Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral

The Active IQ Diploma in Exercise Referral is at level 3 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework.

SportBU is a training provider for nationally recognised Active IQ qualifications for health and fitness. Active IQ provide the qualifications delivered by the top training providers in the country so utilise your connection with Bournemouth University and receive the same course at a fraction of the cost.

The blended learning programme allows you to complete most of your theoretical study in your own time (you will need access to a computer with the internet) with attendance at Bournemouth University for practical workshops and exams.

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Key information

Next start date:

February 2020


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


4 Days plus 1 Assessment Day

Entry requirements:

Learners must hold either a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym/Exercise to Music or Aqua) or equivalent (including qualifications which give entry to the REPs Physical activity Advisor category) or one of the following: Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork or Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga.

Course details

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 onto a community-based exercise referral scheme.

This course comprises of six mandatory units:

The following six units, 38 credits must be completed for the full qualification.

  • Unit 1 - Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health (A/600/9051)
  • Unit 2 - Professional practice for exercise referral instructors (Y/503/7493)
  • Unit 3 - Understanding medical conditions for exercise referral (R/503/7492)
  • Unit 4 - Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme (L/600/9054)
  • Unit 5 - Planning exercise referral programmes with patients (D/503/7494)
  • Unit 6 - Instructing exercise with referred patients (L/503/7491).

Successful achievement of all six mandatory units, 38 credits must be achieved for the full qualification.

Your assessment will include:

  • Coursework/Project
  • Multiple Choice Examination
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment.


Course: Active IQ Level 3 Diploma In Exercise Referral (Intensive)

Attendance Dates & Time: 27th July – 30th July, 9 - 4.30 pm

Assessment: 31 July 2020, 9 - 4.30 pm (Assessment)

Application Deadline: 14 July 2020

Cost BU: £495

Community: £495

For more information, e-mail [email protected].

How to apply

To book on the course, please complete our online form. For all course and booking enquiries, please email [email protected] or call +44(0)1202 965012

Booking deadline: 14 June 2020.

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