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Fitness & Nutrition Level 2

Fitness & Nutrition Level 2

[ UFHL07 ]


About this course
This course is designed to give you a sound introduction to the subject and provide you with the skills and knowledge to be able to understand the field of fitness and nutrition, and be able to help you provide information to others on the correct use and applications of nutrition within the area of fitness.


Course Length - 12 Months
Award Received - Level 2 Certificate of Achievement by NCFE
Course Code: UFHL07


Should you be considering using this course to kick-start your career in the fitness industry, you should consider the following.

Fitness Instructors provide a comprehensive, one-on-one personal fitness assessment and training programme. The purpose of the programme is to assist clients in setting and achieving realistic fitness goals based on each client's needs. Ultimately, the client should be able to individually develop and follow goals based on the personal trainer's knowledge.
Fitness Instructors are expected to work independently and adhere to the guidelines of their certifying organisation, as well as all company policies and procedures.


Unit 1: Nutrition

Additional supplements
Daily Caloric requirements
Dietary requirements

Unit 2: Physiology

Muscle fibre types
Energy production

Unit 3: Kinesiology

Muscle action
Joint action

Unit 4: Aerobic Training

Weekly requirements and limitations
Diet requirements
Types of aerobic activities
Heart rates
Blood Pressure
Specific aerobic activities
Teaching Aerobics

Unit 5: Plyometric & Weight Training

Circuit training
Overload principles
Free weights v machines
Lifting techniques
Sets and repetitions
Weekly requirements
Diet requirements

Unit 6: Sample Workout and Fitness Test

Flexibility test
One-Minute Sit-up test
Push-up test
3 Minute Step test
Body composition

Unit 7: Specialised Training

Senior Fitness
Exercise Injury

Unit 8: Resources

Anatomy chart
Useful Contacts
IFA Code of Ethics
Glossary of Nutritional Information
Glossary of Fitness Terms

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards' Quality Licence Scheme. This means that UK Distance Learning & Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by UK Distance Learning & Publishing to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards' endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

[1] Regulators for exams and assessments in England and Wales


The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.

You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.

Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.

Online Version

Our online A-Level courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.

As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.

All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.


You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have, In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.

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