So you want to be an S&C Coach- How to get qualified

Before you go spending your hard earned money on a qualification pay attention to this blog which will look at a few different ways of getting a qualification that will enable you to work with different types of clients.  Let’s start by looking at the different industries we typically work in.

 

Sports versus Health & Fitness Industry

 

Up until now there has really been two types of industry, the sports industry and the health & fitness industry. For a long time, it was only in the health & fitness industry that you could gain a recognised qualification, namely a personal trainer qualification.

 

The health & fitness industry is regulated by ‘Skills Active.’  Skills Active is the officially recognised and licensed organisation that sets the best quality standards for ‘skills’

 

It oversees 8 professional registers and it is most famous for its Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS).  Once you become a qualified personal trainer you can apply to go on the register as a ‘health-enhancing exercise professional.’

 

reps

 

So what about S&C?

 

In sport, for a long time the only thing you could get was a British Amateur Weightlifting Association (BAWLA) qualification.

 

But unless you have been living on the moon for the last 10 years though, you will probably have been aware of the United Kingdom Strength & Conditioning Association (UKSCA).  Since its inception in 2004 it’s assessment process to become a ‘fully accredited’ member has received world wide praise, and has become known as the ‘Gold standard’ for those coaches looking to get into  strength & conditioning.  I guess you could say the UKSCA has taken on a similar role to Skills Active in regulating S&C.  The accreditation is not a qualification, but a professional standard of practice, that employers and the industry use when employing and developing their staff.

 

Over the past few months the UKSCA has been supporting Skills Active in the production of a set of National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Strength and Conditioning.  The UKSCA have been heavily involved in producing these NOS as the Board feel that it isn’t in anyone’s interests, for a different set of professional standards to be developed in the UK for S&C for personal trainers.

 

This should mean that the quality of coaching in personal trainers and strength & conditioning coaches should be similar.  So if you decide to get a qualification from a Personal training provider you should be developing the same competencies as if you go through the UKSCA route.

 

What about other S&C Qualifications?

  

Another option is to do the Certificate in Coaching Strength & Conditioning for Sport Qualification (CCSCSQ).

 

1st4sport Qualifications is an organisation that is a member of the Register of Regulated Qualifications- known in England as Ofqual.  It’s their job to maintain standards and confidence in qualifications. They look after GCSEs and A levels in England, and a wide range of vocational qualifications both in England and Northern Ireland.

 

1st4sport are famous for the range of sports qualifications they offer for sports like Football and Tennis with a pathway from Level 1 to Level 5.  And now with the help from the RFU they have written an S&C qualification!

 

Check out the two videos below for some examples of the CCSCSQ course that I recently held at Gosling Tennis Academy during this May/June 2014.

 

Video 1: Practical Presentation from Daz Drake on Topic of Speed

 

 

Video 2: Practical Examination of the Candidates on Topic of Speed

 

 

So which one is right for you?

 

Having got personal experience of all 3 I would say that it depends on what you want to spend your time doing.  If you want to work in professional sport with professional athletes then almost certainly the UKSCA route will be the way to go.  Unless the Head S&C coaches of pro clubs change direction and start to follow suit with the Head Coaches of the sport (who recommend 1st4sport qualifications from Level 1 to Level 5) I’d say UKSCA is the best bet.  But remember you’re not getting a qualification; you’re showing you meet professional standards.

 

To pass this you will need to do a theory exam, case study, and a practical demonstration of speed/plyometrics and Olympic weight lifting.  This is aimed at more experienced coaches who are often graduates of a sports related degree.   You don’t need a degree to do the accreditation but you would need to study the underpinning theory in the recommended textbooks so you have the knowledge to pass the exam.  Before you do the accreditation, UKSCA recommend their 2-day foundation (Level 1) workshop.  This is extremely practical and teaches you mainly about how to lift weights properly.

 

If you’re looking to run your own personal training business and spend more time in gyms then it is probably best you go with a Training Provider that is linked with Skills Active and firstly get a recognised Personal trainer and/or gym instructor qualification.  To work in gyms you will need this qualification.  This way you can start working and earning in a gym and then sign up to their speciality training course in S&C later down the line.   My feeling is that you will see a growing number of personal training providers deliver S&C speciality courses.

