Exercise referral student taking a blood pressure reading
Exercise referral student taking a blood pressure reading
Exercise referral student taking a blood pressure reading

Level 3 Exercise Referral

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Level 3 GP Exercise Referral Diploma

£425.00

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  • Pay in full

    Total payable £403.75 5% discount £21.25
  • 6 month payment plan

    1 x £55 and 5 x £54 Minimum deposit £100 Total payable £425
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Discover a course designed to help fitness professionals work with clients and manage chronic illnesses and conditions. This is an essential qualification for progressing to Level 4 and beyond.

  • Course type

    Blended learning

  • Time to qualify

    8-10 weeks

  • Entry requirements

    See below

  • Accreditations

    YMCA Awards are HFE's awarding body HFE's fitness courses and qualifications are endorsed by CIMSPA

Where Will Your Exercise Referral Journey Lead?

We supply a range of exercise referral courses and qualifications to a variety of commercial clients, some of which are featured below. Our team are therefore well placed to ensure that your journey in exercise referral gets off on the right foot.

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Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma

Discover a course designed to help fitness professionals work with clients and manage chronic illnesses and conditions. This is an essential qualification for progressing to Level 4 and beyond.

Overview

Exercise referral, or GP referral as it’s also known, enables exercise professionals to better serve existing clients, branch out to new people, and work with organisations, such as the NHS, who refer clients.

Fully accredited by YMCA Awards, our GP referral course is also recognised by CIMSPA. Not only is it an effective way to enhance a CV, but if you have your sights set on becoming a Level 4 exercise specialist then this Level 3 qualification is a prerequisite.

To really engage you as a learner and bring this course to life, we’ve enlisted one of the country’s foremost GPs to present an innovative series of video lectures. This is backed up by unlimited tutor support, access to our online student system, and bespoke manuals.

Course Structure:

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Home-study

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Practical training

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Assessment

Entry Requirements

As a minimum, you’ll need to have previously completed Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology and Level 3 Nutrition. If you’re a qualified personal trainer or you’ve studied these units as a part of another course, within the past 5 years, then you’re all set. if you haven't, our careers team is on hand if you're missing either prerequisite element.

What You'll Learn How You'll be Assessed Learning and Support Materials

What You'll Learn

Becoming a leading exercise referral specialist takes a certain level of commitment and the right blend of specialised knowledge and skills.

The following is by far an exhaustive list, but here are some of the topics you’ll encounter while studying exercise referral:

  • Professional Practice for Exercise Referral

    Professional Practice for Exercise Referral

    • Health, safety and welfare
    • Legal responsibilities in exercise referral
    • Setting up and monitoring referral schemes
    • Understanding professional competencies
    • Fundamental principles of referral schemes
    • Role of exercise and physical activity in exercise referral
  • Understanding Medical Conditions for Exercise Referral

    Understanding Medical Conditions for Exercise Referral

    • Arthritis & Osteoporosis
    • Joint replacement surgery
    • Simple mechanical back pain
    • Hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia
    • Obesity and diabetes
    • Mental health conditions
  • Planning and Delivering Exercise Referral Programmes for Patients

    Planning and Delivering Exercise Referral Programmes for Patients

    • Planning exercise for referred clients
    • Session structure
    • Resistance training for referred clients
    • Cardiovascular training for referred clients
    • Teaching and monitoring exercises
    • The stages of teaching
  • Communicating with and Supporting Referred Clients

    Communicating with and Supporting Referred Clients

    • Creating a positive impression
    • Communication and rapport with clients
    • Supporting lasting changes
    • Benefits of communication
    • Probing, clarifying and leading
    • Overcoming barriers to physical activity
  • Assessing Referred Clients

    Assessing Referred Clients

    • Purposes of pre-exercise assessment
    • Resting heart rates and blood pressure
    • Body mass index
    • Waist-hip ratios
    • Pre-assessment guidelines
    • Validity and reliability

How You'll be Assessed

The course is comprised of various components that will give you the opportunity to demonstrate your GP referral knowledge in a range of practical and theoretical ways.

50%

Worksheets:

  • Professional practice
  • Planning exercise
  • Instructing exercise
50%

Assessment:

  • Create a session plan
  • Hypothetical consultation
  • Medical theory assessment

Learning and Support Materials

As with all of our courses, the Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma comes with everything you need to become a first-rate professional in your field.

Superior training manuals
Digital training materials

Jam-packed with essential content

Written by experts, our textbooks contain all the information you need to master your course.

Exclusive access to our learner's digital platform
Learning materials range

Your central hub, everything in one place

Our Learner Engagement System contains video lectures, all your assessment materials and logs all of your activity with your course tutor, so you can easily keep track of your progress.

Course study guide
Home study guide

Structured learning

A simple plan of what to study, when to study and what to expect on your course.

Personalised support
Learning support tutor

A helping hand, whenever you need it

You’ll get the unlimited support of a course tutor who you can use as often or as little as you like.

A help finding your feet
Study on your own terms

We'll help get your career off the ground

Once you graduate, you’ll get access to our CV Connect programme which connects you to employers who are looking to hire people just like you. We’ll also be here to give you any career advice you may need.

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