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Personal Training Diploma

Become a Personal Trainer with OriGym's Award Nominated Personal Training Diploma

  • IREPs & EREPSs Accredited
  • Guaranteed Interviews
  • Interest Free Payment Plans
  • Highest Reviews in the Industry

Internationally Accredited Personal Training Diploma

Start an Exciting Career You Truly Care About

You can start offering your expertise and sharing your passion for fitness in as little as 4 weeks with OriGym's personal training diploma. With multiple different ways you can learn the course, from online through to classroom-based learning, you can study how suits you best against your availability and commitments outside of the course.

The diploma in personal training combines both the Level 3 certificate in fitness instructing and level 4 in personal training into one seamless course that enables you to go straight out into the industry and start your very own personal training business. 

The advanced diploma in personal training will allow you to run 1-2-1 and group training sessions, write innovative workout programmes and leads onto specialist fitness courses such as strength and conditioning and lower back pain management, where you become a Level 5 specialist trainer.

OriGym prides itself on having the highest service level in Ireland, that will not just help you gain your personal trainer diploma, but help you get started in the fitness sector in your ideal role. You will get unlimited career support, guaranteed interviews in your location with our plethora of corporate partners, interview preparation and more. We are with you from the moment you enrol to the moment you gain employment.

Find out more about the Personal Training Diploma and Advanced Personal Training qualification by making an enquiry or downloading our latest prospectus here.

Entry Requirements:

None

Course Type:

Online, Part-Time or Full-Time

Course Length:

From 4 Weeks

Accreditations:

IREPs, CIMSPA, PD Approval

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From€1,399.00

OriGym's diploma in Personal Training has been designed and implemented by industry leading experts to give you all the essential knowledge and confidence to work as a qualified personal trainer or set-up your very own business. 

This course is accredited by IREPs, EREPs and PD Approval, awarded by Focus Awards, as well as been Ofqual regulated which sets the gold standard for PT Diplomas in Ireland.

Course Length: OriGym offers three methods of learning:

Full-time learners can complete the course in 4 weeks, whilst part-time and online learner’s average completion time is just 10 and 16 weeks average respectively. 
Entry Requirements: To enrol you must hold a Level 3 Gym Instructor qualification and be aged 16 years or over. For those with a Level 3 Fitness qualification see our Level 4 PT course page.
Accreditations: The Level 4 Personal Training course is accredited by IREPs, EREPs and CIMSPA.
Cost: €1399 with a small deposit. No extra fees for certification, exams and unlimited free re-sits.
Offer & Payment Options: OriGym offers 0% finance with flexible payment terms to make payments manageable.
What You’ll Qualify With: On successful completion of the PT Diploma, you will qualify with:

  • 20 REPS points and entry onto IREPs register with Level 4 Status
  • 17 CIMSPA points
  • Level 4 Diploma in Personal Training

Find out more by downloading our latest prospectus here.

Assessments

To complete your personal training diploma qualification, you need to complete a series of theory and practical assessments for both the gym instructing and Level 3 personal training course. For those students that opt to complete the personal training diploma online or part time, you can attend any of the Ireland venues which run every month from each location. If you opt for the full-time course, all assessments will be complete onsite at our Dublin centre and encompassed as part of the 4 week course.

The requirements vary depending on the study method you decide to learn via:

Level 2 Fitness Instructor Assessments

Online & Part Time Course Assessments:

  • Multiple choice Open book online exam on anatomy and physiology- 90% pass required
  • Multiple choice Open book online paper on principles of exercise and health - 90% pass required
  • Online interactive assignments and quizzes after each module - 100% complete
  • Practical Assessment on delivering a gym-based induction

Full Time Course Assessments:

  • Multiple choice paper on anatomy and physiology – 70% pass mark required
  • Multiple choice paper on the principles of exercise and health – 70% pass mark required
  • Practical assessment on delivering a customised personal training programme - Pass required
  • Coursework on health and safety, programme writing, client overview - Pass Required

Level 3 Personal Trainer Assessments

Online & Part Time Course Assessment 

  • 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 - Pass Required 

Full Time Course Assessment 

  • Multiple choice paper on anatomy and physiology – 70% pass mark required
  • Multiple choice paper on the application of nutrition – 70% 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 - Pass Required

What You'll Learn

The OriGym personal Training Diploma is a fully encompassing course that will teach you both the fundamentals and advanced know how to work with clients on a 1-2-1 basis, online and within special populations. You will understand the underpinning anatomy of the human body, application of nutrition to a workout programme and how to deliver safe and effective PT sessions.

