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Diploma in Bournemouth


We are taking bookings for the course starting 13th April 2024

About OP Academy

We are now taking bookings for the course which starts on Saturday 5th October 2024 and ends on 14th December. It is taught on 10 Saturdays  between 10am and 2.30pm,  with a total of 40 hours of face-to-face practical workshops.

You will work directly with a tutor, giving you the opportunity to ask questions and engage with other group members. Additionally, there will be coursework to complete between sessions, and all your learning materials are accessible through our specially-created  student hub.

Become a Personal Trainer for £1795

Finance is available for
as little as £45
 a month

The Team

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Why study with us ?

Outstanding industry facilities to learn and develop in.

Experienced outstanding teaching staff with both academic and industry-related experience and qualifications.

Small teaching groups. We could have large class sizes for higher revenue but we are more interested in quality teaching with exclusive access to teaching staff.

We offer a unique one-to-one personal teaching style. Students will have regular one-to-one discussions with teaching staff in order to identify where they are on the current programme and steps needed to ensure successful completion.

Highly regarded qualifications and learning experiences by industry leaders in fitness and learning.

Long-term investment by the teaching team with pathways to additional learning and development.

Guaranteed access to commercial insurance to be purchased at competitive rates.

Nationally recognised

It is a nationally accepted qualification, validated by Focus Awards, recognised by the government education standards agency, the Office of Qualifications, and Examinations Regulation, (OFQUAL).


It is also recognised by  CIMSPA, the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector as well as the professional body, the Association of Independent Personal Trainers. In other words, it is gold-standard and after completing the qualification, allows you access to any job both in the UK and abroad. You are also guaranteed professional insurance so that the day you finish, you can start practising. Professional insurance starts from approximately £50 a year.

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  • Timetable
    We are now taking bookings for the course which starts on Saturday 13th April 2024 and ends on 15th June. It is taught on 10 Saturdays between 10am and 2.30pm In addition to the Saturdays sessions, students will be expected to do homework, which is available on our special online hub.
  • Course Study
    All study material will be provided to help you prepare for the practical training. In addition, you will be required to do home study, with all materials provided via our online training hub.
  • Why choose this course?
    Our aim in teaching you on this course is to prepare you by the end, to be as ready, prepared and confident to take your place in the industry as a personal trainer as it is possible to be. This could be working as an employee with another organisation, as a self-employed practitioner setting up on your own or even as part of our team at Optimum Physique. To do this, we have a number of added-value extras that most other companies are unable to provide. Unlike many training providers, including further education colleges, Optimum Physique is an organisation that provides personal training and sports massage to actual clients, delivering over 400 sessions per month. So you will be trained by a company at the heart of the industry, who are offering personal training and therapies to real clients. Because we are part of the wellness industry we are also able to offer opportunities for work-experience and/or shadowing our personal trainers in order to extend the range of your experience and expertise while engaged on the course.
  • Entry Requirements
    To join our personal training course you must be over 18 years old, physically able to do the work and have good communication skills. There is no upper age limit, with mature students especially welcome. No pre-qualifications are necessary
  • Teaching Staff
    Our course tutors Peter Jawor and Kasia Jawor - highly qualified and experienced fitness professionals with one clear goal - to make sure you pass and are comfortable and confident delivering personal training sessions.
  • What does the qualification offer?
    The content of this qualification is comprised of all the required elements needed to work effectively and efficiently as a personal trainer. This includes anatomy and physiology, professional practice, an understanding of the principles of health and fitness and how to conduct personal training sessions. The Level 3 personal trainer will be able to design and structure sessions and programmes specifically targeted to meet individual client needs and requirements.
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