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What counts as a physical activity?
For your physical activity you need to choose any sport, dance or fitness activity - in short, anything that requires a sustained level of energy and physical activity. For example, playing a sport regularly and showing personal improvement would count. However, learning to be a coach in the same sport would be a Skills section activity, whilst being a volunteer coach counts for the Volunteering section.
How long should I do my physical for?
You can take a break, for holidays, exams or just because you feel like it. As long as you’ve finished the activities before your 25th birthday you can still achieve an Award. The table below shows Physical section time required for each level.

Level

Minimum Time

Notes

Bronze

3 or 6 months

You must do one of your Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections for 6 months, the others for 3.

Silver

6 or 12 months

Either your Physical or Skills section must be done for 6 months, the other for 3. If you haven't achieved your Bronze Award you must extend either your Volunteering or the longer of your Physical or Skills sections to 12 months.

Gold

 

12 or 18 months

Either your Physical or Skills section must be done for 12 months, the other for 6. If you haven't achieved your Silver Award you must extend either your Volunteering or the longer of your Physical or Skills sections to 18 months.

Remember, you must commit to regular activities averaging at least an hour a week during this time!
Physical Section Requirements