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Exercise Referral Course at TRAIN Fitness



This level 3 GP exercise referral course is designed for fitness professionals and personal trainers who wish to join their local register and work with people who’ve been medically referred onto an exercise programme by their doctor.

From understanding medical conditions for exercise referral to instructing exercise with referred patients, this is a well-recognised specialist qualification that can help you develop additional skills and open up new business opportunities for you.

We offer the course via distance study, helping you to fit your study into your lifestyle, and once completed successfully you’ll receive a YMCA Awards certificate and gain entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 3.

Signing up is simple: please fill in our online application or call us. Once your application has been accepted, you’ll gain instant access to your course materials so that you can get started as soon as you like.

  • Accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management
  • A member of ukactive
  • Recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals UK
  • Accredited by Active IQ
  • Recognised by the National Register of Personal Trainers
  • Supplier to Ministry of Defence
  • Accredited by Skills Active – the sector skills council for active leisure
  • Accredited by ACSM - the American Council of Sports Medicine
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  • European Social Fund
  • Accredited by YMCA Awards
Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral


Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral



During this part of your group exercise to music course you will learn about the human body, the way it moves and it's composure. This includes learning muscles, actions, energy systems and bones. You will also learn about how each of these can affect a persons health and typical problems that may occur.

Having studied the issues at hand you will then learn how to give clients relevant and specific advice about how to counter their condition. This includes establishing dietary requirements and helping them implement changes to their eating habits.

An important aspect of the GP & Exercise Referral course is learning professional practice of how to go about communicating with medical professionals and working alongside them with a client. During this module you will learn the requirements and best practices of this process.

As a trainer qualified in exercise referral you will be working with clients who may suffer with any of the following conditions:

  • Hypertension
  • Hypercholesterolaemia
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes (Type 1 and 2)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Simple mechanical back pain
  • Joint Replacement

As part of your course you will learn about each of these conditions and how they affect the human body.

Taking into consideration what you have learnt about specific health conditions, combined with your knowledge or exercise programming, you will learn how to put it all together and create programmes specifically designed for referred clients.

Communicating the issues clearly and sensitively is the back bone of working with clients who have medical conditions. This module will provide you with the tools to be firm but also conscientious to ensure the experience is always a positive one.

Prices include VAT. *Affordable finance options available including 0% interest and zero credit charges. Finance subject to eligibility criteria.

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Courses Dates


Assessment Dates
The choice of dates for the assessment you need to attend are listed below. Once you have enrolled, simply book onto the date you’d like to attend. If the date you’d like to book is less than 14 days away, please contact Learner Support to make your booking. For more information please refer to the full list of course dates or contact Learner Support on 0207 2929 140.

Oct 21 - Sports Direct Fitness - Manchester (Sale) Oct 27 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London
Oct 28 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London Oct 28 - Bannatyne's Health Club - Brindley Place Birmingham
Nov 4 - Marriott Hotel - Glasgow Nov 10 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London
Nov 10 - Aylestone Leisure Centre - Leicester Nov 11 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London
Nov 17 - Waterside Hotel & Leisure Club - Manchester Nov 17 - Origins Fitness - Glasgow
Nov 18 - Sports Direct Fitness - Manchester (Sale) Nov 19 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London
Nov 25 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London Nov 25 - Reebok Crossfit - Tyneside Newcastle
Nov 25 - Bannatyne's Health Club - Brindley Place Birmingham Dec 1 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London
Dec 2 - Sports Direct Fitness - Manchester (Sale) Dec 9 - Bannatyne's Health Club - Brindley Place Birmingham
Dec 9 - Marriott Hotel - Glasgow Dec 9 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London
Dec 13 - The Gym Group - Leeds Dec 15 - St Pauls Sports Academy - Bristol
Dec 15 - Doug Ellis Sports Centre - Birmingham Dec 15 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London
Dec 22 - Bannatyne's Health Club - Edinburgh Jan 19 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London
Feb 2 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London


Bookings are subject to availability. Dates, venues, start and finish times are subject to change. Please refer to the Course Terms and Conditions for more information.

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