It’s finally here. Become a Level 4 Strength and Conditioning Coach with the UK’s ONLY provider of this REPS and Skills Active Approved Qualification.

Are you ready to become a High Performance Strength and Conditioning Coach?

"This is without question the most advanced and effective Strength and Conditioning Coach Qualification programme available anywhere right now! If you want to become an elite coach you are absolutely in the right place.

As the leading provider of strength and conditioning education in the UK we are ready to take you to the next level. We are the only provider of the Level 4 S&C Qualification in the country and are working with REPS and Skills Active to ensure the quality of coaching in the UK is the absolute highest"

 

"We are extremely pleased to announce Strength and Conditioning Education and the first Level 4 Strength and Conditioning Qualification provider in the UK.
Brendan Chaplins programme is a tremendous addition to the education available to personal trainers and coaches and we look forward to working with S&C Education for years to come."

Tom Bell, Skills Active: Head of Professional Development

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Learn from elite, in the trenches coaches...people who are doing it, every single day!

Meet your course tutors and mentors:

Brendan Chaplin

Laurence Bloom

Ben Haining

Ross Tarnowski

Dave Hembrough

Ron McKeefery

Kelvin Giles

Ryan Blake

...And many more including Stuart Yule, Dan John, Nick Winkleman, Duncan French and Dan Baker

How do you fancy having these world class coaches in your corner to help you develop?

Our students love our programmes and are doing amazing things in their lives and with their athletes and clients…that will be YOU when you join us on the Level 4 Programme.

As an advanced personal trainer, Andy wanted to progress his career and work with athletes. Over the course of the programme Andy has taken his S&C knowledge, confidence and results to another level with the help of Mentors and Mentees.
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After leaving the army, Gary Rothwell wanted to become a Strength and Conditioning coach and saw the Mentorship as the ideal package for him.
Gary participated in the Mentorship alongside his degree and has learnt vast amounts of theory and practical knowledge.
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Mel Young had been a personal trainer for 15 years and wanted to move into performance training that was practical based.
After completing the Mentorship, Mel now has a fully booked client list and works with an elite athlete who is hoping to compete in the 2020 Olympics.

Level 3 cycling coach Steve Cronshaw joined the Mentorship as he wanted to gain a qualification to teach Strength and Conditioning.
Being on the Mentorship has been very useful to Steve. He has accelerated his learning and is now creating faster bike riders.

Whilst living in Spain Natalie Epstein was looking for a Strength and Conditioning course she could complete on-line. Natalie signed up for the course as the content and period of learning appealed to her.
During her time on the Mentorship, Natalie has found the learning valuable and has enjoyed the community support.

Steve Gordon was at a point in his career where he needed to step his game up; he claimed to be a typical PT, chasing tails and not giving himself enough value.
During the Mentorship Steve has gained a vast amount of academic knowledge and more importantly, how to apply it.

Our 3 Day Level Practical coaching weekend will fast track your development in all aspects of physical preparation.

You’ll be invited to book on to our 3 Day Intensive Practical coaching course as part of the Level 4 S&C Coach Pathway.

You’ll be spending 3 Days learning about all things movement, strength, power and olympic lifting in a highly practical environment. You’ll learn advanced movement and mobility progressions, how to coach and programme the Olympic lifts and much, much more. Keep reading to find out about a very cool bonus just from doing this 3 day course that’s ONLY available to Level 4 students.

Our coaches are the very best...you'll become one of them!

BONUS: You'll also become a qualified Olympic Weightlifting for Athletes Coach

This practical course is so detailed and gives you such a fantastic knowledge of Olympic lifting you will also be registered for our BRAND NEW Olympic Weightlifting for Athletes Qualification which gives you another amazing qualification to add to your repertoire along with a further 16 REPS points too!

This is only available for a limited time as an inclusive qualification. We will be launching this separately later this year. Act fast to make sure you get this as part of the Level 4 course.

 

This is about how to turn theory into reality! Here's what you'll be learning at an elite level:

FLEXIBLE ONLINE MODULES

We understand that learning in this industry has to be flexible and as convenient as possible.  You'll get online access to 22 cutting edge modules where you'll learn what is working in the trenches for high performance coaches right now, in the comfort of your own home.  Covering everything from needs analysis, through to periodization and nutrition for sports performance, you'll gain the depth of knowledge required to get results and build a great career.

Getting Started - In this module we will show you how the mentorship works. The different elements of support available e.g. the community, portal and much much more. At the end of this module you will have a solid understanding of how to get the most out of this programme.

Becoming a brilliant Coach - We place an enormous emphasis on the coaching role and how to develop into a fantastic coach. Its no good knowing all the technical jargon and science unless you can get that across to your athletes. In this module I share with you my personal secrets to success from coaching and lessons I have learnt from some of the worlds best coaches, people like Vern Gambetta, Kelvin Giles and others. It's a truly engaging module.

Designing a needs analysis - This is where it all really starts. You will learn how to analyse and assess the athlete in detail. You learn how to access a sporting activity and movement in detail. This will allow you to learn where you are looking to go and where you are going to take your athlete. You will also understand your starting point ultimately leading you to design a brilliant programme to close the gap.
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Design Resistance Training Programmes - In this module you will be able to take the work and knowledge covered in module 3, your design and needs analysis, and put it into reality. This module will cover how to design strength programmes, power programmes, muscular endurance and adaptation programmes and hyper trophy programmes. You will learn the subtle differences between each of those areas.
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Speed and Agility Training - In this module we will build on the knowledge you have already gained and show you how to apply it into your theory and application of Speed Agility and Movement training. This module will give you the expertise and vital tools required by any S&C Coach  on court or on the field.

