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YMCA Diploma in Exercise Referral

Level 3

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Key Info

Learning Area   Sports & Fitness
Delivery Mode   Part-time
Duration   1 Year

Dates & Locations

Location   Cornwall College Camborne
Start Date   15/09/2020
Fees   Tuition Fees: £0.00

Location   Cornwall College St Austell
Start Date   24/09/2020
Fees   Tuition Fees: £0.00

The qualification aims to equip the learner with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to plan and instruct programmes for exercise referral.

  What You Will Learn

Knowledge and understanding relating to the qualification:
•The principles of collecting information to plan an exercise referral programme, the principles of risk stratification in exercise referral, and the principles and procedures of record keeping.
•How to identify goals with exercise referral patients and instruct, adapt and review exercise session with these patients. How to plan, prepare, monitor and adapt an exercise referral programme with patients and understand the importance of long-term behaviour change for these patients.
•The current healthcare systems in the UK, the exercise referral process, the roles and responsibilities of the professional within an exercise referral scheme, and the role and importance of exercise referral, related policies and key documents.
•The concept of a patient-centred approach.
•The clinical features of medical conditions relevant to exercise referral programmes, the relationship between exercise and specified exercise referral medical conditions, the accepted methods for treatment/management of medical conditions relevant to exercise referral programmes, and how to programme safe and effective exercise programmes for patients with specified exercise referral medical conditions.

Skills relating to the qualification:
•Collect information about exercise referral patients and prepare patients and resources for exercise referral sessions.
•Instruct, adapt, conclude and review exercise referral sessions. Agree goals, plan, manage, review progress and adapt an exercise referral programme with exercise referral patients.

  Entry Requirements

To be aged 16 years or over and you must hold one or more of the following: Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga


The YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral is assessed through internal assessment.

• Learner Assessment Record
• Assessment Workbook
• Practical examination/observation


Employment as an exercise referral instructor and you will be eligible to register onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).

You could also progress onto further study such as a Level 4 qualification.


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# Sport and Fitness

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