Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral

Qualification aim: To equip the learner with the knowledge and practical skills required to plan, deliver, manage and evaluate a safe, effective and progressive adapted physical activity programme for referred clients with specific controlled conditions.
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Qualification Structure and Unit Content

This qualification comprises of the following six mandatory units, 38 credits in total, all six of which must be completed for the full qualification:

  1. Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
  2. Professional Practice for Exercise Referral Instructors
  3. Understanding Medical Conditions for Exercise Referral
  4. Applying the principles of nutrition and physical activity
  5. Planning Exercise Referral Programmes with Patients
  6. Instructing Exercise with Referred Patients

(Note: If you have a QCF PT qualification you do not need to repeat: The Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise and Health, or the Nutrition theory papers)


A current recognised level 2 or 3 Fitness Instructing qualification


The assessment includes worksheets, a case study and an assignment.

Course Format

Three days including the practical assessment. There is some home study to complete all paperwork.

The course is also available 'in-house' for a minimum of 8 instructors.

Course Cost

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Course Venues, Dates, Times
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