Become a Back Pain Management and Recovery Specialist


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Level 5 Lower Back Pain Management Certificate

The Level 5 Lower Back qualification enables you to work with clients with debilitating back pain that can severely affect their ability to exercise effectively. Not just can this course help you gain more PT clients, but also enhances your employability for gyms, health clubs, insurance companies and medical care centres.

The Level 5 Lower Back Pain qualification is internationally acclaimed and awarded by leading governing body Focus Awards, in addition to being recongised by CIMSPA, therefore it is a recognised qualification across Ireland and abroad.

You can qualify all around your existing clients on a time frame determined by you and start your journey the same day you enrol to becoming a lower back pain specialist. 

Find out more about the Level 5 Lower Back Pain qualification by making an enquiry or downloading our latest prospectus.

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Course Length:

10 Weeks (Average)


CIMSPA, Focus Awards

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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
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  • Suspension Training CPD
  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
  • Myofascial Release CPD
  • Body Weight Training CPD
  • Business, Sales and Marketing CPD
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
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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
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  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
  • Suspension Training CPD
  • Bodyweight Training CPD
  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
  • Business & Marketing CPD
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Level 5 Exercise for Managing Lower Back Pain Qualification

It is estimated that up to 400,000 people suffer from chronic back issues in Ireland alone, with a further estimated 250,000 not seeking medical assistance deeming it not to be serious enough. As we're aging as a population the need for qualified health and fitness professionals with specialist knowledge in tackling this rising issue has never been higher in Ireland.

About the Course

With this Level 5 Lower Back Pain qualification you will be able to identify the type of lower back pain a client may be suffering from, recognising he key symptoms, how to assess them safely and how to tailor smart workout plans befitting of their condition. This job role can help change people's lives and is both fun and rewarding. 

This qualification is suited for fitness professionals looking to grow their client base through the medium of helping clients understand risk,  prevent and manage their lower back pain through corrective exercises. Once qualified you will be able to market yourself as a Level 5 specialist trainer and differentiate yourself from the rest of the Personal Training population.

The Level 5 Lower back pain course has been developed by a combination of lower back fitness specialists, teachers and health practitioners for spinal care to give you the most comprehensive learning experience. 

The qualification is an online course that can be undertaken around your existing client base and completed in a timeframe suitable to you. You will learn via OriGym's multi-award nominated learning portal, which allows you to log in whilst at home or on the move. Using the interactive platform, you will progress through each module and complete the quiz or assignment at the end, and once marked off you can progress onto the next module.

Course Info

Course Length: The course can start the same day you enrol and takes around 10 weeks on average to fully complete.
Entry Requirements: Level 3 Fitness Instructing and Level 4 Exercise Referral qualification. Students must be aged 18 and over to enrol.
Accreditations: Awarded by Focus Awards and recognised by CIMSPA.
Cost: 799 euros which can be spread monthly and there are no other add-on fees in terms of registration, examination or re-sits which are unlimited and free. 
Offer & Payment Options: Interest free, flexible payment plans are available.
What You’ll Qualify With: Once you have completed the course you will receive:

  • Level 5 Certificate in Exercise for Managing Lower Back Pain
  • 10 CIMSPA points

Find out more about the Level 5 Diploma in Lower Back Pain Management by making an enquiry or downloading our latest prospectus.

Study Options

The lower back training course is studied via online learning, so that you can fit it in around your existing clients, family life and schedule. You can complete the course as fast as you like, and you will get instant access the same day you enrol. 

You will be required to attend a final practical based assessment at our Dublin training centre, but the rest of the course will be learnt via our online learning platform, student zone, that has online lectures, videos, interactive e-learning and a ton of other learning resources for you to study via.

Help and support at OriGym is never far away and you will get access via phone and email to our team of specialist tutors that 7 days per week, so never hesitate to get in touch.

How You’ll Be Assessed

To achieve the certificate in lower back pain management you will need to complete a variety of both theoretical and a final practical based examination. The practical assessment will take place at our head office training entre based in Dublin City centre and the online assessments you can take from the comfort of your own home.

