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Level 1 Award in Coaching Weightlifting - ONLINE

The online Level 1 Award in Coaching Weightlifting is designed for those who are new to coaching, but who have some knowledge of the sport and would like to learn how to apply that in a coaching environment.

Learners will cover an introduction to the processes and principles of coaching weightlifting to adults and children. You will be helped to understand how to effectively assist more qualified coaches, delivering aspects of coaching sessions, as well as how to design and plan training sessions.

> Certification: Level 1 Award in Coaching Weightlifting

Length of course: 12 - 16 hours e-learning / optional ½ day masterclass (post lockdown)


Roles & Responsibilities of a Coach

  • Review the specific qualities and behaviours of an effective coach

Safety in the Sport

  • Understand the importance of preparing equipment and participants for a weightlifting session
  • Understand the importance of a weightlifting specific warm up and cool down and how this can help to mitigate the risk of injury
  • Understand what areas of the body need to be mobile in order to complete the Olympic lifts (you will also learn the specific joint actions that need to be achieved)
  • Highlight the specific joints which need to be factored into a warm up for weightlifting specific activity

The Coaching System

  • Highlight critical coaching skills that can optimise coaching performance

BWL Technical Model

  • Learn why we use the BWL Technical Model
  • Understand how to use key concepts within the model – including the Technical Components and Technique Triangle

The Lifts

  • Identify the key positions for the Snatch, Clean and Jerk
  • Learn the stable technical components for each key position
  • Learn the good practice components for each key position
  • Learn how to capture a technical series for each lift

Assistance Lifts

  • Learn how to utilise the Back Squat, Press and Dead Pull for weightlifting

BWL Teaching Method

  • Understand why we perform each one of the BWL Teaching Exercises
  • Learn how to use the teaching exercises in sequence
  • Identify the key coaching points for each exercise
  • Full descriptions of every BWL Teaching Exercise for the Snatch, Clean and Jerk

Physical Qualities for Weightlifting

  • Identify the main physical qualities that athletes need to develop in Weightlifting
  • Understand how we can develop each physical quality

Basic Rules of the Sport

  • Overview of a weightlifting competition
  • Increase understanding of what happens at a weightlifting competition
  • Increase awareness of the BWL National Age Group competitions programme

Planning a Weightlifting Session

  • Understand the principles behind the Plan, Do, Review cycle and how it can be applied to weightlifting
  • Increase understanding of how to structure a weightlifting session (including order of exercises)
  • Identify components of an effective warm up
  • Identify components of an effective cool down


Successful passing of this course will allow you to; plan sessions for small groups of athletes, deliver and work with small groups of athletes under supervision from a more qualified coach, enhance your skills and knowledge as a weight lifting coach and finally begin your journey on the weight lifting coaching pathway.

Please note: the Level 1 Coaching Course is a prerequisite to be complete the Level 2 Coaching Course.


1 x payment of £325

Includes a non-refundable deposit of £225


As this course is fully online you are free to begin learning at a time that is convenient for you. 



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