Once again, we have discovered inequalities in the courses currently available in the marketplace and buyers should beware. There are some GP Referral courses which, unlike ours, are not backed by an official awarding body.
They may appear to offer you a short cut; however, if you do not hold a Level 3 Advanced Gym Instructor qualification you should not be eligible for a GP Referral qualification. Most importantly this means that you will not be able to register with REPs.
The GP Exercise Referral course requires you to complete a series of home study units prior to attending the assessment days where you will complete tasks associated with the effects and implications of medication. A 2-day workshop will teach you the practical and theoretical skills behind programme design and implementation. Then you have 6 weeks to submit a theoretical case study prior to attending a 3rd day for your practical assessment and viva.