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CPD Fitness Courses

Continuous Professional Development Fitness Courses offer advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and experience to help trainers progress further in the fitness industry.

Get started with OriGym today. Each CPD course costs just €129, but you can take all six for just €488 - that's nearly €50 saved per course! Find out more about OriGym CPD courses by making an enquiry or downloading our latest prospectus.

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Available Packages

Advanced CPD Bundle

  • Body Weight Training CPD
  • Suspension Training CPD
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
  • Advanced Periodisation CPD
  • Business Sales and Marketing CPD
0% Interest Payment Plans
0% Interest Payment Plans

The Expert Trainer Package

  • Level 4 Exercise Referral
  • Level 5 Certificate in Diabetes Control & Weight Management
  • Level 5 Certificate in Obesity Control & Weight Management
  • Level 5 Nutrition in Weight Management & Athletic Performance
0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
  • Suspension Training CPD
  • Bodyweight Training CPD
  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
  • Business & Marketing CPD
0% Interest Payment Plans

The career of a fitness expert is a journey of continuous learning and development. CPD Fitness Courses expand on your existing health and fitness knowledge, increase your employability and boost client prospects.

OriGym provides an extensive range of CPD Fitness Courses, covering essential areas for both trainers and their clients. All OriGym's CPD Fitness qualifications are endorsed and recognised by CIMSPA.

The OriGym CPD Fitness courses will bolster your CV with the most in-demand training expertise to give you the strongest possible platform for success as a personal trainer. Our talented and passionate tutors can’t wait to hear from you, so why not get started today?

Each CPD course costs just €150, but you can take all six for just €570.


In order to qualify for the CPD Fitness course at OriGym, you must possess a certificate in Level 3 Fitness Instructing.


The CPD Fitness Courses at OriGym are fully recognised and accredited by the following bodies:

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

On successful completion of the course you will receive an internal certificate within 2 weeks that you can take to insurance companies and employers to enable you to start work.

If you have paid the course off in full or are on a finance plan via Duologi your certificate will arrive within 6 weeks of course completion. If you're on a in-house payment plan and have not yet fulfilled the full course balance your certificate will only be posted when the remaining balance has been cleared. 

Certificates are posted within 6 weeks of course completion, providing you have paid off your course balance. If you have a large package consisting of multiple qualifications, we may release qualifications early at OriGym's discretion. 

To enrol onto a gym instructing, exercise to music, exercise referral, sports massage or a personal trainer course you need to be a least 16 years of age. If you're looking to move onto more advanced Level 5 courses, you need to be 18 years old or above.

OriGym offers a range of CPD fitness courses that are both face to face and online. Online fitness CPDs can be taken as soon as you have completed your gym instructing qualification and can be completed at a pace that suits you. The National average is 8 hours of study time to complete each respective online CPD course.

OriGym's face-to-face CPD courses are one day courses that run out of Dublin centre.

Fitness CPD qualifications are delivered either online or face-to-face and have different assessments affiliated. With online fitness CPD courses they will be assessed with successful completion of quizzes after each module. With face-to-face CPDs you will perform a practical, observed assessment at the end of the CPD day. 

Health and fitness qualifications do not need renewing; however, government changes can influence the need for qualifications to be updated, this tends to happen every 15-20 years. In this instance you can come back and pay for the new modules you're missing. 

As soon as you have completed your relevant qualification and obtained the required insurance, which you can do over the phone and then you can start legally training clients.

OriGym is proud to qualify 7,000 fitness professionals each year across Ireland and the UK. We have been nominated for multiple awards including “Training provider of the Year” in 2017 and 2018 in addition to being a finalist for "The Most Innovative Provider" at the Active Training Awards. 

OriGym also is a Trustpilot partner, the largest and most trustworthy review platform in the world to showcase hundreds of genuinely satisfied customers.

OriGym is also an IS9001 certified business which means our systems and processes have been external certified and only a few training providers in the world have this accolade. 

Additionally, OriGym has partnerships with some of the biggest gym chains in Ireland and the UK including JD Gyms, Sports Direct and DW Fitness First, helping to place over 90% of graduates into work within weeks of qualifying. Additionally, we run the academies for these companies as well as partnerships with the MOD (Ministry of Defence) and QMU University all whom trust OriGym with their training, so you know you can too. 

All course enrolments are performed over the phone. This is to ensure you have enrolled onto the correct package and learning method that you intended it. You can call us on 01704 870 439 or Freephone on 0800 002 9599 to get started.

At OriGym we believe in making affordable training available to all. We do not apply or include fees for exams, re-sits, registrations, certifying or apply admin fees that are rife with our competitors. Additionally, we own many of our own training centres, thus cutting out venue hire costs that other providers place upon their students enabling us to offer the most cost-effective courses in Ireland. 

It is not required to be qualified in first aid to become a personal trainer in a gym or freelance. Many providers include First Aid in their packages without giving you the choice, which inflates the price of the diploma. At OriGym we believe in giving you the choice, so we partner with multiple first aid companies that we can point you in the right direction for if this is a further qualification that you wish to pursue. 

CIMSPA (Chartered Institute of Management of Sport and Physical Activity) is a chartered institute, that recognises and accredits qualifications in the physical activity sector. Launched in 2011, CIMSPA was awarded chartered status to provide support and unified voice for all fitness professionals.

CIMSPA ensures standardisation of quality training across the industry and helps the general public make informed decisions to the quality of service they are purchasing. 

OriGym is proud not just to have recognised training by CIMSPA but being a "CIMSPA Development Partner" to help increase quality of training and development within the sector.

Yes, OriGym has supported many students in the past and present that have some form of physical disability. We deliberately partner with gyms and venues that have disabled access to not disadvantage such students.

OriGym will determine at point of enrolment the extent of your physical capabilities to ensure the course is a good fit for you. If we do not deem the course a good fit, we have the right to decline the enrolment on the grounds of being in the student’s best interests.

If you lose your certificate within 3 years of completing your course you can order a new one, but there is a 40 euro fee, plus postage to order a new one. If you lose your certificate past the three years you will need to request a new one from the appropriate awarding body your qualification was obtained via. 


OriGym prides itself on not just being a course provider but offering a comprehensive post course support programme that is unrivalled by any competitor both in Ireland and Internationally. 

As soon as you complete your course, OriGym's recruitment team will arrange a career consultation with you, help you construct your CV, giving you templates to work with and then manual review it for you and providing feedback to ensure its spot on.

Then we will distribute your CV in accordance to your post code to secure interviews whether that being for gym instructing, personal training or sports massage positions. OriGym has the largest network of corporate partners in Ireland and can guarantee interviews at most of them.

We will even provide you with interview support over the phone or email in addition to giving you some useful resources that you can use that will help you during the interview process. 

Take full advantage of OriGym's extensive alumni, which allows you to get exclusive discounts on gym equipment, clothing, supplements and more.

Purchasing individual CPD courses must be paid in full. If, however you want to purchase multiple fitness CPDs or CPD courses within bigger packages then the cost can be spread on a 0% interest basis.

If you fail a fitness CPD course assessment, you can re-book back in immediately to attend the next one without charges being applied. 

If you have online fitness CPDs, there is no final examination. You will simply move through the online modules which has quizzes at the end of each section that need to be passed.

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