DIPLOMA IN

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

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National Accreditation – Phase 1

Frankfurt, GER
18th-20th Oct 2019

£520 – £650

National Accreditation – Phase 2

Leipzig, GER
1st-2nd Nov 2019

£520 – £650

Diploma in Strength & Conditioning

Dublin, IRE
23rd-24th Nov 2019
30th Nov 2019
1st Dec 2019

£1,000

Diploma in Strength & Conditioning

Ipswich, UK
11th-12th Jan 2020
18th-19th Jan 2020

£1,000

Diploma in Strength & Conditioning

Dublin, IRE
14th-15th Mar 2020
21st-22nd Mar 2020

£1,000

Diploma in Strength & Conditioning

Derry, NI
9th-10th May 2020
16th-17th May 2020

£1,000

Diploma in Strength & Conditioning

Ipswich, UK
6th-7th Jun 2020
13th-14th Jun 2020

£1,000

Diploma in Strength & Conditioning

Dublin, IRE
19th-20th Sep 2020
26th-27th Sep 2020

£1,000

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2500+ Successful students

12 Practical modules

3 – 6 Weeks completion time

Pathway to EQF Diploma

Course Overview

The diploma in Strength & Conditioning (NQF level 6) was specifically designed to aid international Strength & Conditioning coaches and fitness professionals.  Producing specialist coaching professionals capable of delivering highly effective practical and theoretical Strength & Conditioning knowledge and skills. The S&C course is regarded as the industry standard for Strength and Conditioning practitioners looking to work with in sports.

Course Modules

Each module provides a comprehensive overview of the specific areas of Strength & Conditioning. Once coaches have completed the course, they will be capable of working as part of a multidisciplinary team as a fully qualified Strength and Conditioning coach. The course is delivered over a 4-day period. The Strength and Conditioning qualification structure are on the National Qualification Framework (NQF).

Course Delivery

Coaches will cover strength, power, speed, movement skill, training methodology and various training techniques. Throughout the duration of the course coaches will be required to complete online education modules as well as a case study as part of the final exam. The qualification consists of practical and theory-based exam where coaches will be assessed on elements of modules covered on the course.

Module Breakdown

  1. Biomechanical demands of strength and conditioning
  2. Biomechanical principles
  3. Planes of motion
  4. Speed – Velocity, Acceleration, and Deceleration
  5. Muscle actions and joint movements
  6. Joints involved with actions and range of movement
  7. Muscles Involved with actions and range of movement
  8. Type of muscle contraction
  9. Neural Control Mechanisms
  10. Range of movement
  11. Lever’s
  12. Force vectors
  13. Biomechanical considerations for strength and conditioning programming
Specific movements related strength and conditioning:
  1. Joint action
  2. Relevance to programming
  3. Movement patterns and exercise selection when programming
  4. General, special and specific strength movement
  5. Muscular contraction used in the skill execution
  6. Developing strength/flexibility in the same range of motion as the actual skill
  7. Prepare the individual to handle the physical and mental stresses of the sport
  8. Reducing the risk of injury
  1. What is Hypertrophy
  2. Mechanical tension
  3. Metabolic stress
  4. Training considerations
  5. Exercise selection
  6. Training intensity
  7. Repetition range
  8. Training volume
  9. Training frequency
  10. Rest intervals
  1. Developing strength
  2. What is strength
  3. Why is strength important
  4. Strength profiling
  5. Strength characteristics
  6. Force velocity curve
  7. How to improve strength
  8. Developing stronger athletes
  9. Intensity and Volume
  10. Exercise selection for strength
  1. The role of energy systems for different sports
  2. The 3 energy systems
  3. Rules to follow when training energy systems
  4. Systems – ATP, creatine phosphate, lactate system and aerobic system
  5. Train the energy system that will improve performance
  1. Central nervous system
  2. Peripheral nervous system
  3. Autonomic nervous system
  4. Parasympathetic and sympathetic branches
  5. Somatic system sensory and motor branches
  6. Motor units
  7. Neurons
  8. Reflex arcs
  9. Proprioceptors
  10. Golgi tendon organs
Health related components of fitness
  1. Cardiovascular endurance
  2. Flexibility
  3. Muscular strength
  4. Muscular endurance
  5. Body composition
  6. Skill-related components
  7. Power
  8. Speed
  9. Reaction time and agility
  10. Co-ordination and balance
  11. Adaptations to specific sports and athletic training
  1. Muscles exert maximum force in short intervals of time
  2. Increase muscle power Plyometric components
  3. Plyometric programming
  4. Testing protocols for plyometric
  1. Fatigue
  2. Monitor progress of athlete
  3. Support programme modification
  4. Personal details
  5. Needs analysis and goals
  6. Physiological & Structural Capacity Measurements
  7. Psychological & Cognitive Monitoring
  8. Performance data (testing and monitoring)
  9. Health assessments
  10. Alternative fitness related test
  1. SPORT
  2. Progressive overloads
  3. Tapering
  4. Peaking
  5. Variation
  6. Overtraining
  7. Microcycles
  8. Mesocycles
  9. Macrocycles
  10. General preparatory phase, GPP
  11. Competitive phase
  12. Off-season
  13. Pre-Season Training
  14. In-season
  15. Post-season
  1. Raise
  2. Activate – Mobilise
  3. Potentiate
  1. Carbohydrates
  2. Fats
  3. Protein
  4. Micronutrients and Vitamins
  5. Hydration
  6. Nutritional strategies
  7. Supplementation

Frequently Asked Questions

Once you have completed your Strength & Conditioning qualification you will attain a diploma. With this qualification, start to work in the field as a fully recognised and qualified strength and conditioning practitione. This qualification is globally recognised allowing you to travel around the world working as you go. All qualification are recognised worldwide and are delivered to the National Qualification Framework standards.

Workshops provide the bases for practical base learning and provide coaches with the skill sets they will need to deliver effective training programmes. Workshops will show case fundamental moment skills required for best practice effective preparation for Athletes.

All workshops are held at various locations throughout Europe and are available to the students on the program on a monthly basis. All of the workshops take place over the last weekend of every month. The workshops are held at our educational institutes in a number of large cities throughout Europe. 

  • London, UK 
  • Ipswich, UK 
  • Manchester, UK 
  • Plymouth, UK
  • Dublin, IRE
  • Derry, NI
  • Berlin, GER
  • Frankfurt, GER 
  • Leipzig, GER

All exams take place on a monthly basis and are held on the last weekend of every month. The exams are held at our educational institutes in the following major cities.

  • London, UK 
  • Ipswich, UK 
  • Manchester, UK 
  • Plymouth, UK
  • Dublin, IRE
  • Derry, NI
  • Berlin, GER
  • Frankfurt, GER 
  • Leipzig, GER

Once you register and pay for your strength & conditioning course you will be given access to online modules and online performance manuals covering all the various components of the strength and conditioning qualification. All online videos, tutorials and manuals will be available to you indefinitely and can be used as a point of references as you move through your career.

At APEC Courses we like to make sure that our courses are always accessible. We offer a very simple and easy to setup payment plan for all our Strength & Conditioning and Personal Training courses. With our payment plans you can spread your payments over monthly payments of €100. This will mean a course that costs €500 can now be paid at €100 a month for 5 months.

It’s that simple and allows you to get started on your way to getting your qualifications.

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