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Level 3 Exercise Referral

By gaining this qualification, fitness professionals can bridge the gap between the medical and fitness realms, allowing them to work hand in hand with healthcare providers to offer specialised guidance to individuals who require tailored exercise regimens due to various health conditions.

Employee ProgressionProvide opportunities for staff progression
Client RetentionRetain clients and members
Revenue OpportunitiesIncrease revenue opportunities through new classes
Expand Your OfferingGrow or launch a group exercise offering

Course Overview

This qualification equips fitness professionals with the knowledge and skills to conduct thorough assessments, design safe and effective exercise plans, and provide ongoing monitoring and support. It’s not just about helping clients achieve physical fitness; it’s about positively impacting their overall quality of life.

Learn more about this course

Exercise referral, or GP referral, is a program or process in which healthcare professionals, typically general practitioners (GPs) or other medical practitioners, refer patients to a structured and supervised exercise program with a personal trainer to improve their medical health, mental health and general wellbeing.

Enhancing your Personal Trainers’ careers with an exercise referral qualification can open up a world of opportunities.

Course Structure

Online learning  

Part 1 – Policy, support and delivery 

Part 2 – Introduction and cardiovascular disease 

Part 3 – Obesity and diabetes 

Part 4 – Pulmonary disease 

Part 5 – Musculoskeletal conditions 

Part 6 – Mental health 


Virtual workshops:

Attend  Exercise Referral for Health Management virtual workshops


Practical workshops:

Day 1 

  • Workshop introduction
  • Professional practice exam
  • Understanding exercise referral patients
  • Functional assessments
  • Tutor-led class warm-up session
  • MSE practical session
  • Cool down practical example
  • Programme design
  • Summary of the day

Day 2 

  • Understanding medical conditions exam
  • Teaching practice
  • Course summary and next steps

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Entry requirements and learning format

We want to ensure you select the course that best fits your team’s needs. This section outlines the entry requirements for this specific course, details the learning format, and provides any additional information necessary for making an informed decision.

Entry RequirementsLevel 2 Gym Instructor, L2 Exercise to Music or L3 Pilates qualification. L3 A&P and L3 Nutrition and Weight Management are both units in this qualification so students need to have gained these before they can be certificated. FFT students will have completed these having done a PT or Pilates qualification with us. Entrants must be over the age of 16 for FFT (19 according to VTCT).
Learning FormatBlended learning
Assessment DetailsYou will compile a portfolio over 4 weeks following the workshop, documenting work from a selection of 10 x case studies provided by Future Fit. Portfolios will be digital for assessment. Practical assessments take place in a studio environment. Learners are required to deliver a circuit style class based on the case study.
Qualifications AchievedVTCT L3 Diploma in Exercise Referral for Health Management

Understanding the Buying Process

Are you considering upskilling your workforce with training solutions with Future Fit for Business? If you’re unsure about the process, follow our step-by-step guide on enrolling on our courses.

  1. 1

    Download our brochure

    Please fill out our form to receive a comprehensive price guide. This guide will provide you with all the essential information you need regarding the investment in our solutions. By obtaining this guide, you’ll gain a detailed understanding of the costs and benefits associated with our offerings, helping you make informed decisions.

  2. 2

    Book a call with the Future Fit for Business experts

    Once you have received your Price Guide, one of our friendly experts will be in touch to speak you through your requirements and answer any questions. They will be your assigned advisor and will be able to help you every step of the way.

  3. 3

    Discuss needs

    A conversation with you consultant to define your business requirements. They will listen to your needs and develop a bespoke training plan that incorporates scalability, product bundles, add-ons, and custom options. Additionally, they will discuss payment options and collaborate with you to find a solution that fits your budget.

  4. 4

    Get your team started

    After agreeing to a plan that suits your needs, you will gain access to training materials through our specially designed learning platform, Flex. This platform will provide your staff with all the content to begin your staff upskilling process.

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