Personal Exercise, Health and Nutrition

This qualification is designed for learners who wish to learn how to improve their personal health and well-being.

Fully-funded via the UK Government in the form of the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

  • Free online course


  • Course duration

    6 weeks

  • Support

    Expert tutor support available

  • Experience

    No previous knowledge is required or assumed

  • Awarding body

    NCFE or TQUK depending on location and training provider

Overview of Personal Exercise, Health and Nutrition

Qualification objectives

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners gain an understanding of:

  • The impact of diet, nutrition and exercise on their personal health
  • Safe and appropriate exercise
  • The importance of personal motivation and setting goals and targets

Knowledge and understanding

The qualification enables learners to gain knowledge and understanding of the positive effects of exercise on long-term health and well-being and implementing an exercise plan with the appropriate nutritional requirements.

Poor diet and lack of exercise are recognised as some of the major contributors to ill health. Regular exercise and a balanced diet help to reduce stress, improve sleep, reduce the risk of illness and increase life quality. Therefore, having a good understanding of diets, the role of nutrition in exercise and personal motivation is an important part of maintaining well-being.

Course units

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate, learners are required to successfully complete 3 mandatory units:

Understand Health, Well-Being and Exercise

In this unit learners are introduced to the components of a healthy lifestyle and factors that can improve health and well-being.

They’ll also look at personal motivation and basic anatomy and physiology.

Understand the Role of Nutrition in Exercise

This unit covers diet and nutrition for exercise including looking at how technology can support individuals to track their nutritional intake.

Learners will also look at the importance of hydration.

Plan and Prepare for Personal Exercise and Nutrition

In this unit, learners will assess their current fitness levels, set targets and devise an appropriate exercise/nutrition plan, and maintain a diary over a period of time.

They’ll then evaluate the programme and their progress and set new targets.

Get certified

Gain a nationally recognised level 2 accredited certificate.

Qualification benefits

Develop your skills

88% of our learners say our courses have equipped them with vital skills to help them progress in their working life.

Launch or advance your career

Build up enough knowledge, skills and confidence to transition into a new career.

Improve your CV

Level 2 qualifications are nationally recognised and accredited, giving you the foundations to improve your job prospects.

Course sample

Download the sample workbook



Been in the UK or EU for three years for purposes other than study.


19+ at the start of the academic year.


  • Not on an apprenticeship.
  • Not completed any part of the course before.
  • 19-23-year-olds must have a level 2 or higher prior to attainment.

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