Diploma in Exercise Referral (Active IQ)

Diploma in Exercise Referral (Active IQ)

Level: Level 3
Course price: 625.00

This is the Pre requisite for the Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Physical Activity and Lifestyle Strategies for Managing Low Back Pain.


2021 Dates:

More to be arranged

This diploma runs over 3 attendance days plus assessments.

Course overview:

This qualification is particularly aimed at Personal Trainers or Advanced Instructors who are seeking to enhance their qualifications, to give advice and prescribe and teach exercises for clients with specific medical conditions.

This will give you the qualifications and knowledge you require to work alongside GP’s and hospitals.

Entry requirements:

  • You must have a Level 2 qualification in Fitness Instructing (or equivalent)

What you will learn:

This qualification comprises six mandatory units:

  1. Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Health
  2. Professional Practice for Exercise Referral
  3. Understanding medical conditions for Exercise Referral
  4. Applying the Principles of Nutrition and Physical Activity
  5. Planning Exercise Referral Programmes with Patients
  6. Instructing Exercise with Referred Patients

What you will learn:

  • The signs, symptoms and basic pathology of specific stable conditions
  • The implications and effects of specific medications relating to those conditions
  • How to plan, deliver, manage and evaluate a safe, effective and progressive adapted physical activity programme, personalised to individual clients needs and lifestyle.
  • Principles of Nutrition to Physical Activity.


  • Worksheets
  • Multiple Choice Theory Papers
  • Formatively observed practical assessment
  • Case study/progressive programme supported by a verbal assessment

What to do now:

  • Complete an online application form by clicking on the course dates, make your deposit or full payment
  • You will receive your pre-course study manual in the post
  • You will attend your training days, the practical assessment is on the course.

What you will achieve:

  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • CPD Points and Certificate

What next?

  • Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in the Management of Low Back Pain
  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Designing Pre & Post Natal Exercise Programmes
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork
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Full Payment£625.00
Deposit (remaining balance £468.75)£156.25

Should face-to-face training be delayed due to government guidelines then our training courses where possible will be taken online via Zoom or on a similar platform. Please see our Coronavirus Policy (on page 11 of our Terms and Conditions) for full details.