Enhance Your Career Prospects With a Level 4 Personal Training Course

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Qualify as a Specialist Personal Trainer with a Level 4 Course

Sometimes referred to as a ‘Level 4 Personal Trainer course’, a Level 4 Fitness course is an advanced qualification that allows you to build on your existing knowledge and develop a deeper understanding of a specialist subject.

Qualifying as a specialist trainer with a Level 4 qualification marks the pinnacle of industry recognition, positioning you among the top 10% of fitness professionals in the UK.

By studying with OriGym, you’ll be able to choose from a range of Ofqual-regulated Level 4 courses, including:

Each of the above courses will elevate your employment prospects and boost your earning potential. Once qualified, you'll be able to specialise in one of the most in-demand and lucrative areas of fitness.  

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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
Individual RRP:
0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Suspension Training CPD
  • Kettlebells CPD
  • Electrotherapy CPD
  • Body Weight Training CPD
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
  • Business CPD
Individual RRP:
0% Interest Payment Plans

The Expert Trainer Package

  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Level 4 Certificate in Diabetes Control and Weight Management
  • Level 4 Certificate in Obesity Control and Weight Management
  • Level 4 Nutrition in Weight Management & Athletic Performance
Individual RRP:
0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Bodyweight Training CPD
  • Hydration for Sport CPD
  • Business & Marketing CPD
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
  • Myofascial Release CPD
  • Kettlebells CPD
Individual RRP:
0% Interest Payment Plans
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At OriGym, we run four internationally-recognised Level 4 Fitness courses, each of which qualifies you to work as a Level 4 Specialist Trainer. 

Level 4 Qualification in Lower Back Pain Management

As a certified Level 4 Lower Back Pain specialist, you will become an expert in helping clients with debilitating back problems. You’ll be qualified to assist with rehabilitation, training clients to effectively manage their symptoms. 

Course Type: Online, with expert tutor support available 7 days a week.
Entry Requirements: You must be aged 16+ and hold either a Level 3 Personal Training or Level 3 Exercise Referral qualification.
Accreditations: Accredited by Focus Awards & Regulated by Ofqual.
Cost: £699 with no fees for certifications or exams.

Level 4 Qualification in Obesity and Weight Management Control

Obesity is one of the biggest health issues in the UK, with the demand for experts reaching an all-time high. As an obesity and weight management specialist, you will learn how to help those struggling with obesity overcome symptoms, increase fitness levels, and ultimately improve their quality of life! 

Course Type: Online, with unlimited access to expert tutor support.
Entry Requirements: You must hold either a Level 3 Personal Training qualification or Exercise Referral qualification and be at least 16 years old.
Accreditations: Accredited by Focus Awards & Regulated by Ofqual.
Cost: £699 with no fees for certifications or exams.

Level 4 Qualification in Diabetes and Weight Management Control

It’s estimated that diabetes affects over 4 million people in the UK. As a Level 4 qualified Diabetes specialist you will work with diabetic clients, offering specialised training programmes that provide the benefits of exercise, as well as having the awareness of what measures to take with diabetic clients.

Course Type: Online, with tutor support available 7 days a week.
Entry Requirements: You must hold either a Level 3 Personal Training qualification or Exercise Referral qualification and be at least 16 years old.
Accreditations: Accredited by Focus Awards & Regulated by Ofqual.
Cost: £699 with no fees for certifications or exams.

Level 4 Certificate in Nutrition for Weight Management and Athletic Performance

Maintaining a healthy diet is essential for your personal training clients to achieve their specified fitness goals. As a nutrition specialist, you will expand your knowledge of weight management, meal planning, and writing goal-oriented nutrition plans within various areas of sport and exercise.

Course Type: Online, with access to tutor support 7 days a week.
Entry Requirements: There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However, students must be aged 16 or over.
Accreditations: Accredited by Focus Awards & Regulated by Ofqual.
Cost: £999 with no fees for exams or certifications.

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What You’ll Learn

Each of our Level 4 courses for Personal Trainers covers a range of interesting topics around a specific area of fitness. Here’s an overview of what you can expect to learn on each course: 

Level 4 Lower Back Pain Management

On this programme, students will cover:

  • Types of Lower Back Pain
  • Assessment Strategy
  • Intelligent Activity Planning
  • Impact and Symptoms of Back Problems 
  • Causes and Back Problems 
  • Posture and Movement

Level 4 Obesity and Weight Management Control

This programme covers:

  • Understanding Obesity
  • Treating Obesity
  • Designing and Delivering Weight Loss Plans
  • Understanding Long Term Behaviour

Level 4 Diabetes and Weight Management Control

During this course, students will cover:

  • Comprehending Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes
  • Measurement and Assessment of Diabetes
  • Treating and Managing Diabetes
  • Designing and Delivering Weight Loss Plans
  • Understanding Long Term Behaviour

Level 4 Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

On this course, students will learn about:

  • Macros and Micros
  • Understanding Nutrition Legislation
  • Relationships Between Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • The Business of Nutrition
  • Nutrition for the Elderly and Special Populations
  • Vegetarian and Vegan Diets
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Study Options

All four of our Level 4 Fitness courses are studied online via our award-nominated e-learning platform, the Student Zone. This industry-leading platform has been designed to provide students like you with the best possible learning experience.

