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Level 4 Personal Training Diploma

OriGym’s Personal Training Diploma is the perfect first step for launching a successful career in the health & fitness industry, recognised by all gym chains both in Ireland and internationally. 

This CIMSPA-endorsed course will qualify you to create and deliver training programmes for clients with varying fitness goals and ability levels. As a completely flexible online course, you can earn your qualification at a pace that suits you best. 

We understand help and support during your qualification is critical to your experience. All of our tutors and support staff are qualified personal trainers, available via phone, email and chat box, 7 days per week to assist with any questions or queries you may have. 

OriGym also partners with a range of huge brands such as Anytime Fitness. This allows us to maximise our students' career prospects through services such as guaranteed job interviews.

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Course Length:

16 weeks (average) 


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Available Packages

Gold Personal Trainer Course Package

  • Level 3 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 4 Diploma in Personal Training
Individual RRP:
0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
  • Suspension Training CPD
  • Body Weight Training CPD
  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
  • Postural Analysis CPD
  • Business & Marketing CPD
Individual RRP:
0% Interest Payment Plans

Personal Trainer Essentials Package

  • Level 3 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 4 Diploma in Personal Training
  • Level 5 Nutrition in Weight Management & Athletic Performance
Individual RRP:
0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Fitness Testing CPD
  • Business & Marketing CPD
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
  • Body Weight Training CPD
  • Postural Analysis CPD
  • Advanced Periodisation Training CPD
Individual RRP:
0% Interest Payment Plans

With the fitness industry continuing to grow across Ireland, there has never been a more exciting time to start your career as a personal trainer!

Crafted carefully by fitness experts to support those with no prior qualifications, OriGym’s Personal Training Diploma will enable you to go straight into the industry as a certified personal trainer- whether you're looking to work in a gym, set-up your own freelance business or become an online trainer.

With OriGym's extensive post-course support, we can assist you in getting the ideal role for you! Upon completion of the Personal Trainer Diploma, you will receive free access to our jobs board, with over 8,000 jobs listed exclusively to our graduates. 

Additionally, we will support you with your CV, arrange job interviews, and give you access to our student alumni, with plenty of discounts on PT products and services.

Course Length: 16 weeks (average)

Entry Requirements: You must be aged 16 or over.

Accreditations: This course is endorsed by CIMSPA

Cost: €1549 with a €199 deposit. No extra fees for certification, exams and unlimited free re-sits.

Payment Options: 0% Finance Available and Flexible Payment Structures

What You’ll Qualify With: 

  • Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Planning and Delivering Gym-Based Exercise (RQF)
  • Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate in Planning and Delivering Personal Training (RQF)

In order to earn a Personal Training Diploma you will need to complete a combination of practical and theoretical examinations. 

As this course combines both the Level 3 Fitness Instructor and Level 4 Personal Training qualifications respectively, you will complete 2 practical examinations (one for each course). 

To ensure you get results you’re proud of we offer FREE unlimited resists! 

Theoretical Assessments & Coursework

All students will complete theoretical coursework and assessments based on the contents of the qualifications modules. This includes exams in subjects such as:

  • Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology for Exercise
  • Applying Nutritional Principles to Personal Training 
  • Principles of Health and Wellbeing for Exercise, Fitness, and Health

Online students complete open book exams, with pass rates being set at 90%

Practical Assessments:

Regardless of how you choose to study, you will complete 2 practical assessments.

Delivering a Gym-Based Induction

For the Level 3 Fitness Instructor practical assessment students will conduct a mock gym induction, during which they will lead a client through:

  • 2 Dynamic Stretches 
  • A 10 Minute Cardiovascular Aerobic Core Workout
  • 2 Free Weight Exercises
  • 2 Bodyweight Exercises 
  • Developmental Stretches  

Creating and Delivering a Customised Personal Training Programme 

During the Level 4 Personal Training practical assessment students will lead a mock session, guiding a client through the likes of a main cardiovascular workout, core exercise, and 4 training systems chosen from 10 available options. 

To be a successful personal trainer, you need to know about more than just gym equipment and supplements. This career requires a deep understanding of human fitness, anatomy, nutrition, and how to motivate people. 

The topics covered on this course include:

Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology for Exercise

During this course, you will learn all of the different systems, including the circulatory, endocrine, skeletal, respiratory, and energy systems. You will also cover how they interact with one another during physical activity.

Applying Nutritional Principles to Personal Training

This topic will help you understand how to apply both basic and advanced nutrition plans in accordance with fitness objectives. Other areas will include comprehending nutrient groups, understanding micro and macro nutrients, and setting nutrition goals for clients.

Principles of Health and Wellbeing for Exercise, Fitness, and Health

In this module, topics include the principles of writing a comprehensive physical activity programme, the importance of healthy eating, and how to cater these ideas to include all populations.

