Award in Strength and Conditioning

Become a Certified S+C Coach


Course Overview

Become a Certified Strength and Conditioning coach with the EQF Level 5 Award in Strength and Conditioning.

This Blended Learning course can be started at any time of the year. You will get access to our online learning platform to complete our video lectures and online learning content. 

Learn how to design periodised strength and conditioning programmes to help your athletes, clients and teams excel.

How does the course work?

Andy Tsang
(Msc Strength and Conditioning)

Head Tutor - Strength and Conditioning

Learn from the best. Our Head of Strength and Conditioning, Andy is a Highly Experienced and Qualified Strength and Conditioning coach and lecturer who works with organisations such as British Weightlifting, Northern Irish Football Association and UKSCA. 

Course Content

  • Biomechanical demands of strength and conditioning
  • Understand the physiological responses to participation in strength and conditioning
  • Know how to undertake appropriate athletic pre-programme screening
  • Understand periodisation and how to plan a strength and conditioning pre-season mesocycle
  • Understand the role of nutrition within strength and conditioning
  • Undertake functional athletic screening and advise
    on general reconditioning exercises
  • Be able to plan and administer health and skill related testing
  • Be able to effectively coach Olympic lifting
  • Design a strength and conditioning programme
  • Deliver and evaluate a strength and conditioning

This workshop provides an in-depth overview of the snatch, clean and jerk, assistance exercises and structuring programs using Olympic weightlifting. You will also receive a CIMSPA Approved CPD Certification for this workshop.

Learn about the science behind speed development, how to improve speed and agility, Agility biomechanics, Acceleration and Deceleration, drills for improve Speed and Agility, Plyometric training and much more

You will also receive a CIMSPA Approved CPD Certification for this workshop.

This CPD Course if included with our L4 Strength and Conditioning course

See full course breakdown here

Olympic Lifting Workshop – 4th June

Speed, agility and plyometrics Workshop – 18th June

Times – 9.30am – 4pm

Location – UniLearning S+C Suite, Argyle Business centre Belfast


You will receive a Level 4 (EQF Level 5) Award in Strength and Conditioning Certification from VTCT. This is also OFQUAL and CIMSPA Recognised

Personal Trainer course required for direct entry. If you do not have a Personal Training qualification you can combine this course with our Personal Training course. Get in touch for more info on this.

You have up to one year to complete the course but average completion time is 12 weeks if studying part time. This will depend on what date you enroll and when the practical workshops are taking place

You have will have one multiple choice online exam.

One practical gym based assessment.

You will also complete online coursework in the form of workbooks and case study.


All students will get a Free copy of the NSCA Essentials of strength training and conditioning textbook worth £80+

Course Fee


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