Exercise Studies


This qualification is ideal for anyone who is interested in improving their performance, enhancing their personal development and gaining an understanding of the benefits of exercise and fitness. It will be particularly useful to people who work in the sports & fitness industry, as well as those wishing to return to education or those preparing for work.

Engaging in regular physical activity provides numerous benefits. Beyond aiding weight loss and enhancing fitness, exercise can lower stress, enhance sleep, elevate quality of life, extend life expectancy and decrease the risk of heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. This qualification also assists learners in recognising their own fitness levels, guiding them to seamlessly incorporate exercise into their daily routines.

Course code





Approximately 90 hours of personal learning to complete this qualification.
Most learners complete this qualification in 15 weeks, averaging 6 hours per week of personal learning

Entry Requirements

Learners wishing to undertake the Award should be aged 14 or over.

Course Content

Candidates will be provided with course materials for the programme and will be required to work through a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the elarning process and demonstrate their knowledge.

The Level 1 Award in Exercise Studies comprises of 3 mandatory units:

Unit 01: Understand the principles of exercise and fitness
Unit 02: Demonstrate an understanding of safety factors realtingt o exercise
Unit 03: Apply the principles of a training programme

Each unit contains assessments and activities designed to cover the specific learning outcomes.


Candidates will be required to produce a portfolio of work that demonstrates achievement of all learning outcomes.


Learners who successfully complete the course will achieve a nationally recognised qualification, which may also lead to further study.

Course Contact Details

T: 01387 734199

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