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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 4 coaching courses:

Level 1 Assistant Coach

Level 2 Independent Coach

Level 3 Further Knowledge in Specific Areas (coming soon)

Combined: Level 2 Award in Instructing and Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Course

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Assistant Coach

  • Certification: Level 1 Award in Coaching Weight Lifting
  • Length of course: 4 – 8 hours E-learning / 2 day practical session
  • Cost: £350 (save £50 if you become a member and receive a discount code)

The Level 1 Award in Coaching Weight Lifting 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.

The Course 

Learners will cover an introduction to the processes and principles of coaching Weight Lifting to adults and children. The Award offers an opportunity for those with little or no experience of coaching to be introduced to the principles of planning, delivering and evaluating coaching activities in Weight Lifting. They 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 include:-

  • Roles and responsibilities of a coach including safeguarding
  • Safety in the sport
  • The Snatch: the key positions for the British Weight Lifting technical model; the British                Weight Lifting teaching method 
  • The clean and jerk: the key positions for the British Weight Lifting technical model; the              British Weight Lifting teaching method 
  • Creating a planned session

The course consists of two parts: the first being the online content that needs to be successfully completed and passed by all learners and the second to complete 2 days of practical delivery and assessments. Following the successful attendance and passing of these elements, you will then become a British Weight Lifting qualified Level 1 Coach.

Course Prerequisites 

·       Entry level course

·       Be at least 16 years of age on the first day of the course

·       Have some general experience of the lifts and weight lifting

·       Be able to communicate effectively in English

What Will I Be Qualified To Do?

Successful passing of this course will allow you to; plan sessions for small groups of athletes, deliver and work with small groups of athletes under supervision from a more qualified coach, enhance your skills and knowledge as a weight lifting coach and finally begin your journey on the weight lifting coaching pathway.

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Coach 

  • Certification: Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Weight Lifting (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
  • Cost: £500 (save £50 if you become a member and receive a discount code)

The Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Weight Lifting 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 Weight Lifting 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.

The Course

The course consists of two parts: the first being the online content that needs to be successfully completed and passed by all learners and the second to complete 2 days of practical delivery and assessments.

Modules include:

  • Roles and responsibilities of a coach including safeguarding and behaviour management
  • Effective communication when teaching in sport
  • How to plan, deliver and review linked and progressive sessions for athletes
  • Safety in the sport
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Fitness and nutrition for Weight Lifting
  • The lifts – The Snatch and the Clean and Jerk. Find and correct faults and learn how to move between the key positions
  • Accessory lifts including squats; deadlifts and derivatives of the Olympic lifts
  • Introduction to competition coaching

Course Prerequisites

  • Have completed a UKCC Level 1 Award in Coaching Weightlifting or BWL Level 2 Award in        Instructing Weightlifting (or equivalent as recognised by BWL)
  • Be at least 17 years of age on the first day of the course 
  • Be able to communicate effectively in English 

What Will I Be Qualified To Do?

Successfully passing this award will allow you to start actively coaching the sport of Weight Lifting. You will also be eligible to progress further on our Education Pathway by meeting the requirements to move onto our Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Weight Lifting and also our Level 3 Award in Instructing Weight Lifting.

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Level 3 Module: Further knowledge in specific areas 

Coming soon

Fast Track to Independent Coach

Combined: Level 2 Award in Instructing and Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Course

  • Certification: Level 2 Award in Instructing Weight training and Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Weight Lifting (Olympic Weight Lifting)
  • Length of course: 12 – 24 hours E-learning / 4 days practical session / Completion of linked and progressive sessions away from the course including planning sessions for both coaching and instructing
  • Cost: £650 (save £50 if you become a member and receive a discount code)

This course has been specially designed to support a combined programme of learning which fast tracks learners from entry level to level 2 coaching. The learning and tasks that you will complete on this platform will be supported by 4 days of mandatory practical delivery and assessment.

The online programme is clearly divided in the two courses for you. You are expected to work your way through the theory content and tasks in order, starting with the Level 2 Instructors Award.

The Course

The Level 2 Award in Instructing Weight Lifting is designed for those who are wanting to improve their knowledge and skills within the specific area of weight lifting. The course will teach you the technical aspects of how to instruct key weight training exercises.

The content of this part of the course has been designed for people who have some experience of weight training exercises. The course will teach you how to deliver these exercises within an instructing environment.

The Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Weight Lifting 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 Weight Lifting coaching sessions. 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.

Modules include:

  • Level 2 instructing weight training
  • Roles and responsibilities of an instructor
  • Safety in the gym
  • Principles of training
  • The lifts – key positions for the snatch; the clean; the split jerk; front squat; back squat; dead lift; stiff leg dead lift; reverse lunge; press; bench press and bent over row
  • Planning a session
  • Level 2 certificate in coaching weight lifting
    • Roles and responsibilities of a coach
    • Effective communication
    • Planning and programming
    • Safety in the sport
    • Anatomy and physiology
    • Fitness for weight lifting
    • Nutrition for weight lifting
  • The lifts – The Snatch; The Clean and Jerk
  • Find and correct faults; how to move between the key positions
  • Accessory lifts including squats; deadlifts and derivatives of the Olympic lifts
  • Introductions to competition coaching
  • Linked and progressive sessions

At the end of the theory part to this combined Level 2 Award in Instructing Weight Lifting and Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Weight Lifting you are required to attend 4 days of compulsory practical delivery and assessment.

At the practical days with our qualified tutors you will recap the theory elements that you have completed- allowing you get any questions answered by the tutor and also support any gaps in your learning that may have occurred. You will also cover the practical and technique elements for the lifts, giving you chance to learn hands on, how to coach and perform the lifts.

Course Prerequisites 

  • Entry level course
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Have a minimum of one year experience in participation in weight lifting activities
  • Be able to communicate effectively in English
  • Upon completion of Level 2 instructing, this is your prerequisite for the Level 2 Coaching part of the course.

What Will I Be Qualified To Do? 

Successfully passing this award will allow you to start actively coaching the sport of Weight Lifting. You will also be eligible to progress further on our Education Pathway by meeting the requirements to move onto our Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Weight Lifting and also our Level 3 Award in Instructing Weight Lifting.

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