Just some of the innovative resources you’ll have access to include:

  • Online lectures
  • Videos and webinars
  • Interactive quizzes
  • eBooks and PDFs

Online study is a great option for any fitness professionals looking to take their career to the next level by completing an advanced personal trainer course. By choosing this flexible study method, you’ll be able to complete your qualification around your existing clients, as well as any other work or personal commitments you might have.   

As a student on one of our Level 4 Fitness courses, you’ll be able to study remotely at a time and place that works for you. There are no fixed start dates or deadlines, allowing you to start studying as soon as you’re enrolled and work through the course at your own pace.  

Throughout your studies, you’ll also be supported by specialist tutors, all of whom are experts in your chosen area of study. You’ll be able to access this expert tutor support by phone, email or live chat, 7 days per week.

For some of our advanced personal trainer certification course options, you will be required to complete a single practical assessment. This will be held at one of the many OriGym venues located across the UK. 

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Careers & Progression

Upon completion of your course, you’ll be able to market yourself as an expert in Personal Training with Level 4 status. 

The knowledge acquired on your course will qualify you to take on specialised work in your chosen area, providing you with the opportunity to support a wider range of clients and maximise your earning potential. 

As an OriGym graduate, you’ll receive ongoing support throughout this next stage of your personal training career and beyond. 

Careers Support

As soon as you complete your course, our dedicated careers experts will guide you towards securing a new job that reflects your elite status as an Advanced Personal Trainer with a Level 4 certification. Our team will distribute your CV to our various industry partners and even help to secure you a job interview!

Business Support

If starting your journey alone sounds more exciting, or you want to complete a Level 4 PT course to expand your existing business, OriGym can help with all things business and marketing, too!

We can offer consultations for fitness business startups, and teach you the ropes in terms of understanding all aspects of getting started as a freelance PT. Whether you need help with marketing, web design, or advice on the associated costs - our team has a wealth of experience in supporting people just like you.

Further Progression 

For a personal trainer, Level 4 courses mark the highest level of recognition, but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue to build on your knowledge. As well as considering other fitness courses at level 4, Fitness CPDs are also perfect for industry professionals seeking to expand their expertise in specialist areas of training.

However, your education doesn’t have to stop there! OriGym provides a wide range of CPD Fitness Courses tailored for industry professionals seeking to expand their expertise in specialist areas of training.

Prices for our Level 4 courses start at just £699. All of our courses are available with flexible, 0% interest payment plans. We also offer packages which include multiple advanced qualifications at a discounted rate when booked together.

We believe courses and education should be obtainable and affordable for anyone who wants to start a career within the fitness sector, which is why our prices are cheaper than providers of other Level 4 PT courses. We own a vast majority of training venues through our sister company, which allows us to charge less thanks to reduced overheads. We also do not apply unnecessary admin fees, certification charges or exam fees that many of our competitors apply.

Some of the post-course support services available to our level 4 personal trainer students include CV distribution, interview tips, and support in landing a job interview on completion of your course.

If your goal is to start or expand your own personal training business, we can also provide you with a range of free business and marketing resources to set you up for the best possible start in the industry. Our dedicated post-course support team can even offer free business consultations!

At OriGym, we also have a huge student alumni system made up of over 250 brands. As an OriGym graduate, you’ll be able to get discounts on career essentials such as software and equipment from some of the world’s largest fitness brands and services.

Every level 4 fitness qualification that we offer can be paid for by setting up a flexible payment plan with 0% interest. 

Additional funding streams are also available through our OriGym partners.

Our partners include:

  • The MOD (Ministry of Defence) which funds current and former military personnel.
  • The PFA (Players Football Association) which helps current and former professional footballers.
  • The PCA (Professional Cricketers’ Association) which can offer funding towards courses for current and former pro cricketers.
  • The RPA (Rugby Players Association) which provides discounts for current and former rugby professionals.

Evidence of affiliation with these organisations is obtained before enrolment and is subject to check from each respective organisation.

Depending on which Level 4 fitness course you wish to study, you may need prior qualifications.

