Teaching & Assessing Course

Teaching & Assessing Course

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. The OriGym Teaching & Assessing course will see you qualified as a trusted, knowledgeable and supportive course tutor.

If you have chosen to take the route of a fitness tutor or assessor, you will be on course for an immensely rewarding future of working in the industry. By becoming a teacher and assessor with OriGym, you will learn all about teaching and supporting real students taking the latest Level 2 and 3 courses through a wide range of dynamic and enjoyable practical lessons.

Find out more about the OriGym Teaching & Assessing qualification by making an enquiry or downloading our latest prospectus.

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Assessment

To become qualified as an OriGym teacher or assessor, you will be required to complete an observational assessment with witness testimonies. We pride ourselves in making our assessments just as fun and engaging as the learning process before them.

You will receive maximum support and assistance from our experienced and friendly personal tutors to ensure your assessments are stress free and ultimately a great success.

Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for taking a course in tutoring or assessing with OriGym; however, you must be over 16 years of age to get started.

Accreditations

All OriGym courses are fully recognised and accredited by the following bodies:

  • REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals)
  • CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity)

There are no compulsory additional fees to pay for your course with OriGym. Online learners can pay for hardback copy books, but this is optional. If you book a workshop or assessment and do not cancel within 48 hours, you will be charged a £25 fee as this prevents access for other students. 

There are no other admin fees for assessments, certification fees, registration or any other fees hidden within our terms of service.

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

Teaching and assessing courses require a Level 2 qualification to be completed first; this can be either a Level 2 Fitness Instruction or Exercise to Music qualification.

No, it is not mandatory to qualify in first aid to become a personal trainer. However, OriGym is a partner of Educare, the largest provider of first aid qualifications in the UK. This means all OriGym graduates receive a discount if they choose to get qualified in first aid.

All course enrolments are performed over the phone. This is so we can ensure you enrol onto the right course package for you and don’t miss out on any promotional offers running at the time.

OriGym is proud to qualify 4,000 fitness professionals each year. 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 IS9001 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 & Sweat Union Gyms and are proud partners of over 200 fitness brands worldwide.

We were recently 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’.

If you are still not convinced, check out our reviews on neutral platform like Google, Facebook and Trustpilot, where we have hundreds of reviews from very satisfied customers.

To enrol in any course in the OriGym prospectus, you must be at least 16 years of age.

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 within the industry.

You can take up to 2 years to complete each individual Level 2, 3 or 4 course. For a Personal Training Diploma (which combines a Level 2 and Level 3 course), you would have 4 years. Should this time expire, you would need to pay for re-registration; however, this has never happened to a student thus far.

CPD Fitness Courses do not have an expiry date.

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.

At OriGym we do not believe in charging our students extra to re-sit an assessment, whether theory or practical. Our aim is to get you qualified. Re-sits are therefore free.

Replacement certificates can be purchased if they are lost or stolen. There is a £35 charge to replace lost certificates (postage is free). We retain your details for this purpose for 5 years after completion of your course. After this point, we will be unable to provide certification replacements due to data protection laws.

The Teaching aspect of this course at OriGym simply requires you to pass the portfolio assessment. There is an additional video assessment for which you much achieve either a pass or referral for a resit.

The Assessing aspect also requires a pass mark for the portfolio assessment, with an additional practical exam for which you need a pass or referral for a resit.

OriGym offers a range of learning styles to suit the way you learn best. This means you can always find room for your studies. You can learn online, combine online with face-to-face workshops or take our full-time classroom and gym based courses.

You can start training clients as soon as your qualifications have been obtained and your insurance documents have come through. The necessary insurance vaires depending on what kind of training you are specialising in.

Certificates are posted within 14 days of course completion, providing you have paid off your course balance.

If you are on a payment plan for the course, you will be sent an electronic copy confirmation to help you gain employment until your course balance has been paid. We may release some qualifications of larger packages prior to completion.

If you have enroled in a combined course of up to 2 qualifications, such as the Personal Training Diploma, 90% of your payment plan must be received before the certifcate can be issued. If your combined course includes 3 or more qualifications, this figure is 75%.

OriGym reports to two governing bodies: Active IQ and Focus Awards.

We are a fully accredited provider and out courses are recognised by REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals) and we are a CIMSPA endorsed provider and partner. All our qualifications are internationally recognised and fully regulated by Ofqual (government).

Launched in 2011, CIMSPA is the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector. 

CIMSPA has been awarded chartered status by the Privy Council, which came into effect at the start of January 2012. 

CIMSPA provides leadership, support and empowerment for professionals working in sport and physical activity and a single unified voice for the sector. 

OriGym is a proud to be a CIMSPA partner and can be found on their partner list under ‘recognised training’.

The Register of Exercise Professionals – launched in 2002 and under the ownership of UK Coaching since 2016 – is the largest independent public register for the Health and Fitness Industry in the UK, recognising the qualifications and expertise of health-enhancing exercise instructors across the four home nations.

REPs was developed to protect the public from trainers who do not hold appropriate qualifications and to provide assurance and confidence to the public and employers that all professionals on the register are appropriately qualified with the knowledge, competence and skills to perform their role effectively.

REPs provides a system of regulation for over 20,000 passionate health and fitness instructors and over 200 enthusiastic and innovative training providers, to ensure that they meet the industry’s agreed standards.

REPs has a robust continuing professional development (CPD) structure in place to ensure members are kept up to date with current research and thinking, which is backed up by and linked to insurances. PD:Approval has been contracted as an independent quality assurance organisation to drive up standards, offering the REPs kitemark of quality to the awarding organisations, universities, colleges and training providers that achieve them.

OriGym believes courses should be obtainable for all those who want to start a career within the fitness sector. We own a vast majority of our own 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.

Qualifications obtained through OriGym are qualifications for life. 

Occasionally changes set by Ofqual may require qualifications to be updated. In this instance you can simply come back and pay for the extra modules required, without having to retake the whole course. This only tends to happen once every 15 years.

To become qualified as an OriGym teacher or assessor, you will be required to complete an observational assessment with witness testimonies. We pride ourselves in making our assessments just as fun and engaging as the learning process before them.

You will receive maximum support and assistance from our experienced and friendly personal tutors to ensure your assessments are stress free and ultimately a great success.

Award in Education & Training (Teaching Qualification

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

Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (Assesors Qualification)

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

You can start to qualify as a teacher and assessor without any pre-requisite requirements, but you will only be able to teach and assess personal trainers with your Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training. We pride ourselves in making our assessments just as fun and engaging as the learning process before them.

You will receive maximum support and assistance from our experienced and friendly personal tutors to ensure your assessments are stress free and ultimately a great success.

All OriGym courses are fully recognised and accredited by the following bodies:

  • REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals)
  • CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity)

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