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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.

Practical Courses Update January 2021

Due to the ongoing COVID19 Pandemic BWL are not currently running any practical courses. If you're missing the personal element to your online studying, there's now the option to add a practical over Zoom. 

Check out our online Olympic Weightlifting coaching courses below.

  • You can complete our new Level 2 Strength Coach Course online here 
  • We also have an online CPD option here 

Coaching Courses

We have 7 coaching courses:

  1. Level 1 Assistant Coach – Online Only
  2. Level 2 Independent Coach – Online Only
  3. Level 1 and Level 2 Coaching Course Package – Online Only
  4. NEW Level 1 Assistant Coach - Online & Virtual Zoom Delivery
  5. NEW Level 2 Independent Coach - Online & Virtual Zoom Delivery
  6. Level 1 Assistant Coach – Online & Practical
  7. Level 2 Independent Coach – Online & Practical

Online Qualification - Level 1 Assistant Coach

  • Certification: Level 1 Award in Coaching Weightlifting (Olympic Weightlifting)
  • Length of course: 12 - 16 hours e-learning
  • 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 and includes 6 great pieces of bonus content

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 Qualification- Level 2 Independent Coach

  • 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

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

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 Coaching Course Package – Online Only

  • Certification: Level 1 Award in Coaching Weightlifting and Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Weightlifting (Olympic Weightlifting)
  • Length of course: Level 1 Award in Coaching Weightlifting: 12 - 16 hours e-learning. 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? Why not take advantage of our exclusive course package? 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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NEW Online & Virtual Zoom Delivery Qualification - Level 1 Assistant Coach

  • Certification: Level 1 Award in Coaching Weightlifting (Olympic Weightlifting)
  • Length of course: 12 - 16 hours e-learning, 3 1/2 hours – 4 hours virtual delivery via Zoom (See times and dates here)
  • Standard Price: £375 / Member Price: £325

We know that many of you are excited to start learning but are missing the personal touch that our practical courses offered. Well, we listened and alongside the online Level 1 Award in Coaching Weightlifting we are now able to offer an exclusive virtual session over Zoom with one of our industry leading educators.

Offering a practical session over Zoom means we can give you a more personal and interactive approach to your learning in the safest and most efficient way possible during the COVID19 pandemic.

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.

4 hours virtual zoom delivery 

By choosing the Zoom element of the course you’ll 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 learning as-you-go how you might give feedback as a coach. Don't worry if you don't have a barbell at home, a broomstick or similar will be a suitable replacement for practice. 

Assessment for this course is completed online. 

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NEW Online & Virtual Zoom Qualification- Level 2 Independent Coach

  • Certification: Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Weightlifting (Olympic Weightlifting)
  • Length of course: 24 - 28 hours of e-learning + development tasks and assessment, 3 1/2 - 4 hours virtual delivery via Zoom (see times and dates here)
  • Standard Price: £475 / Member Price: £425

We know that many of you are excited to start learning but are missing the personal touch that our practical courses offered. Well, we listened and alongside the online Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Weightlifting, we’re now able to offer an exclusive virtual session over Zoom with one of our industry leading educators.

Offering a practical session over Zoom means we can give you a more personal and interactive approach to your learning in the safest and most efficient way possible during the COVID19 pandemic.

Our Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Weightlifting includes the latest technical updates from British Weight Lifting, the National Governing Body for weight lifting.

Learn 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

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 & virtual Zoom 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 independent 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

The LIVE Zoom session will cover:

  • LIVE time with an industry leading educator
  • Interaction and discussion with other like-minded learners
  • Reviewing and discussing the Level 2 BWL Technical Model for The Snatch, The Clean and The Jerk with industry leading educator and wider group of learners. 
  • The Snatch assistance exercises*
  • The Clean assistance exercises*
  • The Split Jerk assistance exercises*
  • Discussing stable and variable components of the lifts

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

Assessment for this course is completed online.

