Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral


Dates Workshop – 9:30 – 4 pm 12th January 2021 (Due to lockdown, the new date is Tuesday 30th March 2021 – 9:30am – 4pm)

Practical Assessment Day (1 hour) this can be booked at any time agreed with the assessor within 3 months of the workshop date.



Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral provides the key skills and knowledge to establish you in the field of Exercise Referral.

Knowledge from this course is particularly aimed at PT’s wishing to implement and design, exercise programmes for referred clients. Giving you a greater understanding and confidence (as well as income) to healthy clients. The tutor has experience of running an exercise referral scheme and has private clients that have many medical conditions. Exercise is a major factor in benefiting health, without this qualification (As a PT, you would not be covered to deal with these conditions).

You will be able to work with special populations in both preventative and rehabilitative exercise therapies. Stimulating your knowledge of special populations to enhance your exercise prescription skills above the competition (Many who are not insured or qualified to train special populations). Personal trainers want to move into the lucrative bracket of personal training clients that are Referred from medical professionals are one step ahead of none qualified PT’s. This course is often referred to as ‘GP referral’ and is the same qualification but referrals can be the client referring themselves to you.

The assessment skills will be taught to gather valuable information to class the individual in to stable (you can train) and unstable (you must refer to a medical professional) category. Low risk and some medium risk conditions are compatible with exercise. However, the important thing is to understand a high risk individual, these need to be referred before starting exercise without medical observation.

KSA has a Rehabilitation gym to help make assessment much easier by offering much more flexibility in assessment dates.

A few links for benefits of exercise.

British Heart Foundation

Mental Health


Covering subjects include

Course consists of 6 units to complement your knowledge in the field of:

  • Principles of Physical Activity and Exercise Referral
  • Effective Exercise programming for clients with medical conditions
  • Instructing exercise with referred clients
  • Professional Practice in Exercise Referral
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Health*
  • Nutrition for Physical Activity*
Course Duration

The course consists of 1 day workshop to enable you to fully understand the principles and reasoning behind the scheme and client medical issues and their relationship/effects on exercise. Plus 1 assessment practical day and 2 theory exams*.

Course Assessment
  • Coursework
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment
  • Multiple choice examination*
Following the Exercise Referral course you will be able to:

Understand the signs, symptoms and basic pathology of specific stable conditions. The implications and effects of specific medications relating to those conditions. You will also understand how to plan, delivery, manage and evaluate a safe, effective and progressive adapted physical activity programme, personalised to individual client’s needs lifestyle.


Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral

Progression Routes
Course Price includes
  • Registration, Manuals and Certification
  • Exercise Referral Workshop and Skype 1-2-1 if required
  • 1 Practical Assessment
  • 3 months to complete from booking
Entry Requirements

Learners must hold a Current Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym) minimum.

*You can bypass the exams if you provide a level 3 A&P and Nutrition evidence (subject to evaluation).


£650 – Discounted if booking through the website in full.

£850  – £70.83 per month interest free over 12 months (Subject to Conditions).