, Part Time, Online

Course Length:

4 Weeks (Full-Time), 12 Weeks (Part-Time), 16 Weeks (Online)


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Individual RRP £2,472.00£1,399.00

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  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
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  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
  • Level 4 Nutrition in Weight Management & Athletic Performance
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With over 7,000 gyms across the UK, there has never been a more exciting time to start your career as a Personal Trainer!

Crafted carefully by fitness experts to support those with no prior qualifications, OriGym’s Personal Training Diploma 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 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, with over 8,000 jobs listed exclusively for our graduates. 

Additionally, we will support you with your CV, arrange job interviews, and give you access to our student alumni, with plenty of discounts on PT products and services.

Course Length:

  • Full-time – 4 weeks
  • Part-time – 12 weeks (average)
  • Online – 16 weeks (average)

Entry Requirements: You must be aged 16 or over.

Accreditations: This course is regulated by Ofqual, awarded by Focus Awards and endorsed by CIMSPA.

Cost: From £1399

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

What You’ll Qualify With: 

  • Focus Awards Level 2 Certificate in Planning and Delivering Gym-Based Exercise (RQF)
  • Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Planning and Delivering Personal Training (RQF)

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In order to earn a Personal Training Diploma you will need to complete a combination of practical and theoretical examinations. 

As this course combines both the Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Personal Training qualifications respectively, you will complete 2 practical examinations (one for each course). 

To ensure you get results you’re proud of we offer FREE unlimited resists! 

Theoretical Assessments & Coursework

All students will complete theoretical coursework and assessments based on the contents of the qualifications modules. This includes exams in subjects such as:

  • Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology for Exercise
  • Applying Nutritional Principles to Personal Training 
  • Principles of Health and Wellbeing for Exercise, Fitness, and Health

The assessment process will slightly differ depending on how students choose to study. For example, the pass rate for full-time students is set at 70% as these exams are closed book.

Whereas part-time and online students complete open book exams, with their pass rates being set at 90%. 

Practical Assessments:

Regardless of how you choose to study, you will complete 2 practical assessments.

Delivering a Gym-Based Induction

For the Level 2 Fitness Instructor practical assessment students will conduct a mock gym induction, during which they will lead a client through:

  • 2 Dynamic Stretches 
  • A 10-Minute Cardiovascular Aerobic Core Workout
  • 2 Free Weight Exercises
  • 2 Bodyweight Exercises 
  • Developmental Stretches  

Creating and Delivering a Customised Personal Training Programme 

During the Level 3 Personal Training practical assessment students will lead a mock session, guiding a client through the likes of a main cardiovascular workout, core exercise, and 4 training systems chosen from 10 available options. 

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What You'll Learn

To be a successful Personal Trainer, you need to know about more than just gym equipment and supplements. This career requires a deep understanding of human fitness, anatomy, nutrition, and how to motivate people. 

The topics covered in this course include:

Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology for Exercise

During this course, you will learn all of the different systems, including the circulatory, endocrine, skeletal, respiratory, and energy systems. You will also cover how they interact with one another during physical activity.

Applying Nutritional Principles to Personal Training

This topic will help you understand how to apply both basic and advanced nutrition plans in accordance with fitness objectives. Other areas will include comprehending nutrient groups, understanding micro and macronutrients, and setting nutrition goals for clients.

Principles of Health and Wellbeing for Exercise, Fitness, and Health

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

Programming Personal Training Sessions

Here you will learn everything about stretching, resistance training, and how to adapt programmes for all types of clients. You will also deepen your communication skills by learning how to perform client consultations.

Instructing Professional Practice and Effective Exercise Supervision in Gym Based Exercises Sessions

You will learn key programming principles and how to conduct new member inductions for clients based on their fitness goals and requirements. 

Students will also be practically assessed on a gym-based programme, which you will write and deliver for a specific client to fit their needs.

Delivering Exercise Programmes for Personal Training Sessions

Students will learn a vast range of stretches, core, and power drills as well as working the body through planes of motion. You will develop the skills required to formulate a fully cohesive and flexible training session.

Tutor leads students through practical workshop at gym

Study Options

OriGym is proud to offer 3 flexible learning options, allowing our students to qualify at a pace that suits their specific needs. These options include: 

  • Online
  • Part-time
  • Full-time

Online Learning

This option allows you to work on your qualification when it suits you best as there are no completion deadlines. Online learning means you will study modules using our resources which include:

  • Videos
  • Online lectures
  • eBooks
  • Interactive quizzes

Students will also have access to support from OriGym’s expert tutors, available 7 days a week via chat box, phone, and email.

