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. With this qualification you are able to build contracts and relationships with GP’s, Leisure Centres, NHS and other related bodies/organisations.


This course is internationally recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).


Course content:


Unit 1 Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
Unit 2 Professional practice for exercise referral instructors
Unit 3 Understanding medical conditions for exercise referral
Unit 4 Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme
Unit 5 Planning exercise referral programmes with patients
Unit 6 Instructing exercise with referred patients



Coursework, Multiple Choice Examination, Portfolio of Evidence and Practical Demonstration/Assignment. Please note the multiple choice theory assessments are those from the Level 3 Personal Trainer course. If you already hold this qualification you will be exempt from these exams.


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:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork
  • Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga


Career Progression:

This qualification also provides progression to the:

  • Active IQ Level 4 Certificate In Managing Low Back Pain
  • Active IQ Level 4 Certificate In Weight Management for Obese and Diabetic Clients

Course Prices:


Learning Method Price Course Materials Online Tutor eLearning Software Face to Face Tutor
Flexible/Part-time Learning £495 YES YES NO NO Book Now
Flexible Learning + eLearning £695 YES YES YES NO Book Now