NCFE Certificate in
Exercise Studies Level 1 Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 4

An in-depth introduction into the benefits and importance of exercise.


Why take this course?

This is an ideal introductory programme for those who require a greater understanding of how to improve their personal health and fitness, and who want to gain knowledge of the benefits of exercise and its importance to our health and wellbeing.

What you will experience

You will explore a broad range of topics in relation to exercise, fitness and healthy living. This course is split into three manageable units:

  • Unit 1: Understand the principles of exercise and fitness
  • Unit 2: Demonstrate an understanding of safety factors relating to exercise
  • Unit 3: Apply the principles of a training programme
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Key facts

Mode of study
Distance Learning
Method of study

This course will require you to manage your workload independently, with a basic level of tutor support.

Subject area

What you need to know

Anything else?

Please note that fee waivers may apply. Find out more about funding for part-time courses.

Next steps




Duration Fees Code
80 Hours over 4 Months £80.00
Paper applications only

Paper applications

You must submit a paper application form for this course and return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.