Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral

The Active IQ Diploma in Exercise Referral is at Level 3 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

Entry Requirements: Learners must hold one of the following:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing.
  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing.
  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Group Training.
  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training.
  • Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork.
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training.
  • Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga.


The Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral is designed to provide learners with an in depth understanding of the knowledge required to ensure safe and effective exercise programming for patients with a number of medical conditions, as well as common reasons for referral onto a community-based exercise referral scheme. During the qualification learners will cover:

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
  • Professional practice
  • Medical conditions for exercise referral
  • Nutrition
  • How to plan exercise referral programmes
  • How to instruct exercise with referred patients

How you will be assessed

A combination of practical and written assessment methods including:

  • Practical assessments
  • Multiple choice theory papers
  • Worksheets
  • Coursework / Project
  • Portfolio of evidence


What you qualify with

This combined course is accredited and endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

The certificate you will receive is:

Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral.


Confirming the Identity of all Learners

To confirm the unique identity of all learners, Liberty Leisure Ltd. will ensure that the identity of learners is confirmed for both the learning element and assessment.

Please bring one of the following acceptable forms of identification to the first training day and again to your assessment day:

  • Passport – A valid passport of any nationality with your photograph and signature
  • Photo Card Driving License – A valid UK only driving license with a photograph and signature
  • Non UK Driving License – Showing a photograph and printed full name
  • EU Country ID Card – Showing a photograph and printed full name
  • CSCS Scheme Card or partner card showing the CSCS logo (Hologram)- Showing a photograph and printed initial and surname
  • Citizen Card – Showing a photograph and printed full name
  • British Armed Forces Card – Showing a photograph and for employee of Armed Forces
  • New Veterans ID Card
  • Proof of Age Card – Cards issued nationally in the UK by the Portman Group. Showing a photograph and signature

If you have any questions prior to the start of the course, please feel free to contact your course trainer using the details below.


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Terms and Conditions

By completing this form, you agree to Liberty Leisure Limited and Active IQ Limited processing and storing your personal data for the purpose of fulfilling our contract to provide you with your award or qualification. We will keep your data safe and will never share it with other organisations without your permission. For full details of how Active IQ process and store your data please refer to the Active IQ Privacy Policy that can be found at https://activeiq.co.uk/docs/default-source/pdf/policies-and-procedures-2021/active-iq-privacy-policy-2021.pdf and the Liberty Leisure Limited Privacy Notice at www.lleisure.co.uk/privacy-notice

By completing these details, you are confirming your enrolment onto the Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing Qualification course and acceptance that you can meet the course prerequisites. I declare that all of the information I have provided on this enrolment form is true and accurate. I understand that if I fail to declare any specialist learning requirements at this stage, this may impact my ability to successfully pass the assessment and gain the qualification.

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3rd July 2023 to 12th September 2023


09:00 to 16:00


Kimberley Gym & Swim
Newdigate Street
NG16 2NJ

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0115 9173366