VTCT Level 1 Award In Active Healthy Living

Course Summary

The VTCT Level 1 Award in Active, Healthy Living is a qualification that has been designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to adopt an active and healthy lifestyle.

This qualification will develop learners knowledge of the basic principles of active healthy living. These include physical activity, healthy eating guidelines, healthy living practices and how the body works.

Areas which may be covered during the course:

  • Be able to plan and demonstrate an activity session

  • Understand the principles of active, healthy living

  • Understand the health and safety considerations when taking part in physical activity

  • Know the principles of training

  • Know how to incorporate different types of activity in to everyday life

  • Understand the main components of an activity session

  • Know how to create a personal health and activity log (PAL) for yourself

  • Know how to reflect on the effectiveness of the personal health and activity log (PAL)

  • Know the structure and function of the skeletal system

  • Know the structure and function of the muscular system

  • Know how to outline a balanced approach to nutrition and the types of fuels used to provide energy for activity

  • Know the structure and function of the cardiorespiratory system


When successfully completed this qualification, learners will have the opportunity to progress to the following VTCT qualification:

  • Level 1 Award in Lifestyle Management

  •  Level 1 Award in Assisting Health Related Activity Sessions

  • Level 1 NVQ Award in Sport and Active Leisure

  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership

  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being, Operational Services