UKCC Level 1 Award in Coaching Weight Lifting

UKCC Level 1 Award in Coaching Weight Lifting


About Level 1 Award in Coaching Weight Lifting

  • Learn the processes and principles of coaching Weight Lifting to adults and children.

  • Learn the principles of planning, delivering and evaluating coaching activities in Weight Lifting.

  • Learn how to effectively assist more qualified coaches, delivering aspects of coaching sessions, normally under direct supervision.

  • The course will qualify you to introduce the basic moves of the snatch and clean and jerk.

  • The course will qualify you to introduce small group sessions to the basic moves of weight lifting.

Who is it designed for?

The UKCC Level 1 Award in Coaching Weight Lifting is an entry level course suitable for those who are new to coaching, but have some knowledge of the sport and would like to learn how to apply that in a coaching environment.

Candidates are required to:

  • be at least 17 years of age on the first day of the course

  • Have some experience of the lifts and weight lifting;

Course Structure & Delivery

The UKCC endorsed Level 1 Award in Coaching Weight Lifting will be delivered by an accredited British Weight Lifting tutor. Achievement of the qualification is normally through attendance on a course of training and assessment.

If you would like more information about this course, including the day-by-day schedule, click here to download the information pack.


This course is delivered over 3 days. This includes two days attending the course and then a final, separate assessment day where a practical assessment will be completed. Learners will also be required to complete their learner portfolio to show competency in the other areas.

Use the ‘Date/Location’ drop-down below to select the dates and location of the course you would like to attend. Please take note that the assessment day is typically at a later date than the initial two days of the course.

Further information will be sent to attendees prior to the event. This will include venue information, timings and a course breakdown.

Members of British Weight Lifting get £50 off this course. Click here to find out how to claim your discount.

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Additional Information


All candidates will receive high quality resources to support the qualification including a candidate pack which contains all of the assessment tasks.


Candidates can be reassessed twice within a 12 month period from registration (subject to £75 assessment fee each time)

Please note any requests for specific support or reasonable adjustments should be sent to courses@britishweightlifting.orgprior to signing up for the course, where they will be considered on an individual basis.

Refunds Policy

For a course cancellation:

  • 50% of the course will be refunded if BWL is notified more than 31 days before the course (minus a 10% admin fee)
  • If BWL is notified less than 31 days before the course the cost will not be refunded
  • For any cancellation BWL can transfer the candidate to a course at a later date if notified 31 days or more prior to the course (incurring an admin fee of £50 per transfer).