 

If you want a nice introduction to Strength & Conditioning with a blend of theory and practical then I would recommend the 1st4sport Level 2 course.  It contains a bit more theory than the UKSCA Level 1 course and in my opinion bridges the gap nicely between the 2-day UKSCA Foundation workshop and the full accreditation assessment.

 

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Soviet Speed Secrets- how to make your athlete seriously fast without taking drugs!

Before you do anything else check this out!

 

 

How do you feel when you watch it??    Excited?  To me- it’s Mind blowing!  I see some seriously cutting edge training applications that made me realise how far ahead the Soviet training system was.  And the East Germans weren’t too far behind.  Even more impressive is that the coaches had a ton of  research to back up their ideas!

 

Want the proof?

 

Soviet Union at the Olympics

 

The Soviet Union (population in 1990, 290 million) first participated at the Olympic Games in 1952, and competed at the Games on 18 occasions since then. At seven of its nine appearances at the Summer Olympic Games, the team ranked first in the total number of medals won, it was second by this count on the other two.  It’s main rival was the United States (population in 1990, 248 million).

 

USSR Medals

 

From my reading of the Soviet Sport System their results were no fluke.  They looked at the sport and did experiments to find out the best exercises to prepare the body for that sport.  I don’t think drugs were the reason they were successful like everybody would like you to believe.

 

The East Germany team (population 16 million) were incredibly successful over 20 years too (1968-1988)!

East Germany Medals

 

APA work in Athletics and yep, plyometrics for triple jump/high jump  might not seem that ground breaking now….until you realise that the coaches in the former Soviet Union invented this type of training and this like many other forms of training was conceived out of a need to find answers to some pretty important questions.  Questions like,

 

‘How much force does the body have to produce when making an impact with the ground during take off for the high jump? And which methods of training will improve that jump performance the most?’

 

The Soviets and Germans took the same forensic approach to all sports they trained…..even Tennis, the other main sport APA are currently associated with!  So today’s blog is about looking back at some research the Soviets and Germans did on Speed in Tennis- which is still valid today.

 

It is a brave man who believes there is one speed exercise or method above all others that fits the bill for Tennis.  Tennis has been described as a sport in which players must respond to a continuous series of emergencies. Sprinting to the ball, changing directions, reaching, stretching, lunging, stopping, and starting. All these characteristics, combined with maintaining proper balance and technique throughout a match,  are critical for optimal performance on the court. Therefore, players must address flexibility, strength and endurance, power, agility and speed, body composition, and aerobic and anaerobic fitness to improve their tennis games.

 

For me it would be difficult to say which are the most important factors in the sport of Tennis, so I won’t! Instead I thought I’d let a well respected German researcher stick his neck out instead.  According to Schonborn the most important factors are coordination and speed of coordination as well as acceleration.

 

Physical demands of Tennis

 

This correlates with my experiences of working in Tennis over the last 10 years.  We can call this ‘speed of coordination’ the difference between a good general athlete and an exceptional tennis athlete.  I see a lot of athletes who have the basic biomotor abilities to become a successful tennis player (ie., speed, agility and power) but unless they can coordinate their body and time the segments to work in the proper order to execute a tennis shot they can appear slow on the court! This is because they get to  the ball too early without having prepared their body and rackets and end up actually getting jammed up which results in them looking clumsy and slow.  Louis Cayer calls this being ‘so fast you’re slow!’

 

So what exercises would be best to use to improve an athlete’s acceleration?

 

Acceleration- What the research says

 

If acceleration is one of the key determinants of successful tennis performance (and I will include change of direction ability in this!!!) what are the best exercises to improve this ability?

 

Thanks to Soviet researcher Natalia Verkhoshansky we can start to answer that question too!  Bear with me while I summarise an experiment she conducted.

 

This is an extract taking from the actual report of the experiment (Verkhoshansky, 2011).

