Middlesbrough College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Open University Validating Partnership

Strength and Conditioning

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Course summary

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 preparing you to complete your assessments and gain UKSCA ASCC status, the gold standard of the industry. The programme also embeds the essential knowledge and expertise required to complete generic fitness qualifications, namely Level 2 Fitness Instruction and Level 3 Personal training, to expand your and improve employment opportunities. You are then able to complete the external examinations to obtain these qualifications. Successful students may choose to progress to the BSc (Honours) Strength & Conditioning, a one year top-up programme also delivered at the College, to gain a full honours degree award.

Course details


Modules offered may vary. Year 1 modules include: • Anatomy & Kinesiology • Exercise Physiology • Understanding Research • Foundations of Strength & Conditioning • Gym and Class Instruction • Business and Marketing in the Activity Industry Year 2 modules include: • Biomechanics • Sports Research • Strength & Conditioning (Applied Performance) • Exercise Referral for Special Populations • Training in Different Locations • Personal Development for Industry

Assessment method

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

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants for the course will need to have 48 UCAS points. The points can be from a range of Level 3 qualifications (NVQ Level 3, BTEC Level 3, A level. Alternatively, the applicant may possess a vocational equivalent qualification (level 3), such as VTCT, CYQ or Active IQ. Non-standard applicants will be considered on individual merit and industrial experience relevant to the programme.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6300 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6300 Year 1
Scotland £6300 Year 1
Wales £6300 Year 1
Channel Islands £6300 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Strength and Conditioning at Middlesbrough College - UCAS