VCERT Health & Fitness 

Level 1 / 2  Technical Award in Health and Fitness 

Course Leader: Mr R Myhill 

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Examination Board: NCFE 

Assessment: 40% Written exam, 60% Non-Assessed Exam (NEA) 

Why should I study this subject at Key Stage 4? 

Year on year, the sport industry shows continued growth in employment and forecasts suggest this trend will continue. This comes from increased knowledge and understanding of the benefits of regular participation in sport and physical activity. This qualification enables learners to develop sector specific skills such as health and fitness analysis, personal skills such as communication, planning and time management, through practical and skills-based approaches. In addition to this students will  investigate provisions for health and fitness including equipment and facilities to enhance fitness for sport including fitness testing and methodology. 

What does the course involve? 
The VCERT course involves modules on Structure & Function of Body Systems, Effects of Health and Fitness on the Body, Health and Components of Fitness, Principles of Training, Testing and Developing Components of Fitness, Impact of Lifestyle on Health and Fitness, Fitness Analysis and Setting Goals, Structure of a Fitness Programme and Preparing Safely. 

The NEA will focus on Components of Fitness, Principles of Training, Methods of Training and FITT, PARQ and Lifestyle Questionnaire, SMART Targets, Fitness Tests, Test Result Analysis, 4 Week Training Programme, Training Programme Review 

Differences from GCSE 
You are not assessed on your practical ability. Practical lessons will take place to consolidate understanding of topics taught. The practical will involve  students planning, performing and analysing a training programme. 

Skills developed 
The VCERT framework comprises skills that are essential to success in learning, life and work. In essence, the framework captures the essential skills of managing yourself, managing relationships with others, managing your own learning, performance and work. It is these skills that will enable you to enter level 3 courses, including BTEC Level 3 in Sport and A level Physical Education, and adult life more confident and capable.

Studying Physical Education in the Sixth Form

Students can continue to study BTEC Sport here at Thomas Gainsborough School.

Extra Curricular

A wide range of sport related extra curricular activities are available after school.