Athlete Education

Qualification

Level 3 Personal Training
Level 4 Strength & Conditioning
Level 4 Performance Nutrition

Requirements

No previous requirements to join

Duration

2 – 6 months

Location

Bristol / Manchester / London / Plymouth / Leeds
Customised Learning Experience

Fully tailored to your needs, award-winning e-learning platform, video instructions, digital libraries, 24/7 Support 

Recognised & Accredited

APEC’S Diplomas are accredited by prestigious professional organisations, including REPS, IREPS, VCTC & CIMSPA  

Accessible Payment Options

APEC offers multiple payment options to make the course more affordable and accessible for everyone 

Career Guidance & Progressions

Become a competitive & industry-ready professional upon the course completion, supported by our job search assistance 

What You’ll Achieve

APEC takes great pride in its commitment to assisting the world’s most exceptional sports teams by providing customized educational programs. Our goal is to empower athletes to reach their full potential and achieve greatness in their respective sports. As a pioneer in athlete education, APEC supports talented sports performers who aspire to be part of comprehensive training and competition programs.  

  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
  • Level 4 Certificate in Strength & Conditioning
  • Level 4 Certificate in Performance Nutrition
Course Sample
Lesson Plan
Lesson Plan

How to utilise Multi-Disciplinary staff to improve tactical performance, addressing individual weaknesses through training and competition – using reflection and evaluation to set agreed targets for individual action plans.

How to use technology such as video footage or software packages to interpret and compare different forms of analysis.

How to use this analysis to evaluate both technical and tactical performance and impact on results during training and competition.

 

Use digital technology to refine and optimise performance in terms of tactical approach to the opposition, understanding opposition teams’ strengths and weaknesses, creating individual tactical plans and reviewing performance post game.

Use data and digital insight to improve performance of their skills and performance.

The physical requirements such as cardiovascular fitness, explosive power, stamina of professional sport; principles of training (including periodisation), specificity and methods (e.g. strength and conditioning, fundamental movement, physical literacy) used to develop physical capabilities.

 

Continually improve physical capabilities by utilising insight and expertise from specialist support staff through completing bespoke conditioning activities such as speed, power and coordination, as well as on and off field training programmes that might take place in the gymnasium, swimming pool or performance lab.

 

The common types of injury (e.g. soft tissue damage) relevant to professional sport; how to prevent, recover, rehabilitate from and manage injury; plus the physiological and psychological responses to injury.

 

Engage in injury prevention and management programmes utilising insight and expertise from specialist support staff to help mitigate impact of injury on training and competition performance.

Safe and effective practice in sports performance environments, and how to access appropriate support networks for any areas of concern or individual wellbeing – individually and on behalf of colleagues.

The importance of equality, inclusion and diversity across society and professional sport.

Apply safe practice principles across all elements of training, preparation and competition – for example when working with equipment, working alone, working under pressure, or travelling abroad.

 

The importance of nutrition to help achieve excellence in professional sport.

 

Implement a programme to improve diet and approach to hydration and nutrition, incorporating feedback and evaluation from specialist support staff.

The legislation and guidance with regards to Anti-Doping including the negative impacts and side effects of using performance enhancing or recreational drugs on personal performance, career and the reputation of the sport.

 

Take appropriate action in sourcing relevant information for pre and post testing; and at all times, be able to access a current list of prohibited and banned substances.

The psychological and emotional demands of professional sport and how to make the best use of these capabilities.

The methods and strategies that relate to fundamental, preparatory and performance phases such as emotional resilience, visualisation, refocussing, concentration and pre-performance routines.

The demands of effective leadership in professional sport, identifying traits and behaviours of appropriate role models

 

Profile psychological strengths and weaknesses and implement their agreed programme to meet individual and sporting requirements.

Apply consistent and effective psychological and emotional skills in training and performance or competition environments.

Plan, implement and develop personal leadership skills both in and away from their professional playing career.

The mechanics of:

  • effective communication (personal and professional);
  • building and sustaining relationships with other people;

Communicate and build meaningful relationships with staff, colleagues and peers.

Effectively manage conflicts and present a positive image of them self, their organisation and their sport in all situations.

The importance of lifestyle management factors relevant to being a professional sports person such as finance and a responsible social media presence.

 

Identify and engage with an off-field personal action plan to improve lifestyle management that promotes and develops mental wellbeing and emotional health.

The components (e.g. goal setting, planning) that contribute to their chosen primary career plan, and the key facets of self-identity as a professional sports person and as an individual.

The importance of secondary and supplementary careers and consideration of dual career aspirations.

 

Design and implement a personal careers action plan that identifies how they will manage their transition into the next stage considering secondary and supplementary careers.

The influence and impact of each performance area on each other and how they interact.

How to self-evaluate, utilise feedback from staff, use goal setting processes and development plans.

 

Deliver consistent performance under pressure through effective integration of all disciplines.

Review performance and training to analyse, progress and improve performance in both training and competition.

The influence and impact of each performance area on each other and how they interact.

How to self-evaluate, utilise feedback from staff, use goal setting processes and development plans.

 

Deliver consistent performance under pressure through effective integration of all disciplines.

Review performance and training to analyse, progress and improve performance in both training and competition.

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