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NCFE Level 1

Exercise Studies

The NCFE Level 1 Award in Exercise Studies is an ideal qualification for anyone with any level of sports ability, who is interested in their own personal health and well-being, improving their performance, enhancing their personal development and gaining an understanding of the benefits of exercise and fitness.

Type of qualification: QCF

Level: Level 1

Minimum entry age: Pre 16

Guided Learning Hours: 90

Credit value: 12

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Unit 1: Understand the principles of exercise and fitness

This unit looks at what fitness is, how it is achieved and the importance of correct diet and nutrition. Learners will look at health and fitness, different food groups and the components of a balanced diet. The effects of exercise on different body systems are also covered in this unit.

Unit 2: Demonstrate an understanding of safety factors relating to exercise

This unit covers the elements of planning a safe exercise session and explains how to select appropriate clothing and gym equipment for certain exercise activities. Information about risk assessments and how to avoid injury is also explained.

Unit 3: Apply the principles of a training programme

This unit explains how to plan and evaluate a personal fitness profile and a personal training programme. Learners will understand how to re-evaluate their fitness levels and plan future exercise sessions by applying specific principles.

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