 

In the experiment, 19 high level tennis players performed two groups of tests: specific speed running tests and strength tests. The specific speed running tests consisted in performing the most typical tennis game‟s displacements5 (see Fig. 1):

Tennis experiment

1) forward running on 10 meters distance with the stop at the finish point (‘Advance to the net’);  
2) running on 48 meters distance with different trajectories:  
– ‘Long Shuttle,’ 6 × 8 meters with 5 lateral (side-to-side) changes of directions;  
– ‘Short Shuttle,’ 12 × 4 meters with 11 lateral changes of directions;  
– ‘Fan,’ 12 × 4 meters with 11 both lateral and frontal changes of directions.

 

In the strength tests, the level of basic strength capabilities were evaluated using the UDS: Maximal (P0), Explosive (J) and Starting strength (Q) expressed in the maximal isometric strength efforts and maximal explosive isometric strength efforts of the Leg Press and Seated Calf Raise.

 
Table 1 shows the correlations between the results of the running and strength tests.

 

Tennis Experiment 2

 
Finding 1: The correlations indicate that the higher the level of explosive strength (J) of the tennis players, the faster they were.

 

So, for increasing tennis specific speed ability, the athletes should use specific training means, to increase Explosive Strength during take-off movements: i.e..  jumping exercises.

 
Finding 2: The results showed also that the athletes who expressed the higher value of Maximal Strength (P0) in Seated Calf Rise (but not in Leg Press) showed high level of speed ability.

 

This means that to increase the speed is advisable to use a training method able to increase the weight of 1RM in Seated Calf Rise exercise.

 
As we can see, the results of specific running tests are not correlated directly with the Maximal Strength expressed in Leg Press. However, the correlations between the parameters of strength capabilities (Table 2) show that the higher the level of Maximal Strength (Po), the higher the level of Explosive Strength (J).

 
It means that, to increase the level of Explosive Strength in Leg Press and, as a consequence, to run FASTER it is necessary to increase maximal strength expressed in the Leg Press. This means that to increase speed it is advisable to use a training method able to increase the weight of RM in the Leg Press exercise (barbell squat).

 

Now perhaps you’re going to say, ”Duh, of course that’s obvious; getting stronger in the calves and developing explosiveness in jumping tasks is what is going to help Tennis players move better!!!!  It’s obvious because it’s intuitive. But until it’s actually written down on paper how many of you would have come up with that answer?  For me the best coaches are intuitive and probably wouldn’t have needed a science experiment to validate what they already know works but what made the Soviet and East German system unique AND SUCCESSFUL was because they conducted meaningful scientific research.  They tried to find what types of exercises (in the gym) most highly correlated with performance where it counts….on the sports field or court.

 

Take away message: What exercises do you use and how do you know they really work?

 

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Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Testimonials

Had a great 4 days on the Level 2 S&C course with APA, the course was delivered in a fun, practical and easy to understand manner in a great learning environment. Any questions/problems I had were quickly sorted face to face or via email with the course leader.

– Nathan Atlay

I would like to thank you for all your work and helping me getting my Level 2 in S&C. I am now confident to safely deliver a program helping my athletes to get stronger and faster and most of all to stay injury free for as long as possible.

The course you delivered highlighted my lack of sufficient knowledge in the science behind the S&C and thanks to you I will be able to rectify this.

Sebastien Scaux

Thank you very much for tutoring a great course which I thoroughly enjoyed and will recommend to other coaches. The information was delivered with full professionalism and you also enhanced it with up to date research and examples.

– Steve Green

Ed Corrie- World Top 250

Over the past three years I have been training at Gosling IHPC and have been lucky enough to work with the APA team for my strength and conditioning. Daz and his team have handled all of my S&C program, working closely with my coach and physio in order to understand my tournament schedule, tennis goals, and areas that need physical improvement. They have used their expertise to devise a very specific program for my body and my tennis game style. Through physical testing twice a year they have been able to give me detailed feedback and track my progress as well.

Whether I am back at base working with Daz, or on the road following his detailed program on my own, I have complete confidence in the work we are doing, and know that my job is to simply give them my full focus and effort. When I am in peak physical condition, I know I can compete at a high level for as long as it takes to get the job done. This gives me a lot of confidence which leads to me playing my best tennis. Working with the APA team, my overall fitness has been the best it has ever been which has been integral to my rise in the tennis rankings. Even though some of their sessions push me to the edge, we have always had a lot of fun along the way as well!

