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VTCT Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity (VRQ) ONLINE course

Ofqual / government regulated qualification

Exam board: VTCT (Vocational training & charitable trust)

VTCT Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity (VRQ) ONLINE course


This course is completed online, no attendance is required. This is a self-study course.

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).

This qualification is completed through the exam board - The VTCT (Vocational training and charitable trust); and is Ofqual regulated.

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 SkillsActive, the sector skills council for active leisure and learning.

Course information

Pre-requisite / Entry level:


Course format:

online learning modules + case studies

+ monthly video calls for coursework support (dates tbc)

Course content:

  • UV30539 - Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme


  • GLH (Guided Learning Hours): 40. (GLH incl’s. practical, coursework, case studies, research/reading)
  • Home study (Coursework): This is completed in your own time


None, this is an online self-study course

+ video calls for coursework support (if required)

Model required:

  • Yes, you will be required to work on models to carry out your case studies at home.

Case Studies:

You must carry out and document evidence of provided nutritional advice to a minimum of 3 clients

Exam board:

VTCT - Vocational training & charitable trust

(Ofqual / government regulated -

Career potential:

Nutrition for physical activity to complement your sports or fitness qualifications - employed or self-employed, working in a gym based environment.

How this could benefit your clients:

Helpe clients with their nutrition programmes

Qualification gained:

VTCT Level 3 Award in Nutrition for physical activity (VRQ)

Qualification reference:

VTCT code: AF30081

Qulaification no: 501/1577/7

This qualification is a VRQ (Vocationally Related Qualification.)


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Alternative course option:

This unit is part of our VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training qualification as a stand alone course, please ask for further details of dates and costs.

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VTCT L3 Nutrition - ONLINE course (Pay in full)

This course is an online self-study course.
No attendance required.

VTCT Level 3 Award in Nutritition for physical activity (VRQ)

Course curriculum