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Level 1 Assistant Coach - Online and Practical

Due to the ongoing COVID19 Pandemic BWL are not currently running any practical courses. If you're missing the personal element to your online studying, there's now the option to add a practical over Zoom.

  • Certification: Level 1 Award in Coaching Weightlifting (Olympic Weightlifting)
  • Length of course: 12 – 16 hours E-learning / 1 day practical session
  • Standard Price: £375 / Member Price: £325

Who is this course suitable for?

The Level 1 Award in Coaching Weightlifting with a practical day 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 with access to a BWL tutor. Learners 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.

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, and design individual training sessions.

E-learning

Our coaching courses have been updated with new information that integrates the new BWL Technical Model and the latest insights from the BWL Performance Team.

The length of the e-learning course has increased from 4-8 hours to 12-16 hours to give you time to complete all the extra learning we have included. All assessments have also now moved online, to enhance the practical day learning experience and allow learners more time to focus solely on applying what they have learned in a coaching environment. There are 10 modules covered as part of the e-learning. For more information on these modules please click here

Practical

Due to the ongoing COVID19 Pandemic BWL are not currently running any practical courses. We have an online Level 1 Award in Coaching Weightlifting course available and if you're missing the personal element to your online studying, there's now the option to add a practical over Zoom.

Following feedback from previous learners we have listened and modified the practical sessions from two days to one day. The session now focusses on how to coach, an 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. Social distancing and COVID guidelines will be followed for all practical delivery.

Our tutors have a broad range of backgrounds and skills from education, strength & conditioning and coaching, allowing us to give our learners the best possible experience.

The Level 1 Award in Coaching Weightlifting practical day will cover the BWL Teaching Method which gives Assistant coaches the tools they will need to guide a complete beginner to execute the Olympic lifts competently. The BWL Teaching Method covers 20 exercises that support learning for the Snatch, Clean and Jerk. These teaching exercises will also double up as commonly used assistance exercises, meaning coaches will get an early insight into how weightlifting derivatives can be applied. The course will also cover additional strength training exercises, including the Back Squat, Press and Dead Pull. 

Prerequisites

  • You must be aged 16 years of age on the day the course starts
  • You must have some experience of weightlifting to be able to complete this course

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 Level 2 Independent  Coach – Online and Practical

  • Certification: Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Weightlifting (Olympic Weightlifting)
  • Length of course: 24 - 28 hours of e-learning + development tasks and assessment
  • Standard Price: £500 / Member Price: £450

Who is this course suitable for?

The 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 and is a prerequisite for applying for 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.

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

E-learning

Our coaching courses have been updated with new information that integrates the new BWL Technical Model and the latest insights from the BWL Performance Team.

The updated e-learning has 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

The length of the e-learning course has increased from 6-8 hours to 16-24 hours to give you time to complete all the extra learning we have included.

All assessments have also 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. There are 17 modules covered as part of the Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Weightlifting with practical. For more information on these modules please click here

Practical

Due to the ongoing COVID19 Pandemic BWL are not currently running any practical courses. We have an online Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Weightlifting course available and if you're missing the personal element to your online studying, there's now the option to add a practical over Zoom.

Following feedback from previous learners we have listened and modified the practical sessions from two days to one day. The session now covers assistance exercises and how to apply them to improve weightlifting performance and technique.

By moving all assessments online to evidence competence, the practical session is designed to really help learners to be a better coach. The course will detail how to apply the exercises appropriately and identify some of the challenge’s coaches might experience. The practical workshop offers a fantastic opportunity for coaches to develop through peer to peer practice and support. Social distancing and COVID guidelines will be followed for all practical delivery.

Our tutors have a broad range of backgrounds and skills from education, strength & conditioning and coaching allowing us to give our learners the best possible experience.

Prerequisites

  • You must be aged 16 years of age on the day the course starts
  • You must have some experience of weightlifting to be able to complete this course

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