|Sector: Sports, Active Health and Fitness||Category: Specialist Exercise Instructor|
|VTCT Product Code: AF30401||GLH: 242||Age Restriction: 19|
|Qualification Number: 600/4756/2||Units: 6||Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2024|
|Level: 3||Minimum Credits: 38|
Documentation for this qualification last amended 1 September 2020
Who is this qualification for?
The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral is a technical level qualification that provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work as an exercise referral instructor, planning and delivering safe and effective programmes for patients with a number of medical conditions.
Why is this qualification most suitable?
Learners must one of the qualification below, or equivalent qualifications which give entry to the Register of Exercise Professionals:
- VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym, Exercise to Music or Aqua)
- VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates
- Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga
What does this qualification cover?
The content of this qualification is comprised of all the required elements to work effectively as an exercise referral instructor which includes: anatomy and physiology for exercise and health, professional practice, nutrition and understanding of medical conditions and reasons for referral. Learners will also be able to plan and deliver, safe and effective exercise programmes for individuals with specific medical conditions. The qualification consists of 6 mandatory units.
What could this qualification lead to?
On successful completion of this qualification you will be able to gain employment as an exercise referral instructor and will be eligible for registration onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 3.
Learners can progress onto specialist level 4 instructor qualifications such as low back pain and obesity and diabetes.
This qualification is fully endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).
Mandatory Group - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 6 components and earn a minimum of 38 credits.
|Unit Code||Unit Ref||Unit Title||Level||Credits||GLH|
|UV30536||A/600/9051||Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health||3||6||43|
|UV30539||L/600/9054||Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme||3||6||40|
|UV31355||D/503/7494||Planning exercise referral programmes with patients||3||8||52|
|UV31357||Y/503/7493||Professional practice for exercise referral instructors||3||2||14|
|UV31358||L/503/7491||Instructing exercise with referred patients||3||9||58|
|UV41356||R/503/7492||Understanding medical conditions for exercise referral||4||7||35|
*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.
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