Ed Corrie- World Ranked Top 250, British Top 10

University of Hertfordshire

APA has been instrumental in furthering the developmental experiences of University of Hertfordshire Sports Studies students who have a chosen specialism in strength and conditioning. The opportunities provided for mentoring, training, hands on experience, and stimulating articles/evidence based advice via the website have been transformative for several of our past and current students. Daz Drake has also kindly delivered well received guest coaching practicals at the university based on his strength and conditioning philosophies, and powerfully fuelled by his clear passion and enthusiasm for high quality cutting edge practice.

David Turner, Principal Lecturer in Sports Coaching University of Hertfordshire

Daz Drake

“Daz is a true craftsman and professional of his trade, one of a rare breed; those who actually seek to really understand the science thay are working with in order to create the best learning and improvement programmes, and environments for his clients. If I was an S&C coach I would look to him to technically supervise my work and if I was an elite athlete I would want him as my coach. I have worked with Daz for nearly 10 years now and haven’t seen anyone in this business who I would rather work with.”

Helen K Emms Peak Performance Specialist (Author of Achieving Peak Performance in Tennis)

Scott Dodman

Scott Dodman has worked at the school for approximately a year. As the school’s Additional Needs Co-ordinator I am responsible for making sure that pupils receive the provision required in their statement.

Scott takes one of these pupils twice a week for a one-to-one session. The pupil has cerebral palsy mainly affecting his lower limbs and needs daily physiotherapy. Using the physio guidelines, Scott has produced a detailed exercise programme that both challenges and engages the pupil. Recently one of these sessions was observed by the pupil’s physiotherapist and occupational therapist. They were very impressed by the imaginative exercises and activities and how much progress the pupil had made.

Scott is a dedicated and enthusiastic member of staff, who is always pushing himself and others to their full potential. As an ex-pupil he is an inspirational figure to all children at the school.
KeithPoole, ANCo, Knightsfield School

Workshop Testimonials

”As well as providing a large collection of applicable drills, this course reinforces the basic sports science behind the physical training. It challenges the coach to be creative about warm ups, footwork, strength, speed and coordination training, and to constantly consider ways in which to monitor and challenge their player. The day refreshed my memory of the reasons I got into coaching and I came away with a renewed enthusiasm for developing young athletes. Thank you. ”

Clifford Devonshire, Licensed Tennis Coach.

 

”Thanks a lot for this excellent course. I have really enjoyed it and have taken a few points back with me.  I would be happy to come along your other courses.”

Sebastien Scaux, Licensed Tennis Coach

 

”I really enjoyed the workshop and felt I got a lot out of it. I had been through a lot of the techniques and drills for SAQ before but its always good to refresh them and even learnt some new one.  What I found most useful was the progressions into sport specific scenarios and adding the element of competition to keep the athletes switched on and engaged.  overall a very good workshop and I will defiantly keep an eye out for future workshops you run.” Patrick Waplington, Sports studies student, University of Hertfordshire. 

 

”Notwithstanding your professional achievements and expertise,what impressed me the most on the workshop was you. You could have lectured on jelly tots and I would have bought in. Thanks again for a morning well spent.” Theo Ezekowitz, Licensed Tennis coach  and S&C Coach.

Cutting Weight for Athletes

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Many people have heard of the term to ‘cut weight’, this commonly refers to athletes in weight restricted sports such as martial arts, boxing and the newly popular MMA style of fighting. It could also apply to motor racing drivers, jockeys or athletes in other sports that wish to lose weight in a short period of time. Most non-athlete people would ask why you would want such a rapid reduction in weight, the answer is simply that most fighters have to get under the weight limit in time for the weigh in but can fight much heavier after re-fuelling, thus giving them more energy, strength and endurance.

There are several ‘traditional’ methods for rapid weight loss, from sitting in a sauna, restricting food and water intake to sweating out as much fluid as you can in a sweat suit or heavy clothing. All these will rapidly decrease your weight, however is it safe to do this and what are the potential negatives towards sporting or fighting performance?

Here are a few tips on how best to ‘cut weight’.

