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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 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 Courses

Essentials of Weightlifting Technique: Continual Professional Development (CPD)

Is this course for me?

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.

The course content has been developed by the best in the business, with knowledge built up and adapted over many years to create a CPD certification from the experts in weightlifting and strength and conditioning.

And whilst the concepts concentrate on the sport of weightlifting, they can be used in any sporting environment.

Knowing how to properly analyse technique objectively and to effectively apply your learnings will enable you or your clients to further improve performance.

What will I learn?

The Essentials of Weightlifting Technique builds on the fundamentals of weightlifting, to focus on key areas of optimal technique in more depth.

You will have access to the BWL Technical Model – a unique model which has been developed to support athletes of any ability or age. By using this model you will be able to understand the biomechanical concepts which underpin the key positions, be able to critically evaluate technique and understand how to programme using feedback aligned to the model.

Understand the inter-relationship of three critical components in analysing technique: Weight Distribution, Posture and Bar Trajectory. The course illustrates the effect these factors have on making or missing lifts as well as helping you understand how to assess what area a lifter may be lacking in.

It will also allow you to understand the relevance of key assistance exercises and how they relate to specific components of the lifts.

Assessment: This online course has no practical assessment. There is an optional online assessment to be completed to receive a BWL certificate.

Prerequisites

You must have at least 1 years’ experience in practicing or coaching strength-based activity or weightlifting.

Course delivery: E-learning only

Length of course: 10 – 12 hours

Plus, resources and material you can go back to time and time again

Standard Price: £150

Member Price: £120

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Essentials CPD Combined Package

Purchase our three Essentials CPD courses together as a combined package for as little as £320:

  • Essentials of Weightlifting Technique
  • Essentials of Weightlifting Competition
  • Essentials of Weightlifting Programming

Standard Price: £400

  • At the checkout add promotional code 3ESSCPD to apply the discount.

Member Price: £320

  • To apply the discount access your membership discount code from your member profile and add this into the first page of the registration forms for all 3 Essentials courses. At checkout then add promotional code 3ESSCPD.

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Essentials of Weightlifting Competition: Continual Professional Development

Is this course for me?

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.

 What will I learn?

Developed by leading weightlifting coaches with many years of competition experience you will gain insight from the world of sport psychology as well as some of the key themes that make up the Complete British Weightlifter guide which has been produced by BWL’s performance team. Using information and data from international competitions we have provided insight on what top weightlifting nations do and what lessons we learn from them.

This course will introduce coaches and athletes to competition strategies, including:

  • How to prepare for competition
  • What to expect on competition day
  • How to use competition experience to reflect and continue to improve

Get access to the BWL tactical syllabus. This includes session plans which focus on key areas for tactical development such as:

  • Focus and control
  • Time pressure
  • Decision making
  • Subjective performance pressure
  • Objective performance pressure

The course will also briefly outline the key details for competing in the UK:

  • How to qualify for competitions
  • Structure of competitions in UK
  • Rules and regulations in the UK

Coaches and athletes will be introduced to British Weight Lifting’s philosophy on:

  • Long-term athlete development – how many times should athletes compete in a year at different stages of development?
  • The right time to compete as part of an athlete’s development

Introduces physical and psychological tactics and strategies to help perform at competitions, including:

  • Pre-performance routines
  • Tapering for competitions
  • Decision making In line with long term goals

Assessment: This online course has no practical assessment. There is an optional online assessment to be completed to receive a BWL certificate.

What does this course qualify me to do?

This course will allow you to guide athletes through competitions to help accomplish their best results.

This course can help coaches and athletes better understand the demands of competing in weightlifting, and provide a framework for athletes to ensure they are well prepared to deliver personal bests when it matters.

Please note: to coach at BWL competitions you must hold you Level 2 Certificate in Olympic Weightlifting and hold a BWL Coach License

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Delivery: E-Learning only

Length of Course: 10 – 12 hours 

Plus, resources and material you can go back to time and time again

Standard Price: £150

Member Price: £120

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Essentials CPD Combined Package

Purchase our three Essentials CPD courses together as a combined package for as little as £320:

  • Essentials of Weightlifting Technique
  • Essentials of Weightlifting Competition
  • Essentials of Weightlifting Programming

Standard Price: £400

  • At the checkout add promotional code 3ESSCPD to apply the discount.