Basic and Advanced Anatomy & Physiology

The core to any successful trainer is fully comprehending human anatomy and planes of motion. On this course you will learn both basic and advanced anatomy and training systems, including the circulatory, endocrine, skeletal, respiratory and energy systems. Additionally, you will see how those systems interact and are influenced during various formats of exercise, so you can programme client’s workouts effectively.

Principles of Exercise, Health & Fitness

Understanding the key principles of exercise is fundamental to understanding how to write a plan to mirror your client’s fitness goals. You will learn how the body reacts to different forms of training, intensity levels and rep counts. When and how to use these different forms of training and understand how this affects your client during physical activity and the long-term effects associated.

Application of Nutrition

The Diploma in Personal Training has a dedicated nutrition module which covers all the nutrition basics including understanding nutrient groups, macros, micros, portion sizing, food labelling, the eat well guide and much more. Additionally, you will learn how to apply your nutritional knowledge to a client's fitness goals and dietary requirements including vegetarian and vegan diets.

Programming Personal Training Sessions

As a personal trainer you need to write bespoke and fully customised programmes for a variety of fitness goals and factor in special considerations based off your client’s individual needs. 

During the course you will learn advanced the training systems and know when and how to apply them correctly. You will take a client from the screening process through to consultancy, goal setting and writing an 8-week programme overview to match their needs. 

Delivering Personal Training Sessions

After learning the programming of sessions, you will then find out how to effectively deliver your programme, including how to build rapport with clients and motivate them both before during and away from sessions. You will also learn advanced techniques to measuring and assessing clients progress accurately and how to make exercises both progressive and regressive. 

Learning The Business

OriGym believes in not just qualifying students, but ensuring they’re prepared for the demands of the sector and to give you the skills to start your own successful PT Business. With this in mind you will also have to complete OriGym's PT business and marketing course which shows you how to sell both in a gym environment and out, various marketing techniques and how to run a business. 

Study Options

OriGym offers a diverse range of ways you can complete your qualifications to suit how you learn best, your personal circumstances and lifestyle. You can complete your personal training diploma part-time, full time or via online distance learning.

We have three training centres in Ireland in Dublin, Cork and Limerick which all have state of the art gym, learning facilities with excellent transport infrastructure to enable us to give you the best possible learning experience. 

Online Learning

Studying the online personal trainer diploma gives you the exact same qualification as if you had studied part-time or via our full-time learning methods. You can start the same day you enrol and begin working through the course modules at a pace suitable to you and with OriGym;s team of dedicated tutors you will get qualified support 7 days per week via phone or email.

Our multi-award nominated e-learning platform is completely custom built and consists of a whole host of learning resources for you to utilise towards your learning, including; eBooks, videos, online lectures, interactive e-learning and an extensive exercise library.

There are no completion time frames with this course option, so you can take as little or as long as you like to obtain the required qualifications.

Part Time Learning

The part-time personal training diploma is a blended learning course that combines the flexibility of online studying with practical components which run out of our 3 training venues in Ireland. 

With this course you can still start the same day you enrol and get instant access to the online learning platform to begin your studying. You will also receive access to our bookings area, where you can book your practical workshops that run every weekend from each of our three venues. 

These workshops are exclusively practically based where you will learn on the gym floor in small groups and be able to put your workout programme into practice under the guidance and support of our highly qualified tutors.

Full Time

The full-time course is only run from our flagship centre in Dublin and is led by our National lead tutor to ensure you get the best possible learning experience that our previous students have been accustom. You will study the Personal Training Diploma Dublin in the classroom in groups of no more than 12 for the theory and you will be on the gym floor every day to get really hands on and learn by implementing. 

If you’re in a hurry to get qualified and prefer pure face to face contact the full time PT diploma is for you! The course runs for 4 weeks straight on a Monday - Friday, 9am - 5:30pm.

Career & Progression

Upon completion of the advanced personal trainer diploma you will be eligible to register onto the IREPs register at Level 3 status and start advertising your services as a certified personal trainer.

To help you along the way you will have free access to OriGym's post course support team, jobs board and alumni.

Careers Support

At OriGym we know it’s not just about providing a great service during your course, but also about how we can help you getting your personal training career off to the best possible start.

Upon completion of the course you can arrange a career consultation with our post course support team who can guide you through potential career options, how to get started in the industry and the next steps you can take.