Firstly it is important that you are within 10% of your desired weight when you begin to cut weight, trying to cut from further out should only be done over an extended period with appropriate dietary changes as it can be dangerous to your health, particularly when executing dehydration strategies. **The following methods are part of the final few days before making the weight deadline and are not a long term strategy for decreasing weight – this should only be attempted by athletes under supervision of experienced and qualified coaches**

The simplest and most effective way to begin the weight cutting process is to decrease or stop fluid intake. Your body is constantly losing fluid by breathing, sweating and urination. Every minute and hour that this goes by without replacing the fluid, you will lose weight. This process takes no extra energy from a fighter to complete, and you can lose up to 2-3kg in 24 hours without drinking.

Sweating out fluid from the body can be done in a number of ways, and can take off 3-5kg of weight in a short period of time depending on the conditions. This method can still be used even if the athlete is already lean, as there will still be fluid that can be lost. The limitations to this method are that it requires great amounts of energy expenditure, and can sap strength from the fight the next day. The goal for using this method would be to take off the weight you need to lose with the least amount of fatigue for the athlete.

Another method to lose weight is to empty the bowels the day before the weigh in. This is another method that requires no effort and will not hurt performance if done correctly. Your bowels, or stomach and intestines, are up to 28 feet long and contain up to 2-4kgs of material at all times. The food that has been ingested over the last 24 hours is all still contained along this set of tubes. This material does not help performance and is actually waste. By clearing out the bowels, an athlete can lose another 2-3kg without having to do anything.

There is a danger to using diuretics; however they are common place across fighting sports with such demands placed upon athletes to make weights. This method is more dangerous than the others, and can lead to electrolyte imbalances and decreased performance.

Ultimately the safest and most effective method of meeting a weight category is to stay at a weight close to that needed for fighting. This should be done through correct nutrition, focusing on ‘clean’ foods such as lean sources of protein, vegetables and fruits for carbohydrates and a small amount of good fats to maintain the immune system and cognitive function. Decreasing weight should be done over an extended period of weeks and not left to the final week before a fight as drastic weight loss is unhealthy and potentially dangerous. If cutting weight is not conducted properly a decrease in performance is highly likely, this of course is not ideal in a sporting situation where the athlete is required to fight. Therefore it is also extremely important what is done after the weigh in to restore optimal function.

When you are cutting weight, your plasma blood volume decreases, and your blood pressure can increase as a result. In addition to this, your resting heart rate may increase; you can experience fatigue and feel psychologically weak. You need to make sure you reverse these processes not only as quickly as possible, but correctly and completely. Common practice is to eat and drink as much as possible immediately, however this is not ideal.

Eating small meals at regular 30 minute intervals is preferred so as to stager the digestion of nutrients. Restoring blood glucose levels is primarily important, so eating good sources of carbohydrates is essential. Overeating however will cause your gastrointestinal system to be overloaded and leave food undigested and unused within your stomach and intestines. Smaller meals will clear the stomach and you will be able to eat again shortly. Eating meals that you are comfortable and familiar with is also important, don’t start to do anything different to your normal diet.

More importantly is getting the fluid balance back. You should immediately take in fluids following the weigh in and continue to drink at regular intervals. Full hydration can be simply monitored by the colour of urine, with the aim of getting clear urine by fight time. This can take 3-5 gallons of fluid over the next day to replace the 5 of more kilograms that has been lost. Don’t rely on the thirst response because it will not be accurate. You need to keep drinking to make sure that the blood plasma, fluid space between the cells and the cells themselves are refilled.

cutting weight

In conclusion, cutting can be safely achieved through correct nutrition and hydration strategies over a prolonged period of time rather than leaving it to the final week before weigh in. It is also important to realise that it will take time to find the best strategy for you individually, so practice of cutting weight should also be factored into your training regime.

Fabrizio Gargiulo

Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Qualification

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

Developed in partnership with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) the 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport (L2CCSCQ) is designed to provide learners aged 16 and over with the level of knowledge needed to build and lead well-constructed strength and conditioning programmes through an understanding of how to plan, conduct and evaluate strength and conditioning sessions. This will enable successful learners to seek employment as a strength and conditioning coach in a number of settings such as a sports club, or with an athlete or team in an educational/youth environment.

The qualification is also excellent continuous professional development (CPD) for exercise and fitness industry professionals via The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) – an ideal way to improve and broaden their skill set.