Member Price: £320

  • To apply the discount access your membership discount code from your member profile and add this into the first page of the registration forms for all 3 Essentials courses. At checkout then add promotional code 3ESSCPD.

Essentials CPD Combined Package: BOOK NOW

Essentials of Weightlifting Programming: Continual Professional Development

Is this course for me?

 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.

 What will I learn?

The course provides a framework for coaches and athletes to develop programmes that can lead to peak weightlifting performance.  You will understand what physical qualities are required for weightlifting and how to progress these at all levels and stages of development in the sport.

You will be able to introduce the fundamental principles to help athletes improve their weightlifting over a long period of time. This includes:

  • The training cycles which make a successful training programme
  • An introduction to training variables and how these can be manipulated to elicit specific adaptations based on an athlete’s goals.
  • Adaptation theory: this provides you with all the foundation knowledge that you need to create effective programmes.

You will learn how to programme for:

  • The competition lifts (Snatch and Clean and Jerk)
  • Derivatives of those lifts
  • General strength exercises
  • Accessory exercises

Capture information from the BWL physical training syllabus, which outlines the key physical qualities that are important for weightlifting alongside example session plans and learn how to identify the physical strengths and weaknesses of an athlete.

Please note: This is an online course with no practical assessment. There is an online assessment that must be completed to receive a BWL certificate.

What does this course qualify me to do?

This course will allow you to create an effective programme for a client to successfully reach their weightlifting goals.

What are the prerequisites?

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Delivery: E-Learning only

Length of Course: 10 – 12 hours

Plus, resources and material you can go back to time and time again

Standard Price: £150

Member Price: £120

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Essentials CPD Combined Package

Purchase our three Essentials CPD courses together as a combined package for as little as £320:

  • Essentials of Weightlifting Technique
  • Essentials of Weightlifting Competition
  • Essentials of Weightlifting Programming

Standard Price: £400

  • At the checkout add promotional code 3ESSCPD to apply the discount.

Member Price: £320

  • To apply the discount access your membership discount code from your member profile and add this into the first page of the registration forms for all 3 Essentials courses. At checkout then add promotional code 3ESSCPD.

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Fundamentals Courses

Fundamentals of Teaching the Olympic Lifts: Continual Professional Development

Is this course for me?

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.

What will I learn?

The content in this course focuses on an introduction to how coaches and athletes can teach and perform the basic elements of the Olympic lifts safely and effectively, to people of all ages and abilities. Acquiring the required skills to perform the Olympic Lifts can be a challenging process however, as part of this course we demonstrate how the lifts can be simplified and taught in a manner that is appropriate for an individual on a case-by-case basis. Through this course, we hope to introduce a framework for coaches and athletes to teach and perform the Snatch, Clean and Jerk at an introductory level that helps participants enjoy the fantastic benefits that can be derived by performing them. 

Assessment: This online course has no practical assessment. At the end of the course learners complete an online assessment. This assessment is designed to test learners’ understanding of what has been covered on the course.  Once the assessment is successfully completed learners will receive a BWL certificate.

Prerequisites: Some basic understanding of the Olympic Lifts.

Course delivery: E-learning only

Length of course: 2-4 hours

Plus, resources and material you can go back to time and time again

Standard Price: £100

Member Price: £80

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CPD: Fundamentals of Teaching the Olympic Lifts

 

British Weight Lifting Courses

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Awareness: Continual Professional Development (CPD)

This course has been designed to test your knowledge as well as support your understanding of Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Awareness.

Course delivery: E-learning only

Price: Standard £19.99 | Member £0

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Safeguarding Course (Refresher): Continual Professional Development (CPD)

This course has been designed to test your knowledge as well as support your understanding of safeguarding.

Prerequisites

If you are looking to complete this refresher you must have already completed a recognised 3 hour face to face safeguarding course. If you complete this course and you haven't completed the face to face prerequisite then this course will not be valid. 

This course is valid for 1 year, after this you will need to complete another face to face safeguarding course.

Course delivery: E-learning only

Price: Standard £19.99 | Member £0

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Lift Clean Awareness 2021: Continual Professional Development (CPD)

This course has been designed to test your knowledge as well as support your understanding of anti-doping.

Course delivery: E-learning only

Price: Standard £19.99 | Member £0

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