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! 

Our Fitness Teaching and Assessing course will train you to plan and deliver lessons in accordance with Ofqual’s regulated levels for health and fitness qualifications. 

Upon completion of this course you will possess the necessary knowledge and skills required to teach a wide range of classes, helping to shape future fitness professionals. 

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
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  • Business & Marketing CPD
  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
  • Advanced Periodisation Training CPD
  • Myofascial Release CPD
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
  • Body Weight Training CPD
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Teaching & Assessing Package

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

Becoming a qualified teacher and assessor will see you training the next generation of fitness professionals. The demand for this position has never been greater, with opportunities to build careers with educational bodies, vocational training providers, or independent registers. 

This lucrative career is entirely flexible, allowing you to pursue employment opportunities full-time, part-time or freelance alongside your existing career. 

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: Typically, this course takes around 8 weeks to complete
Entry Requirements: There are no qualification prerequisites for this course, however, you will only be able to teach courses up to the level of fitness qualification you already hold. Students must also be aged 16 or older to enrol.
Accreditations: This course is regulated by Ofqual and awarded by Focus Awards.
Cost: £699 with no hidden fees for certifications or exams, and unlimited free examination re-sits.
Offer & Payment Options: Spread the cost with 0% interest on all study methods.
What You’ll Qualify With: On successful completion of this course, you will qualify with:

  • Focus Awards Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF)
  • Focus Awards Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (RQF)

What You’ll learn

OriGym’s Fitness Teaching and Assessing Course is split into two separate qualifications: 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 how to manage the student-teacher relationship and more about the role you play as a course instructor. 

This includes learning your responsibilities as a teacher in terms of the welfare of students and other tutors, 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.

How You’ll Be Assessed

To complete both awards on the Teaching and Assessing programme, you will be required to complete an observational assessment with witness testimonies.

Award in Education & Training (Teaching Qualification)

  • Online Coursework - Pass Required
  • 15 minute practical micro-teach - Pass Required

Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (Assessors Qualification)

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

Study Options

OriGym’s Fitness Teaching and Assessing course is taught via blended learning, combining online studying with in-person practical workshops and assessments. 

Studying online means you’ll be able to start learning the day you enrol, working on our bespoke e-learning platform at a pace that suits you. 

As well as access to our award-nominated online learning platform, you'll also receive the full support of our expert tutoring team. Our tutors are here 7 days a week and are available on chatbox, via email, or by phone. 

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.

Careers & Progression

Becoming a qualified teacher and assessor means that you will be able work in a range of vocational education institutions, such as reputable course providers like ourselves!

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. 

Therefore if you’re looking to progress your career you will need to acquire specialist Level 4 Personal Trainer Qualification, or branch into a new discipline with OriGym’s Sports Massage courses or Yoga Teacher Training courses.

You won’t need insurance to secure any roles as a teacher or assessor, but employers will usually require a clear DBS certificate. 

There are no prerequisites to enrol on the course as you’ll be learning skills to plan and deliver other people’s learning. However, you can only teach on a course you’re qualified in so you may need to complete further personal trainer qualifications in order to teach them.

Due to the hybrid nature of it, you can finish the Fitness Teaching and Assessing course in your own time. How long it will take you will just depend on how quickly you move through the online learning materials!

However, on average the Fitness Tutor and Assessor course takes 8 weeks to complete.

You’ll qualify with both a teaching qualification and an assessor qualification meaning you’ll learn all of the practical skills to deliver lessons and mark and evaluate people’s assessments.

You’ll learn practical skills for lessons and assessments, making them safe and exclusive. You’ll also learn all the knowledge you’ll need of the legalities, roles, and responsibilities of an educational environment.

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


7-Day Support

Access our teaching staff every day via different communication channels to help you through your learning!

Highly Qualified Tutors

All of our tutors are qualified fitness professionals and teachers with years of combined industry experience.

Post-Course Support

We’ll analyse and distribute your CV and guarantee interviews with our industry partners and affiliates.

  • 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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Our payment plans are designed to meet the needs of our students and are completely flexible!

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Our fitness teaching and assessing course is just £699 and includes post-course support without any hidden fees.

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