Support Clients to Manage Weight Loss and Health Conditions Through Exercise

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Get Qualified in Obesity Management

The Level 5 Obesity Management Course is designed for fitness professionals and personal trainers to expand their knowledge base for how to write and deliver workouts specific for clients with obesity.

Becoming a weight loss expert within a demographic that has risen for the past two decades and is a great way to add a niche to your fitness business. You will be able to work with GPs, clinics and practices to grow your client base within the medical area and make yourself stand out from other trainers by advertising yourself as a Level 5 certified trainer.

The course is completed online and is fully mobile friendly and when you’re ready, book your practical assessment at one of OriGym's 3 National assessment centres in Ireland.

Discover more about the Level 5 Obesity Management Course by making an enquiry or downloading our latest prospectus.

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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
  • Kettlebells CPD
  • Boxing & Pad Work CPD
  • Circuits CPD
  • Group Training CPD
  • Strength & Conditioning CPD
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Master Trainer Package

  • Level 4 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Level 5 Certificate in Lower Back Pain Management


  • Level 5 Certificate in Obesity & Weight Management
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  • Suspension Training CPD
  • Kettlebells CPD
  • Boxing & Pad Work CPD
  • Cicruits CPD
  • Group Training CPD
  • Strength & Conditioning CPD
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About the Obesity Control Course

Obesity is a serious issue within Ireland, with over 60% of the adult population and 23% of Children being classified as overweight according to safe food. Additionally, over 225,000 people suffer from either type 1 or type 2 diabetes and this pattern is set to continue with an estimated 278,000 by 2030. This has created a need for qualified specialists to help with both the prevention and cure of clients through better education and qualified fitness professionals.

This qualification will cover all the key essentials for how to write specific programmes for this demographic. You will learn how to assess clients accurately, design and deliver effective weight loss programmes and how to empower clients to manage their condition.

The Level 5 EQF Obesity Management Course can be completed online and is created by leading health experts and qualified teachers to enable you to learn whilst working around your current work and lifestyle commitments. You will study via OriGym's award-nominated platform, which is interactive with additional resources in videos, lectures, eBooks, quizzes and assignments.

This expert diabetes course is recognised all over Ireland and globally. It is regulated by Ofqual, awarded by Focus Awards and recongised by CIMSPA and REPs (UK), therefore you can take your qualification with you wherever your career takes you. 

The OriGym Level 5 Obesity Management Course will help you become a specialist trainer, allowing you to advertise yourself as a master personal trainer and gain insurance to work with clients struggling with Obesity: 

Course Length: The Obesity educator course is an online qualification and takes on average 10 weeks to complete.
Entry Requirements: You must be aged 18+ to enrol and possess both a Level 3 gym instructing certificate and a Level 4 exercise referral qualification as prerequisites. 
Accreditations: The qualification is accredited by Focus Awards and recognised by REPs (UK) and CIMSPA.
Cost: 799 Euros All in, with no added costs for registrations, exams, re-sits or certification that most competitors charge. 
Offer & Payment Options: Spread the cost of the course on 0% interest finance or pay in full.
What You’ll Qualify With: Once you have qualified you will have obtained: 

  • Level 5 Certificate in Obesity and Weight Management
  • 10 CIMSPA points

Find out mroe information by submitting an enquiry or by downloading our latest prospectus.


To gain your Level 5 Obesity Qualification, you will have to complete an extensive portfolio. You will work through real case studies and fill in worksheets, which will then be submitted as part of your coursework. You require a PASS to gain this qualification. 

Case studies cover topics include:

  • 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.

There are no theory or practical assessments with this type of course.

Study Options

To make the Qualification in Obesity and Weight Management Course as accessible and flexible as possible around your existing client base, family life and schedule, it is completed entirely online via our multi award-nominated platform "Student Zone". 

Student Zone won the best innovation award at the 2017 UK Active Training Awards and is a fully interactive platform that comprises of eBooks, online lectures, videos, PDFs and interactive learning modules that you will work your way through and then submit assignments and mini-quizzes to demonstrate your understanding. 

You can learn whilst on the move or from the comfort of your own living room and with OriGym's 7 days per week dedicated tutor support, help is never far away!

What You’ll learn

This course will enable you to write and deliver effective training plans for those whom are obese and help them better manage their nutritional intake and improve their overall wellbeing. 

Understanding Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

In order to treat something, you need to comprehend its roots. During the Nutrition and Obesity Management Course you will learn all about the causes, symptoms and long-term risks associated with obesity. 

Measurement and Assessment of Obesity

Learn about external factors that may influence weight gain such as metabolic syndrome and hormonal imbalances as well as the affiliated assessing and measuring methods utilised to ascertain accurate readings.

Treating Obesity

You will learn about the benefits nutrition, exercise and physical activity can have to a client within this demographic and the precautions you must be aware of before creating a training plan. By the end of the course you will know the best ways to treat obesity and how to support clients to reach their fitness goals.

Design & Deliver Weight Loss Plans

The Obesity qualification will teach you a wide range of exercises applicable to these types of clients and how to design and deliver fun, adaptable and engaging sessions, both grouped and individualised. 

Understanding Long Term Behaviour

Tackling the immediate issues of obesity is only half of the battle; with this course, you will become qualified in helping clients better manage their health and behaviour to combat obesity in the long term.

Careers & Progression

Taking the Obesity and Nutrition Course will allow you to operate as a Level 5 specialist and advertise yourself as a Level 5 master trainer.

You can advertise your new services as a freelance trainer, work with clinics and medical practices on a referral basis to expand your client reach and enhance your career earnings. Additionally, you can apply for Level 5 specific job roles which you can find at high end fitness boutiques, clinics and wellbeing centres which come with amplified salaries. 

Careers Support

At OriGym, we appreciate that you are completing a qualification for a purpose and thus offer an extensive post course support system to help you succeed in the industry. 

We can help you write your CV, getting interviews through our partner network, interview prep, career consultation, CV distribution and much more.

Progression Routes

If you want to progress even further after completing your Level 5 award, you may wish to consider studying an additional Level 5 qualification to further enhance your employability as a highly specialised personal trainer. OriGym currently offers the Level 5 Lower Back Pain Management and Level 5 Advanced Nutrition for Sport Course.

Alumni Benefits

OriGym also has an alumnus which is packed with benefits and discounts on things such as accountancy, gym wear, supplements, website design, fitness software and pretty much anything that may facilitate your career.

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 Obesity and Diabetes course is a case study-based qualification. You will need to complete all the online course modules and coursework, but there is no end theory or practical assessment required.


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Angel Howarth

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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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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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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 Obesity and Weight Management course packages start from just 799 Euros, with guaranteed interviews and strong potential earnings after.

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