• YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral (603/3103/3)

    The qualification aims to equip the learner with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to plan and instruct programmes for exercise referral.

    Price

    £65

    GLH

    230 hours

    TQT

    367 hours

    Endorsed by

    YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral

    Qualifications Type

    Population Specialism

    Qualification Number (QN)

    603/3103/3

    Availability

    Operational start date – 1 May 2018

    Operational end date – 31 July 2024

    Certification end date – 31 July 2027

    Latest version of qualification –

    Entry Requirements

    • Occupational qualification

    Assessments

    • Worksheets:
    • Medical condition tables
    • Activity guideline tables
    • Consultation
    • Exercise referral programme
    • Programme review
    • Letter to a healthcare professional
    • Session plan
    • Observation of practical delivery
    • Multiple choice theory tests:
    • Assessment workbooks: Nutritional consultation

    Endorsement

    Overview

    The aim of this qualification is to equip learners with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to plan and instruct programmes for exercise referral.

    This qualification provides learners with access to Exercise Referral Instructor roles and enables them to expand their scope of practice to work with a broader range of clients.

    Qualification details

    Learners will cover:

    • Anatomy and physiology knowledge as applicable to personal training.
    • Nutrition and its application to support a client’s health and physical activity programme
    • How to collect and use information relating to nutrition.
    • The relationship between nutrition and physical activity, the principles and guidelines relating to nutrition and nutritional goal setting with clients, and the nationally recommended practice to provide nutritional advice.
    • The principles of collecting information to plan an exercise referral programme, the principles of risk stratification in exercise referral, and the principles and procedures of record keeping.
    • How to identify goals with exercise referral patients and instruct, adapt and review exercise session with these patients. How to plan, prepare, monitor and adapt an exercise referral programme with patients and understand the importance of long-term behaviour change for these patients.
    • The current healthcare systems in the UK, the exercise referral process, the roles and responsibilities of the professional within an exercise referral scheme, and the role and importance of exercise referral, related policies and key documents.
    • The concept of a patient-centred approach.
    • The clinical features of medical conditions relevant to exercise referral programmes, the relationship between exercise and specified exercise referral medical conditions, the accepted methods for treatment/management of medical conditions relevant to exercise referral programmes, and how to programme safe and effective exercise programmes for patients with specified exercise referral medical conditions.
    • 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 goals, plan, manage, review progress and adapt an exercise referral programme with exercise referral patients.

    There are 16 assessments across the 6 units:

    • Worksheets:
      • Professional practice for exercise referral instructors
      • Planning exercise referral programmes with patients
      • Instructing exercise referral programmes with patients
    • Medical condition tables
    • Activity guideline tables
    • Consultation
    • Exercise referral programme
    • Programme review
    • Letter to a healthcare professional
    • Session plan
    • Observation of practical delivery
    • Multiple choice theory tests:
      • Applied anatomy and physiology unit (A/616/4747)
      • Nutrition to support physical activity unit (L/616/4753)
    • Assessment workbooks:
      • Applied Anatomy and Physiology (A/616/4747)
      • Nutrition to support physical activity (L/616/4753)
    • Nutritional consultation

    You can find further information on these assessments in the qualification syllabus and/or learner assessment record, which are available for centres to download from Y-Connect.

    This qualification can lead to employment as an ‘Exercise Referral Instructor’ or in any role that involves tailoring exercise for people with medical conditions covered by the qualification.

    This qualification also provides progression to other qualifications at the same and higher levels e.g.:

    Level 4 Certificate in Weight Management for Individuals with Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus and/or Metabolic Syndrome

    • YMCA Level 4 Certificate in Programming Physical Activity for Individuals with Low Back Pain
    • YMCA Level 4 Certificate in Delivering Physical Activity for Individuals with Mental Health Conditions
    • YMCA Level 4 Certificate in Weight Management for Individuals with Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus and/or Metabolic Syndrome
    UNUnit titleeLearningManual
    Y/503/7493Professional practice for exercise referral instructors✔️✔️
    R/503/7492Understanding medical conditions for exercise referral✔️
    D/503/7494Planning exercise referral programmes with patients✔️
    L/503/7491Instructing exercise with referred patients✔️
    A/616/4747Applied Anatomy and Physiology✔️✔️
    L/616/4753Nutrition to support physical activity✔️✔️

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