Additionally, we provide free CV analysis, CV distribution in your area, guaranteed interviews with our extensive network of corporate partners and we'll then prep you for them. You will also get access to our jobs board, which has thousands of live jobs at any one time from leading health clubs and gyms, exclusive to our graduates. 

Our unrivalled post course support does not stop there, you will also get a free business and marketing course and business resources that you can harness to help get your career off the ground. OriGym has also created a Facebook and LinkedIn group for graduates to access further marketing resources and you can collaborate with other graduates or our in-house marketing team.

Progression Route

After completion of the personal fitness trainer diploma, you can explore further courses to really make you stand out from the crowd and find your niche. OriGym offers a range of Level 4 master personal training diplomas including; Level 4 Nutrition, Level 4 Lower Back Pain Management, Sports Massage and many more.

Alumni Benefits

OriGym has developed an alumnus of partners where students can obtain exclusive discounts with leading world-renowned brands ranging from PT insurance, fitness apparel and supplements, through to gym equipment and fitness software, we have you covered!

No, there are no prior educational qualifications needed to complete this course. You must at least 16 years old. All that we ask if that you are genuinely passionate about the health and fitness industry.

It takes as little as four weeks to complete the course; however, this depends on the study route that you select for the course.

Full time will take four weeks, whereas the part-time personal training diploma and online study has no deadlines or completion date, you can take this at your own pace. The average time for part-time is 8 weeks, while online students tend to take 12 weeks.

Our Adavanced Personal Training Diploma is fully accredited by EREPs (European Register of Exercise Professionals),  IREPS (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.

Completing the Level 5 Diabetes Training course allows you to apply for Level 5 specialist trainer positions at gyms, wellbeing centres and at high end boutique studios. Additionally, you can work with the medical sector to gain client referrals from, those suffering from Diabetes and that require specialist programming. As a Level 5 Diabetes specialist you can charge clients more than a standards Level 4 PT and market yourself as leading fitness expert within this niche to really grow your freelance business.

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.

You can study the Level 4 Personal Trainer Certificate through one of three means:

Online - With the online personal trainer course you will get immediate access to OriGym's multi-award nominated learning platform, where you will progress through the modules, using eBooks, interactive resources, videos, quizzes and assignments. You will also be required to complete 20 hours of practical shadowing with a IREPs or EREPs qualified PT, which needs to be documented and uploaded to the learning platform. Finally, you will complete your practical assessment at one of OriGym's three centres in Ireland.

Part-Time - With the part time Personal trainer course, you will learn online for the theory and then attend weekly workshops which are all practical orientated to give you more hands on learning experience.

Full Time Classroom- If you prefer being in a classroom, the full-time course is a 2 week in duration, running from Monday to Friday, 9am - 5:30pm at our Dublin training centre.

 

UNRIVALLED CAREER SUPPORT

Join hundreds of our qualified fitness instructors working with leading Irish and international gym brands.

Guaranteed Interviews

OriGym guarantees post-course interviews with leading gyms through our corporate partnerships, securing your dream gym instructor job after graduation.

Professional Guidance

Free CV analysis, 1-to-1 interview preparation, and expert career advice equip you for ongoing success.

Alumni Benefits

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

  • Puregym
  • Virgin Active
  • Bannatyne Health Club & Spa
  • DW Fitness First
  • JD Gyms
  • Sport Direct Fitness

Available Packages

Gold Personal Trainer Course Package

  • Level 3 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 4 Diploma in Personal Training
From:
€1,299.00
€2,470.00
0% Interest Payment Plans
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  • Suspension Training CPD
  • Kettlebells CPD
  • Boxing & Pad Work CPD
  • Circuits CPD
  • Group Training CPD
  • Strength & Conditioning CPD
From:
€1,299.00
€2,470.00
0% Interest Payment Plans

Master Personal Trainer & Nutrition Specialist

  • Level 3 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 4 Diploma in Personal Training
  • Level 4 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Level 5 Nutrition in Weight Management & Athletic Performance
From:
€2,299.00
€3,520.00
0% Interest Payment Plans
CIMSPA recognised
  • Business & Marketing CPD
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
  • Hydration for Sport CPD
  • Body Weight Training CPD
  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
  • Advanced Periodisation Training CPD
From:
€2,299.00
€3,520.00
0% Interest Payment Plans

PAYMENT OPTIONS

0% Interest Free Payment Plans

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!

Cheapest Price

Our Personal Training Diplomas start from just 1399 Euros, with guaranteed interviews and strong potential earnings after.

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Testimonials

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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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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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