Programming Personal Training Sessions

Here you will learn everything about stretching, resistance training, and how to adapt programmes for all types of clients. You will also deepen your communication skills by learning how to perform client consultations.

Instructing Professional Practice and Effective Exercise Supervision in Gym Based Exercises Sessions

You will learn key programming principles and how to conduct new member inductions for clients based on their fitness goals and requirements. 

Students will also be practically assessed on a gym-based programme, which you will write and deliver for a specific client to fit their needs.

Delivering Exercise Programmes for Personal Training Sessions

Students will learn a vast range of stretches, core, and power drills as well as working the body through planes of motion. You will develop the skills required to formulate a fully cohesive and flexible training session.

OriGym’s Personal Training Diploma in Ireland is taught online, giving you ultimate flexibility to complete the course at your own pace, wherever and whenever suits you best. 

You will study via our E-learning platform, which includes a wide range of resources such as:

  • Videos
  • Online lectures
  • eBooks
  • Interactive quizzes

Students will also have access to support from OriGym’s expert tutors, available 7-days-a-week via chat box, phone, and email.

After graduating from our Personal Trainer Diploma, you’ll be eligible to attain Level 4 Personal Training status with CIMSPA. This means you’ll be ready to start a successful career in the health and fitness industry with us supporting you every step of the way!

Careers Support

Just because you’ve graduated, this doesn’t mean your relationship with OriGym has to end. Whether you need assistance preparing or distributing your CV, interview advice, or any further queries, our team will be on hand. 

At OriGym, we’ve worked hard to build strong and long-lasting relationships with various fitness brands and independent gym chains across Ireland. As we’re committed to helping you chase your dream, we can guarantee interviews for all our students!

As a result of our unwavering support and range of specialist courses, we’ve watched many of our students go on to become top-level personal trainers, fitness bloggers, online coaches, and successful business owners.

Progression Route

After completing your Personal Training Diploma, why stop there? There is always a way to continue developing your knowledge and skills. 

OriGym has plenty of specialist courses for you to find your niche, including:

These further courses help diversify your clients and help you continue to grow as a fitness professional!

OriGym's Personal Training Diploma is taught entirely online, via our custom-built learning platform. This allows students to study at their own pace, qualifying around their existing commitments. 

Keep in mind you will need to complete your practical assessment at one of our various training centres. If you're interested in speaking to one of our careers advisors to learn more, you can get in touch here.

Our personal training diploma is fully endorsed by CIMSPA and regulated by Ofqual, the government body for all vocational qualifications. Our certificates are awarded through Focus Awards. This guarantees our qualifications are fully recognised by all fitness industry employers both here in Ireland and Internationally. 

Yes! Our personal training diploma combines the two qualifications needed to work as a fully qualified personal trainer: the Level 3 Certificate in Gym Instructing and Level 4 Certificate in Personal Training.

Yes! We offer an extensive range of post-course support services designed to help our graduates land jobs in the fitness industry, including interview preparation tips, CV analysis, and CV distribution. 

Thanks to our network of industry partners, which includes gyms such as DW Fitness we also offer guaranteed post-course job interviews for all OriGym students.

We’re proud to have the highest employment rate in the industry, with over 92% of our past students working in the fitness industry.

Our online courses are completely self-paced, so students can complete their qualifications in a time frame that suits them. While there are no set deadlines, our online students generally complete the personal training diploma in an average of 16 weeks.

No, this is an entry-level course with no prior qualifications needed. You must be at least 16 years old, have a decent standard of English, be able to demonstrate exercises and have a genuine passion for the health and fitness industry.


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

Guaranteed Interviews

Our guaranteed post-course interviews means you can secure your dream role with leading gym brands.

Professional Guidance

To prepare you for ongoing success, we offer 1-to-1 interview guidance, free CV distribution, and expert career advice.

Alumni Benefits

To help you excel as a Personal Trainer, we provide hundreds of exclusive discounts from software to insurance.

  • 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!

Matthew Briggs

Former Professional Footballer

Great Reviews!

Matthew Briggs was the youngest player ever to play in the premier league, aged 16 years and 68 days for Fulham. He has also played for Millwall, Watford, Bristol City and Colchester United.

After playing football my entire life, I've been recently thinking about what to do post football. A natural progression for me is becoming a personal trainer to utilise my current skills and experience.

After researching the best providers in the industry, OriGym came up with a big online presence and I was impressed by what I saw on the website. After looking through other testimonials, as well as student reviews, OriGym seemed the logical choice and I'm glad I chose to learn with them. 

I'm looking to merge both my life coaching and personal training qualification together, with the ultimate goal being a mind and body fitness trainer.

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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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