Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral



This qualification is designed to provide learners with the knowledge to ensure safe and effective exercise programming for patients with a number of medical conditions and common reasons for referral onto a community-based exercise referral scheme.

The Active IQ Diploma in Exercise Referral is at Level 3 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework.

Entry Requirements

Learners must hold either a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym/Exercise to Music or Aqua) or equivalent (including qualifications which give entry to the REPs Physical activity Advisor category) or one of the following:

Qualification Structure

This Level 3 exercise referral qualification comprises six mandatory units. Successful achievement of all six mandatory units, 38 credits must be achieved for the full qualification.

> Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Health
> Professional Practice for Exercise Referral Instructors
> Understanding Medical Conditions for Exercise Referral
> Applying the principles of nutrition and physical activity
> Planning Exercise Referral Programmes with Patients
> Instructing Exercise with Referred Patients


Coursework, Multiple Choice Examination, Portfolio of Evidence, Practical Demonstration/Assignment.

Career Progression

This qualification also provides progression to the: