GP Exercise Referral Course

Overview

Study for a REPs recognised – Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral through classroom sessions or distance learning.

BISMA is a leading training provider for fitness qualifications in the UK. Our qualifications are recognised by national and international Awarding Organisations. Our Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral qualification is awarded by Focus Awards ensuring your qualification will be recognised by all major registering bodies such as REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals – UK), CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for Management of Sport and Physical Activity), ukactive (formally known as FIA (Fitness Industry Association), NRPT (National Register for Personal Trainers), EREPs (European REPs) and ICREPs (International Confederation for Registers of Exercise Professionals).

Course Aim

The aim of this Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral qualification is to train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to design, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club environment as a Level 3 GP and Exercise referral.

Career Path & Progression

What can I do with this qualification? Our qualifications support a wide range of occupations in the Active Leisure sector, including: Activity Leaders, Teaching Physical, Activity to Children, Duty Managers, Leisure Attendants, Fitness Managers and Personal Trainers. Once this course is completed, you will be able to move on to more advanced courses such as Level 4 Advanced Personal Training and Level 4 Certificate in Physical Activity and Lifestyle Strategies for Managing Low Back Pain.

Qualification Breakdown

This qualification is made up of 6 units:

  • Anatomy and physiology (Level 3)
  • Professional practice for exercise referral instructors (Level 3)
  • Understanding medical conditions for exercise referral (Level 4)
  • Applying the principles of nutrition (Level 3)
  • Planning an exercise referral programme with patients (Level 3)
  • Instructing exercise with referred patients (Level 3)

Price

The price for this course is £999, this can also be paid in 5 monthly installments of £200 with 0% interest and no credit check.

£999
5 x £200 (0% interest)

Certification

Graduates will receive a Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral.

Accreditations

Our qualification is accredited by REPs, EREPs, ICREPs, ukactive, NRPT and CIMSPA.

  • REPs Membership – Graduates will be able to apply for REPs membership to become a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals. You will also be able to apply for professional insurance. Please visit the REPs website to find out the cost in joining REPs and REPs insurance. Please note that our courses don’t cover the costs in joining the REPs or REPs insurance. We provide a REPs recognised certification only, if you would like us to include REPs registration or REPs insurance fees in your course price, please contact us.
  • CIMSPA Membership – CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity) is becoming one of the most well known and respected registers for exercise professionals and so our qualification will allow you to become a member of CIMSPA.

Location

This course is delivered in high quality fitness venues across London:

  • The Gym Group London Vauxhall, 6A Saint George Wharf, Wandsworth Road, SW8 2LE. This venue includes a studio facility, refreshment area, disabled access, high-end fitness equipment, lockers and fully equipped changing rooms.

Entry Requirements

  • The minimum age for entry to enroll on to this course is 16 years of age.
  • You will have to have qualified as a Level 2 Gym Instructor to enrol on to this course.
  • Candidates must have the right to live and work in the UK in order to sign up for this course.
  • Learners will need to have basic level of English Literacy and Numeracy to enroll on to this course.

Progression

Once this course is completed, you will be able to move on to more advanced courses such as Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Sports and Exercise Performance, and Level 3 Award in Conditioning for Exercise and Sports Performance.

Advised Courses to Enrol Next

Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training. Fitness professionals are required to have a valid First Aid Certificate to comply with HSE regulations. These courses are all available through BISMA at affordable prices.

Course Dates

Learners will need to complete the following CPD Courses first before booking the practical assessment: 

  • Principles of Core Training for PTs CPD
  • Principle of Kettlebell Training for PTs CPD
  • Principles of Suspension Training for PTs CPD
  • Principles of Business Skills for Fitness Professionals CPD
  • Principles of Advanced Consultation Skills for PTs CPD
  • Principles of Fitness Testing for PTs CPD
  • Principles of Medical Conditions for PTs CPD
  • Principles of Sustainable Fitness (Injury Prevention) for PTs CPD
  • Principles of Circuit Training for PTs CPD
  • Principles of Sports Nutrition for PTs CPD

Course Dates:

June Course CPD (Zoom Lessons): 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th of June
July Course CPD (Vauxhall, SW8 2LE): 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th of July
August Course CPD (Vauxhall, SW8 2LE): 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th of August
September Course CPD (Vauxhall, SW8 2LE): 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th of September
October Course CPD (Vauxhall, SW8 2LE): 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th of October
November Course CPD (Vauxhall, SW8 2LE): 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of November
December Course CPD (Vauxhall, SW8 2LE): 5th, 12th, 19th, and 20th of December (3 Saturdays and 1 Sunday)

After these days are completed, learners will be required to complete the paperwork for this course and book a practical assessment. Contact us on admin@bisma.org

Why Choose BISMA?

  1. STUDY MATERIAL & TUTOR SUPPORT

    • You will receive an official BISMA log-in (virtual learning) containing mock tests, additional information for your course units, company policies and learner induction.
    • You will receive your paper portfolio to be completed as part of your course, meaning you will have everything you need from day one.
  2. ASSESSMENT PROCESS AND CERTIFICATION

    • You will have access to mock tests to help prepare you for your theory exams.
    • You will be given practical mock exams to ensure you are fully prepared and confident for your final practical exam.
    • All theory and practical assessments are included in the price listed.
    • Free reassessments are included in the course fee, meaning you will not be charged for any assessments or reassessments.
    • Company Certificate will be given to you upon completion of the course normally within 5 working days (allowing you to get REPs membership and start working immediately).
    • Awarding Body Certification (hard copy) will be given within 30-60 days of completing the course and receipt of final payment.
  3. AWARDING BODY

    • This qualification is awarded by the prestigious Focus Awards.
  4. INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES

    BISMA has a large network of contacts with professionals such as fitness managers recruiting for health and fitness venues, allowing us to direct graduates to job opportunities with large employers such as:

    • The Gym Group (locations nationally)
    • Pure Gym (locations nationally)
    • The Apple’s Health Clubs (London)
    • Virgin Active Health Clubs (locations nationally)
    • Target Fit (London and Essex).
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