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CIMSPA Accredited Online PT Course

OriGym offers multiple ways for you to obtain your personal training certificate, including completing your personal training course online. Our award-nominated e-learning platform, which has been designed to give you the best possible learning experience and easy to navigate.

With the online personal trainer course, you can study at a speed and timeframe that suits your personal circumstances whilst on the move or in the comfort of your own living room.

You can start the same day you enrol, and the online personal trainer qualification meets all the same criteria as completing your certification part-time or in-classroom study. The online gym instructing course and PT qualification is fully recognised by CIMSPA.

The online learning platform includes videos, electronic manuals, assignments, quizzes and comes with 7 days per week e-learning tutor support so we're with you every step of the way. Find out more about the personal training courses online (Ireland) by submitting an enquiry or by downloading our latest prospectus now.

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Course Length:

10 Weeks (Average)


Focus Awards & CIMSPA

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Available Packages

Deluxe Personal Trainer Package

  • Level 3 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 4 Diploma in Personal Training
  • Level 4 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Level 5 Certificate in Obesity Control
  • Level 5 Nutrition in Weight Management & Athletic Performance
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  • Myofascial Release CPD
  • Body Weight Training CPD
  • Business & Marketing CPD
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
  • Postural Analysis CPD
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Gold Personal Trainer Course Package

  • Level 3 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 4 Diploma in Personal Training
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  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
  • Suspension Training CPD
  • Body Weight Training CPD
  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
  • Postural Analysis CPD
  • Business & Marketing CPD
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When you enrol onto OriGym's online PT course, you will learn all the core fundamentals of both gym instruction and personal training in order to start your very own, highly successive personal training business. This includes topics on both basic and advanced anatomy physiology, application of nutrition to a client's programme, principles of exercise and health and how to design and implement bespoke programmes for a wide variety of fitness goals. 

Additionally, you will learn how to work with clients within special populations, such as kids, the elderly, the disabled and many more. Plus, you will know how to effectively deliver a group-based session and how to write programmes for pre and post-natal clients after completion of the personal trainer course online.

Over 7,000 people across the UK and Ireland choose OriGym for their training, so you know you're in safe hands and with our free post-course support we can line up interviews with Ireland's biggest gyms. 

Course Length: The speed you qualify from the online personal training course is down to you as an individual (Average - 10 weeks)
Entry Requirements: You must hold a valid Level 3 Gym Instructing Certificate
Accreditations: The Online Level 4 Personal Training course is recognised by CIMSPA.
Cost: €1549 with no hidden fees for certifications or exams, and unlimited free examination re-sits.
Offer & Payment Options: OriGym offers 0% finance available and flexible payment terms with no guarantor required. 
What You’ll Qualify With: On successful completion of this course, you will qualify with:

  • 10 CIMSPA points
  • Eligibility to join REPS Ireland register
  • Level 4 Certificate in Personal Training

Find out more about studying your personal trainer course online by submitting an enquiry today or downloading our latest prospectus here.

How You Will Learn

With OriGym's online personal training course you can start he same day you enrol, where you will gain instant access to our multi-award nominated e-learning platform where you will progress through the learning modules which is fully interactive. You will learn via videos, online lectures, eBooks and electronic manuals and at the end of each section you will either have to complete a quiz or submit an assignment to demonstrate your learning retention. 

You can progress through the personal trainer course online at a speed suitable to you, whether you want to get qualified right away or take you want to really immerse yourself and digest every component of the course.

All online learners are required to complete 20 hours of shadowing training with a qualified IREPs professional, which you can do in your own gym, so you never have to travel for practical work.


To qualify as a personal trainer, you will need to complete various assignments and assessment both theoretical and practical orientated. 

To gain your Online Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification, you will be required to complete assessments. We pride ourselves in making our assessments just as fun and engaging as the learning process before them.

Online Personal Training Course Assessments

OriGym has 3 locations in Ireland for you to book and attend your practical examination with dates running regularly across all three locations.

You must successfully complete the following assessments to successfully qualify:

  • Multiple choice open book online exam on anatomy and physiology – 90% pass mark required 
  • Multiple choice open book online paper on the application of nutrition – 90% pass mark required
  • Practical assessment on delivering a customised personal training programme - Pass required
  • Coursework on programming with clients, smart goals, client screening and progressive overview - All Modules Signed Off

Help and support is available from qualified teachers to provide guidance with both coursework and preparing you for examinations 7 days per week so were with you every step of the way. 

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. 

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.

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.

If you enrol onto a online or part-time course you will learn via OriGym's interactive e-learning platform which is fully custom built to give you the best possible learning experience. All resources are produced from scratch which includes videos, quizzes, assignments, eBooks, PDF downloads and downloadable booklets. You can book to speak to a qualified tutor over email or phone, 7 days per week if you have a query or just need some guidance, that's what they are here for.

When attending a full-time course, you will learn through a combination of hardback material for your leaner achievement portfolio and have some access to the learning portal for supporting resources. Full time courses are taught by qualified teachers, assessors and fitness professionals to guide you through the course, face to face.

For the Online Personal Trainer qualification, you must already have achieved a Level 3 Fitness Instructor qualification or equivalent beforehand.

Don’t worry if you haven’t achieved this yet though, as we offer a variety of qualification packages which combine and discount the Level 3 Fitness Instruction, Level 4 Personal Training and various CPD programmes when they are booked together.

The Home Study Personal Training Course is designed to be completed at your own pace, with flexibility at the heart of the course’s design. On average, students take 10 weeks to complete this course, but there are no deadlines set on this course.

Our Online Personal Training certificate is fully accredited by REPs UK (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.


OriGym offers a comprehensive and free post course support to help you get straight into employment.

Guaranteed Interviews

OriGym guarantees post-course interviews with leading gym brands, including Anytime Fitness and Flyefit, securing your dream personal trainer job after graduation.

Professional Guidance

Free CV analysis, 1-to-1 interview preparation, marketing resources & business start-up training equip you for ongoing success.

Alumni Benefits

Hundreds of exclusive discounts including supplements, clothing & insurance to help you excel as a Personal Trainer.

  • Puregym
  • Virgin Active
  • Everlast Fitness Club
  • DW Fitness First
  • JD Gyms
  • Sport Direct Fitness


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Angel Howarth

Fitness Influencer & Personal Trainer

Amazing Course & Career

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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Ramnik Sembi

Founder of Ramnik Personal Training

Invaluable practical experience!

Before OriGym Ramnik was facing redundancy after a 10-year career. With an existing interest in health and fitness, Ramnik knew a role helping others to reach their goals would suit his personality and ambition. Searching online, he signed up to the Level 3 Gym Instructor and Level 4 Personal Trainer course. 

I absolutely made the right decision to choose OriGym! I’m very grateful for their continued support and their amazing tutors. They are really encouraging, helping to build your confidence to succeed. OriGym’s approach to flexibility encouraged me to study in my own time through online assessments and tutorials. Perfect for a busy parent juggling responsibilities.

My career since has gone from strength to strength. I set up my own brand whilst studying, creating a home-based studio where I train my clients. I also work as a Group Fitness Instructor, have set up my own HIIT fitness event and work with local academies encouraging children to enjoy exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle.

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Sue Evans

Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer

I love my new career!

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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Payment plans designed to be flexible and convenient for you, meaning you can focus on enjoying your course!

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Our distance learning personal training courses are the lowest in Ireland with guaranteed interviews and strong potential earnings after.

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