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We have created coach training programmes that produce world-class weightlifting coaches who help to develop medal winning athletes.

As the National Governing Body for Weightlifting and Para Powerlifting, these courses offer an unrivalled standard of training and are the only qualifications that are recognised for our exclusive coach license scheme. The skills learned during these courses will allow you to help coach athletes to be at the top of their game.

We are proud to work in partnership with the regulated awarding body Focus Awards to accredit our qualifications.

Practical Course Update – January 2021

Due to current government COVID-19 guidelines BWL have taken the difficult decision to postpone all face-to-face practical courses.

The good news is you can still qualify with one of our online or online with Zoom practical courses.

There are two courses on the Olympic Weightlifting Coaching Weightlifting Pathway; Level 1, to become an Assistant Coach, moving on to Level 2, where you qualify as an Independent Coach

 

Certification: Level 1 Award in Coaching Olympic Weightlifting

Is this course for me?

This is an entry level course for aspiring coaches in weightlifting. It is aimed at anyone aged 16 or over, who is new to coaching but has some knowledge of the sport and would like to learn how to apply that in a coaching environment.

What will I learn?

The processes and principles of coaching weightlifting to adults and children, the basic rules of weightlifting, safety in the sport, roles and responsibilities of a coach and planning a session.

You’ll also discover critical coaching skills that can optimise coaching performance, the main physical qualities that athletes need to develop in weightlifting, identify the key positions for the Snatch, Clean and Jerk, learn assistance lifts for weightlifting and learn the BWL Teaching Method to understand why we perform each one of the BWL teaching exercises.

Take a look at all 10 modules of the e-learning.

What does this course qualify me to do?

This is the start of your journey into coaching weightlifting and will enable you assist a more qualified coach to deliver sessions in a club, gym or virtual setting.

Prerequisites:

You must be at least 16 years of age when booking, be able to communicate effectively in English  and have some general experience of the lifts and weightlifting.

We offer 3 ways to complete this course:

E-Learning only

Length of course: 12 – 16 hours

Price: Standard £350 | Member £300

E-Learning with Zoom practical

Length of course: 12 – 16 hours

Plus, an additional 3.5 - 4 hours of LIVE Zoom training

Price: Standard £375 | Member £325

E-Learning with face to face practical (to return once COVID-19 restrictions allow)

Length of course: 12 – 16 hours

Plus an additional 1-day practical session

Price: Standard £375 | Member £325

 

By choosing the online learning with the Zoom practical course you’ll also get:

  • LIVE time with an industry leading educator
  • Discussion around the BWL Technical Model and Teaching Method
  • Interaction and discussion with other like-minded learners
  • Practice the Snatch, Clean and Jerk to learn how you might give feedback as an Assistant Coach

 

Practical courses (currently postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions)

With the benefit of combining online and practical learning, you’ll gain invaluable experience and feedback from a fully qualified BWL Coach.

The practical day covers the BWL Teaching Method which gives Assistant coaches the tools they will need to guide a complete beginner to execute the Olympic lifts competently. You’ll have the opportunity to ask BWL tutors questions relating to the e-learning already covered and how it translates into practical learning, along with peer-to-peer practice and support.

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See times and dates for the e-learning with zoom practical and BOOK NOW

Go at your own pace with our Online Only course: BOOK NOW

Combine Level 1 and Level 2 (online only courses) and save up to £100 BOOK NOW

Be the first to know when our face to face Practical course becomes availableREGISTER YOUR INTEREST by emailing courses@britishweightlifting.org

Certification: Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Olympic Weightlifting

 Is this course for me?

If you hold your Level 1 Award in Coaching Olympic Weightlifting and currently work under the supervision of a more qualified coach, completing your Level 2 certificate is your next step in career progression.

It will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to work as an Independent Olympic Weightlifting Coach.

With a Level 2 qualification you’ll also be able to apply for a BWL Coach License to be able to coach athletes at national competitions.

What will I learn?

Learn psychology and effective communication to help athletes realise their physical potential, gain an introduction to the anatomical demands of weightlifting and how to use the BWL Technical Model to identify errors and make interventions.

You’ll also be trained in 10 key assistance exercises that can be used to increase performance on the Snatch and Clean & Jerk, create linked and progressive sessions in a 6-week training block, design sessions for groups and individuals and gain an introduction to competition coaching.

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

Take a look at all 17 e-learning modules.

What does this course qualify me to do?

Work as an Independent coach in Olympic Weightlifting. You can also apply for a BWL Coach License to assist athletes at national competitions.

Prerequisites:

You must be at least 17 years of age on the first day of the course, hold your Level 1 certificate in Coaching Olympic Weightlifting and be able to communicate effectively in English.

We offer 3 ways to complete this course

E-Learning only

Length of course: 24 – 48 hours

Price: Standard £450 | Member £400

E-Learning with Zoom practical

Length of course: 24 – 48 hours

Plus an additional 3.5 - 4 hours of LIVE Zoom training

Price: Standard £475 | Member £425

E-Learning and face to face practical (to return once COVID-19 restrictions allow)

Length of course: 24 – 48 hours

Plus an additional 1-day practical session

Price: Standard £500 | Member £450

 

By choosing the online learning with the Zoom practical course you’ll also get:

  • LIVE time with an industry leading educator
  • Interaction and discussion with other like-minded learners
  • Assistance exercises of the Olympic lifts*
  • Reviews and discussions around the Level 2 BWL Technical Model with an industry leading educator and wider group of learners.

*Don’t worry if you don’t have a barbell at home, a broomstick or similar will be a suitable replacement for practice.

 

Practical courses (currently postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions)

The practical workshop offers a fantastic opportunity for coaches to develop through peer-to-peer practice and support.

Our tutors have a broad range of backgrounds and skills from education, strength & conditioning and coaching providing you with the most comprehensive training and skills to become a great Coach.

The 1-day practical session covers assistance exercises and how to apply them to improve weightlifting performance and technique alongside how to apply the exercises appropriately and identify some of the challenge’s coaches might experience.

All assessments have now moved online, to improve on the day learning and allow all the time to focus solely on developing your coaching ability in a practical setting.

Book Now

Go at your own pace with our Online Only course: BOOK NOW

Or combine Level 1 and Level 2 (online only courses) and save up to £100 BOOK NOW

See times and dates for the online learning with Zoom practical and BOOK NOW

Be the first to know when our Practical course becomes availableREGISTER YOUR INTEREST by emailing courses@britishweightlifting.org

 

 

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