The following assessments must be completed to complete the course:

  • Online course work, assignments and quizzes at the end of each module - pass required
  • Practical assessment on delivering a programme for a client with LBP - pass required 

Our aim is always to make assessments as accessible and make you feel as relaxed and prepared as possible, which is why all our tutors and assessors have qualifications in both teaching, personal training and are salaried, to ensure they are accountable to your welfare.

Careers & Progression

Upon completion of the lower back pain qualification you will be able to advertise and market yourself as a Level 5 personal training specialist in Lower Back Pain Management and start applying for Level 5 status roles. Additionally, you can work with clinicians, practitioners, physios and chiropractors on referral basis to gain access to new demographics and vastly increased your client base and earning potential.

Careers Support

OriGym’s world-class careers team will also aid and support your career by offering free business and marketing consultations, CV preparation, careers advice and you will have exclusive access to a whole host of free business resources and tools.

Progression Routes

As a lower back specialist there are some valuable additional qualifications you can take that will aid your career and enhance your reach as a trainer. Qualifications such as the Level 5 in Obesity and Weight Management, Level 5 in Nutrition and Athletic Performance as well as the level 4 diploma in sports massage therapy.

Alumni Benefits

OriGym has set-up discounts with leading brands from every aspect of the health and fitness sector. Upon completion, you will get access to these alumni benefits which includes everything from website design, fitness equipment and insurance through to supplements, fitness music and much more. 

What You’ll learn

Upon completion of the lower back pain management certification you will be confident in both your knowledge and skills in assisting clients that suffer from lower back pain issues.

Identifying Types of Lower Back Pain

You will know how to identify lower back pain in its different forms, the prevalence in the general population and the technical methods behind evaluating lower back pain effectively. 

How Lower Back Pain Develops

You will become knowledgeable on the anatomical and neurological factors that cause lower back pain, including poor exercise form and lifestyle choices. You will become familiar with the symptoms of structural injury and what factors can aggravate lower back pain issues.

Planning Exercise for Clients with LBP

Clients with lower back pain issues require special programming and precautions to prevent further damage. You will learn how to analyse and evaluate lower back issues, as well as risk assess and plan smart workouts to improve their wellbeing whilst minimising risk.

Delivering Exercise for Clients with LBP

You will learn safe practical elements of delivering exercise programmes to this demographic ensuring to demonstrate for posture, weight bearing sensitivity and movement into consideration. You will also lean the phycological impacts chronic back pain can have on your client's fam of mind and learn how to combat this and motivate clients to succeed. 

OriGym's core ethos is qualifying top quality graduates and not applying extra charges that our competitors do, to getting where you want to be. Re-sits therefore are free for both theory and practical assessments. If, however you do fail a practical assessment and are an online student, you will be required to attend a practical workshop prior to re-booking for us to help you fully prepare for your re-sit. These workshops are held out of one of our national assessments centres in Dublin, Cork or Limerick. 

On successful completion of the course you will receive an internal certificate within 2 weeks that you can take to insurance companies and employers to enable you to start work.

If you have paid the course off in full or are on a finance plan via Duologi your certificate will arrive within 6 weeks of course completion. If you're on a in-house payment plan and have not yet fulfilled the full course balance your certificate will only be posted when the remaining balance has been cleared. 

Certificates are posted within 6 weeks of course completion, providing you have paid off your course balance. If you have a large package consisting of multiple qualifications, we may release qualifications early at OriGym's discretion. 

To enrol onto a gym instructing, exercise to music, exercise referral, sports massage or a personal trainer course you need to be a least 16 years of age. If you're looking to move onto more advanced Level 5 courses, you need to be 18 years old or above.

OriGym allows individual course levels to be completed up to 2 years. If you have or looking to purchase a combination package of multiple qualifications this will mean you get 2 years from the moment you start each respective level. 

For CPD fitness courses there is no expiry date, thus you can complete them as soon as you qualify or years down the line. 

