Become a Master Personal Trainer and Help Clients With Diabetes

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Become a Master Personal Trainer and Help Clients With Diabetes

Approximately 190,000 people in Ireland suffer from diabetes which equates to just over 5.6% of the general population. These numbers are growing every year, with the need for both preventive and reactive measures becoming more clear. 

Whilst enrolled on our Level 5 Diabetes Control & Weight Management course you will study the various causes of both conditions. In addition to developing your understanding of the nutritional needs and dietary guidelines for those with Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes. 

The online qualification will also teach you how to programme specific training routines for this demographic. This allows you to understand the benefits of exercise and the precautions to take when training a diabetic client.

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Course Length:

10 Weeks (On-Average)


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Available Packages

Platinum Personal Trainer Course Package

  • Level 3 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 4 Diploma in Personal Training
  • Level 4 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Level 5 Speciality Course of Your Choice
Individual RRP:
0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Suspension Training CPD
  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
  • Myofascial Release CPD
  • Body Weight Training CPD
  • Business, Sales and Marketing CPD
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
Individual RRP:
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The Expert Trainer Package

  • Level 4 Exercise Referral
  • Level 5 Certificate in Diabetes Control & Weight Management
  • Level 5 Certificate in Obesity Control & Weight Management
  • Level 5 Nutrition in Weight Management & Athletic Performance
Individual RRP:
0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
  • Suspension Training CPD
  • Bodyweight Training CPD
  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
  • Business & Marketing CPD
Individual RRP:
0% Interest Payment Plans

Our Level 5 Diabetes Control and Weight Management course was designed by leading fitness industry professionals and clinicians ensuring you have the necessary skills required to create and distribute effective training programmes. 

This diabetes specialist course is designed to help boost the careers of existing fitness professionals who want to develop a lucrative niche. You can work in new, exciting environments helping clients achieve their fitness goals whilst managing their condition.  

Course Length: The Diabetes Control qualification is based online meaning you can complete it at a rate that suits you, on average students take 10 weeks.  
Entry Requirements: You must hold either a Level 4 in Exercise Referral or Level 4 Diploma in Personal Training qualification. Students must also be 16+ to enrol.
Accreditations: All of our courses are recognised and endorsed by CIMSPA.
Cost: €799 with discounts available for those able to pay in full.
Offer & Payment Options: Flexible learning with 0% interest finance plans. There’s no guarantor, just a small deposit required.
Completing this course will give you:

  • Focus Awards Level 5 Certificate in Developing Physical Activity and Weight Management Strategies for Diabetic Clients (RQF)
  • 10 CIMSPA points

How You'll Learn

OriGym’s Level 5 Diabetes Certificate is entirely online and taught via our award-nominated learning platform “Student Zone”. This means you can fit the qualification around any existing commitments and complete the course at a pace of your choosing. 

You’ll learn using a range of innovative resources including custom-made video content, lectures, and a library of exercises and eBooks. 

There’s also 7-day support from our team of tutors who are all qualified with the Level 5 Diabetes Control and Weight Management course among many other fitness qualifications. 

Careers & Progression

Completing this qualification means you work with those in the medical sector to support diabetic and overweight clients. Other career options include working in clinics, with insurance providers, and getting clients referred to you via their GPs and practitioners. 

Career Support

We pride ourselves on offering an extensive range of post-course support services. Upon graduating you will be able to receive:

  • Free continued access to business and marketing modules on our learning platform
  • Free career consultations
  • CV analysis and distribution 
  • Interview preparation and mock interviews with our team of fitness professionals
  • Guaranteed interviews with our corporate partners such as DW Fitness
  • Exclusive access to our jobs board with over 9,000 live fitness positions that OriGym graduates get first access to

Progression Routes

When you complete OriGym’s Level 5 diabetes course online, you can then look into pursuing other specialist qualifications. This includes our Level 5 Nutrition course or Level 5 Obesity and Weight Loss course both of which will allow you to further specialise in weight management.

Whichever route you take we can support you by enhancing your career prospects and increasing your level of expertise to earn some of the highest salaries in the fitness industry!  

How You’ll Be Assessed

To complete the Level 5 online diabetes diploma, all modules have either an open book, multiple choice assessment or a detailed case study assignment to be submitted online. There are no practical assessments for this course. 

