This training aims to develop, or update, learner’s knowledge and understanding of the common types of cardiovascular disease, enabling them to work effectively alongside individuals who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure or high cholesterol.

The training aims to:

  • Explore the aetiology and pathophysiology of high cholesterol and high blood pressure
  • Understand the recent prevalence statistics of heart disease in the UK
  • Identify the links to, and development of, cardiac conditions
  • Identify the benefits of physical activity and exercise in risk reduction and management of these conditions
  • Identify an exercise prescription framework to work safely and effectively
  • Recognise and apply health and safety considerations

Who is this training for?

This training is suitable for fitness professionals that work within exercise referral schemes or personal trainers with clients that have mild heart disease. The training requires a reasonable level of understanding prior to completion.


Candidates must be qualified as L3 Exercise Referral instructors. If you are not an Exercise Referral Instructor but would like to use this training for knowledge development you must ensure you remain in line with professional industry standards and insurance policies and not practice information outside of your qualification boundaries. It is advisable to complete the appropriate pre-requisite.

What is involved in this training?

You are required to watch a video presentation and take notes. There is some recommended reading suggested as part of the CPD training. You will then answer a multiple choice knowledge check to evaluate the learning process and check understanding.

Length of the Training

This training will take approximately 2 hours to complete.


There are no formal assessments for this training. However, you will be asked to complete a short multiple choice questionnaire knowledge check to evaluate the learning process.

Cost of Training

This training costs £40.

Learner Support

This is a distance learning training; however, we want to ensure we support you fully throughout. If you have any learning support requirements or would benefit from receiving this material is any other format then please contact us so we can make suitable arrangements for you.

How Do I Get Started?

If you wish to pay via PayPal and gain immediate access to the training then follow these steps:

  • Click ‘register to take this course’ and create an online account
  • Once logged in, navigate back to this page and select ‘Take this course’ to be taken to the payment window.
  • Alternatively, send us an email with your interest in this training and we will send you an invoice for payment.