Support Clients to Manage Weight Loss and Health Conditions Through Exercise

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Level 5 Obesity and Weight Management Certificate

It’s estimated that 60% of Ireland’s adult population is overweight or obese. As a result, the need for specialists in this area has never been more apparent. 

The Level 5 Obesity and Weight Management course will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills required to expand your client base. Once qualified you will be able to work in tandem with professional clinicians in order to take on GP referrals.

This course will teach you how to deliver safe, tailored exercise programmes specifically designed for obese clients, with the primary goal of long-term weight loss to improve their quality of life.

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10 Weeks (Average)


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Available Packages

Advanced Personal Trainer Package

  • Level 4 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Level 5 Certificate in Obesity & Weight Management
  • Level 5 Advanced Nutrition Diploma for Weight Management
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Deluxe Personal Trainer Package

  • Level 3 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 4 Diploma in Personal Training
  • Level 4 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Level 5 Certificate in Obesity Control
  • Level 5 Nutrition in Weight Management & Athletic Performance
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  • Body Weight Training CPD
  • Business & Marketing CPD
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
  • Postural Analysis CPD
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Obesity is one of the most common health issues facing Ireland, meaning that health specialists in this area are in high demand. These issues are easily preventable through education, exercise and changes to eating habits, which is where you’ll come in! 

With OriGym’s Level 5 Obesity and Weight Management Course, you will be able to use your expertise in these different areas to help clients lead healthier lives. 

Course Length: Students can begin learning the day they enrol, with the course typically taking 10 weeks to complete. 

Entry Requirements: Level 4 Personal Trainer or Level 4 Exercise Referral. You must also be aged 16 or over to enrol.

Accreditation: Endorsed by CIMSPA

Cost: €799 with no hidden fees for certifications or exams, including FREE unlimited resists.

Offer & Payment Options: You can pay for your course through monthly instalments on 0% finance.

What You’ll Qualify With: After completing your Obesity and Weight Management  qualification, you will receive the following:

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

How You’ll Be Assessed

To receive your Level 5 Certificate in Obesity and Weight Management Control, you must complete a portfolio that consists of worksheets and real case studies that will be submitted as coursework for assessment. 

Case studies will cover topics such as: 

  • Creating pre-exercise regimes, general 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 to create a healthy eating schedule that fits alongside their exercise programme, complete with measurable objectives.
  • Creating post-exercise regimes, evaluating programme performance and developing modifications for future programmes.

How You'll Learn

OriGym’s Level 5 Obesity and Weight Management Control course will be completed online, allowing you to work around your existing schedule, qualifying at a pace that suits your needs! 

You can even begin studying the day you enrol, gaining access to our e-learning platform which is packed with resources specifically chosen to assist with your studying! 

If you get stuck on questions and require assistance, you’ll also benefit from our dedicated 7-day support from our experienced tutors, who can be contacted via phone, email or chatbox.

The Level 5 Qualification will teach how to help clients manage their obesity and improve their health with lasting effects. This is achieved through converting a range of modules such as:  

Understanding Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

A fundamental requirement for any specialist is a deep understanding of obesity, including the causes, symptoms and long-term risks. This will form the backbone of your learning during this course.

Measurement and Assessment of Obesity

Study the most effective methods of measuring and assessing obesity, as well as the external variables such as hormonal balances and metabolic syndromes that can influence weight gain.

Treating Obesity 

This module will develop your understanding of the health benefits your clients will receive through exercise, as well as the precautions they should take. You will also discover different treatments for obesity and the best way to deliver these solutions.

Design & Deliver Weight Loss Plans 

You will learn how to develop rewarding and engaging fitness plans for both individuals and groups, with an emphasis on adaptable weight management, taking into consideration clinical complications caused by obesity.

Understanding Long Term Behaviour 

In this final module, you’ll learn how to promote long-term health changes in your clients in order to help combat obesity!

After finishing your course, you’ll be trained to work with clients who require advice on controlling and managing obesity through exercise. 

This is a professionally and financially rewarding career as you will find yourself liaising with clinicians, GPs and medical professionals to take on long-term referral patients, expanding your existing client base. 

Careers Support

OriGym’s post-course support team will be on hand to support you throughout every step of your professional career. Once qualified you can benefit from services such as a guaranteed interview with one of our partners, in addition to CV analysis and distribution.

Those who wish to work on a self-employed basis can also receive start-up support, as well as business advice on everything from software for marketing, to accountancy and website development.

Progression Routes

After completing your course, you can study additional qualifications to increase your employment prospects. For example, OriGym currently offers Level 5 Lower Back Pain Management and Level 5 Advanced Nutrition courses for those looking into further specialist training.

Through our custom-made learning platform, you’ll have access to our award-nominated courses, regardless of how you decide to study.

You’ll find our range of resources here to help with your studies, such as:

  • eBooks
  • Lectures and informational videos
  • Instructional guides
  • Interactive quizzes and assessments

To further aid your studies, our students have 7 days a week access to our support team of tutors over email, phone, or through our chatbox. They are available to answer any queries or questions you may have!

Students on this course will be assessed by submitting an extensive portfolio of coursework, consisting of a series of real case studies and worksheets. 

Topics of these case studies include:

  • Creating pre-exercise regimes.
  • Developing post-exercise regimes.
  • Uncovering clients dietary information and eating habits.

You’ll be able to combine your specialist knowledge in managing these health conditions and demand higher rates for your personal training or exercise referral services.

Our qualification can also open new doors in your career by allowing you to take referrals from GPs, clinicians, and other medical professionals.

Our Level 5 Obesity & Weight Management course is accredited by Focus Awards and endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport & Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

Here at OriGym, we understand how important it is to find a study option that suits your schedule. This is why we give our students the option to study full-time, part-time, or entirely online. Even better, we also offer free unlimited exam resits if you need them.

With an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars on Trustpilot gained from over 2,000 reviews, we’ll let our student success rate speak for itself. 

As our qualifications are internationally recognised, you’ll find plenty of employment opportunities not just in Ireland, but all over the world!


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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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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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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

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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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