Level 3 Award in Prescribing Nutrition for Physical Activity


This award allows learners to offer nutritional advice to fitness clients who are undertaking a physical activity programme to help them achieve their goals.

This programme is for Gym Instructors working towards the Certificate in Personal Training or anyone fitness professional wanting to apply the principles of nutrition to support an individual’s physical activity programme and goals.

The Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity is recognised at Level 3 by REPs and carries 16 CPD points.

Expected Course Length: 1 – 2 months

Accredited Achievement: Active IQ Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity.

To book - choose your preferred course dates below

Assessments will take place on Mon 3rd Feb 2020

Assessments will take place on Sun 29th March 2020

Assessments will take place on Mon 1st June 2020

Assessments will take place on Sun 2nd August 2020

Assessments will take place on Mon 28th September 2020

Assessments will take place on Sun 29th November 2020

Course Details

How Do I Start?

When you enrol on the Level 3 Award in Prescribing Nutrition for Physical Activity you will receive your joining instructions via email giving you access to your learning resources.

The resources are divided into unit order providing you with the relevant manuals, worksheets, documents, knowledge checkers and mock exams required to help you complete your learning and prepare for your workshop/assessment days.

Pre-workshop Learning

There is one unit for this qualification:

  • Unit 1: Applying the Principles of Nutrition

The unit is divided into two assessments:

  • Theoretical exam
  • Case Study

Theoretical Exam

As part of your qualification, you will need to pass one theoretical paper-based multiple-choice exam. The exam is sat on the day of the workshop. If you refer an exam you can book to re-sit the exam on one of our planned re-sit days. You can re-sit an exam as many times as needed, however CMS Fitness Courses has a responsibility to ensure that teaching and learning occur in between each exam to promote learner development and quality of delivery.

Unit 2 – Case Study

It is expected that you complete your documents for Unit 2 during and after your attendance on workshop day 1 and submit them six weeks after your attendance. Your case study includes:

  • Client Interview
  • Overview of Client Goals
  • Evaluation and Modification Summary

All documents and components of the assessment will be explained to you by your workshop tutor.

Please note, this qualification is also available via distance learning (no workshop attendance). Support is provided by a tutor via phone and email. If you were to choose this option you will still need to attend a planned assessment day/time to sit your multiple-choice exam.

Workshop Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4
Day 1 Macro and Micro Nutrients Macro and Micro Nutrients Food Labels and Nutritional Guidelines Multiple Choice Exam Paper and Case Study Overview

All learners are supported with:

  • Manual
  • E-learning
  • Personal tutor phone and e-mail support
  • Workshop day

e-learning is a compulsory part of this training programme.

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To enrol on this programme you must:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Hold a REPs recognised Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (GYM / ETM) or equivalent
  • The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary
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Course Cost: £250

Payment Options: Credit Card or Debit Card Online or call 01924 470 477

This course must be paid for in full at time of purchase.

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Applying the Principles of Nutrition to a Physical Activity Programme – Multiple Choice Exam Paper and Case Study 

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