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Exercise Referral (Level 3 Diploma)

Active IQ

Course Overview

Aimed at qualified fitness professionals who wish to learn how to provide assistance/advice and design exercise programmes for people with certain medical conditions which put their health at risk e.g. Heart Disease.It is seen a career progression opportunity for existing exercise professionals.The Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral is assessed through a combination of internal and external assessment.
  • Start Date
    6 Feb 2025
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    16 Weeks
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Important Message

Fees must be paid at the time of enrolment, or arrangements should be put in place to pay by instalments. The full fee includes tuition, registration and examination fees (where relevant). Depending on your circumstances you may be entitled to a reduced (concessionary) fee. Reduced fees are applied to the cost of tuition only. Failure to enrol before the Awarding Body deadline may result in you incurring a late fee.

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral Ref D203
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 06/02/2025
    Full £214.00
    Concession £86.00
    Examination £77.00
    Materials: £42.50

You may be eligible for funding on this course *

If you are an employer or employee of a NI based company

* Terms and Conditions apply

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

Learners should be 16 plus and must hold at least one of the following:•Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training•Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates•Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga

Additional Information

Course content includes: 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 This qualification can lead to employment as an ‘Exercise Referral Instructor’ or in any role that involves tailoring exercise for people with medical conditions covered by the qualification


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