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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 Exercise Referral Diploma

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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

Learn More About This Exercise Referral Course

Intro

While the UK’s average life expectancy continues to rise, so does the prevalence of chronic illnesses and conditions like heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, obesity, diabetes and asthma. In order to meet the ever complex needs of the nation, today’s health and fitness professionals must have a solid understanding of these conditions, the impact they have on individuals and the most effective forms of treatment.

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.

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

  • Assessing Referred Clients

  • Communicating With and Supporting Referred Clients

  • Planning Exercise for Referred Clients

  • Teaching and Monitoring Exercise

  • Pathology of Chronic Conditions*

The conditions you’ll learn about include:

  • Asthma
  • Osteoporosis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Obesity
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Depression, stress and anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Hypercholesterolemia and hypertension

Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology and Level 3 Nutrition also make up part of this course. If you’ve already completed these as part of another course or discipline, for example, personal training, you won’t need to repeat them.

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.

  • Worksheet 1

    Professional Practice

  • Worksheet 2

    Planning Exercise for Referred Clients

  • Worksheet 3

    Teaching and Monitoring Exercises

  • Case Study

    Conducted on a real person with a minimum of two controlled medical conditions

  • Practical Assessment

    Perform a consultation and plan a session for a hypothetical client

  • Invigilated Assessment

    Medical conditions and activity guidelines tables

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.

Timetable

Before your practical weekend, we recommend you undertake 8-10 weeks of home study. During this period you’ll have ample opportunity to watch our video lectures, presented by a leading GP, get familiar with LES (the Learner Engagement System) and read your bespoke manuals.

  • Day 1

    You'll gain experience of consulting with referred clients and then put this into practice by performing a consultation on a hypothetical client

  • Day 2

    As part of your final assessments, you'll be assessed while teaching exercise to a hypothetical client

There are also two invigilated worksheets that require, these are: medical conditioning and an activity guidelines table – these must be taken separately to the two-day practical weekend, and your support tutor will be able to help arrange a suitable date at one of our venues.

For a detailed breakdown of everything involved with our exercise referral course, call our Careers team on 0800 612 4067.

Upgrade Your Exercise Referral Qualification

Take your qualification further by combining it with others, saving money and benefiting from exclusive extras like videos, career support and job opportunities.

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Discover how to help clients manage chronic illnesses and conditions


Courses
Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma

With this qualification, you’ll be able to work with an expanded range of clients, helping them manage chronic illnesses and conditions like asthma, obesity, arthritis and diabetes.

As the name suggests, the Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma enables you to get involved with exercise/GP referral schemes and work alongside various public and private health organisations referring clients.

The course tackles a wide-range of subjects, including professional practice, the pathophysiology of various conditions, programming exercise for medical conditions, the role of medications, and assessing and monitoring referred clients. To really bring the subjects to life, your learning will be enhanced by a range of extensive video lectures presented by a leading GP who is well-versed with exercise referral.

Level 3 Nutrition to Support Physical Activity

Diet and nutrition are key components when it comes to helping clients achieve their goals and in fact, they can be just as important as exercise. With that in mind, Level 3 Nutrition to Support Physical Activity is a must-have qualification.

In just a few short weeks you’ll have gained the knowledge and real-life solutions to improve the dietary habits of your clients. It’s a great standalone qualification to have but even better and more effective when it’s combined with personal training.

Throughout the course, you’ll encounter a range of topics including popular nutrition myths and diets, healthy eating guidelines and weight management best practices.

Level 3 Applied Anatomy and Physiology
Level 3 Exercise for Older Adults

By 2030, the NHS predicts that life expectancy will rise to the late 80s and that one in five people in the UK will be over 65. Now more than ever fitness professionals are required to meet the exercise needs of this growing older population.

The Level 3 Exercise for Older Adults course is designed to help you upskill and gain the knowledge to safely and effectively adapt exercise for older clients. In doing so, you’ll not only be able to make your services more inclusive, but also grow your client base.

Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Exercise Instructor

Specialist

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Train more clients, tackle more conditions and make more of a difference


Courses
Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma

With this qualification, you’ll be able to work with an expanded range of clients, helping them manage chronic illnesses and conditions like asthma, obesity, arthritis and diabetes.

As the name suggests, the Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma enables you to get involved with exercise/GP referral schemes and work alongside various public and private health organisations referring clients.

The course tackles a wide-range of subjects, including professional practice, pathophysiology of various conditions, programming exercise for medical conditions, the role of medications, and assessing and monitoring referred clients. To really bring the subjects to life, your learning will be enhanced by a range of extensive video lectures presented by a leading GP who is well-versed with exercise referral.

Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Exercise Instructor

It’s a fact that recovery and rest are important for mother and baby. Modern guidance has also stressed the importance of regular exercise and physical activity, both in the pre and postnatal stages.

The Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Instructor course is designed to equip fitness professionals with the skills and knowledge they need to develop safe and effective programmes for pre and postnatal clients.

To guide your learning, you’ll receive an extensive range of print and digital resources, including comprehensive training manuals, ongoing support from a dedicated tutor and an extensive range of online video lectures presented by a specialist midwife.

Level 3 Exercise for Older Adults

By 2030, the NHS predicts that life expectancy will rise to the late 80s and that one in five people in the UK will be over 65. Now more than ever fitness professionals are required to meet the exercise needs of this growing older population.

The Level 3 Exercise for Older Adults course is designed to help you upskill and gain the knowledge to safely and effectively adapt exercise for older clients. In doing so, you’ll not only be able to make your services more inclusive, but also grow your client base.

Level 3 Nutrition to Support Physical Activity

Diet and nutrition are key components when it comes to helping clients achieve their goals and in fact, they can be just as important as exercise. With that in mind, Level 3 Nutrition to Support Physical Activity is a must-have qualification.

In just a few short weeks you’ll have gained the knowledge and real-life solutions to improve the dietary habits of your clients. It’s a great standalone qualification to have but even better and more effective when it’s combined with personal training.

Throughout the course, you’ll encounter a range of topics including popular nutrition myths and diets, healthy eating guidelines and weight management best practices.

Level 3 Applied Anatomy and Physiology

Master

£1280.00 See more

Lead the way and be at the forefront of making a difference in the community


Courses
Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma

With this qualification, you’ll be able to work with an expanded range of clients, helping them manage chronic illnesses and conditions like asthma, obesity, arthritis and diabetes.

As the name suggests, the Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma enables you to get involved with exercise/GP referral schemes and work alongside various public and private health organisations referring clients.

The course tackles a wide-range of subjects, including professional practice, pathophysiology of various conditions, programming exercise for medical conditions, the role of medications, and assessing and monitoring referred clients. To really bring the subjects to life, your learning will be enhanced by a range of extensive video lectures presented by a leading GP who is well-versed with exercise referral.

Level 3 Nutrition to Support Physical Activity

Diet and nutrition are key components when it comes to helping clients achieve their goals and in fact, they can be just as important as exercise. With that in mind, Level 3 Nutrition to Support Physical Activity is a must-have qualification.

In just a few short weeks you’ll have gained the knowledge and real-life solutions to improve the dietary habits of your clients. It’s a great standalone qualification to have but even better and more effective when it’s combined with personal training.

Throughout the course, you’ll encounter a range of topics including popular nutrition myths and diets, healthy eating guidelines and weight management best practices.

Level 3 Applied Anatomy and Physiology
Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Exercise Instructor

It’s a fact that recovery and rest are important for mother and baby. Modern guidance has also stressed the importance of regular exercise and physical activity, both in the pre and postnatal stages.

The Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Instructor course is designed to equip fitness professionals with the skills and knowledge they need to develop safe and effective programmes for pre and postnatal clients.

To guide your learning, you’ll receive an extensive range of print and digital resources, including comprehensive training manuals, ongoing support from a dedicated tutor and an extensive range of online video lectures presented by a specialist midwife.

Level 3 Exercise for Older Adults

By 2030, the NHS predicts that life expectancy will rise to the late 80s and that one in five people in the UK will be over 65. Now more than ever fitness professionals are required to meet the exercise needs of this growing older population.

The Level 3 Exercise for Older Adults course is designed to help you upskill and gain the knowledge to safely and effectively adapt exercise for older clients. In doing so, you’ll not only be able to make your services more inclusive, but also grow your client base.

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    "HFE is the ultimate fitness training provider, without a doubt their personal training courses are the best in the industry."

    James Crossley

    (Hunter from Gladiators)

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    "The course has really helped me to better understand yoga so that I can improve my performance and remain World No. 1"

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    (World No. 1 Squash Player - 2016)

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    (Team GB Olympic Pole Vaulter)

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    "HFE is the most professional and cutting edge fitness provider I have ever seen."

    Kardy Laguda

    (International Fitness Presenter)

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Did the Level 3 Exercise Referral qualification with HFE who were by far the best to date. Will 100% use for future courses.

    Paul

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    My experience have been amazing with them, all the teachers and tutors where really nice and always ready to help with everything. What I liked most was the practical assessments where you challenge yourself through 'real' practice which you learn a lot. The books are easy to read and also they just don't give you the certificate you have to work for it.

    Dowlingqr1949

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    My second course just completed, only a space of a few months between level 2 and level three. The way HFE balance their courses and requirements make it possible to complete courses in a time fame that fits individual requirements. The development was seamless, many thanks for a well delivered course, great content and user friendly arrangements.

    Paul Dunn

  • Rating: 4 out of 5

    I like this way of working and having a tutor I can contact as and when I needed was great. The course is more set up to gym instructors, but Gregg was very helpful and the case study was adapted to suit Pilates.

    FHarris

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