Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral (RQF)

Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral (RQF)

(QRN – 601/7916/8)

 

Qualification Overview

The purpose of the Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral (RQF) is to provide the learner with the knowledge and understanding of applying the principles of anatomy and physiology, medical conditions, professional practice, and nutrition. Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to plan and instruct suitable programmes of exercise for referral patients. The Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral (RQF) is aimed at those learners who are currently working or wish to work, within the fitness and active leisure sector.

Qualification Structure

In order to complete the Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral (RQF) learners must achieve 38 credits from 6 mandatory units.
Learner Entry Requirements
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.

Progression Routes

Learners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake the following qualifications:

Age Ranges

Entry is at the discretion of the centre; however, learners should be a minimum of 16 years old to undertake the qualification.

Geographical Coverage

This qualification has been accredited for use in England and Northern Ireland.

Qualification Specification

To view the Qualification Specification please click here.

Unit Title Unit Ref Level Credit GLH
Mandatory Units
Planning exercise referral programmes with patients D/503/7494 3 8 52
Understanding Medical Conditions for Exercise Referral R/503/7492 4 7 35
Professional Practice for Exercise Referral Instructors Y/503/7493 3 2 14
Instructing exercise with referred patients L/503/7491 3 9 58
Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health A/600/9051 3 6 43
Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme L/600/9054 3 6 40

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