Become a Member

At BWL we deliver a variety of industry recognised courses and qualifications for coaching, instructing and improving your own lifting. You don't have to be a British Weight Lifting member to attend our courses, however, if you do have a valid membership you will be eligible for discounts on our courses. We work in partnership with Focus Awards (regulated awarding body) to accredit our qualifications.

Coaching Pathway- Olympic Weightlifting

The coaching pathway provide the only qualifications that are recognised for our exclusive coach license scheme and cover the official BWL Technical Models.

  • Learn how to coach the Olympic Lifts in a club/gym setting
  • Learn the rules of the sport
  • Focussed on coaching to improve performance in the Olympic Lifts for your athletes
  • Learn about the exclusive BWL Technical Models for the Olympic Lifts
  • Learn how to coach in line with the BWL Teaching Method for the Olympic Lift
  • Learn how to structure a session and programming for Olympic Weightlifting with access to supporting resources
  • Access to BWL’s Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) plan
  • Learn more about planning long-term for competition goals and progression of your                 athlete(s)
  • Access to be able to apply for the exclusive BWL Coach Licence scheme to coach at                 official competitions
  • Learn about key coaching and communication skills

For more information on our Coaching Courses, including modules; prices and to book click here

Instructing Pathway- Weight Training 

Are you looking to expand your weightlifting knowledge and skills? Are you a Personal Trainer, CrossFit Coach or Strength & Conditioning Coach? If so, this pathway is for you!

  • Learn how to instruct Weight Training in a gym/fitness/strength and conditioning                         environment
  • Access to a wide range of Weight Training exercises including variations of the Olympic            Lifts
  • Covers how to improve general athletic development performance in a wide range of                sports using the of the Olympic Lifts and their variations 
  • Learn how to programme Weight Training sessions effectively to support your client’s               overall goals 
  • Learn how to programme to develop strength and power for other sports
  • How to plan for a client’s long term goal(s) and develop the skills they need
  • Learn about the exclusive BWL Technical Models for the 26 lifts covered across the                   pathway including: Squats, Deadlifts, Presses, Olympic Lifts and variations

For more information on our Instructing Courses, including modules, process and to book click here

My Lifting Pathway 

At British Weight Lifting we have designed a variety of courses to help you improve your lifting technique and performance. You will learn from the best educators and coaches in the sport and become a fitter, stronger and a more effective athlete. 

  • We will teach you how to lift in line with the BWL Teaching Method and how you can use the exercises to improve your lifting performance 
  • Learn about the key technical components to improve your overall lifting
  • Receive feedback on your own lifts using the BWL Technical Model
  • Receive advice, hints and tips from BWL’s top educators/coaches
  • Improve your totals in the chosen lift

For more information on our My Lifting Courses, including modules, prices and to book click here

Technical Officials Pathway- Olympic Weightlifting 

Technical Officials are invaluable to our sport and our competitions. They are the Referees that adjudicate lifts; the Speakers who drive competitions along and the Marshals who manage the teams and lifters.

  • Learn how to operate in various Technical Official roles 
  • Move up the pathway at your own pace with new opportunities as you do
  • Support BWL competitions
  • Start your journey to becoming an international official
  • Learn about the rules of the Sport

For more information on our Technical Official Courses, including modules; prices and to book click here



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