Active IQ Level 4 Award in:


Qualification number 603/1161/7
Guided learning Hrs TBC
Credit value TBC

The Active IQ Level 4 Award in Strength and Conditioning will provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to plan, prepare, deliver and review strength and conditioning programmes, that will help athletes to achieve their performance goals. The target learners for this course are Personal Trainers, learners aged 16+, Sports Coaches and Strength and Conditioning Coaches.

Entry requirements

  • Learners must hold a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (or equivalent), a Level 3 Coaching qualification (or equivalent) or a Level 3 Strength and Conditioning qualification (or equivalent)
  • Learners may also hold relevant Higher Education or Further Education qualifications that are equivalent or higher than those listed above (eg. Physiotherapy or Sports Therapy.) 
  • There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved, and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at Level 3

What does the course cover?

During the qualification, learners will cover the following: 

  • The role of a Strength and Conditioning Coach as part of an athlete's support team
  • Methods of carrying out performance-related needs analysis, measurements and assessments
  • Strategies to analyse and evaluate assessment findings in order to be able to develop and agree short, medium and long term performance goals
  • Planning, delivering and evaluating periodised performance related strength and conditioning programmes

Career progression

 This qualification provides progression on to:

  • Higher Education (eg. college or university) to study Strength and Conditioning at a higher level 
  • A range of specialist Strength and Conditioning qualifications
  • Other Level 4 and 5 qualifications in related sectors
Links to National Occupational Standards (NOS).