FITNESS TEACHING & ASSESSING COURSE

Level Up Your Career by Becoming a Qualified Tutor and Assessor of Personal Training Courses

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Become A Fitness Course Assessor

Do you have a passion for sports, fitness, and helping people achieve their goals? A career in teaching and assessing students could be the lucrative and rewarding venture you’ve been looking for! 

OriGym’s Level 4 Teaching and Assessing Qualification will teach how to plan and deliver lessons and assessments in accordance with Ofqual’s regulated levels for health and fitness courses. 

You’ll complete your fitness assessor course via blended learning, combining in-person practical workshops with self-paced virtual studying. The best part, there are absolutely no deadlines, meaning you can qualify around any existing commitments.

So enquire today and you could be shaping the future of the fitness industry in as little as 8 weeks!

Entry Requirements:

None 

Course Type:

Online

Course Length:

8 Weeks (Average)

Accreditations:

Focus Awards

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From€699.00

Available Packages

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
Individual RRP:
€2,599.00
€4,184.00
0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Business & Marketing CPD
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
  • Hydration for Sport CPD
  • Body Weight Training CPD
  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
  • Advanced Periodisation Training CPD
Individual RRP:
€2,599.00
€4,184.00
0% Interest Payment Plans

Ultimate Trainer Package

Level 4 Diploma in Exercise Referral (GP Referral)

Level 5 Certificate in Lower Back Pain Management

Level 5 Certificate in Obesity & Weight Management

Individual RRP:
€1,449.00
€3,297.00
0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Suspension Training CPD
  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
  • Myofascial Release CPD
  • Body Weight Training CPD
  • Flexibility CPD
  • Fitness Testing CPD
Individual RRP:
€1,449.00
€3,297.00
0% Interest Payment Plans

Whilst enrolled on OriGym’s fitness tutor course you will develop the necessary skills and knowledge required to plan and deliver lessons for both in-person students, as well as those using online learning materials. After completion, you can pursue careers with educational bodies, vocational training providers, or independent registers. 

Whilst on this course, you’ll acquire the teaching and assessing skills required to plan and deliver lessons for both in-person students and those using digital learning materials. You will also learn how to assess official examinations and coursework to meet the highest industry standards.

  • Course Length: Whilst you can work independently, students typically complete the course in 8 weeks. 
  • Entry Requirements: There are no prerequisites for our fitness assessor qualification. However, in order to teach a course you must hold the relevant associated qualification. All students must also be aged 16+.
  • Accreditations: This course is regulated by Ofqual and awarded by Focus Awards.
  • Cost: From £699 with no hidden fees for certifications or exams, and unlimited free examination resits.
  • Offer & Payment Options: Spread the cost with 0% interest on all study methods.
  • What You’ll Qualify With: Focus Awards Level 4 Award in Education and Training (RQF) & Focus Awards Level 4 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (RQF)

How You’ll Be Assessed

To complete the Level 4 Teaching and Assessing qualification, you will need to complete both theoretical and practical assignments relating to both of these separate courses:

Award in Education & Training (Teaching Qualification)

  • Online Coursework - Pass Required
  • Practical micro-teach - Pass Required

Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (Assessors Qualification)

  • Online Coursework - Pass Required
  • Practical examination of assessing personal training students - Pass Required

The practical assessments will take place at one of OriGym's training centres, located across Ireland and the UK. You can even choose a date and site that suits you best! 

How You'll Learn

OriGym’s Fitness Tutor Qualifications are taught online via our E-learning platform, which is packed with valuable resources like online lectures, interactive quizzes and ebooks! The best part, you can complete these virtual modules at your own pace as there are no associated deadlines. 

As well as access to our award-nominated online learning platform, you'll also receive the full support of our expert tutoring team. Should you require any assistance with your course, you can reach out via email, phone or chatbox. 

Students will also be required to attend in-person practical assessments. These sessions take place at our training centres located across Ireland and the UK.

What You’ll Learn

OriGym’s Level 4 Teaching and Assessing Qualification is split into two separate courses: one in teaching and the other in assessing. 

When combined you’ll be equipped to deliver learning materials, whilst also knowing how to evaluate different kinds of formal assessments.

