Become a Qualified ETM Instructor and Teach Music-Driven Fitness Classes

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Level 3 Exercise to Music Qualification

We all have our favourite workout songs and a go-to gym playlist! Music has the power to inspire and energise listeners, a factor which makes Exercise to Music (ETM) a popular workout class that combines tremendous fitness benefits with fun social elements.

OriGym's Level 3 Exercise to Music course is a lucrative avenue for both inexperienced newcomers and seasoned fitness professionals looking to expand their training repertoire. Upon completion, you will acquire the knowledge and skills required to create fun, rewarding and engaging classes that incorporate music and movement.

Whether you're interested in leading dance workouts or aerobics classes, our Level 3 Exercise to Music Qualification will set you up for future success and allow you to pursue your dream career.

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6 Weeks (Average)


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Music plays a huge role in people’s enthusiasm and overall enjoyment of working out. OriGym’s Level 3 Exercise to Music Qualification will teach you how to capitalise on this passion, ensuring that you know how to create fitness classes that integrate music as a key focal point. 

Specifically, the Level 3 ETM course will strengthen your teaching ability, covering the delivery of both choreographed and freestyle classes. You’ll also study other vital modules needed to find future success, from human anatomy and physiology to health and safety procedures. 

You’ll also learn how to adapt your teachings to suit class attendees of differing abilities, as well as specialist populations, such as the elderly and children. 

  • Course Length: On average, students complete the Exercise to Music course in 6 weeks. 
  • Entry Requirements: There are no prerequisites for this entry-level course but you need to be aged 16 or over to enrol.
  • Accreditations: Our Level 3 Exercise to Music qualification is accredited by Focus Awards and regulated by Ofqual.
  • Cost: £599 this includes any fees for registration, examination or certification and unlimited free exam resits. 
  • Payment Options: You can pay the course in monthly instalments with 0% interest

Upon completion of the course, you’ll receive:

  • Level 3 Exercise to Music Qualification

To excel as an ETM instructor, you’ll need to be able to inspire groups to push themselves to the limit. You will use creativity and imagination to plan effective and enjoyable classes, whilst tailoring your routines to the needs and interests of each of your class members.

OriGym’s Level 3 Exercise to Music Instructor course is designed to help you develop the necessary knowledge you need to succeed in the role, covering modules such as:

Delivering Freestyle & Choreographed Classes

You will learn how to plan, teach, deliver and evaluate a range of ETM sessions. Discovering how to adapt to different music styles, working to the beat and rhythm, and developing experience in both freestyle dance movements and popular pre-choreographed sessions.

Teaching Special Population Classes

During our ETM course, you will also develop essential skills that help you instruct classes for special populations including children, the elderly, the disabled and postnatal groups.  

Human Anatomy and Physiology

During this module, you will learn about the circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems to ensure that your ETM classes are both safe and effective for those in attendance.

Principles of Exercise and Fitness

To maximise the performance of your class members you will need to know how to carry out warm-ups, cardiovascular activities and cool-down exercises. 

Health, Safety and Welfare

Providing a safe environment for all your class attendees is paramount, which is why this module covers how to identify and control risk factors. By being aware of what emergency procedures exist in a fitness environment you can ensure your sessions are safeguarded for the likes of children and vulnerable adults.

How You'll Be Assessed

To pass your Level 3 Exercise to Music qualification, you’ll be required to complete the following assessments:

  • One multiple choice open book online exam on Anatomy and Physiology

       (90% pass mark required)

  • One multiple choice open book online exam on Anatomy and Physiology

       (90% pass mark required)

  • One multiple choice open book online paper on Principles of Exercise and Health

      (90% pass mark required)

  • Practical Assessment on Delivering an Exercise to Music programme

      (Pass required)

  • Coursework on Programming With Clients, Smart Goals, Client Screening and Progressive Overview

      (Pass Required)

If you’ve completed a Level 3 Gym Instructor course, you’ll be exempt from completing any theory papers. However, you’ll still be required to pass the coursework and final practical assessment.

How You'll Learn

You will complete your Level 3 Exercise to Music Course online, studying the theoretical elements of our qualification via our award-nominated eLearning Platform. Here, you can access vital resources to support your education, including virtual modules, interactive quizzes, eBook and so much more! 

This method of studying is entirely self-paced, meaning you can complete your course in as little or as much time as you require. 

Should you ever require assistance with any element of this course, you can access tutor support via phone, email, or our Chatbox feature and talk to one of our experienced staff members 7 days a week.

Be aware, that whilst the majority of the Level 3 Exercise to Music Instructor course is online-based, you'll still need to complete a practical assessment to earn your qualification. 

Careers & Progression

Once you have completed the Level 3 Exercise to Music course, OriGym will continue to provide encouragement, advice and business support throughout your professional career.

Careers Support

Once you’re fully qualified and ready to start a career, OriGym’s post-course support team will be on hand to offer a plethora of services to increase your employability prospects.