The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) is a public register that recognises the qualifications and expertise of health-enhancing exercise instructors in the UK. For more information, visit: www.exerciseregister.org.

The 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport (L2CCSCQ) is awarded by 1st4sport Qualifications and has been developed in partnership with the Rugby Football Union (RFU).

 

The 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport (L2CCSCQ) is regulated at Level 2 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). For further information on the regulated status of the 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport (L2CCSCQ), please log on to The Register of Regulated Qualifications website.

Prerequisites

If you are 16 years of age or above, have an understanding of how to coach and understanding of principles that apply to health and fitness, then the 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport L2CCSCQ) is designed for you.

On successful completion of the 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport L2CCSCQ), you should:

  • understand the fundamentals of coaching sport
  • understand how to develop participants through coaching sport
  • understand how to support participants’ lifestyles through coaching sport
  • understand the principles of safe and equitable coaching practice
  • be able to plan a series of strength and conditioning for sport coaching sessions
  • be able to prepare the strength and conditioning for sport coaching environment
  • be able to deliver a series of strength and conditioning for sport coaching sessions
  • be able to monitor and evaluate strength and conditioning for sport coaching sessions.

How will my learning programme be structured?

Learning programmes are usually designed by the recognised centre that delivers the qualification. They may, therefore, vary in length and format. Depending on your needs, delivery centres can offer intensive courses, or a series of learning events, over a period of weeks. Whatever the timescale, all learning programmes should include the following phases:

  • an induction to the qualification and your programme of learning and assessment
  • a learning programme that meets your needs, focusing on the theory and practice of coaching strength and conditioning for sport
  • a programme of assessment, spread throughout the course, including observations of your coaching by an appropriately qualified assessor.

At the end of the programme, you will be provided with formal feedback on your performance and an action plan for your further development.

The 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport (L2CCSCQ) assessment will require you to:

  • understand the roles and responsibilities of a strength and conditioning coach
  • understand how to apply different coaching styles to support various styles of learning
  • understand how aid the development of participant performance
  • deliver a linked and progressive strength training programme
  • deliver a linked and progressive training programme for either speed or endurance
  • complete a multiple-choice theory paper
  • be observed coaching a strength-specific coaching session
  • be observed coaching either a speed- or strength-specific coaching session
  • Create a continuous professional development (CPD) action plan for future development in coaching practice.

If you are looking to develop as a coach or have a keen interest in the area then I would highly recommend you attend.

This 4 day programme is designed to give you ALL the tools required to start training athletes on Monday morning!

You’ll go through the key areas required to immediately begin assisting the training of clients and athletes on the Monday morning.

We’ll be covering the areas of my expertise including gym based strength, power and hypertrophy training, movement training and screening. Then the course will be rounded off with the theoretical underpinning for all these elements in relation to an applied strength and conditioning setting. If you want to know about how to get results with your athletes, whether it be in a pressurised professional sport environment or a long tern athlete development role it will all be covered, and you will be able to apply it to your environment.

HERE’S THE THOUGHTS OF SOME PREVIOUS COURSE ATTENDEES:

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WHO IS THE PROGRAMME AIMED AT?

The programme is aimed at individuals looking to get into strength and conditioning at all levels. It covers the fundamentals required to assist as a strength and conditioning coach or trainer as well as to compliment sport specific coaching sessions. For example you may work as a technical rugby, football or cricket coach (or any sport), the information you’ll learn from us really will improve your understanding of your own sport.

It is also suited to those individuals who take their training extremely seriously and want to learn more about key aspects of their own training programme.

Lastly, it is suitable for professionals from other disciplines such as physiotherapy, osteopathy, sports therapy etc who are looking to add another dimension to their practice or simply want to improve their knowledge base.

WHO IS IT NOT SUITABLE FOR?

It’s not suitable for those people who feel they have nothing more to learn! Definitely don’t book unless you have an open mind and are willing to learn a LOT over the 4 days.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE PROGRAMME?

Firstly pay to secure your place. The programme has limited availability and the previous courses have SOLD OUT months before the course date.

Secondly, we’d like to know more about you. So you need to send us a short introduction about yourself and your needs.

When you register you’ll get an email with all the course details as well as a Learner Details Form to complete.


 

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