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

  • Create pre-exercise regimes, programme objectives, and an eight week exercise programme based around the client’s medical history, health screening, and physical activity level
  • Design a healthy eating schedule informed by the client’s existing dietary requirements and eating habits 
  • Create post-exercise plans which evaluate the programme and the client’s performance, developing modifications for future regimes

Completing our Level 5 course will allow you to provide training programmes and nutritional advice for clients living with both Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes. Your knowledge and understanding of which will be developed through modules such as:

Comprehending Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes

This will teach you the history and biology of diabetes and metabolic syndrome. You’ll also learn the causes, symptoms associated, and the potential long-term effects on health and fitness.

Measurement and Assessment of Diabetes

This module will go through each stage of measuring and evaluating diabetes in your clients. This will include:

  • Electing the best and most appropriate method of assessment
  • How to analyse and interpret the results 
  • How to then implement an effective plan of action

You’ll also learn how these varying degrees affect other variables such as weight and hormonal imbalance. 

Treating & Managing Diabetes 

Before creating a suitable exercise programme for clients you’ll learn about the benefits and extra precautions needed to design them safely for this demographic. 

You’ll also study which treatments and exercises are the most effective for those with diabetes and which ones have a higher risk. This will include learning when the best time to introduce an appropriate fitness programme for these clients. 

Design and Deliver Weight Loss Plans

Factoring in clinical issues caused by diabetes, you’ll learn how to write and deliver fitness plans for individuals and groups that are fun and engaging as well as effective for helping to manage weight.

Understanding Long Term Behaviour

You’ll learn about the long term psychological effects diabetes and weight management can have on clients. Understanding how you can help them with associated mental health issues in order to live a healthier lifestyle.

OriGym’s Level 5 Diabetes Control & Weight Management course is an ideal next step for any fitness professional who has already completed either a Level 4 Personal Trainer or Level 4 Exercise Referral qualification.

Both of these courses will provide you with enough skills and knowledge to then specialise with our Level 5 course.

You need to be at least 16 years old to enrol on this course.

This course is awarded by Focus Awards, endorsed by CIMSPA and regulated by Ofqual. As a result, you can be confident that you'll receive the highest standard of training in the industry, and that your qualification will meet the requirements of a Level 5 course. 

During the course, you’ll be able to speak to a member of our expert tutoring team whenever you have an issue or need some clarification. You can contact them 7 days a week either via chatbox, phone, or email. 

After you finish the course you’ll receive our industry-leading post-course support for free, including:

  • Interview prep, mock interviews with our tutoring team, and guaranteed interviews with some of the most prestigious gym and fitness brands in the industry
  • CV analysis and distribution to appropriate facilities and centres
  • Retain unlimited access to our learning platform for business and marketing tips 
  • A business consultation to help you develop your brand and plan your career

Becoming a specialist with our Level 5 Diabetes course will allow you to work with medical professionals. This can include GP practices and hospitals that may refer patients with diabetes to you. 

This will allow you to charge more sessions and advertise yourself as a diabetes specialist, ultimately boosting your salary and chances of securing any position you go for!

In addition to contracted employment, you can also work freelance, independently, or work in a more holistic wellness space or medically focused gym.


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

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We provide exclusive discounts to help you excel as a personal trainer, from specialist software to insurance.

Guaranteed Job Interview

Our post-course support team help our graduates land their dream role by securing them a guaranteed job interview!

  • 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!

Jessica Lee

Olympic Track Cyclist

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Jessica is a track sprint cyclist specialising in the keirin and has represented her country at the Asian Games and recent 2020 Olympics. Jessica choose OriGym to study her Personal Training course and specialist Level 5 in Nutrition course after being recommended by friends.

From a sports background I have always been passionate about sport, for every elite athlete passing on knowledge and expertise is a good continuum from what I've already achieved. Although this is starting something new, it's also building on something that I already have. 

I reached out to friends who have done similar courses and OriGym was mentioned as the course to go to. After I enquired, Michelle called the next day and was really organic and genuine in our conversations, whereas other providers sent a generic email where I still had to do more research myself.

As an olympian a mission is to always pass on experience and knowledge. I'd look to eventually have my own company and client base to really pass on my passion and maybe even help create a new olympian in the future!

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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, with guaranteed interviews and strong potential earnings after.

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