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Diploma in Exercise Referral Level 3 (19+)

Level 3 Vocational
Course Code:
PTB113L (LCLA0069/1/A)
North Devon Campus
Roughly 15 weeks.

The course is aimed at qualified fitness professionals who wish to learn how to provide assistance/advice and design exercise programmes for people with certain medical conditions which put their health at risk.

"Soon after I started the exercise referral course at Petroc, I was offered the chance to take up a funded place on a Level 4 Cancer and Exercise rehabilitation course through the Force Cancer charity. I needed the exercise referral as a pre-requisite so it was perfect timing. I am now using my new knowledge and skills to set up an exercise referral scheme in my local community."


The Fitness Industry is fast moving and soon the employers will be asking for higher level of qualifications from its staff. This course is a prerequisite for fitness professionals wishing to gain higher level qualifications and progress on to Specialist Exercise Instructor qualifications at Level 4. The work is mostly e-learning and home study, with a small amount of in-college time.

It is hoped that a community exercise referral programme will run alongside the course to allow students to gain experience working with health risk groups and to provide the work opportunity required to move to Level 4.
Students will be assessed through coursework, a portfolio of evidence, a practical assessment and exams.
Learners must have achieved Level 2 in Fitness Instructing or an equivalent qualification which includes: Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates, Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga or any other qualification which gives entry to the REPs Physical Activity Advisor.
Delivering an exercise referral programme and working towards Level 4 specialist instructor.
Classroom, gym and outdoor environment.
Two A4 ring binders, dividers, pad and pen. Original certificate evidence of Level 2 or Level 3 qualifications.
If you require further information about this course please contact Jane Sharkey by emailing

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Diploma in Exercise Referral - Level 3 (19+) - September Start 2018 (PTB113L)

Location North Devon Campus | Level Level 3 Vocational | Duration Roughly 15 weeks.

Course Fees

Total Fee: £550

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