Strength and Conditioning - Level 4

Course Overview:

Prepares you for your UKSCA Strength and Conditioning Coach Accreditation to help enable you to work within professional sport or a fitness related career. You will be able to provide the knowledge and skills to be able to plan, prepare, deliver and review strength and conditioning programmes that will help athletes to achieve their performance goals. During the qualification you will cover the following:

  • The role of a strength and conditioning coach as part of an athlete’s support team.
  • Methods of carrying out performance-related needs analysis, measurements and assessments.
  • Strategies to analyse and evaluate assessment findings in order to be able to develop and agree short-, medium- and long-term performance goals.
  • Planning, delivering and evaluating periodised, performance-related strength and conditioning programmes.

Entry Requirements:

  • Learners must hold a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (or equivalent), a Level 3 Coaching qualification (or equivalent) or a Level 3 Strength and conditioning qualification (or equivalent).
  • Learners may also hold relevant higher education or further education qualifications that are equivalent or higher than those listed above (e.g. physiotherapy, sports therapy).
  • There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 3.
  • If you are aged 19+ and do not hold the above requirements then please contact us to help you plan your route onto this programme.

Mature Applicants
We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over as at 1st September in the academic year of admission) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. Applicants will be invited to attend an admission interview and will be advised of the criteria in advance. To find out more, please email university.centre@yeovil.ac.uk.

Course Content:

You need to complete compulsory units to gain this qualification:

Performance analysis of the activity and athlete

Plan, deliver and evaluate periodised performance-related strength and conditioning programmes
Career Prospects:

  • Higher education (e.g. college or university) to study strength and conditioning at a higher level.
  • A range of specialist strength and conditioning qualifications.
  • Other level 4 and 5 qualifications in related sectors.
  • Apply for UKSCA Strength and Conditioning Coach Accreditation
If you would like to develop your skills further, you may like to apply for the FdA Sports Coaching & Fitness available at the Yeovil College University Centre.

Course Fee (2018/19):

£TBC

Please see ycuc.ac.uk/FeesFunding.html for further information relating to fees.

How do I apply:

For further information, advice and to enrol, please call our Student and Customer Services Team on 01935 423921, or email enrol@yeovil.ac.uk