Intermediate Nutrition

YMCA Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity and Exercise (610/2286/X)

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This qualification provides learners with knowledge and skills to provide clients with reliable, evidence-based nutrition and healthy eating guidance.

    Learners will gain an understanding of the key principles of nutrition and healthy eating and how these can be applied to support health and wellbeing.

    Working within their scope of practice they will be able to assist their clients in understanding the relevance of official guidelines to their individual personal food preferences and needs, directing those individuals who participate in physical activity and exercise to reputable sources of information when required.





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    YMCA Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity and Exercise610/2286/X






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    This qualification is mapped to, and fully endorsed against, the the Association for Nutrition (AfN) competence framework: Nutrition for Fitness and Leisure (Intermediate Level).

    It is also recognised by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMPSA), receiving 10 CPD points.


    Currently working as an Exercise Instructor? This qualification builds on knowledge within our group exercise and gym instructing qualifications allowing learners to expand scope of practice and better support their clients.


    Better support your clients


    Learners must be aged 16+.

    To achieve the YMCA Level 4 Certificate in Applied Nutrition for Health, Wellness, Weight Management, and Sports Performance (610/2287/1), learners need to achieve 3 mandatory units:

    Nutrition for physical activity and exercise (F/650/6219)
    • Assessment workbook
    • Information resources
    • Case study


    The information below provides details of our fees for our approved centres. If you're a learner, you'll need to find a training provider to get an accurate cost for completing one of our qualifications. Training providers will charge learners more than the prices listed below to cover the costs of the delivery of teaching and assessment they complete on our behalf.

    Registration and certification fees

    YMCA Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity and Exercise (610/2286/X) — £15.00 per learner

    Teaching and learning resources


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    Manual available?

    Nutrition for physical activity and exercise (F/650/6219)

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    Visit our fees page for more information on resource and resource bundle pricing.

    Existing centres can add this qualification to their offer by completing an 'Additional Product Approval Request' in Y-Connect.

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