Level 2
Unit No:
Guided learning hours:
24 hours

Assessment Guidance

Portfolio of Evidence.

Unit Learning Outcomes


Be able to plan a personal fitness training plan.

Learning Outcome 1: Indicative Content

Planning a personal fitness training plan/programme

Personal/background information: (e.g. name, age, current fitness levels using fitness tests, lifestyle to include smoking, alcohol, sleep, physical activity levels, medical history/medication taken, diet, interests).

Goal setting to include short, medium and long-term goals for the performer.

Designing a fitness training programme: i.e. aims/objectives of the training programme, principles of training (specificity, progression, overload, reversibility, tedium, frequency, intensity, time, type), training methods for the following components: flexibility (i.e. static, dynamic, PNF), strength (i.e. free weights, resistance machines), power (i.e. resistance machines, plyometrics), speed (i.e. interval, SAQ), Aerobic endurance (i.e. continuous, fartlek), muscular endurance (i.e. resistance machines and circuit), warm-ups and cool-downs for programme.

Reasons for inclusion of parts: reasons for the structure of the programme and content to include warm-up, main body of each session, cool down, training methods used, equipment used and why.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1
    Research, plan and agree with an appropriate person a training plan to improve own personal fitness.


Know about exercise adherence.

Learning Outcome 2: Indicative Content 

What is exercise adherence?

‘Maintaining an exercise regime for a prolonged period of time’.

Exercise adherence factors: i.e. barriers (e.g. time, money, energy, role conflict, social support, exercising with others, facilities, climate), achievable goal setting and meeting goals, enjoyment factor of activities and individualised exercise programmes.

Strategies to support adherence to an exercise programme: i.e. Use of SMART targets, social support (friend, group, relative, team mate), routine (enjoyable, varied, different), use of music, share goals, monitor goals closely, link to technology such as Fitbit, aim for a challenge such as 10km or half marathon race.

Reasons for selecting techniques: specific reasons for choosing adherence techniques and the benefits for when performing an exercise programme.

E.g. use of music helps to motivate and takes mind away from hard work or exercising with friend helps as won’t be able to skip sessions and also will feel bad about letting friend down if don’t attend a session.

Psychological, social and environmental factors (e.g. facilities, climate, exercising with others, social support, time, money, role conflict, body shape, goals, where equipment set up, time of day) affecting exercise adherence.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1
    Outline factors affecting exercise adherence.
  • 2.2
    Outline strategies to support own adherence to a personal fitness training plan.


Be able to implement, monitor and review a personal fitness training plan.

Learning Outcome 3: Indicative Content 

Carrying out a fitness training programme:

Programme should be the one planned in learning outcome 1 with evidence that each session has been performed, e.g. signature from gym instructor.

Fitness tests should be performed before, during and after programme to see if programme successful or not.

Training diary/logbook: i.e. record of session to include structure, timings and intensity of session, whether plan carried out, changes to plan and why, parts of session enjoyed and not enjoyed and exercise adherence techniques used.

Review of plan: i.e. strengths of plan, fitness testing results over duration of plan and impact on sporting performance in future, review of goals from plan from learning outcome 1, future changes to plan and how will help improve fitness and goals further in the future.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1
    Carry out a fitness training programme in line with plan.
  • 3.2
    Monitor and record own progress while on fitness training plan.
  • 3.3
    Assess the extent to which training programme was followed and the impact it has had on own fitness levels.
  • 3.4
    Identify any further areas for improvement in own fitness.