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Level: 3

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: N

Course Summary

This qualification recognises the skills, knowledge and competence required for an individual to apply the principles of nutrition to support client goals as part of an exercise and physical activity programme.

Courses are planned to start in:

  • October - Half term
  • February - Half Term
  • July - Mon-Fri day time
  • November - 10x Tuesdays 6-9pm

Bespoke dates are also available - contact us for further details.

Entry requirements

It is recommended that you should hold the CYQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing, or an equivalent award, or have a knowledge of nutrition for exercise at Level 2.

You will need sufficient English and maths skills to support the theoretical aspects of the course.

Course Content

You will cover:

  • applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme
  • collecting, analysing and utilising nutritional information
  • the principles of nutritional goal setting with clients
  • providing nutritional advice in line with nationally recommended best practice

How will I be assessed?

You will be asssessed through:

  • a multiple choice theory paper/eAssessment
  • coursework


Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There are no additional costs, although candidates may choose to pay for membership towards becoming a Registered Exercise Professional.

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What can I do after this course?

You may wish to continue your studies on a Level 3 REPs accredited course such as the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training.




This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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E. Wheeldon-Jones

E. Wheeldon-Jones

Former sports student Ellie prepares for coaching trip to Australia

Sports coach Ellie Wheeldon-Jones is planning to go to Australia to teach swimming after successfully completing a foundation degree course in sports coaching at Derby College. Ellie, who has always been sporty, would like to travel and take a break from studying before deciding whether or not to take a third-year top up degree course. Like her sister Sophie, who is now a personal trainer, and her boyfriend Mykylo, a semi-professional cricketer, Ellie initially took the BTEC sports sciences course at Derby College after leaving school following GCSEs.She then went on to take her foundation degree at Broomfield Hall and is currently working as a children's swimming coach as well as teaching tampolining to adults.

Ellie said: "One of the best things about the foundation degree course was the amount of one-to-one attention you receive. Our groups were small so the lecturers had more time to dedicate to you. It was hard work but I enjoyed it and felt very comfortable at Broomfield."
Ellie has participated in many sports including gymnastics, athletics and running during and since her schooldays. She has also swum at county level.

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