Exercise Referral Course Manchester

Course Information

All learners must hold either a Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing, Exercise to Music or equivalent. If the learner has a recognised Level 3 qualification in Personal Training then that particular learner may be exempt from both multiple-choice theory exams which are outlined below.

Following the completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral, learners can progress on to the following qualifications: Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage, Level 4 Qualification in Managing Low Back Pain, Level 4 Qualification in Weight Management for Obese and Diabetic Clients and Cardiac rehabilitation Qualifications.

Course Costs

Course Title

Course Cost

0% Interest Payment Plans Available

Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral


Course Dates





16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th & 30th



15th, 16th, 17th, 18th & 26th



19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd & 30th



28th, 29th, 30th, 31st & June 8th


Course Outline

The Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral in Manchester comprises of the following units:

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
  • Professional practice for exercise referral instructors
  • Understanding medical conditions for exercise referral
  • Applying the principles of nutrition and physical activity
  • Planning exercise referral programmes with patients
  • Instructing exercise with referred patients


The units outlined above are assessed in multiple ways, which include:

  • 2 x Multiple Choice Theory Exams
  • Worksheets
  • Case Studies
  • Practical Observation

Once you have successfully completed the Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral, learners can start their own referral schemes, work with local health professionals, GP’s and local hospitals in Greater Manchester to support the prevention and recovery from all 12 conditions which are covered on our course in Manchester.

Course Packages


Courses Included

Course Cost

0% Interest Payment Plans Available

Diploma in Personal Training

Level 2 Fitness Instructing
Level 3 Personal Training


Advanced Diploma

Level 2 Fitness Instructing
Level 3 Personal Training
Level 3 Exercise Referral


Master Diploma

Level 2 Fitness Instructing
Level 3 Personal Training
Level 3 Exercise Referral
Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy


Why undertake exercise referral course in Manchester?

With Government health initiatives and the NHS prescribing exercise, healthy eating and physical activity as the most effective ways to treat and prevent conditions such as Diabetes Type II, Obesity, Hypertension and some forms of Depression, Stress and Anxiety, the Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral is one of the most popular courses in Manchester at the minute.

The benefits of becoming a recognised Exercise referral instructor in Manchester include being able to work closely with health professionals, GP’s, hospitals and health centers to help offer other routes for patients to manage their conditions, rather than medication. This Diploma in Exercise Referral offers a number of pathways for personal trainers and gym instructors to generate an extra income and to work with a greater number of clients. An exercise referral specialist in Manchester can expect to earn anywhere in excess of £35 per hour for a 1-2-1 patient or in excess of £40 an hour for group sessions.

Why choose Sports College UK?

Sports College UK was established in 2014 by industry leading professionals. Since then our reputation has grown and we are widely considered as an institute of excellence for health, fitness and sports qualifications. By choosing our academy in Manchester for your Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral you are:

  • Guaranteed a professional service as well as achieving a nationally and internationally recognised qualification which is approved and accredited by REPs.
  • Guaranteed to experience a well-structured, informative and an up to date qualification which will be delivered by one of the most knowledgeable and experienced tutors in Greater Manchester.
  • We offer 0% interest payment plans which can be tailored to suit your needs and requirements.
  • As well as all the above, Sports College UK have excellent relationships with local and national employers who often approach us looking for personal trainers and exercise referral instructors.

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