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.
- Learners 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).
- Learners 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 learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 3.
Learners must complete the two mandatory units. For detailed information on the qualification structure download the Qualification Guidance.
Coursework/Project, Portfolio of Evidence, Practical Demonstration/Assignment/Assessment
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.