Strength & Conditioning Coach Course Ireland (Dublin & Kildare)

Level 6 National Award in Strength & Conditioning

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH IRELANDThis  programme is designed for qualified personal trainers who wish to work as a strength and conditioning coach or advanced personal trainer, either as a self employed professional or as part of a health fitness team in clubs/organisations around Ireland and internationally. This programme will enable you to design and deliver sport specific strength and conditioning programmes to teams and individuals. Throughout this qualification you will develop an underpinning knowledge of the biomechanical demands and physiological responses related to high performance training. You will also develop the knowledge and practical skills needed to plan, design and instruct an effective sports strength and conditioning session. On successful completion of this qualification you will be able to develop and instruct strength and conditioning programmes for teams and individuals in the sport and active leisure industry.

Course Modules:

Principles & Theories of Strength & Conditioning
Biomechanical Demands of Sport
Physiological Responses to Participation in Sport
Appropriate Pre-Activity Screening
Reducing Injury In Sport
Strength & Conditioning Programmes – Design & Coaching
Role of Nutrition within a Sports Specific Programme

Practical Application of Strength & Conditioning
Coaching Advanced Weight Lifting Movements to Include Olympic Lifts (Clean & Jerk)

Plyometric Training Techniques to Improve Power, Strength and Speed
Apply the Principles of Periodisation to Strength and Conditioning Coaching
Evaluating Strength & Conditioning Programmes
Fitness Testing Protocols
Linear Acceleration
Multi-Directional Acceleration

Functional Athletic Screening & Reconditioning (FAS-R)
Analysing Functional Movement Patterns for Optimal Exercise Performance and Reduced Risk of Injury
Movement Compensation & Corrective Exercises
Range of Movement Testing

This programme requires study and practice outside of contact days.
Participants must complete an S&C practical and written assignment in order to obtain certification.

Qualifications Awarded
National Award in Strength & Conditioning (NSC)
Award in Strength & Conditioning (VTCT – Aligned to NFQ at Level 6)

This qualification is also mapped to the Qualifications & Credit Framework (UK) and recognised by QQI (Ireland), comparable to Level 6 on The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Ireland. 
Previous Qualifications Required: Recognised NFQ/QQI/REPs Level 5 Personal Trainer Qualification.

Course Fee: €600 (early bird) or €690 (standard fee)
Course fee includes registration and course notes. Course fee must be paid in full prior to the course start date to avail of the early bird option.  Standard fee can be paid in installments – €330 due on days 1, 3 and 5 of the programme.  Examination fees of €150 apply to this programme and are due on day 4.

Next Course: March 2018
The National Award in Strength & Conditioning occurs over 6 contact days.

3 Weekends in total (Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am to 4:30pm).  Dates: March 3/4, 24/25 & April 7/8.

Course Location: National Sports College, Fortbarrington Road, Athy, Co. Kildare (40 mins from Dublin, 30 minutes from Kilkenny/Portlaoise/Naas, 20 mins from Carlow).

How to Apply
Please email the college to register:
If you have any questions or would like a tour of our training facility please contact our programme director George Martin at 085 800 1221.  You can also email

Low Credit? – Text “courses” and your name to 085 800 1221 and an NSC representative will call you back. Normal text rates apply.

Increase Your Knowledge and Qualification
NSC offer a number of CPD Awards across the spectrum of Sport, Exercise and Bodywork Therapies.
Contact our Admissions Office at 085 800 1221 for more details.