Support Clients to Manage Weight Loss and Health Conditions Through Exercise

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Level 4 Obesity and Weight Management Certificate

Over 25% of the general population in the UK are classified as obese, with a further 37% being ‘overweight’. As a result, the need for specialists in this area has never been more apparent. 

The Level 4 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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Available Packages

Advanced Trainer: Obesity Specialist

  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral (GP Referral)
  • Level 4 Certificate in Obesity Control and Weight Management
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  • Suspension Training CPD
  • Kettlebells CPD
  • Electrotherapy CPD
  • Body Weight Training CPD
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
  • Business CPD
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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)
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  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
  • Myofascial Release CPD
  • Body Weight Training CPD
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
  • Suspension Training CPD
  • Advanced Periodisation CPD
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0% Interest Payment Plans
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Obesity is one of the most common health issues facing the UK, 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 4 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 3 Personal Trainer or Level 3 Exercise Referral. You must also be aged 16 or over to enrol.
  • Accreditations: Accredited by Focus Awards & Ofqual-regulated.
  • Cost: £699 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.

After completing your Obesity and Weight Management  qualification, you will receive the following:

  • Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate in Developing Physical Activity and Weight Management Strategies for Obese Clients (RQF)
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This Level 4 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!

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To receive your Level 4 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 on 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.
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OriGym’s Level 4 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.

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Careers & Progression

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 the Level 4 Lower Back Pain Management and Level 4 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.

At OriGym, we believe quality training can still be affordable. This means we keep our costs low to ensure our focus is on training the next generation of fitness professionals. 

We also don’t charge extra for administration, certification costs, or examinations. The price you see on the website is exactly what you’ll pay!

Our partnerships with trusted gyms and assessment centres means we also don’t have to charge extra to hire venues.

To enrol on this course, students must be aged 16 years or older and hold either a Level 3 Personal Trainer or Level 3 Exercise Referral qualification.

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 the UK, but all over the world!

Your official Level 4 Obesity & Weight Management certificate will be sent to you within 6-8 weeks if you have paid your course in full.

However, if you’re on a payment plan, your certificates will only be sent when the balance for the course package has been cleared. In the meantime, you will still receive an internal certificate from us to show potential employers.

Our Level 4 Certificate in Obesity and Weight Management is accredited by Focus Awards. This guarantees our qualifications are fully recognised by all fitness industry employers and professionals. Additionally, all OriGym qualifications are internationally recognised and are fully regulated by Ofqual.


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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 4 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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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.

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Lucy Chapman

OriGym Student

Really enjoying my nutrition course!

My experience with Origym has been fab!! I am doing my Level 4 Nutrition course and it’s super easy to use, assessments get marked super quick and all round an amazing company to build on your knowledge with. Could not recommend them enough.

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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