Module 1 - Introduction


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Training Criteria

The course content is written, where possible, in line with VRQ / international standards regardless of the level of qualification. You may receive a number of modules to make up the criteria required to gain the correct amount of knowledge in this subject.


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Welcome to the VTCT Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity course.

As part of this course, you are required to:

  • Complete the online theory
  • Complete all the coursework (provided as a workbook in this online theory)
  • Submit your Portfolio of work for assessment and verification

The VTCT Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity is a qualification that has been designed to enhance your knowledge of nutrition for physical activity.

In this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the principles of nutrition, key guidelines, nationally recommended practice, the relationship between nutrition and physical activity, how to collect and use nutritional information, and the principles of nutritional goal setting. You will also develop the skills and techniques needed to collect and analyse nutritional information, and apply nutrition to an exercise and physical activity programme in support of client goals.

Successful completion of this qualification will enhance your employability within the sport and active leisure industry and is recognised as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).

National Occupational Standards

Units in this qualification have been mapped to the relevant NOS (where applicable). This qualification is regulated on the Regulated Qualifications Framework.

This qualification is approved and supported by Skills Active, the sector skills council for active leisure and learning.

On completion of the course you will be awarded VTCT qualification.

Throughout some of the modules, you will come across this image, where it will ask you to complete a task.

This is part of your coursework and is a requirement to complete the course.

Your first task, if you have not done so already is to sign up to our FREE student and therapist resources -