Endurance and Energy System Design Training - This is a another generally poorly utilised tool in the S&C toolbox. A method used to get clients fit and ready from a energy system perspective for their activities. Often coaches are founded to be a big S and small C, meaning they are great at the strength and poor at the conditioning, well that's not good enough in our book.

Plyometric training- plyometrics are a great way of bridging the gap between heavy strength and resistance power training and speed agility movement training. Plyometrics are poorly done generally speaking. We will teach you how to buck that trend and become an expert coach in plyometric training.

Mobility and Stability training. Another area where we excel as a company is the ability to improve people's movement and mobility drills like the ones you will learn in module 8, we will give you that ability to change somebody's movement instantly. Add to that our stability series focusing on trunk stability and stiffness and you have a serious amount of practical knowledge at your disposal, enabling you further to generate amazing results for your athletes and clients.

Core training: In this module you will learn the theories and the application of what core training actually is, not sit ups and fluffy stuff this is actual functional productive training enabling you to progress someone into high threshold, high velocity training right from the ground up.

Designing injury reduction programs. The first goal of any S&C coach should be to reduce injuries, how you will go about that you will learn in this module. A combination of practical skills underpinning knowledge and performance.  You will get it all from the Injury reduction module.

Designing the macro meso and micro cycles - building on the periodastion essentials you will now learn to design 12 month plans break those down Into 3 month training blocks and further break those down into 7-14 day micro cycles. This is the art and science of this S&C role and you will learn from case studies as well as practical principal based knowledge.

Periodization essentials-  in this module we will set the scene for the next 2 modules by taking you through the principles of periodization and planning for training. You will learn what to do and what not to do and you will learn the key terms to making complicated subjects appear very simple.

Advanced training and program design- further building on periodization and planning modules. In the advanced training and program design module, we will look at how you can add advanced strength power and movement training strategies into your coaching, enabling you to take athletes down the advanced training route once they have earn't the right to do so. Having these skills and these tools will enable you to continue down getting excellent results year on year.

Long term athletic development- very often we begin working with athletes at a stage of their development where they're a novice certainly from an S&C perspective and what we need to do is have the progressions and the regressions in order so we can actually give them what they need at the right time and sculpt and mould our programs over many years to continue challenging them. You will learn the theories of LTAD, you will learn the practical applied experience based principles and you will learn from case studies from people like Brendan, Laurence bloom and many others working in the trenches.

Transfer of training- ultimately this is the entire goal of any S&C program to improve someone's performance whether that’s in sport or in life the goal is for the training to transfer. In this module we will show you how this works, we will show you the science and share with you our practical experiences meaning that you can ensure your athletes and clients results are not just in the gym but are going to last and transfer to where ever they need them.

Psychology of sports performance- strong mind, strong body. these two things work hand in hand and in this module we will tie this together and give you a good understanding of how the coaching role is so important in the development of the athlete and how you can adjust and mould your coaching philosophy and principals to change your approach according to who you're working with and their background and physiological make up. A really powerful module.

Nutrition for sports performance- we have got to fuel our bodies with the right types of energy in order to get what we really want from the training. So in nutrition for sports performance you will learn how to do that, you will learn from world class nutritionists giving applied case study learning as well as the theory, meaning you will have an excellent understanding of how to fuel for performance and unlock the key to athletic potential.

Recovery and regeneration- really training  is just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to sports performance. We need good nutrition, we need to look at the psychology but also we need to look at the recovery and regeneration that our athletes are getting, and in this module we will show you the science of what is the true hierarchy of recovery of regeneration and you will learn very easily applicable strategies to optimize your athletes performance.

Drugs in sport-  as coaches we must be aware of current practice when it comes to drugs in sport. Our athletes will always ask us questions about nutrition and about ways they can improve their performance and we must be well versed to answers on that. Drugs in sport is a key module in the mentorship for these reasons.

Preparing for your assessment- in this module Brendan will take you through how to complete your assessment, utilising all the info from the modules and enabling you to put everything together including your case study, your practical assessment and your portfolio.

Gearing up for master coach. At the end of the Mentorship the learning doesn't stop, in fact you could argue this is where it really begins. In module 21 we will show you how to become a master practitioner and master coach and how we can support you along that journey.

Building your business-  we need to be able to attract athletes and clients to become a world class coach and make a great living and in the building your business module you will learn exactly how to do this. Meaning that you can make a great living and build a great lifestyle for yourself through fitness Strength and conditioning

We support you every step of the way with our Accelerated Certification Programme

Although this course is not a 'pay your money get your certificate at the end' type programme, with our support along the way through our ACP (Accelerated Certification Programme) it's as close to a guarantee as you can possibly get.

You'll be able to get feedback on your work from world class coaches.Everything you learn throughout the duration of the programme you’ll be able to apply with your own clients and athletes instantly. 

At the end of the process you’ll submit your assessment and become a Level 4 Strength and Conditioning Coach. 

 

Apply NOW for one of our coveted places on the course while places are still available.

We are strictly limited to 50 places on the level 4 programme and it is strictly application only.

Please do not apply unless you are serious about becoming an elite coach and want to be able to work with high performance athletes, open your own performance gym or become a high level personal trainer.

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Here’s what some of our ACTION TAKING  graduates who have been through our programme had to say...

A final word from our founder Brendan Chaplin...

"Having spent over a decade coaching and working with elite athletes and building S&C Education in the UK I absolutely know that this course is the best process out there by a mile. You'll get to where you want to be quickly through learning from the best out there.
You'll open doors for yourself that just would not be available to you otherwise. Most importantly, you'll be confident and competent to work with any athlete or client in any environment. And that is what the best coaches can do"

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