This includes:

  • CV Analysis & Distribution
  • Interview Preparation & Tips
  • A Guaranteed Job Interview With One of our Partnered Gyms

Progression Routes

Following your Level 3 ETM qualification there are a range of progression routes to explore. This includes becoming a PT by completing a Level 4 Personal Training Course.

Alternatively, you could complete a Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy qualification that would help develop niche skills to pursue lucrative careers in the fitness industry.

Our ETM course is endorsed by CIMSPA, regulated through Ofqual, and awarded via Focus Awards.

This accreditation benefits OriGym students, as it ensures your qualification will be recognised by all fitness industry employers in Ireland and internationally!

Absolutely, students enrolled on our Level 3 Exercise to Music course can qualify around a full-time job or any other pre-existing commitment. 

You will complete your Level 3 Exercise to Music course's online modules on a self-paced basis, studying around your existing schedule. You can then book on to your practical assessment, choosing a date that suits you best.

Following enrollment, students can immediately begin studying via our online learning platform. This contains beneficial materials and resources such as lectures, videos, interactive learning modules, and your online assignments - all of which can be completed at your own pace. 

Should you have any questions or queries regarding Level 3 Exercise to Music Course’s online elements, you can reach out to our expert tutor team, who are available via phone, chat box, and email, 7 days per week. 

At OriGym we want all of our graduates to succeed, which is why we offer post-course support services such as CV analysis and distribution, business consultations, interview prep, as well as a  guaranteed interview with one of our corporate partners in your local area.

OriGym is proud to have the highest work placement rate among training providers in Ireland, with 92% of our graduates now working in the fitness industry!

Many of our alumni have found success in independent studios, as well as some of the largest chains in the country, including DW Fitness. 

Some graduates also chose to earn additional qualifications, such as Personal Training Diploma. In doing so, they were able to pursue more lucrative career options, and target a new demographic of clients.

We simply ask all students to be aged 16+ prior to their enrolment in the Level 3 Exercise to Music programme. There are no other requirements as this is an entry-level course, but a basic level of maths and English will be needed to understand some of the module's content.

As practical elements are involved, a level of physical fitness will also be necessary. 


Our post-course support has helped hundreds of qualified ETM Instructors land their dream careers!

Guaranteed Interviews

We secure graduates interviews with leading fitness chains after completing their Exercise to Music course.

Professional Guidance

Get guidance on writing your CV and interview preparation to increase your employment prospects.

Alumni Benefits

Receive exclusive discounts on insurance and clothing to help you kickstart your career as an ETM instructor.

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  • Everlast Fitness Club
  • DW Fitness First
  • JD Gyms
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After having a long-term passion for fitness and having built up her fitness Instagram page (@angfitpt) following to nearly 60k, Angel was getting messages constantly regarding her routines and workout posts. She decided to enrol onto OriGym's Personal Training Diploma and since has also started her Advanced Nutrition Qualification to offer her followers expert, qualified advice. 

Before I started the course, I was a lover of the gym, but unsure where I wanted to take my career. I was at university studying something I couldn’t see myself doing. That was until I found OriGym. I wanted to do the course so I could learn more about a passion of mine and eventually turn it into a career. I wanted the knowledge to turn my passion into my day to day life. I am now going to start working in a gym as a personal trainer, building my own business and hopefully continue to study around the subject too. I’m excited for what the future holds!

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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.

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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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As a mother of three children after spending the past nine years building her career as a solicitor, Heather made the decision to follow a life-long passion for health, wellness and fitness, and pursue a career as a personal trainer.

Studying part-time with OriGym to fit around family and work, I achieved my Level 3 Gym Instructor and Level 4 Personal Training qualifications. I found OriGym’s courses to be fantastically structured and well organised, and my tutor Andy Tsang was brilliant - he taught me so much!

After graduating I started my fitness business with the sole purpose of empowering women, both physically and mentally. My business has now been shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘Breakthrough Personal Trainer’ category at Northern Ireland’s Health & Fitness Awards 2019 - I am so thrilled! I am very grateful to OriGym for giving me such a great foundation to launch my business from.

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Before joining OriGym, Sue worked in a gym as a Membership Sales Advisor. Many new members asked if Sue would be willing to train them, but as she wasn't qualified, she had to keep turning them down. Researching several companies, Sue enrolled on OriGym's Personal Training Diploma and has never looked back!

I researched many fitness courses but kept coming back to OriGym. I felt a good vibe from the team and the owners Luke and Steph are friendly & down to earth. I loved how involved they were in the courses! The course itself was AMAZING! The staff and teachers were fantastic, I really felt that they cared about me and my progress, going above and beyond what I had ever expected from them.

I’m now a confident Personal Trainer working for an international gym chain. The future looks so bright for me; I’m even enquiring about doing a season on a Cruise ship as part of the Royal Caribbean fitness team! OriGym has helped to make my dreams come true.


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You can pay in affordable monthly instalments with 0% finance available and we will not ask for guarantors.

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Our exercise to music courses starts from just €599, with no hidden fees and FREE unlimited resits included.

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