Understanding Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Education

You’ll learn more about the role of course instructors throughout the qualification, and the relationship they share with students. This includes learning about the responsibilities of a teacher in terms of the welfare of their class, in order to create a supportive learning environment.

Using Inclusive Teaching Approaches

Our Fitness Teaching and Assessing course will walk you through strategies that are inclusive for all students, including diverse demographics with different needs. This is essential for ensuring that all your students feel safe, welcomed and supported during their course.

Facilitating Group Learning 

Covering the theories of learning, teaching and assessment processes, in this module you’ll be taught how to run inductions and icebreakers, as well as how to set ground rules for group sessions to develop an effective learning environment.

Principles and Practices of Assessment

We’ll teach about the different types of assessment methods in fitness courses, how to plan assessment days, legal requirements and how to manage quality assurance during the assessment process. You’ll also have the opportunity to shadow an assessment day for real OriGym students.

Post-Course Career Support

Upon completing the Level 4 teaching and assessing qualification you will receive access to OriGym’s post-course support team. Our career experts will be on hand to increase your employability through services such as:

  • Free CV analysis and distribution
  • Mock job interviews
  • Business & marketing materials 
  • Access to our jobs board

Progression Opportunities

After becoming a qualified teacher and assessor you will be able to work in a range of vocational education institutions, such as reputable course providers like OriGym!

In terms of how you can progress and develop your career, keep in mind you’re only able to teach and assess on courses you’ve personally completed. For example, if you're a qualified Personal Training you'll be able to teach the Personal Training Diploma.

Therefore if you’re looking to progress your career you will need to qualify as a specialist Personal Trainer with a Level 5 qualification. Alternatively, you can pursue an entirely new discipline, through the likes of a Sports Massage Therapy course.

You don’t need to have any prior fitness qualifications in order to enrol on our Fitness Teacher and Assessor certification. 

However, you will be able to teach courses that you’re qualified in yourself, so you may need to undergo additional training after completion. For example, if you’re a qualified PT you will be able to lead students through a Personal Training Diploma.

As the name implies, completing this course will see you earn two separate qualifications, one in teaching and one in assessing. During your study, you will learn how to plan and deliver lessons, in addition to evaluating and marking assignments.

This course also covers wellbeing techniques, ensuring that your classes are safe for every student. This includes developing your knowledge of the legalities, roles, and responsibilities of the educational sector.

Check out our ‘What You’ll Learn’ tab above for more information about individual modules and details of specific topics we cover.

Whilst some employers may include insurance in your contract it’s always best to ensure you’re covered. This way you’re fully legally protected in the event a claim is made against you!

In addition to this, most employers now require teachers and assessors to clear the Garda vetting process.

Our Fitness Assessor Qualification is taught via blended learning, meaning there are no associated deadlines. This allows you to work through the course as often as you want, qualifying at your own pace. 

On average, it takes students 8 weeks to complete the course!

Absolutely, our course is internationally recognised and fully regulated by Ofqual. This means that they are recognised by all leading fitness industry employers, so you can rest assured you’re being trained to the highest possible industry standards.

After graduating you can pursue several different career opportunities in the vocational training providers such as OriGym, as well as independent registers and educational bodies!

UNMATCHED CAREER SUPPORT

After completing your Level 4 Teaching & Assessing Qualification our post-course support team will provide the following services:

CV Optimisation

Our team will edit and distribute your CV ensuring that it’s optimised for employers in your area!

Business & Marketing Support

You will receive a plethora of business and marketing resources, to guide you towards a successful career!

Mock Job Interviews

Prepare for the real thing with mock interviews, gaining confidence and experience to chat to employers.

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

Testimonials

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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!

Sophie Dennison

Fitness Influencer

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.

Follow Sophie's fitness and PT journey: @sophie_does_squats

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! 

Heather Hacking, Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer.

Heather Hacking

Founder of Heather Hacking PT

Fantastically Structured & Well Organised

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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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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We make it easy for our students to enrol, as we never ask for a guarantor to set up a payment plan.

Best Value for Money

Our fitness teaching and assessing course starts at just €699 and includes post-course support without any hidden fees.

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