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Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Strength & Conditioning

Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Strength & Conditioning

Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Strength & Conditioning

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Course Overview

This qualification provides adult 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.


This qualification provides progression on to:

  • 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.

Start Date:

  • 25th January 2021

Weekend Attendance:

  • 6th February 2021
  • 7th February 2021


  • 12th June 2021
  • 13th June 2021

Online Lessons:

  • January 2021: 25th
  • February 2021: 1st, 8th & 22nd
  • March 2021: 1st

Learners must hold a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (or equivalent), a Level 3 Coaching qualification (or equivalent) or a Level 3 Strength and Conditioning qualification (or equivalent).

Learners may also hold relevant Higher Education or Further Education qualifications that are equivalent to or higher than those listed above (e.g. physiotherapy, sports therapy).

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

Course Summary

Length of study:
Duration: Total Qualification time: 278 hours


Term dates

Study campus:

Study option(s):
Part time

Course level:
Level 4

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

From entry-level qualifications, through to degree-level and specialist professional courses there’s something here for students with little or no formal education right up to career high-flyers. Expect a vibrant environment where you can meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.

Career Assessment

Need help choosing the right career path? You’ll be given a series of activities related to a work environment. Your job is to slide the scale to the left or right depending on how much you like or dislike the given activity. You will receive recommendations based on your selections.

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