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The coaching pathway provides the only qualifications that are recognised for our exclusive coach license scheme and cover the official BWL Technical Models. We have created coach training programmes, that produce world-class weightlifting coaches who help to develop medal winning athletes. The skills learned during BWL coaching courses are invaluable in understanding the sport of weightlifting, but they can also be applied across all types and levels of physical activity to improve strength and conditioning. We work in partnership with Focus Awards (regulated awarding body) to accredit our qualifications.

Coaching Courses

We have 5 coaching courses:

  1. NEW Level 1 Assistant Coach – Online Only
  2. NEW Level 2 Independent Coach – Online Only
  3. Level 1 and Level 2 Combined Coaching Course – Online Only
  4. Level 1 Assistant Coach – E-learning & Practical
  5. Level 2 Independent Coach – E-learning & Practical

NEW Online Qualification - Assistant Coach

  • Certification: Level 1 Award in Coaching Weightlifting
  • Length of course: 12 - 16 hours e-learning / optional ½ day masterclass (post lockdown)
  • Standard Price: £350 / Member Price: £300

We have transferred all the great content from our Level 1 Award in Coaching Weightlifting into an online course. You can complete this from the comfort of your home so that when you are able to enter your club again you will be a fully qualified Assistant Coach.

Features of the online Level 1 Coaching course

  • 6 great pieces of bonus content
  • Opportunity to attend one of our ½ day masterclasses FREE OF CHARGE post lock down

Who is this course suitable for?

The online Level 1 Award in Coaching Weightlifting is designed for those who are new to coaching, but who have some knowledge of the sport and would like to learn how to apply that in a coaching environment.

Learners will cover an introduction to the processes and principles of coaching weightlifting to adults and children. You will be helped to understand how to effectively assist more qualified coaches, delivering aspects of coaching sessions, as well as how to design and plan training sessions.

Modules of the Course

There are 10 modules covered as part of the Online Level 1 Coaching Award in Weightlifting. For more information on these modules please click here

Online Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Weightlifting

  • Certification: Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Weightlifting (Olympic Weightlifting)
  • Length of course: 24 - 28 hours of e-learning + development tasks and assessment
  • Standard Price: £450 / Member Price: £400
  • Please note if you have completed the Online Level 1 Coaching Course (within the last 3 months) you are able to purchase Level 2 at a Standard Price of £400 / Member Price: £350. Please email courses@britishweightlifting.org

We have updated our Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Weightlifting to include the latest technical updates from BWL. We have also added lots of new content that will take you through how to:

  • Use accepted training principles to design effective programmes
  • Create linked and progressive sessions in a 6-week training block
  • Design sessions that can meet the needs of groups and individuals
  • Use the BWL Technical Model to identify technical errors and come up with effective interventions
  • Use specific assistance exercises to help athletes get the most from their training

You can complete this from the comfort of your home so that when you are able to enter your club again you will be a fully qualified Coach. As there is no face to face delivery element to this course, you are able to take advantage of a cheaper price for the online version of this course

Please note: The Level 1 Coaching Course is a prerequisite to be able to complete the Level 2 Coaching Course.

Who is this course suitable for?

The online Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Weightlifting is designed for coaches who currently deliver and work with small groups of athletes under supervision from a more qualified coach. This course will provide learners with the information they need to progress to becoming a fully qualified coach, including assisting athletes at national competitions as their qualified coach – once you have a BWL Coach Licence.

This course will provide learners with the information they need to support an athlete’s development; learn how they can start to support an athlete in optimising their lifting technique; be introduced to some of the key psychological skills that athletes need to develop to elevate their performance; delve into the principles of training to create effective training programmes as well as helping learners to identify and correct technical errors.

Course Modules:

There are 17 modules covered as part of the Online Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Weightlifting. For more information on these modules please click here

Online Assessment

Coaches will be able to achieve this qualification after they have successfully completed a selection of online assessments. The course has been structured to allow coaches to do this from home. Coaches will have support from a BWL Educator who will guide them through the assessment process.

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Level 1 and Level 2 Combined Coaching Course – Online Only

  • Certification: Level 1 Award in Coaching Weightlifting and Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Weightlifting (Olympic Weight Lifting)
  • Length of course: Level 1 Award in Coaching Weightlifting: 12 - 16 hours e-learning / optional ½ day masterclass (post lockdown). Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Weightlifting: 24 - 28 hours of e-learning + development tasks and assessment
  • Standard Price: £700 / Member Price: £650

Want to complete the Level 1 and Level 2 Coaching courses back to back to become a fully qualified coach by the end of lock down? Why not take advantage of our exclusive combined course price? You will benefit from all the great content of the Online Level 1 Award in Coaching Weightlifting and Online Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Weightlifting but for a discounted price.

Please note when you purchase a combined course, you will automatically get access to the Level 1 Award in Coaching Weightlifting. You will gain access to the Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Weightlifting course approx. 2-3 days after purchase.

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Assistant Coach - E-learning and Practical

  • Certification: Level 1 Award in Coaching Weightlifting
  • Length of course: 4 – 8 hours E-learning / 2 day practical session
  • Standard Price: £350 / Member Price: £300

The Level 1 Award in Coaching Weightlifting is designed for those who are new to coaching, but who have some knowledge of the sport and would like to learn how to apply that in a coaching environment. Coaches should be committed to their own development and should be looking to gain experience whilst working with a more experienced coach who is already qualified at Level 2 Coaching or higher lifting.

For more information including course modules, the practical delivery, prerequisites and what you will be qualified to do after successful completion of the course please click here.

PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19

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Coach – E-learning and Practical

  • Certification: Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Weightlifting (Olympic Weightlifting)
  • Length of course: 6 – 8 hours E-learning / 2 day practical session / Completion of linked and progressive sessions away from the course including planning sessions
  • Standard Price: £500 / Member Price: £450

The Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Weightlifting is for coaches who have experience of delivering independent coaching sessions to groups of people. The certificate enables coaches to independently create, deliver and evaluate a series of linked and progressive Weightlifting coaching. The course will cover further principles and aspects to an athletes development. This will allow any qualified person to work as an independent coach, assist with the development of other coaches and also assist athletes at national competitions as their qualified coach.

For more information including course modules, the practical delivery, prerequisites and what you will be qualified to do after successful completion of the course please click here

PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19

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