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KS4 Health and Fitness

Key Stage 4 Course Information Page

Course Name : NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Fitness (601/4534/1)

What is the qualification?

Vocational qualification worth 1 GCSE, graded pass, merit, distinction and distinction*

What will I be doing on the course? How will it be structured?

This qualification is designed for learners with an interest in health and fitness. It will provide learners with experience of using different training techniques and methods to enable them to use these within further education or apprenticeships. It will also provide them with the opportunity to develop and experience their own fitness programme.

The objectives of the qualification are to help learners to:

  • Prepare, plan and develop a personal health and fitness programme
  • Understand the benefits of fitness
  • Know the functions of the main body systems
  • Understand the benefits of a healthy balanced diet and how it affects lifestyles


The table below indicates the school terms in which the assessments will take place:

 Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Year 9N/AN/AUnit 1 - Principles of Health and Fitness
Year 10Unit 1 - Principles of Health and FitnessUnit 2 - Healthy LifestylesUnit 3 - Preparing and Planning for Health and Fitness
Year 11Unit 3 - Preparing and Planning for Health and FitnessUnit 4 - Develop a Personal Health and Fitness ProgrammeUnit 4 - Develop a Personal Health and Fitness Programme

What skills do I need to develop to be successful at this course?

In order to be successful on this course you must ensure that you take part in every practical lesson and maintain an evidence record of the skills and techniques you develop as part of the course. You must be able to evaluate the effectiveness of your sessions and make necessary improvements in order to meet the course requirements. You must meet deadlines by uploading your work onto the VLE. Coursework attempts are limited to two attempts per unit.

What could I use this qualification for?

You can use this qualification to follow the Level 3 BTEC in Sports Development, Coaching and Fitness.