YMCA Awards Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral

The aim of this qualification is teach exercise professionals how to provide assistance/advice and design exercise programmes for people with certain medical conditions which put their health at risk.

Throughout the course, candidates will learn:

  • How to apply appropriate exercise strategies to different medical conditions.
  • Understanding a range of common medical conditions and how they affect exercise. Common medical conditions include: Asthma, Diabetes (Type 1 and 2) Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoporosis, Obesity, Depression and Stress.
  • The current health care system in the UK and the referral process, including referrals to other professionals.
  • How to apply the principles of healthy eating to a range of medical conditions.
  • How to communicate with and support clients effectively.
  • Adapting and delivering exercise plans for a range of medical conditions


REPs CPD Points: 20 points
10 CIMSPA points


  • coursework
  • portfolio of evidence
  • practical demonstration/assignment
  • practical examination

Entry Requirements

L3 Certificate in Personal Training


L2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing. Candidates with a L2 Gym qualification would need to complete additional units of L3 Anatomy and physiology and L3 Nutrition.

Progression routes

Level 3 Award in Instructing Outdoor Fitness

Course Costs

£545 £495
£545 £445 – Student rate
A £200 (non-refundable deposit) is required to secure a place on this course.

Payment Plan

12 month 0% interest payment plan available on request

Course Dates


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