Sports Performance Courses

L3 Conditioning for Sport

Sports Practice

L4 Strength & Conditioning

Heavy Lifting

L3 Nutrition for Sport

Diet Salad
 

Active IQ - Level 3 Award in Conditioning for Exercise and Sports Performance

Introduction

This qualification provides learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to plan and instruct sports conditioning programmes to improve exercise and sports performance.

Entry Requirements

Learners must hold a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing or equivalent, or a Level 2 Coaching qualification or a Level 2 Activity Leadership qualification. There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2.

Qualification Structure

Learners must complete the two mandatory units.

Assessment

  • Coursework/Project.

  • Portfolio of Evidence.

  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment.

Career Progression

  • This qualification provides progression onto:

  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Instructing Outdoor Fitness.

  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance.

  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training.

Active IQ - Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance

Introduction

This qualification will enable learners to develop their understanding of nutrition for sport and exercise performance.

During the qualification learners will cover the following:

  • the need for a healthy, balanced diet to optimise sports performance.

  • how to access credible information about sports and performance nutrition.

  • the benefits and risks of specific nutritional protocols that may be used to prepare for sports or fitness events.

  • the current scientific evidence relating to the safety and efficacy of common, legally available supplements and ergogenic aids.

  • understand nutrition for sport and exercise performance.

Entry Requirements

Learners must hold one of the following:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing.

  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing.

  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Group Training.

And:

  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity, or

  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Exercise and Health.

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Qualification Structure

 

Assessment

  • Coursework/Project.

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Career Progression

This qualification provides progression onto:

  • This qualification provides progression onto:

  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Conditioning for Exercise and Sports Performance.

  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Instructing Outdoor Fitness.

  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training.

Active IQ - Level 4 Certificate in Strength and Conditioning

Introduction

The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to plan, prepare, deliver and review strength and conditioning programmes that will help athletes to achieve their performance goals.

During the qualification learners will cover the following:

  • The role of a strength and conditioning coach as part of an athlete’s support team.

  • Methods of carrying out performance-related needs analysis, measurements and assessments.

  • Strategies to analyse and evaluate assessment findings in order to be able to develop and agree short-, medium- and long-term performance goals.

  • Planning, delivering and evaluating periodised, performance-related strength and conditioning programmes.

Entry Requirements

Learners must hold either:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (or equivalent).

  • Level 3 Coaching qualification (or equivalent).

  • Level 3 Strength and Conditioning qualification (or equivalent).

Learners may also hold:

  • Subject relevant higher education or further education qualifications that are equivalent or higher than those listed above (e.g. physiotherapy, sports therapy).

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There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 3.

Qualification Structure

Learners must complete the two mandatory units.

 

Assessment

  • Coursework/Project.

  • Portfolio of Evidence.

  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment.

Career Progression

This qualification provides progression onto:
 

  • Higher education (e.g. college or university) to study strength and conditioning at a higher level.

  • A range of specialist strength and conditioning qualifications.

  • Other level 4 and 5 qualifications in related sectors.

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