Course Detail

IFBA Advanced Coaching Certificate

Taking coaching to the next level

This advanced course is designed for ambitious coaches moving into leadership roles.

Taking the art of coaching to the next level, the course digs into the details of programme design, the client review process, the science of behaviour change, coaching special populations – and more.

Through the theory modules, exams, and one-day practical workshop, you’ll get an advanced understanding of the rationale behind the how, what, and why of the Small Group Training Model.

Outline of the Course

Module 1: Programming principles for SGPT

You’ll form a clear understanding of designing and delivering effective programmes for SGPT, understand how to create gym standards and the role of performance testing within the gym.

Module 2: Programming principles for Team Training

You’ll form a clear understanding of programming for Team Training, and effective programme design within the different session formats.

Module 3: Leadership in the Modern Training Gym

You’ll understand and design programing for injury reduction and reconditioning, and how to create and deliver the athlete programme.

Module 4: Member Experience - Evaluations and Assessments

You’ll discover the optimum way to start the member journey by understanding how to effectively plan and communicate with clients during Evaluations and Assessments.

Module 5: Member Experience - Tracking Progress

You’ll understand the various methods of tracking progress, including body comp, gym performance and attendance reports, and the communication around this.

Module 6: Member Experience - Understanding Behaviour Change

You’ll discover the importance of understanding the role of behavior change when coaching clients throughout their journey with you.

Module 7: Member Experience - The Nutrition Journey

You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the foundations of nutrition and various nutritional approaches, and learn how to clearly communicate the nutrition journey.

Module 8: Member Experience - The Member Journey

You’ll discover how to manage the entire member journey, looking at the three-stage approach to effectively communicate with clients throughout the process in order to increase member retention.

Module 9: Leadership in the Modern Training Gym

You’ll learn how to think of yourself as a brand, put a clear Professional Development Pathway in place and prove yourself by completing 20 coaching hours in an IFBA gym.

Knowledge you’ll gain from this course:

The science of programming

Become an expert in programme design and use your knowledge to create a fluent, client-centric experience.

Improving and adapting

Learn how to build an outstanding member journey with skills that go far beyond your coaching role on the gym floor.

Your role as communicator

Know yourself and define a personal brand that will help you become a better leader and an anchor for your team.

From theory to the real-world

Learn how to review and critically evaluate your performance during sessions, to push your coaching to a higher level.

Ready to take your coaching to the next level?

Enrolments for the Advanced Coaching course will go live in early 2021.

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Field of Fitness, Guildford
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a practical element to this course?

No, all the learning and evaluation for the course is online.

Do you have to complete the Foundations in Coaching Practice course before doing the Advanced course?

It is strongly advised to do the Foundations in Coaching Practice course first, but it is not a prerequisite to complete the Advanced course.

Are there exams on the course?

There are 3 exams on the course. These are all taken online, and you have the opportunity to re -sit them at no extra cost, until you pass.

How will the course be evaluated?

There is a combination of exercises to complete as well as a 20-hour Self Evaluation Coaching Log.

How do I submit work that is required to complete?

All exercises that are required to be completed can be uploaded onto the course platform.

Will I get a certificate at the end of the course?

Yes, you will be issued a certificate when all elements of the course have been completed.

How much is the course?

It’s £199 to complete the course. A 50% discount is offered to Leadership members, so they pay £99.

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