Exercise Referral Diploma - Innovate Awarding Body

Diploma in Exercise Referral

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Diploma in Exercise Referral

Assessment Requirements Portfolio of Evidence

This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by Innovate Awarding External Quality Advisors (EQAs).

Aims and Objectives of the Qualification

This qualification aims to equip the individual with the underpinning knowledge and practical skills required to plan, deliver, manage and evaluate a safe, effective and progressive adapted physical activity programme for referred clients/patients with specific controlled conditions.

Entry Guidance

Learners must have achieved a pre-requisite qualification either in Fitness Instructing (gym based, exercise to music or aqua) at Level 2 that gives entry to REPs or Personal Training at Level 3. This qualification is suitable for those who work within the Fitness and Active Leisure sector. It provides Learners with an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in developing and working with exercise referral patient programmes in a wide range of job roles.

Progression Opportunities

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress onto the following qualifications:

  • 600/4902/9 IAO Level 3 Award In Adapting Exercise for Older Adults 
  • 600/4903/0 IAO Level 3 Award In Adapting Exercise for Ante and Post Natal Participants 


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