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Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral Course

Awarding Body

Accredited by CIMSPA


Face-to-face training, weekend study


3 contacts days with mid-point zoom call, plus an assessment day

Entry Requirements

Level 2 Fitness Instructor (Minimum requirement)


Paul Edmondson
Paul Edmondson

Movement Expert Tutor

This course will provide you with an essential qualification for progressing to Level 4 and beyond. Becoming an exercise referral specialist enables you to tailor fitness programmes to support people living with chronic conditions or those returning from injury. Through enhanced skills and knowledge gained on the course, you’ll be able to help them improve or manage their condition through effective exercise programmes. You will also be able to sign up to a GP referral scheme, providing you with the opportunity of an additional revenue stream. If you got into fitness to help others, this particular course will truly provide you with an enjoyable and incredibly rewarding career. 



This course is aimed anyone looking to offer tailored fitness programmes through exercise referral. The minimal entry requirement is our Level 2 Fitness Instructor Course, but ideally you will have completed our Level 3 Personal Trainer Course.

Learning Outcomes

Outcomes from our Level 3 Sports Massage Course

This course will provide you the knowledge and skills required to work with a range of clients, helping them manage chronic illnesses and conditions like arthritis, depression and diabetes.

Professional Practice

You will gain the knowledge and understanding of the exercise referral process, and your role in it. 

Medical Conditions for Exercise Referral

You will learn a broad range of medical conditions – from hypertension to obesity to anxiety to join replacements and more – and how to prescribe safe and effective exercise for them. 

Planning, Programming and Delivering Exercise for Referral Clients

You will enhance your Personal Trainer knowledge and adapt effective exercise programmes and sessions for referral clients.

Applied Anatomy and Physiology

You will enhance your knowledge of anatomy and physiology, enabling you to apply programme designs for a range of clients.

Nutrition to Support Physical Activity

You will cover the key nutritional principles of healthy eating to support client goals.

How You’ll Learn

This course is delivered using a blended learning model. This involves a period of home study – where you will be supported by a tutor –  with our course manuals before attending weekend practical workshop in small groups with our expert tutor. You will break with a mid-point Zoom call to ensure your coursework is on track before attending a third workshop. You will then attend a follow up assessment day. With this approach, students usually qualify within 8 weeks. 

How You’ll Be Assessed

How you'll be assessed on our fitness course

You will be required to submit a range of coursework, multiple choice examinations, portfolio of evidence and a practical demonstration at our training centre. 

Career & Progression

Employment Opportunities

Covered in more detail on the course, this qualification entitles you to become part of a referral schemes, such as ones used by GPs, the NHS or private practices. You will find this work extremely rewarding and it offers an opportunity to integrate the scheme into your Personal Trainer business.

Ongoing Support

While our courses contain practical information to prepare you for the industry, once you complete your studies with us you also become part of the T2 Community. That means you receive ongoing support to help you succeed in your new career. Whether its career advice, CV advice or helping your network and prepare for interviews, we do everything we can to help you launch your new career.

You won’t find empty promises with us – guaranteed interviews aren’t doing the favour you might think they are. Instead, you’ll have access to a vast network of fitness professionals, gyms and health clubs to network with and carve new opportunities from, and we can help guide this for you.


Combine with our Low Back Pain to achieve Level 4 trainer status. Alternatively, combine with our Level 3 Ante & Post Natal Exercise Instructor course to take your specialist population knowledge into the mother & baby fitness market.

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Course Dates

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Meet Your Exercise Referral Course Tutor

Our resident movement and treatment expert, Paul has been with T2 since 2012. He was a full time PT and class instructor for his first 7 years in the fitness industry. He now spends most of his time teaching and presenting across the UK and abroad. His areas of expertise are movement assessment, anatomy and training for optimal movement quality.

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