- You must be aged 16 years+.
- Hold a Level 3 Personal Training qualification, a Level 3 Coaching qualification or a Level 3 Strength and conditioning qualification.
- You may also hold relevant higher education or further education qualifications that are equivalent or higher than those listed above (e.g. physiotherapy, sports therapy).
- There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and you should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 3.
- To apply, please complete our online application form which you can access by clicking here or look for Apply Online on the main menu at the top of this page.
- On receipt, we will check the information and documentation provided satisfy the entry requirements for this course.
- If so, we will email you back with an acceptance offer, which subject to payment, will reserve your place on the course.
You will study:
- The role of a strength and conditioning coach as part of an athlete’s support team.
- The demands of performance activities and how they can affect an athlete’s performance.
- How to source current, credible, relevant information to inform strength and conditioning coaching practice.
- Methods that can be used to assess an athlete’s performance capabilities.
- How to perform appropriate assessment and evaluation of results to create relevant performance goals.
- Programme design and long-term, periodised planning to improve the performance capabilities of an athlete.
- How to prepare, deliver and evaluate effective strength and conditioning sessions that optimise athletic performance.
You can choose to opt for either the blended learning or entirely online approach. You can select your chosen option on the Application Form. If you choose the blended learning option you will be required to undertake a 2-day face-to-face practical workshop towards the end of the course.
This qualification provides progression to:
- Higher education (e.g. college or university) to study strength and conditioning at a higher level.
- A range of specialist strength and conditioning qualifications.
- Professional accreditations (e.g., UKSCA, NSCA)
- Other level 4 and 5 qualifications in related sectors.
You have up to 3 years to be certificated from the point of registration for this qualification. Anyone outside this time-frame will be withdrawn unless there are extenuating circumstances.