Health and fitness qualifications do not need renewing; however, government changes can influence the need for qualifications to be updated, this tends to happen every 15-20 years. In this instance you can come back and pay for the new modules you're missing. 

If you have enrolled onto an intensive personal trainer course and wish to switch the course start date you may do so as long as you give a 7 days’ notice or more prior to your course commencements. There must be space available on the alternative course before you will be allowed to switch courses.

OriGym is proud to not apply unwarranted additional fees for resources, certification, registration, examinations or re-sits. The only admin fees within our course packages are for when you book a workshop, assessment or CPD course and do not show up as you have prevented another student from attending. Aside from this, which is easily avoided by cancelling there is no other additional charges. 

As soon as you have completed your relevant qualification and obtained the required insurance, which you can do over the phone and then you can start legally training clients.

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. 

All course enrolments are performed over the phone. This is to ensure you have enrolled onto the correct package and learning method that you intended it. You can call us on 01704 870 439 or Freephone on 0800 002 9599 to get started.

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. 

It is not required to be qualified in first aid to become a personal trainer in a gym or freelance. Many providers include First Aid in their packages without giving you the choice, which inflates the price of the diploma. At OriGym we believe in giving you the choice, so we partner with multiple first aid companies that we can point you in the right direction for if this is a further qualification that you wish to pursue. 

CIMSPA (Chartered Institute of Management of Sport and Physical Activity) is a chartered institute, that recognises and accredits qualifications in the physical activity sector. Launched in 2011, CIMSPA was awarded chartered status to provide support and unified voice for all fitness professionals.

CIMSPA ensures standardisation of quality training across the industry and helps the general public make informed decisions to the quality of service they are purchasing. 

OriGym is proud not just to have recognised training by CIMSPA but being a "CIMSPA Development Partner" to help increase quality of training and development within the sector.

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.

If you lose your certificate within 3 years of completing your course you can order a new one, but there is a 40 euro fee, plus postage to order a new one. If you lose your certificate past the three years you will need to request a new one from the appropriate awarding body your qualification was obtained via. 


If you enrol in an online course or a blended part-time course you will sit your theory exams online through our state of the art technology. You can sit these assessments as soon as you feel ready to do so.

If you have enrolled in a full-time course, you will sit assessments within a classroom-based setting under exam conditions.

For the following courses, you will sit two theory exams online, and will also be required to complete coursework, a case study and practical assessment.

  • Level 3 Fitness Instructor Course
  • Level 4 Personal Trainer Course
  • Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Personal Training
  • Level 3 Exercise to Music Course
  • Level 4 Exercise Referral Course
  • Level 3 Fitness Instructing, Level 4 PT Diploma, ETM, Exercise Referral
  • Online & Blended full time courses

For CPD courses, you will complete an observed practical assessment where you will display competency and understanding of the course content.

For Teaching & Assessing courses, you will be required to complete a video assessment for the teaching aspect, and a practical assessment for the assessing aspect.

For the Level 5 Obesity & Diabetes Control course, you will be required to complete a portfolio as your assessment.

For the Level 5 Lower Back Pain course, you will be required to complete a portfolio as well as undertake a practical assessment.

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.

OriGym offers a range of learning styles to suit the way you learn best. This means you can always find room for your studies. You can learn online, combine online with face-to-face workshops or take our full-time classroom and gym based courses.

As an existing fitness professional, you should already have insurance cover. This being said, you need to speak to your insurance company to update your package to cover you for working with clients in special populations. They will ask you for your certification as proof.

The Level 5 Lower Back Pain certificate requires you to complete all the online course modules which have quizzes and assignments. There are no theory papers with this qualification, but you will be required to pass a practical assessment. 


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

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OriGym guarantee post-course interviews with leading gym brands, securing your dream personal trainer job after graduation.

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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 Back Pain Specialist.

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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!

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Founder of Heather Hacking PT

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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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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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Our Lower Back Pain course packages start from just 799 euros, with guaranteed interviews and strong potential earnings after.

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