Part-Time Learning

Our part-time course combines practical workshops with online learning, allowing students to study through our student zone platform, whilst also attending in person at one of our nationwide centres.

Part-time students can also attend as many workshops as they wish! These are taught on weekends by our exceptional personal training tutors. This is in addition to having in-person support, students have 7-day-a-week access to our team through phone, chat box, and email.

Full-Time Learning

For those eager to get qualified, our full-time fast-track option is the most suitable for you. Courses run Monday to Friday from 9am - 5:30pm, and last 4 weeks. Learning takes place at OriGym’s private training centres where students will engage in practical sessions and classroom-led theory teaching.

Even better, our full-time courses are taught by the highest calibre of personal training tutors, each with their own extensive experience in supporting aspiring personal trainers.

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Career & Progression

After graduating from our Personal Trainer Diploma, you’ll be eligible to attain Level 3 Personal Training status with CIMSPA. This means you’ll be ready to start a successful career in the health and fitness industry with us supporting you every step of the way!

Careers Support

Just because you’ve graduated, this doesn’t mean your relationship with OriGym has to end. Whether you need assistance preparing or distributing your CV, interview advice, or any further queries, our team will be on hand. 

At OriGym, we’ve worked hard to build strong and long-lasting relationships with various fitness brands and independent gym chains across the UK. As we’re committed to helping you chase your dream, we can guarantee interviews for all our students!

As a result of our unwavering support and range of specialist courses, we’ve watched many of our students go on to become top-level personal trainers, fitness bloggers, online coaches, and successful business owners.

Progression Route

After completing your Personal Training Diploma, why stop there? There is always a way to continue developing your knowledge and skills. 

OriGym has plenty of specialist courses for you to find your niche, including:

These further courses help diversify your clients and help you continue to grow as a fitness professional!

Yes! There are 3 study methods that you can choose from: full-time, part-time, and online. The best study method is individual to each student.  Our careers advisors are here to talk you through your options and help you to decide the best study method for you. You can get in touch here.

In terms of where you can study, we have 12 centres located all over the UK, so you won’t have to travel far regardless of where you’re based. Completing your personal training diploma online means you can study from any location. You’ll only need to attend an OriGym centre for your final practical assessments.

Yes! Our personal training diploma combines the two qualifications needed to work as a fully qualified personal trainer: the Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing and Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training.

Your Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training will be requested from the awarding body if you've paid the course fee in full. After this, your diploma will be posted to you in 6-8 weeks, whilst you wait, you’ll receive an internal certificate that you can use for job applications. 

If you're on a payment plan, your diploma will only be dispatched when the remaining balance is cleared! You can pay earlier to receive your certificate sooner at no extra cost.

Yes! We offer an extensive range of post-course support services designed to help our graduates land jobs in the fitness industry, including interview preparation tips, CV analysis, and CV distribution. 

Thanks to our network of industry partners, which includes gyms such as JD Gyms, SportsDirect Fitness, and The Gym Group, we also offer guaranteed post-course job interviews for all OriGym students.

We’re proud to have the highest employment rate in the industry, with over 92% of our past students working in the fitness industry.

This varies depending on the study method you choose. By studying a full-time course, you can complete the full personal training diploma in as little as 4 weeks.

Our part-time and online courses are completely self-paced, so students can complete their qualifications in a time frame that suits them. While there are no set deadlines, our part-time students generally qualify in 12 weeks, and our online students complete the personal training diploma in an average of 16 weeks.

Our personal training diploma is fully endorsed by CIMSPA and regulated by Ofqual, the UK government body for all vocational qualifications. Our certificates are awarded through Focus Awards, one of the largest awarding organisations in the UK. This guarantees our qualifications are fully recognised by all fitness industry employers both here in the UK and Internationally. 

No, this is an entry-level course with no prior qualifications needed. You must be at least 16 years old, have a decent standard of English, be able to demonstrate exercises and be 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

Our guaranteed post-course interviews help you to land your dream role with leading gym brands.

Professional Guidance

To prepare you for ongoing success, we offer 1-to-1 interview guidance, free CV distribution, and expert career advice.

Alumni Benefits

To help you excel as a Personal Trainer, we provide hundreds of exclusive discounts from software to insurance.

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  • Everlast Fitness Club
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  • JD Gyms
  • Sport Direct Fitness


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.

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Jennifer Day

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Working towards my level 2 and level 3 personal trainer qualifications with origym have been great! It has really allowed me to balance working a full time job as well as getting an hour in a day and really expanding my knowledge in a way that is fun and supportive from the team who are always a short call/ message away couldn’t recommend them enough!

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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.


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