Help Clients that suffer from Diabetes to Manage their Weight through Physical Activity

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Get Qualified in Diabetes & Weight Management

With over 6% of the Irish population suffering from Diabetes, which equates to around 300,000 people and showing trends of this rising each year, there has never been a better time to add the Level 5 Certificate in Diabetes and Weight Management to your arsenal.

OriGym's Diabetes Course is Internationally recognised, regulated by Ofqual, awarded by Focus Awards and recognised by CIMSPA, which makes it valid all around the globe or wherever your career in fitness may take you.

Upon completion, you will know the history and causes of diabetes, the nutritional requirements of those with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes and know how to programme both nutritional and physical training plans to this special population. 

Once qualified you will be able to generate referrasl from the medical community, thus increasing your client reach and subsequent earnings, so what are you waiting for, submit an enquiry today or downloading our latest prospectus.

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The Level 5 EQF Diabetes Control and Weight Management course is developed in-house by leading industry experts, including clinicians, trainers and health specialists to bring you the most up to date and comprehensive qualification in Ireland.

You will be able to start the course the same day you sign-up and get access to our multi-award nominated learning platform "student zone", which is entirely custom built to give you the best possible learning experience. You will work through the online modules using fully interactive e-learning, online lectures, videos, eBooks and downloadable PFDs.

OriGym is the only company operating in Ireland to offer 7 days per week tutor support and to have a team of qualified teachers and assessors to guide you through the diabetes control qualification. 

Course Length: As the Level 5 diabetes Course for weight management is online, you can take as little or long as you like to get qualified. The average is 10 weeks.
Entry Requirements: Level 4 Certificate in Personal Training or Level 4 Diploma in Exercise Referral. Students must be aged 18+ to enrol.
Accreditations: The course is recognised by CIMSPA.
Cost: Course costs start from €799 and discounts available if you pay upfront. We are the only company to do not charge for re-sits or have hidden costs. 
Offer & Payment Options: Secure your place with a small deposit and spread the cost up to 12 months, interest-free.
What You’ll Qualify With: On successful completion of this course, you will qualify with:

  • Level 5 Certificate in Diabetes Control and Weight Management (Level 4 Diabetes and Weight Management for the UK)
  • 10 CIMSPA points

Find out more on OriGym's Diabetes Control Qualification by submitting an enquiry today or downloading our latest prospectus.

Study Options

This course is predominantly built around case studies and worksheets. These can be completed in your own time, which makes this course with OriGym perfect to fit into your schedule alongside your job or existing personal training schedule. 

This course is exclusively online and you will get dedicated tutor support from a qualified specialist within this remit, that is available 7 days per week over email and phone.

You will learn via our multi-award nominated e-learning platform "Student Zone", which has a full exercise library, interactive e-learning, online videos, lectures and much more.

Careers & Progression

The Diabetes Control course will allow you to ascertain clients through the GP Referral scheme and you can start forming relationships and partnerships with practitioners and clinics to enhance your earnings and client reach. 

You will be able to advertise and market yourself as a certified level 5 status specialist trainer and start supporting clients with Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes through exercise. 

Careers Support

OriGym has the most comprehensive and through post course support programme in Ireland, which is free to all graduates and we even don't put a time limit of when you must access it from. 

This includes free access to our jobs board which has over 9,000 live fitness related jobs and careers in Ireland and abroad to which as an OriGym graduate you will get first option on. Additionally, our support team will help you get your CV looking great, distribute it to your in your location to our extensive gym and clinic partner network and even help you prep for interviews.

Progression Routes

After completing the Online Nutrition and Diabetes Course there are other complimentary qualifications you can explore, including the Level 5 Nutrition for Weight Management and Athletic Performance, which enables you to write nutrition plans for athletes and recreational gym users and the Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy which is ideal for gaining new clients and retaining those that pick up a strain, sprain or muscle soreness. 

Alumni Benefits

OriGym has created a student alumnus with one purpose in mind, so that you can get discounts rates exclusive to OriGym graduates that may aid your career. You can get discounts on gym equipment, fitness and nutrition software, website design, supplements, fitness apparel, insurance to name just a few.

How You’ll Be Assessed

In order to successfully complete the Online Diploma in Level 5 Diabetes and Weight Management, you will need to complete a series of online modules, assignments and assessments. There is. no practical or physical attendance required with this qualification.

All case studies will be issued to you and are based off real case scenarios where you will have to:

  • Creating pre-exercise regimes, programme objectives and an eight-week exercise programme based around the client’s medical history, health screening and physical activity level.
  • Uncovering dietary information and eating habits from clients and creating a healthy eating schedule to fit alongside their exercise programme, complete with measurable objectives.
  • Creating post-exercise regimes, evaluating programme performance and developing modifications for future programmes.

OriGym wants to give you the best possible chance of passing your assessments and is the only provider to give you unlimited and free re-sits in order to pass your course.

What You’ll learn

By the end of this course you be competent in writing tailored nutrition and physical programmes and delivering appropriate exercises for clients that suffer from Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes.

Comprehending Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes

You will need to understand the history, symptoms, causes and long-term effects of diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Measurement and Assessment of Diabetes

During this course you will learn how to analyse and assess diabetes and most importantly how to write a safe and effective physical activity programme based on their condition and fitness goals. Additionally, you will be become familiar with the various factors that you need to consider when creating a suitable physical activity programme, including how it affects individuals hormonal balance that directly influences weight loss. 

Treating & Managing Diabetes

You will learn the benefits exercise and a balanced diet has on diabetes, the precautions you need to undertake before writing an exercise routine that is both safe and constructive for your client. You will learn the most effective training methods, up to date nutritional advice and treatments for diabetic clients.

Design & Deliver Weight Loss Plans

You will learn how to deliver grouped and individualised fitness plans that make exercise fun and interactive whilst hitting their fitness goals and taking in all clinical issues into consideration.

Understanding Long Term Behaviour

Diabetes can have lasting physical and psychological effects on clients and through this course you will understand the mental impacts it can have, how to help with behaviour change and help them sustain an all-round healthy lifestyle. 

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. 

At OriGym we believe in making affordable training available to all. We do not apply or include fees for exams, re-sits, registrations, certifying or apply admin fees that are rife with our competitors. Additionally, we own many of our own training centres, thus cutting out venue hire costs that other providers place upon their students enabling us to offer the most cost-effective courses in Ireland. 

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.

Our Level 5 Diabetes and Nutrition course for Weight Management is regulated by Ofqual, awarded by leading governing body, Focus Awards and recongised by REPs (UK) and the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Activity (CIMSPA).

This ensures our qualification is recognised globally by all employers, professionals and peers. 

The Level 5 online Diploma in Diabetes Control and Weight Management covers every cornerstone of how to asses a client correctly, manage and programme tailored and effective programmes customised to those diagnosed with Type-1 or Typr-2 diabetes. You will understand the history, causes, symptoms and risks, as well as how to plan with precautions and deliver suitable programmes for weight loss.

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 standard Level 4 PT and market yourself as leading fitness expert within this niche to really grow your freelance business.


Join hundreds of our personal training, fitness and nutrition graduates working with leading Irish and international gym brands.

Free Business & Marketing Consultation

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Free CV analysis, 1-to-1 interview preparation, marketing resources & business start-up training equip you for ongoing success.

Alumni Benefits

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

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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!

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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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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Our Diabetes packages start from just 799 Euros, with guaranteed interviews and strong potential earnings after.

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