Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport

  • Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport

Cost: £750.00

The aim of this qualification is to provide the skills, knowledge and competence required for an individual to work as a strength and conditioning for sport coach within the fitness industry or professional sport.  

Course Overview

The aim of this qualification is to provide the skills, knowledge and competence required for an individual to work as a strength and conditioning for sport coach within the fitness industry or professional sport.  

To be eligible for this course, students must already have a 1st4Sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport or equivalent; we would suggest that the Level 3 Certificate / Diploma in Personal Training would be a suitable equivalent.

The course involves some self-study, covering Sports Psychology, Nutrition and Weight Management, Participant Development, Equality and Diversity and Drugs in Sport. There is a tutor available to give support to students through the self-study component of the course. We recommend a minimum of two weeks for the self-study component, which must be completed prior to attending the practical module of the course.

The practical module runs over 6 days, usually over 3 weekends although we do offer some midweek courses (usually 2 days per week). Course days run from 9.00-5.00PM and it is essential to attend all of these. 

The assessment for the course is in 3 parts. The first assessment is completed as part of the self-study component, the second part requires the planning and delivery of 2 practical sessions (on day 4 of the course) and the third part requires the completion of 2 athlete case studies (to be completed within 4 weeks of finishing the course).   Please note that candidates must find and have access to 2 amateur, semi-professional or professional athletes in order to complete the case studies.

If successful in all the assessment elements, students will be awarded a 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport. 

Course Content

The fundamentals of coaching sport 

Developing participants through coaching sport 

Supporting participants’ lifestyle through coaching sport

Understanding the principles of safe and equitable coaching practice 

Planning, preparing and delivering strength and conditioning for sport coaching sessions