Continuing to learn and expand your skills, knowledge and understanding of the sport of weightlifting can help you move forward in your career and personal development. We have a number of short Continual Professional Development (CPD) courses to help you grow and achieve your very best, developed by some of the most highly experienced educators in the sport. As the National Governing Body for Weightlifting and Para Powerlifting, all of our courses offer an unrivalled standard of training to help you achieve your personal goals.
Essentials of Weightlifting Technique
This course is for gym-goers, athletes, lifters, BWL coaches, sports coaches, personal trainers and strength and conditioning coaches who are interested in engaging in continual professional development: allowing you to ‘up skill’, ‘re-skill’ or ‘refresh’ your weightlifting knowledge. The course centres on creating an objective look at weightlifting technique and the ability to effectively analyse this technique so that you can successfully select exercises to turn your clients weaknesses into strengths.
Essentials of Weightlifting Competitions
This course is for athletes, BWL coaches, personal trainers and strength and conditioning and sports coaches who are interested in continuing their professional development. This course can help coaches and athletes better understand the demands of competing in weightlifting. It also provides a framework for athletes to ensure they are well prepared to deliver personal bests when it matters.
Essentials of Weightlifting Programming
This course is for athletes, BWL coaches, personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches and sports coaches who are interested in gaining a good understanding of long-term athlete development in-line with BWL guidelines. The course content has been developed by some of the leading practitioners in the weightlifting and strength and conditioning communities. The knowledge you will acquire from this course has been developed from years of coaching experience, alongside fundamental strength training principles. Key information from the Complete British Weightlifter Guide has been integrated into the course. Principles from the guide can be adapted for any age and any standard/ability.
Essentials of Youth Weightlifting
This course is for coaches, teachers and strength and conditioning professionals who engage with young people who participate in weightlifting. The course has been developed in partnership with Rhodri Lloyd and Stephanie Morris from Cardiff Metropolitan University, who provide a wealth of expertise in paediatric strength and conditioning science and have a vast amount of experience working with young athletes in many different sports. Information from British Weight Lifting’s Complete British Weightlifter guide has also been infused into the course (the Complete British Weightlifter is an aspirational, principle-based guide for coaches and athletes in the UK, aligned with British Weight Lifting’s ‘what it takes to win’ (WITTW) model).
Fundamentals of Teaching the Olympic Lifts
This course is for athletes and coaches who are interested in learning how to perform the Snatch, Clean and Jerk. The information provided can help athletes who might be looking to participate in weightlifting as their main sport, as well as those who are looking to derive strength and power that can be acquired by performing the lifts for other sports. The course will also provide insight into the BWL Teaching Method, which is delivered in detail on our Level 1 Award in Coaching Olympic Weightlifting course.
Fundamentals of what is Functional Fitness
This course is for athletes and coaches who are interested in learning about Functional Fitness. It has been designed to supplement a coach’s basic knowledge by providing additional information about what functional fitness is and how it can be used in training.
Fundamentals of programming for Functional Fitness
This course is for athletes and coaches who are interested in learning about Functional Fitness programming, designed to supplement a coach’s basic knowledge by providing additional considerations and concepts that surround programming for functional fitness specifically.