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This course aims to provide students with the background knowledge and practical skills to be able to plan, deliver and review strength and conditioning programmes that work towards athletes achieving their performance goals. This course is suitable for those currently working in the fitness industry in roles such as personal trainers, sports coaches and strength and conditioning coaches.
This is a bespoke, industry relevant qualification which helps currently qualified fitness instructors to build upon their professional competence and to open up further employment opportunities. In order to possess and demonstrate a suitable level of occupational competence, instructors are now required to hold a bespoke qualification within this discipline. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self-employed students. Please ask for further details.
Students must be 16+ must hold a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (or equivalent), a Level 3 Coaching qualification (or equivalent) or a Level 3 Strength and conditioning qualification (or equivalent).
Students 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 students should have basic skills in communication.
Coursework, portfolio of evidence and practical demonstration.
This qualification provides progression on 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.
Other level 4 and 5 qualifications in related sectors.
During the qualification students will cover the following:
The role of a strength and conditioning coach as part of an athlete’s support team.
Methods of carrying out performance-related needs analysis, measurements and assessments.
Strategies to analyse and evaluate assessment findings in order to be able to develop and agree short, medium- and long-term performance goals.
Planning, delivering and evaluating periodised, performance-related strength and conditioning programmes.
Mode of Study
Hours per Week
Number of Weeks
Total Full Fee £625.00
Total Concessionary Fee N/A
Fees Payable Each Year
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