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 others achieve their dreams? If so, a career in teaching and assessing new personal trainer students could be the lucrative, rewarding and enjoyable career you’ve been looking for.  

Following the route of a fitness tutor or assessor, you will be on course for an immensely rewarding future in the fitness industry. By becoming a teacher and assessor with OriGym, you will learn all about tutoring and supporting real students taking industry-leading Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 fitness courses through a wide range of dynamic and enjoyable practical lessons.

Entry Requirements:


Course Type:

Blended Learning

Course Length:

8 Weeks Average Completion

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About the Course

Becoming a qualified teacher and assessor offers a great supplementary income or can become a full-time career in its own right. With a shortage of qualified teachers and assessors in the industry, there is a real opportunity to build a career within a college or university, or with a training provider or independent register like REPS.

Share your knowledge and passion for fitness with the next generation of trainers, helping them to learn the trade of becoming a personal trainer. Whether in a full-time role or as a freelance tutor working for different educational institutions, try your hand at something new and make the move into teaching.

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 accredited by both REPS and CIMSPA.
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:

  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocational Related Achievement
  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training

What You’ll learn

The Teaching and Assessing award is split across two separate qualifications. Across these, you’ll learn everything required to be a successful teacher, and understand how to effectively assess fitness and personal training qualifications.

Understanding Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education

You’ll learn about how to manage the student-teacher relationship and the role you play as a course instructor, including how to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment for tutors, students and any third-parties present.

Using Inclusive Teaching Approaches

Developing an inclusive teaching and learning environment is essential to ensure all of your students feel safe, welcome and supported during their course. You’ll learn various practical approaches to planning, creating and delivering inclusive teaching. 

Facilitating Group Learning

Covering the theories of learning, teaching and assessment processes for groups, 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

You’ll learn 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 

We pride ourselves on making our assessments as fun and engaging as the learning process before them. During assessments you’ll also receive support and assistance from our experienced and friendly personal tutors to ensure your assessments are stress-free and result in your success.

Study Options

OriGym’s Teaching and Assessing course is available to study through part-time, blended learning, combining OriGym’s award-nominated online learning portal with expert in-person tuition at one of our 12 nationwide venues.

This study method is popular amongst OriGym students as it perfectly balances learning from home and attending regular practical workshops, fitting flexibly around existing work or family commitments.

As online learning is self-paced, students can take as little or as long as they wish to complete the programme. All OriGym students are also provided support from a personal tutor, an expert in teaching and assessing fitness courses, available to reach by phone or email 7-days per week. 

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.

OriGym believes courses and education should be obtainable for anyone who wants to start a career within the fitness sector. We own a vast majority of training venues through our sister company, thus massively reducing overheads which other companies cover with higher fees. We also do not apply unnecessary admin fees, certification charges or exam fees that many of our competitors apply.

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.

No insurance is required to be a teacher & assessor; however, getting a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is advisable.

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.

There are no formal prerequisites for the Teaching and Assessing course, however, you must be qualified to the level you wish to assess in. For example, you would need a Level 2 Gym Instructor award to teach Level 2 Gym, or a Level 3 Personal Trainer certificate to teach Level 3. The student must also be aged 16+ to enrol.

All OriGym qualifications are 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.

The course takes an average of 8 weeks to complete, however, due to the self-paced nature of the course, students can complete it in as long or short a time frame as they wish, enabling them to study flexibly around existing work and personal commitments.

The OriGym Teaching and Assessing course teaches you all of the fundamental knowledge required for a successful career as a fitness course tutor, covering topics such as Roles and Responsibilities within Education and Training, Using Inclusive Teaching Approaches, Facilitating Group Learning, and the Principles and Practices of Assessment.

The qualification is packed full of expert knowledge and practical skills to enable you to teach and assess personal training courses at the highest levels. Check out our section on ‘What You’ll Learn’ for more in-depth information about what each topic covers.

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
0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Business & Marketing CPD
  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
  • Advanced Periodisation Training CPD
  • Group Training CPD
  • Circuits CPD
  • Strength & Conditioning CPD
0% Interest Payment Plans

Teaching & Assessing Package

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


Interest-Free Payments

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!

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Our Teaching and Assessing Courses start from just £699, with guaranteed interviews and strong potential earnings after.

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