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V cert in Health and Fitness

The NCFE V-Cert in Health and Fitness (level 2) is designed for pupils who are interested in any aspect of Health and Fitness industry and is designed to provide pupils with the skills, knowledge and understanding of the applied study of good health and fitness practices and an understanding of working in the sector 

What will I be studying?

Throughout the course pupils will: 

  • Gain an understanding of the benefits of fitness 
  • Learn the functions of the main body systems 
  • Learn the benefits of a healthy balanced diet and how it affects lifestyles 
  • Prepare, plan and develop a personal health and fitness programmes 

The students wanting to take NCFE Health and Fitness must have a passion for fitness and exercise and enjoy researching and creating their own exercise plans. 

Assessment

To be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Fitness, learners are required to successfully complete four mandatory units:

  • Unit 1 - Principles of health and fitness - Internally assessed portfolio of evidence
  • Unit 2 - Healthy lifestyles - Internally assessed portfolio of evidence
  • Unit 3 - Preparing and planning for health and fitness - Externally set and marked assessment paper
  • Unit 4 - Develop a personal health and fitness programme - Internally assessed portfolio of evidence 

To achieve the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Fitness, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units. 

Post 16 Opportunities

As a result of completing the NCFE Health and Fitness course pupils could progress onto A-Level in Physical Education, Diploma in Exercise and Health and Fitness Studies. It will also be useful to pupils who wish to go on and study qualifications in Sport, Nutrition and exercise. Further vocational courses could lead to jobs in recreational management, performance analysis, sports science, leisure management, education, physiotherapy etc.