• LevelLevel 6
  • Duration1 year
  • UCAS CodeA164
  • Awarding bodyThe Open University


Strength and conditioning coaches strive to improve the fitness of their clients, individuals and/or teams of athletes. However, unlike personal trainers and other fitness professionals, strength and conditioning coaches focus upon improving skill, technique and athletic performance.

This programme helps to expand your knowledge, skills and abilities in the field of strength and conditioning. The programme is also mapped to the UKSCA ASCC guidelines and assessment methods, with the intention of supporting you to in your application for UKSCA ASCC status, the gold standard of the industry.

This programme is validated by The Open University.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.

Modules include:

  • Dissertation
  • Client Screening and Prevention of Sports Injuries
  • Strength & Conditioning in the Workplace
  • Advanced Coaching Practice
  • Performance Analysis

September- June

Entry requirements

The most popular (and directly relevant) entry qualifications are the Fd in Strength & Conditioning. However, other a range of Level 5 qualifications would be considered.

Where applicants apply with qualifications that are not directly relevant, but meet the UCAS points requirement, the Programme Team looks for evidence of experience with sport, gym instruction and fitness.

Applications from students with non-standard entry qualifications are welcome.

Admission tutors also take into account any alternative qualifications or other experience applicants may offer.

Successful candidates require qualifications in English language and mathematics to at least GCSE grade 4 (C) level or have demonstrated adequate skills and competencies in an interview (for example, functional skills assessment).

We will also require a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) check. Students will be responsible for joining the update register if they choose.

There is a mixture of teaching and learning methods, from lectures, seminars, practical workshops, field-based expeditions, research workshops, online learning to tutorials.

You will be assessed in a range of formats, from multiple choice exams to essays, reports, practical examinations, presentations, portfolios, projects and session delivery.

The course is designed with employability of the students in mind. Graduates can apply to a wide range of postgraduate programmes or progress into employment.

It offers the ability to join the REPS regulatory body.

The course offers the ability to apply for and demonstrate the appropriate pre-requisite competencies to become a member of the UKSCA (United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association).

The course can offer further qualifications in the form of Level 2 Fitness Instruction (Gym); Level 3 Personal Training; Weightlifting, if not already obtained through completion of the Fd Stength and Conditioning.

The range of vocational modules offering a vast array of skills and competencies will enhance the student’s employability prospects. The Strength and Conditioning (Applied Practitioner) module is a work-based module that provides students with the opportunity to transfer their skills in to the practical setting, thus enhancing and applying their work-based knowledge and skills.

The college has invested in vocationally relevant equipment, which compliments the course delivery and the student’s readiness for industry

The college has strong links with the recreational sports industry, where previous students have successfully gained employment.

Fees payable directly to Middlesbrough College, £8,500 per year.

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Please apply through UCAS for this course. Our team will make contact with you for further details to arrange an interview. If your application is successful we will formally offer you a place via UCAS.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to apply directly to us then please press the apply now button at the top of this webpage. If your application is successful we will formally offer you a place on the programme and upload your application to UCAS for you.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

If you are worried about the cost of higher education, it might help to know there are a range of financial support schemes available to help with course fees when studying at Middlesbrough College. Our Student Services department can offer advice and guidance when students apply for a loan or bursary.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from the town centre. As well as being just a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from a bursary that can help with the costs of travel.


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