This qualification is designed to provide learners with the knowledge to ensure safe and effective

exercise programming for patients with a number of medical conditions and common reasons for referral to a community-based exercise referral scheme (UK).


  • To enable learners to design and agree a safe and effective programme for patients with a range of common referral conditions
  • To enable learners to deliver, review and adapt a programme for patients with a range of common referral conditions

Learners must have achieved a pre-requisite qualification either in Fitness Instructing (gym based, exercise to music or aqua) at MQF Level 3 or Personal Training at MQF Level 4.

In order to successfully complete the Level

¤ Diploma in Exercise Referral (RQF L3), learners must achieve 38 credits from 6 mandatory units.

  • Planning exercise referral programmes with patients
  • Understanding Medical Conditions for Exercise Referral
  • Professional Practice for Exercise Referral Instructors
  • Instructing exercise with referred patients
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
  • Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme
  • Coursework/Project.
  • Multiple examination
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment.


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Learners seeking progress from this qualification can advance their skills further through the

Janury 2024

Benefits to you

  • The quality of your training is of an extremely high standard for the health, fitness and wellbeing sector
  • Our CPD training is often partially or fully reimbursed by employers
  • Demonstrate ongoing professional development for your profession*
  • Global portability and recognition
  • Your certificate is recognised almost in all gyms and fitness centers worldwide

Benefits to your clients

  • You are on top of the latest research and thinking and can provide up-to-date advice to your clients
  • You can prove to your clients that the training you have received is of the highest standard and is relevant to the health, wellness and fitness sector specifically

Benefits to your employer

  • You are on top of the latest research and thinking in your field You meet your company’s requirements and training standards
  • FAE and FAE partners are well-known and well-respected global brands in the health, wellness and fitness sector
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