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Level 3 Diploma in GP Referral

This 5 day course tackles a wide range of medical topics and also provides a thorough understanding of the setting up, development and management of a successful exercise referral scheme.

Hadleigh Pool & Leisure, Stonehouse Lane, Hadleigh, Suffolk, IP75BH
Susannah Challis / susannah.challis@activesuffolk.org / 07827 820326

Level 3 Diploma in GP Referral

Learning outcomes and objectives

  • Key definitions and concepts relating to exercise, health and fitness
  • The relationship between exercise and health
  • The importance of motivation and behaviour change
  • How to maintain behaviour change/behavioural strategies
  • The aetiology and pathology of common conditions including:

- Coronary Heart Disease
- Musculoskeletal diseases
- Respiratory disease
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Mental Health (stress, anxiety, depression)

  • Exercise limitations and requirements in special populations e.g. obesity, hypertension, diabetes Main contra-indications to exercise, risk factors, warning signs, symptoms and medical emergencies
  • Issues relating to the older adult
  • Pharmacology for all referable medical conditions covered on the course
  • Understanding the NHS - NQAF guidelines
  • Communicating effectively and appropriately with patients
  • Developing individually based behavioural strategies for exercise and lifestyle
  • Recognise and respond to warning signs and symptoms
  • Developing and managing an exercise referral scheme
  • How to involve medical/health professionals
  • Approaching medical authorities

Candidate pre-requisites

  • Leisure experience - as appropriate to relevant qualifications held
  • Outgoing, friendly, motivational personality
  • Natural aptitude to organisation
  • An understanding of exercise and
    fitness theory
  • A relevant fitness qualification


  • £625 + VAT

This course is run by The Wright Foundation and more details and how to book can be found on their website.


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