Overview

The 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport (QCF) (L2CCSCSQ) is awarded by 1st4sport Qualifications and has been developed in partnership with the Rugby Football Union (RFU).

The 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport (QCF) is regulated at Level 2 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

Criteria

If you are over 17 years of age, have an understanding of how to coach and understanding principles that apply to health and fitness, then the 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport (QCF) is designed for you.

Why Study?

It forms part of a structured and progressive programme of coaching strength and conditioning for sport and other related qualifications.

What can I use it for?

  • To gain paid or unpaid employment as a strength and conditioning for sport coach.
  • As part of the development of a credible CV for employment in the sport, recreation and allied occupations industry.
  • As a stepping stone to the 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport (QCF)

Outline

On successful completion of the 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport (QCF), you should:

  • understand the fundamentals of coaching sport
  • understand how to develop participants through coaching sport
  • understand how to support participants’ lifestyles through coaching sport
  • understand the principles of safe and equitable coaching practice
  • be able to plan a series of strength and conditioning for sport coaching sessions
  • be able to prepare the strength and conditioning for sport coaching environment
  • be able to deliver a series of strength and conditioning for sport coaching sessions
  • be able to monitor and evaluate strength and conditioning for sport coaching sessions.

How will my learning programme be structured?

Learning programmes are usually designed by the recognised centre that delivers the qualification. They may, therefore, vary in length and format. Depending on your needs, delivery centres can offer intensive courses, or a series of learning events, over a period of weeks. Whatever the timescale, all learning programmes should include the following phases:

  • an induction to the qualification and your programme of learning and assessment
  • a learning programme that meets your needs, focusing on the theory and practice of coaching strength and conditioning for sport
  • a programme of assessment, spread throughout the course, including observations of your coaching by an appropriately qualified assessor.

At the end of the programme, you will be provided with formal feedback on your performance and an action plan for your further development.

Assessment

The 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport (QCF) assessment will require you to:

  • understand the roles and responsibilities of a strength and conditioning coach
  • understand how to apply different coaching styles to support various styles of learning
  • understand how aid the development of participant performance
  • deliver a linked and progressive strength training programme
  • deliver a linked and progressive training programme for either speed or endurance
  • complete a multiple-choice theory paper
  • be observed coaching a strength-specific coaching session
  • be observed coaching either a speed- or strength-specific coaching session
  • create a continuous professional development (CPD) action plan for future development in coaching practice.

Fees

Recognised centres offering this qualification determine their own fees, and they will vary from centre to centre. The fees charged should entitle you to a programme of learning and assessment, registration and certification for the qualification, a First Step Sports’ Learner Pack and an appropriate learning resource.

For further information on the costs of courses, please contact a recognised centre. Opportunities for funding may be available via a recognised centre, if you are eligible.

Progression

1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport (QCF)

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