Become a Master Personal Trainer and Help Clients With Diabetes

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Become a Level 4 Specialist in Weight Management and Diabetes Control

More than 4 million people in the UK suffer from diabetes which equates to just over 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 4 Diabetes Control & Weight Management course you will study the various causes of the condition, and develop 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

Advanced Trainer: Diabetes Specialist

  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral (GP Referral)
  • Level 4 Certificate in Diabetes Control and Weight Management
Individual RRP:
0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
  • Body Weight Training CPD
  • Kettlebells CPD
  • Taping and Strapping CPD
  • Hydration CPD
  • Business CPD
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0% Interest Payment Plans

Platinum Personal Trainer Course Package

  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Level 4 Speciality Course of Your Choice (Obesity, Diabetes or Lower Back Pain)
Individual RRP:
0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
  • Myofascial Release CPD
  • Body Weight Training CPD
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
  • Suspension Training CPD
  • Advanced Periodisation CPD
Individual RRP:
0% Interest Payment Plans
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Our Level 4 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 3 Personal Trainer or a Level 3 Exercise Referral qualification. Students must also be 16+ to enrol.
Accreditations: Regulated by Ofqual and accredited by Focus Awards.
Cost: £699 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 4 Certificate in Developing Physical Activity and Weight Management Strategies for Diabetic Clients (RQF)

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Completing our Level 4 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 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.

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How You’ll Be Assessed

To complete the Level 4 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 on real scenarios where you’ll have to:

  • Create pre-exercise regimes, objectives, and an eight-week exercise programme based on 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
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Study Options

OriGym’s Level 4 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 4 Diabetes Control and Weight Management course among many other fitness qualifications. 

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Careers & Progression

Completing this qualification means you can work as a Level 4 Personal Trainer and advertise yourself as a specialist in exercise for diabetes and weight management. 

You can then 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 Virgin Active and Sports Direct 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 4 diabetes course online, you can then look into pursuing other specialist qualifications. This includes our Level 4 Nutrition course or Level 4 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!  

If your course has been paid in full, your Level 4 Diabetes Control & Management certificate will be requested from Focus Awards and sent to you within 6-8 weeks. However, you’ll receive an internal certificate from us whilst you wait for this process. 

Your certificates will only be sent when the balance of the course package has been cleared at the end of your payment plan.

OriGym’s Level 4 Diabetes Control & Weight Management course is an ideal next step for any fitness professional who has already completed either a Level 3 Personal Trainer or Level 3 Exercise Referral qualification

Both of these courses will provide you with enough skills and knowledge to then specialise with our Level 4 course. 

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

Our course is accredited by Focus Awards and regulated by the government body Ofqual. This ensures that this qualification is of the highest industry standard and meets the requirements of a Level 4 course. 

Becoming a specialist with our Level 4 Diabetes course will allow you to work with medical professionals. This can include GP practices and hospitals who 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. 

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


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

Business and Marketing Consultation

Our team will teach you how to grow your business with free industry tips and marketing resources.

Alumni Benefits

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 with guaranteed job interviews!

  • Puregym
  • Virgin Active
  • Everlast Fitness Club
  • DW Fitness First
  • JD Gyms
  • Sport Direct Fitness


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Guy Thompson

Former Leicester & Wasps Rugby Player

Before studying with OriGym, Guy was a professional Ruby player for both Wasps and Leicester Tigers and is currently playing for Eailing. Guy chose to complete his fitness qualifications with OriGym as the option to study around his career via online learning and OriGym looked the most "simple and professional" compared to other providers.


After being in and around professional sport for 13 years, this is a natural progression after learning from World Leading S&C coaches. Becoming a personal trainer will allow me to implement this knowledge for helping people and helping people achieve their goals away from sport. I'd really want to focus on helping people in their everyday lives through both mental and physical wellbeing.

OriGym's tutors have been excellent, with great feedback and the content is perfect for someone looking to get started in the industry. 

Nikola Matawalu

Nikola Matawalu

Professional Rugby Player & Fiji International

Great Course Content & Structure!

He's made over 100 appearances for Glasgow Warriors, being twice awarded as Glasgow Warriors player of the season and also won the Pro12 title with Glasgow in the 2014-15 season. He also has 36 caps for Fiji.

I have a huge passion for health, fitness and rugby since I was young and now wants to broaden my knowledge across fitness with the goal of helping others. I Did some research across different courses and companies, OriGym was really attractive as a provider with how the course was structured. Being able to study Online around rugby, training and family commitments is really important to me. The course is easy to follow, with a mixture of information, quizzes and assignments. All of the subjects, modules and content are really interesting and helps broaden my knowledge. I'd be excited to do some personal training in the gym in the off season in the meantime to get some experience. I'm also excited to continue to study and get more knowledge in different areas with OriGym.

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 2 Gym Instructor and Level 3 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.

Ramnik Sembi

Ramnik Sembi

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 2 Gym Instructor and Level 3 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 Diabetes packages start from just £699, with guaranteed interviews and strong potential earnings after.

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