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Train to gain the skills and the insight to help clients better manage obesity or diabetes.

Obesity and diabetes both pose serious threats to the health of people all over the world. Our obesity and diabetes management course is designed to provide you with the knowledge to ensure safe and effective exercise programming for obese and diabetic clients.

We offer this course via distance study, allowing you to slot study in with the rest of your life. This course is recognised by REPs at Level 4 and you’ll need to hold a Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral qualification or equivalent in order to enrol.

Signing up is easy: simply fill in our online application or call us. Once your application has been accepted,
you’ll be able to  receive immediate access to your course material.

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Level 4 Certificate in Obesity and Diabetes Management


Level 4 in Obesity and Diabetes Management



Initially you will learn all about the fundamentals of obesity and diabetes along with in-depth theory of how they come about, the affect they have on the body and how they are counteracted.

Once you have studied what obesity and diabetes are you will go on to learn about metabolic syndrome and the differences it can make.

As a level 4 obesity and diabetes specialist you will be specifically qualified to work with clients referred by a GP or nutritionist. It is important that you learn and understand this process.

Prices include VAT. *Finance options available including 0% interest and zero credit charges. Finance subject to eligibility criteria.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Our obesity and diabetes management course is accredited by Active IQ, and once you’ve successfully completed the course you’ll be awarded the Level 4 Certificate in Physical Activity and Weight Management for Obese and Diabetic Clients. This qualification is recognised by REPs in the UK and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). 

All TRAINFITNESS courses are managed via our online learning portal. A main feature of the portal is the Student Desktop which you’ll gain access to as soon as you’ve enrolled. Through it you can view your online course material.

Using the TRAINFITNESS app you can also do this on the move via the Mobile Student Desktop. The app is compatible with Apple iOS 8.1 and above and Android Jellybean (4.2.2) and above, and of course you’ll need wireless internet connection*.

The obesity and diabetes management course is delivered via distance study. You’ll work through the online course material and complete the portfolio which includes worksheets and a hypothetical case study. You’ll submit the portfolio when you complete it but within two years of enrolment.

Before you can request the qualification certificate, you must satisfy and complete all course requirements. This includes, for example, the online course material which you will complete in your own time.

There’s no guarantee that any course will be offered for more than two (2) years from the date you enrol, so you need to make sure you complete the course within this time frame.

*Devices, manufacturers and operating systems are subject to change
~If applicable to the course you enrol on

There are no attendance requirements for this course.

A basic level of English and Maths will be necessary to understand the content, and you’ll hold a Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral or equivalent.

There are two payment options available for our obesity and diabetes management course:

Pay Up Front – Choose to pay in full, up front, via PayPal, a credit or debit card, over the phone, via our secure online portal or in person and you’ll benefit from a discount of up to 20%.

Finance Plans (Up to Five Years)* – If approved for finance, you can pay off your obesity and diabetes management course over a number of months with one of our finance plans. These may include 0% interest and zero credit charges on terms of six months to five years with a deposit of just 5% in some instances*.

For more information about any of our payment options, please contact our Enrolments team on 02072929140.

* Deposit amounts and term durations vary and are at the lender’s discretion.

Learner Support – You’ll have access to our Learner Support team, dedicated to assisting you with study questions and queries. The team is generally available via phone, email or through the Helpdesk Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm GMT, excluding Bank holidays and office closures.

Feedback ServiceDuring your obesity and diabetes management course you’ll be assessed in various ways, including via portfolio and practical assessment. You’re able to send us a video of what you intend to do for your practical assessment and or what you intend to submit as your portfolio beforehand and one of our qualified assessors will provide detailed feedback, both on areas you've done well in and areas that could use improvement. You just need to do this at least two weeks prior to the due date of the assessment or the submission date of the portfolio. Additional fees apply.

Online Community – If you prefer peer-to-peer help with your obesity and diabetes management course, then you can also join in the conversation on one of our social media profiles: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.

Bookings are subject to availability. Dates, venues, start and finish times are subject to change. Please refer to the Course Terms and Conditions for more information.

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