Weightlifting courses

Level 1 Coaching Weight Lifting

British Weight Lifting logo 2018Developed in partnership with British Weight Lifting, the 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Weight Lifting (QCF) is the first qualification on the weight lifting coaching ladder. The qualification is designed to provide learners with an introduction to the practical and theoretical aspects of coaching weight lifting.

This course has a heavy practical element. Learning the practical competencies of Olympic weightlifting, you will be taught how to demonstrate variations of the squat, the clean and jerk, the snatch and the various progressions for teaching each lift. You will also learn about the technical aspects of coaching these lifts to your athletes/clients.

This course is a blended learning programme – the theory and assessments tasks will be completed via the e-learning platform followed by your designated practical learning days, allowing for you to spend more on the platform practically developing your skills and knowledge.

The British Weight Lifting E-Learning Platform will offer you a hub for learning and developing along the pathway. As a learner you will have access to your course material two weeks prior to your designated practical days and upon completion you will continue to be able to access your material and resource banks for a period of 12 months, allowing you to continually support your development as an active weight lifting coach.


  • Accurately identified (proof of ID)
  • At least 17 years of age prior to certification (learners are required to be at least 18 years of age)
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing)

Next course start date

Online Access – TBC

Practical days – TBC


Options Dates
Weekends option 1
(Saturdays and Sundays 9am-5pm)
Weekdays option 2
(Thursday and Friday 9am-5pm)
Online Access TBC

Course structure

Three mandatory units:

  • The role of the assistant weight lifting coach
  • The assistant weight lifting coach in practice
  • Technical requirements for coaching weight lifting


REPs logoLearners will be assessed through:

  • Case studies
  • Portfolio evidence
  • Practical demonstrations/assessments

Course cost

Level 1 Award in Coaching Weight Lifting costs £350, British Weight Lifting Members £300.

Before booking, please read our course terms and conditions.

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