Origym Personal Trainer Course (High Wycombe)

Origym provides fitness qualifications including level 2 gym instructor courses, level 3 personal trainer courses, level 2 ETM courses, CPD fitness courses and level 4 speciality courses aimed at school leavers who are looking to embark on a career to become a fitness professional. All fitness qualifications are through leading awarding organisation Active IQ, REPs accredited, internationally recognised and backed by Skills Active.

Origym helps hundreds of school leavers every year become a personal trainer and with our unique career support, we help with CVs, distribution of those CVs, interview preparation and we guarantee interviews with leading health club chains post personal trainer course completion. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Luke Hughes
Contact Position
Director of Learning
Personal Trainer Courses

Where to go

Wycombe Rye Lido,
The Dyke
Bassetsbury Lane
High Wycombe
HP11 1QX
Venue Notes

The venue is a 5 star leisure centre, with the latest in gym based equipment and suitable conferencing suite. All facilities are easy to access for anyone with a physical disability with ramps, lifts, showers and disabled toilets.

Geographic Area Covered
All of Buckinghamshire

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Saturday; 9am to 8pm
Time of day
Session Information
Course information depends on the course selected and the study method chosen. Please ask at head office for specifics on the package you want.

Other Details

Cost Description

Course prices fluctuate depending on the study method chosen and the fitness qualification elected. Please ask at head office for specific pricing.

Age Ranges
16 to 18 year olds

Local Offer


Our mission is to be the sole provider of fitness qualifications for school leavers looking to enter the fitness industry as opposed to going to college.

We work with a number of schools and other educational establishments to promote careers as a fitness professional. Origym helps students with learning disabilities and physical impairments to gain the confidence to become personal trainers depending on the severity of the disability.

There are practical components to the course, however, it is still suitable for wheelchair users, where English is not the first language and people who suffer from a large range of mental illnesses.


Local Offer Age Bands
16 to 18
SEN Provision Type
Universal service (No referral required)
You Said We Did

We collect feedback from our students at four stages, first after 10 days of starting, then 2 months, once after completion of their first assessment and finally after entire completion. We have created a brand new e-learning platform with added visuals, including videos for those with learning difficulties from dyslexia to more severe issues. We also added more audio based learning resources based on student feedback with visual impairments, such as webinars and podcasts. 

General Local Offer Response

What needs does your service or activity aim to meet for children and young people with SEND and their families?

Origym are the only provider within the health and fitness sector to DBS check all their tutors. Secondly parents or carers can attend classes with no charge if they so wish. 

What outcomes does your service or activity aim to achieve for children and young people with SEND and their families?

Origym are the only provided of fitness qualifications targeted for young people (16 years old) to enter the health and fitness sector at a reasonable speed as opposed to completing via college where the process is 2 years. Through our fast track courses students can complete in 6 weeks, this is all still Ofqual regulated. All our facilities have full disabled access and the course learning has extra measures, such as extra exam time, language interpretation, carers can attend for free. Specialist resources can also be asked for when requested on students enrolment forms under declaration of disability resources. 

How can children and young people with SEND and their families start to use your service or activity?

Students can commence courses once the enrolment form has been returned and their application for added help has been evaluated to see the severity of the disability to ensure the course is still appropriate for their particular disability. Once clearance has been authorised and the learning resources that would help the most have arrived from our awarding organisation the course can commence immediately unless there is a specific start date. 

How is your service or activity fully accessible to children, young people with SEND and their families, for example, facilities, support from staff?

All staff are DBS checked and have to endure a vigorous recruitment process to work with us as our target market is more specific than other similar providers. They are fully inducted and have to shadow to full courses before being allowed to conduct without supervision. The facilities all have ramps, lifts and disabled toilets and showers. Carers or family members will have access for free or paid for by Origym to accommodate for any learners with disabilities. Staff at head office are also trained to deal with students who have speech or hearing impairments over the phone and through parental authorisation of communication can be conducted via the parent or carer. 

How do you communicate with children, young people with SEND and their families?

Communication can be conducted directly through the student or through the parent or carer if signed as part of our enrolment form to indicate to do so. 

What training have your staff and/or volunteers received to support children and young people with SEND and their families?

Staff members at head office are inducted and as part of that induction dealing with students with disabilities and the range of disabilities our courses can cater for. Likewise our tutors actually delivering our courses have to complete two full courses shadowing a current tutor as well as their induction for quality control. All staff are fully qualified in educational and teaching, posses and A1 assessors qualification as well as fitness qualifications in the course they are delivering, as part of these qualifications working with disabilities is a course module within there.

What future plans does your service or activity have for developing its SEND provision, for example, training, facilities?

Facilities can't realistically be enhanced as we hire them and they already are of suitable attire for disabled access.

Installing a text service is next on our agenda for students with speech impairments or where English is not their first language. Resources are constantly being updated and we are now with collaboration wit our governing body reviewing getting our manuals into braille for those with tunnel vision or sight impairments.

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