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Level 4 Strength & Conditioning Coach

Become a fully qualified Strength and Conditioning Coach with FitLearn's world class development programme. This course is suitable for competent and qualified professionals who are looking to develop their skills to an advanced level.

The Level 4 in Strength and Conditioning is the ultimate qualification in driving your personal training career forward. You really will stand out as not only an elite personal but as a recognised strength and conditioning coach. You will be able to register with both REPs and CIMSPA at Level 4 with this qualification.

You will gain 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 you 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 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

The fastest route to becoming a fully-functional Strength and Conditioning Coach 



Our course is delivered as the only fast-track strength and conditioning coach course in the UK. You are required to attend the course for one weekend plus complete an assignment and workbook before your attendance. On the last day of the weekend you will complete your practical assessment.

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 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.

VTCT charges a registration fee for each qualification you take with them. The registration and certification fee for this course is £98. This is payable when we issue your certificate

  • At the end of this course, successful learners will receive an VTCT Level 4 Award in Strength and Conditioning and be a fully qualified Strength and Conditioning Coach. This means that you will achieve a Level 4 qualification on The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • Your qualification is accredited by NCFE, one of the UK’s leading Ofqual approved awarding bodies in the health, fitness and active leisure sector. This qualification will provide level 3 entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). REPs are an independent public register which provides regulation for instructors and trainers to ensure that they meet National Occupational Standards agreed by the health and fitness industry. This will enable you to obtain public liability insurance to practice as a Gym Instructor.
  • You will also be able to gain membership with the Chartered Institute of the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).
  • Membership with REPs is valued and respected, enhancing employability, and is recognised in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

FitLearn Limited has teamed up with the highly trusted secure online credit application service Divido to offer finance options when you buy from FitLearn Limited.

FitLearn acts as a credit intermediary and only offers credit products for Divido.

We offer the following packages:
6 months Interest Free Credit. See example on products.
12 months Interest Free Credit. See example on products.
Please note credit is subject to age and status.

To apply you must:

Be over 18,
Resident in the UK for 3 years,
Have a UK bank account that can accept direct debits,
Delivery must be to the address that you put on the finance application,
If you pay with finance your order must be delivered to your bank account's billing address.

The application process:

Add your course to your basket
When you get to the checkout please select 'Pay in instalments with Divido' & and then click APPLY FOR FINANCE
You will then be taken to the application form to fill in your details.
Fill this out and you will normally get a decision from the finance company instantly - sometimes they refer you for a decision but it should still be pretty quick.
Then complete the e-signature and your application is complete.

    Once complete you will receive an order confirmation from FitLearn and we'll start the process of getting you your course materials sent out. Note until the application is complete and signed by you, your course material will not be dispatched.

    Please note, we can only deliver to the address used in the finance application.

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