Level Up Your Career by Becoming a Qualified Tutor and Assessor of Personal Training Courses

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Become a Fitness Course Assessor

Do you have a passion for sports, fitness, and helping people achieve their goals? A career in teaching and assessing students could be the lucrative and rewarding venture you’ve been looking for! 

OriGym’s Level 3 Teaching and Assessing Qualification will teach how to plan and deliver lessons and assessments in accordance with Ofqual’s regulated levels for health and fitness courses. 

You’ll complete your fitness assessor course via blended learning, combining in-person practical workshops with self-paced virtual studying. The best part, there are absolutely no deadlines, meaning you can qualify around any existing commitments.

So enquire today and you could be shaping the future of the fitness industry in as little as 8 weeks!

Entry Requirements:


Course Type:

Blended (Online & In-person)

Course Length:

8 Weeks (Average)


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Available Packages

Advanced Trainer & Assessing Specialist

  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Level 4 Nutrition in Weight Management & Athletic Performance
  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocational Related Achievement
  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training
Individual RRP:
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  • Electrotherapy CPD
  • Myofascial Release CPD
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
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Teaching & Assessing Package

  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocational Related Achievement
  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training
Individual RRP:
0% Interest Payment Plans
  • OFQUAL Regulated
  • 8-week average timeframe
  • 4.9/5 Trustpilot
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About the Course

Whilst enrolled on OriGym’s fitness tutor course you will develop the necessary skills and knowledge required to plan and deliver lessons for both in-person students, as well as those using online learning materials. After completion, you can pursue careers with educational bodies, vocational training providers, or independent registers. 

Whilst on this course, you’ll acquire the teaching and assessing skills required to plan and deliver lessons for both in-person students and those using digital learning materials. You will also learn how to assess official examinations and coursework to meet the highest industry standards.

  • Course Length: Whilst you can work independently, students typically complete the course in 8 weeks. 
  • Entry Requirements: There are no prerequisites for our fitness assessor qualification. However, in order to teach a course you must hold the relevant associated qualification. All students must also be aged 16+.
  • Accreditations: This course is regulated by Ofqual and awarded by Focus Awards.
  • Cost: From £699 with no hidden fees for certifications or exams, and unlimited free examination resits.
  • Offer & Payment Options: Spread the cost with 0% interest on all study methods.
  • What You’ll Qualify With: Focus Awards Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF) & Focus Awards Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (RQF)
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What You’ll Learn

OriGym’s Level 3 Teaching and Assessing Qualification is split into two separate courses: one in teaching and the other in assessing. 

When combined you’ll be equipped to deliver learning materials, whilst also knowing how to evaluate different kinds of formal assessments.

Understanding Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education

You’ll learn about the role course instructors play throughout the qualification and the relationship they share with students. This includes learning about the responsibilities of a teacher in terms of the welfare of their class, in order to create a supportive learning environment.

Using Inclusive Teaching Approaches

Our Fitness Teaching and Assessing course will walk you through strategies that are inclusive for all students, including diverse demographics with different needs. This is essential for ensuring that all your students feel safe, welcomed and supported during their course.

Facilitating Group Learning 

Covering the theories of learning, teaching and assessment processes, in this module you’ll be taught how to run inductions and icebreakers, as well as how to set ground rules for group sessions to develop an effective learning environment.

Principles and Practices of Assessment

We’ll teach about the different types of assessment methods in fitness courses, how to plan assessment days, legal requirements and how to manage quality assurance during the assessment process. You’ll also have the opportunity to shadow an assessment day for real OriGym students.

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How You’ll Be Assessed

In order to complete the Level 3 Teaching and Assessing qualification, you will need to complete both theoretical and practical assignments relating to both of these separate courses:

Award in Education & Training (Teaching Qualification)

  • Online Coursework - Pass Required
  • Practical micro-teach - Pass Required

Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (Assessors Qualification)

  • Online Coursework - Pass Required
  • Practical examination of assessing personal training students - Pass Required

The practical assessments will take place at one of OriGym's training centres, located across the UK. You can even choose a date and site that suits you best! 

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Study Options

OriGym’s Fitness Tutor Qualifications are taught via blended learning, combining online study with in-person practical workshops and assessments. 

