Diploma in Exercise Referral
The qualification aims to equip the learner with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to plan and instruct programmes for exercise referral.
Learners will cover:
Skills relating to the qualification:
Collect and analyse nutritional information and apply the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme.
Collect information about exercise referral patients and prepare patients and resources for exercise referral sessions.
Instruct, adapt, conclude and review exercise referral sessions. Agree on goals, plan, manage, review progress and adapt an exercise referral programme with exercise referral patients.
Learners should be 16 plus and must hold one or more of the following:
The learner must complete:
• Unit 1: Professional practice for exercise referral instructors
• Unit 2: Understanding medical conditions for exercise referral
• Unit 3: Planning exercise referral programmes with patients
• Unit 4: Instructing exercise with referred patients
• Unit 5: Applied Anatomy and Physiology
• Unit 6: Nutrition to support physical activity
The YMCA Diploma in Exercise Referral is assessed through a combination of internal and external assessment.
Learner Assessment Record
Multiple Choice Theory paper
*As this is a Practical based qualification you will need to be available to travel to our offices in Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland for practical tutorials and assessments.
Pre-Requisite Units (Must Complete)
January 22nd – 5.30-9.30pm (Face to Face in PTI Belfast)
January 24th,26th,29th,31st + February 2nd – 5.30-9.30pm (ALL LIVE Online)
February 7th – 5.30-9.30pm – Theory Exams (Face to Face in PTI Belfast)
February 3rd – 10am-4pm (Face to Face in PTI Belfast)
February 4th,10th,11th,17th – 10am-4pm (ALL LIVE Online)
February 18th – 10am-4pm – (Face to Face in PTI Belfast)
March 16th – 10am-1pm (LIVE Online)
April 6th – 10am-4pm – Assessment Day (Face to Face in PTI Belfast)