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A brand new industry qualification from Active IQ to ensure physical activity professionals have the necessary knowledge and skills to safely and effectively support this client group in a range of settings.

This qualification is designed to give learners the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to support clients living with a range of one or more long-term condition(s), by encouraging them to lead healthier, more active lives to better manage their symptoms through effective behaviour-change techniques, lifestyle advice, and safe and effective exercise prescription.

The qualification content includes the latest thinking and current best practice when managing a variety of long-term conditions increasingly being encountered by exercise referral specialists including:

  • Hypo/hyperthyroidism
  • Cancer
  • Neurological conditions such as stroke, dementia, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Connective tissue disease


The Level 3 Online Diploma in Supporting Clients with Long-term Conditions is suitable for learners who already hold their level 2 certicate in Gym Instructing or Level 3 qualification in Personal Training and want to step up their fitness career to offer a rewarding service to this special population of potential client's.


Level 3 Online Diploma in Supporting Clients with Long-term Conditions

  • Active IQ Level 3 Online Diploma in Supporting Clients with Long-term ConditionsLevel 3 Diploma in Personal Training


    Unit 1:  Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness

    Unit 2:  The health landscape

    Unit 3:  Managing long-term conditions

    Unit 4:  Behaviour change for clients with long-term conditions

    Unit 5:  Planning and adapting physical activity for clients with

    long-term conditions


    • This qualification is assessed by: 
    • Coursework / Case Study
    • Multiple-choice exam. 
    • Portfolio of evidence. 
    • E-Assessments
    • Guided Learner Hours: 30
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