You can complete the theory side of the course at your own pace, working from the comfort of your own home on our custom-built E-learning platform. 

As well as access to our award-nominated online learning platform, you'll also receive the full support of our expert tutoring team. Should you require any assistance with your course, you can reach out via email, phone or chatbox. 

In terms of face-to-face learning, this course also involves expert-led practical workshops where you can get hands-on experience and put your learning into practice. You will be responsible for booking a space in these sessions, and will be able to select a date that suits your commitments - with weekend options available!

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Careers & Progression

Post-Course Career Support

Upon completing the Level 3 teaching and assessing qualification you will receive access to OriGym’s post-course support team. Our career experts will be on hand to increase your employability through services such as:

  • Free CV analysis and distribution
  • Mock job interviews
  • Business & marketing materials 
  • Access to our jobs board

Progression Opportunities

After becoming a qualified teacher and assessor you will be able to work in a range of vocational education institutions, such as reputable course providers like OriGym!

In terms of how you can progress and develop your career, keep in mind you’re only able to teach and assess on courses you’ve personally completed. For example, if you're a qualified Personal Training you'll be able to teach the Personal Training Diploma.

Therefore if you’re looking to progress your career you will need to qualify as a specialist Personal Trainer with a Level 4 qualification. Alternatively, you can pursue an entirely new discipline, through the likes of a Sports Massage Therapy course or Yoga Teacher Training.

Whilst some employers may include insurance in your contract it’s always best to ensure you’re covered. This way you’re fully legally protected in the event a claim is made against you!

In addition to this, most employers now require teachers and assessors to clear a DBS certificate.

You don’t need to have any prior qualifications to enrol on our Fitness Teacher and Assessor certification. 

However, you will only be able to teach courses that you’re qualified in yourself, so you may need to undergo additional training after completion. For example, if you’re a qualified PT you will be able to lead students through a Personal Training Diploma.

Our Fitness Assessor Qualification is taught via blended learning, meaning there are no associated deadlines. This allows you to work through the course as often as you want, qualifying at your own pace. 

On average, it takes students 8 weeks to complete the course!

As the name implies, completing this course will see you earn two separate qualifications, one in teaching and one in assessing. During your study, you will learn how to plan and deliver lessons, in addition to evaluating and marking assignments.

This course also covers wellbeing techniques, ensuring that your classes are safe for every student. This includes developing your knowledge of the legalities, roles, and responsibilities of the educational sector.

Check out our ‘What You’ll Learn’ tab above for more information about individual modules and details of specific topics we cover.

Absolutely, our course is internationally recognised and fully regulated by Ofqual. This means that they are recognised by all leading fitness industry employers, so you can rest assured you’re being trained to the highest possible industry standards.

After graduating you can pursue several different career opportunities in the vocational training providers such as OriGym, as well as independent registers and educational bodies.

On average, Fitness Tutors and Assessors in the UK earn between £26k - £41k every year, making it a highly lucrative industry!


After completing your Level 3 Teaching & Assessing Qualification our post-course support team will provide the following services:

CV Optimisation

Our team will edit and distribute your CV ensuring that it’s optimised for employers in your area!

Business & Marketing Support

You will receive a plethora of business and marketing resources, to guide you towards a successful career!

Mock Job Interviews

Prepare for the real thing with mock interviews, gaining confidence and experience to chat to employers.

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


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Ashley Boyd

Really enjoyed my course especially the workshops!

My experience completing the gym instructor course with origym has been fantastic, I really felt supported throughout, the workshops where brilliant and I really enjoyed them, it really helped me to feel prepared for my assessment. The tutors are great and really make you feel at ease.

Dean Dallas, Qualified Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer

Dean Dallas

Personal Trainer

Thank you for such a wonderful experience!

Before OriGym Dean was pursuing a career in football. After setbacks due to injury, Dean developed an interest in strength and conditioning and injury prevention, pivoting his career into becoming a qualified personal trainer.

OriGym really stood out to me because I was able to complete my Level 2 Gym Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer qualifications in my own time without deadlines. This really took the stress off and allowed me to go about my daily schedule without interruption.

The tutors at OriGym created a great support network and provided us with practical workshops to further our development. I am now a certified personal trainer and can’t wait to help future clients in achieving their goals!

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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. 

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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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