For our Lower Back Pain Management, Diabetes Control Management, and Obesity & Weight Management courses, you’ll need to hold a Level 3 Personal Training qualification or an equivalent Level 3 certification such as Exercise Referral.

There are no prior qualification prerequisites for our Level 4 Nutrition for Sport and Exercise course.

For all of our Level 4 Fitness courses, students must also be aged 16 or older.

All of our Level 4 qualifications for personal trainers are regulated by Ofqual and awarded by Focus Awards, one of the UK’s leading awarding bodies. This guarantees our qualifications are fully recognised by all fitness industry employers and professionals.

OriGym offers a range of different fitness courses at Level 4 which enable you to develop specialist knowledge in particular areas of fitness and exercise. Exactly what you will learn depends on the course you choose to study. 

Students on the Lower Back Pain Management course will cover topics such as the types and causes of back pain, posture and movement, assessment techniques and activity planning to aid treatment. 

The Obesity & Diabetes courses cover various aspects of nutrition and meal planning for individuals managing their weight loss and diabetes, including understanding the long-term behaviours of such individuals and how to develop programmes to support them. 

Finally, the Nutrition for Sport & Exercise course covers multiple aspects of nutrition including macros and micros, understanding how to plan meals for special populations, and how to create vegan and vegetarian meal plans to aid fitness goals.

Once qualified as a Personal Trainer with Level 4 status, you will be able to pursue numerous advanced career opportunities. For example, with this training under your belt, you will be able to work with clients in specialist populations such as those with medical requirements like diabetes or obesity, rather than just the general population.

In addition to this, if you're a self-employed personal trainer you will be able to begin marketing yourself as an 'expert' in a particular field. As such, you can then charge more for your expertise in said area. 

As an OriGym student, you’ll receive continuous support throughout your course. All of our Level 4 fitness qualifications are studied exclusively via our award-nominated e-learning platform, which is made up of a range of resources including e-books, interactive resources, online lectures, training manuals and so much more.

You’ll also have the full support of our expert tutors, who are available over the phone, via email and using our instant chat box service. This support is available 7 days per week, including evenings, to ensure we accommodate all students. As professionals in their specialist areas, tutors will be able to answer any questions and help guide you through the course, ensuring your success.

Also, as you’re able to study the course at your own pace and in your own time, there’s no pressure and no stress to stick to difficult deadlines.

Depending on your subject pathway, assessment methods for the level 4 courses do vary. All of our courses involve online assessments and some will require you to complete one practical assessment. This practical will be completed in person at one of OriGym’s many venues in cities across the UK.

How long it takes to become a Level 4 Personal Trainer depends on how frequently you study. This is because these courses are self-paced with no deadlines, meaning you can work through the content and assignments as quickly or slowly as you like.

On average, students take 10 weeks to complete the Lower Back Pain Management, Obesity & Weight Management Control, and Diabetes Management Control courses. 

Whereas those on our Level 4 Nutrition Course take an average of 12 weeks to complete.


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OriGym helps to advance your career as a PT with guaranteed post-course interviews with leading gym brands.

Professional Guidance

You’ll be equipped for ongoing success with 1-to-1 interview preparation, free CV analysis, and expert career advice.

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We provide exclusive discounts to help you excel as a personal trainer, from specialist software to insurance.

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Dafydd James

Former British & Irish Lions Rugby Player

In-Depth Course Content

Dafydd James was a Rugby player who played 48 times for Wales, scoring 15 tries and toured with the British & Irish Lions. He played for Sale Sharks, Harlequins and Cardiff Blues amongst other prestigious clubs, making over 300 club a during his professional career.

I want to advance myself, refresh existing knowledge and I'd like to develop a business utilising this Nutrition qualification that can help other people.

After researching online and looking at various courses, I was happy to choose a recognised qualification which is what OriGym offers. Additionally, it was important for me to see that there is a lot of positive feedback from reviews, as well as the course content looked thorough and in depth.

I chose this course as I'm looking to add another dimension and skillset to my business. If I can utilise the framework provided by OriGym, I will be able to develop business opportunities and educate anyone from the general public to professional athletes. Not only this, but I'm looking to personally develop and create a successful business using support from OriGym.

Jessica Lee

Jessica Lee

Olympic Track Cyclist

The Best Course Provider

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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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.

Sophie Longmire

Sophie Longmire

OriGym Student

Wonderful experience so far!

"It's been a really wonderful experience throughout with Origym. The courses are very informative with excellent teaching points - the tutors and assessors have been nothing shy of amazing and extremely helpful! Love it and fully recommend it to anyone looking for a fitness career!"


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