ONLINE Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral Payment Plan

£98.75 / month and a £100.00 sign-up fee

£100 deposit then £98.75 for 4 months

New online course – This qualification is designed to provide candidates 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 qualification will be delivered online with the use of online lectures, online learning resources, only the practical assessment will be required to be held at one of our facilities.

*Covid -19 update -The practical day and assessment will be organised once the Leisure facilities are back open.

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Home Study


Candidates will receive a Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral manual when booking and be asked to read through specific sections. There are worksheets that are required to be completed before the course starts. Candidates will receive guidance on this when booking.

Online Delivery

Candidates will study some of the course through home study as well as three days of face to face delivery through an online platform ZOOM, a basic guide below shows what the candidate will learn:

  • the principles of collecting information to plan an exercise referral programme, the principles of risk stratification in exercise referral and the principles and procedures of record keeping
  • how to identify goals with exercise referral patients and instruct, adapt, and review exercise session with these patients. How to plan, prepare, monitor and adapt an exercise referral programme with patients and understand the importance of long term behaviour change for these patients
  • the current healthcare systems in the UK, the exercise referral process, the roles and responsibilities of the professional within an exercise referral scheme and the role and importance of exercise referral, related policies and key documents
  • the concept of a patient centred approach
  • the clinical features of medical conditions relevant to exercise referral programmes, the relationship between exercise and specified exercise referral medical conditions, the accepted methods for treatment/management of medical conditions relevant to exercise referral programmes and how to programme safe, effective exercise programmes for patients with specified exercise referral medical conditions

Course Dates

Course Code EF022X
26th, 27th, 28th February 2021
Assessment Date: 27th, 28th March 2021


  • coursework
  • portfolio of evidence
  • practical demonstration/assignment
  • practical examination – face to face at a Leisure Centre

Entry Requirements

Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (or equivalent), however candidates may still work towards this qualification with their level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing qualification but will need to complete additional units including Anatomy & Physiology and Nutrition at Level 3.


On completion candidates will be awarded with an Active IQ  Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral certificate.

Progression Routes

  • Level 4 Certificate in Weight Management for Individuals with Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus and/or Metabolic Syndrome
  • Any other Level 4 Specialist Qualification including Cancer & Exercise Rehabilitation Qualification


ITA Funding is accepted for this course.


eLearning is designed to offer a different learning style from the manual as some of our learners prefer visual and interactive learning as they struggle to study from the book alone. The content within the eLearning is not different to the content within your manual, the eLearning, however, is laid out to break down each unit within the qualification and quiz yourself to let yourself know if you are getting the answers correct. Active IQ has advised that you would require a laptop or computer to access your eLearning account as an iPad or mobile phone would not have the full capability to perform all the functions within the eLearning. Please be aware eLearning is not a mandatory learning tool.