What makes our “Powerlifting Level 1” course unique?

  •  The “Powerlifting Level 1” course is unique in its self, as it’s the only DSW Education & CIMSPA accredited “Powerlifting” Course in the UK, which is exclusive to DSW Education. Our course is also accredited by BDFPA (British Drug Free Powerlifting Association)

What will you learn?

  • The history of  “Powerlifting and an in depth overview on how to perform and teach the “Powerlifts”. In addition you will learn how to develop a Powerlifting Program.

Day 1

  • History & Development of powerlifting
  • How to perform and teach the lifts
  • How to identify which style of lifts suit which type of lifter – Anthropometrics for Powerlifting
  • Conventional Squats
  • Sumo Squats
  • Bench Press
  • Conventional Deadlift
  • Sumo Deadlift
  • Core Drills
  • Unilateral Drills & Injury Prevention

Day 2

  • Assistance lifts for Squatting
  • Olympic Squats
  • Front Squats
  • Dead Squats
  • Box Squats
  • Pause Squats
  • Partial Squats
  • Leg Press
  • Assistance lifts for Bench Press
  • Close Grip Bench Press
  • Floor Press
  • Partial Bench Press
  • Dumbell Press
  • Pause Bench Press
  • Military Press
  • One Arm Overhead Press
  • Assistance lifts for Deadlifts
  • Snatch Grip Deadlift
  • Clean Grip Olympic Deadlift
  • RDL
  • Deficit Deadlift
  • Halt Deadlift
  • Hack Squats
  • Trap Bar Deadlift
  • Partial Deadlifts (Rack Pulls)
  • Competition Day
  • Program Design for Powerlifting
  • Case study

“Powerlifting Level 1” Course Duration:

  •  Two day intensive, practical & theory based course over 16 hours duration.


  •  16 hours practical course, including practical assessment on the subject area and a case study assignment to be completed within 4 weeks.

Entry Requirements

  • Experienced CIMSPA Level 2 Gym Instructors
  • Level 3 Advanced Personal Trainer’s
  • Level 4 Exercise Specialist
  • Sports coaches
  • Strength & Conditioning Coaches
  • Crossfit Coaches
  • Police force PT’s
  • Fire department PT’s
  • Military PTI’s

Certification & CPD points

  • A DSW Education certificate will be issued, upon successful completion of the practical and theory assessment.
  • 16 CPD points – to help meet your continual professional development requirements.
  •  BDFPA – British Drug Free Powerlifting Association Accreditation – Military Only

The “Powerlifting Level 1” Course Cost

  • New Customer  £325.00
  • Existing Customer £299.00

“Powerlifting” Course Benefits

  • Each student will receive an in depth colour manual covering the “Powerlifts”
  • Each student will understand the history of the “Powerlifts”
  • Students will learn how to perform and teach the “Powerlifts”
  • Students will understand how to devise a Powerlifting program.
  • Achieve DSW Education “Powerlifting Level 1”coach certificate.
  • Support & Guidance from DSW Education on your future CPD.

Additional Benefits

  • Opportunity to become a member of the DSW Education National Coaching Team (Pending successful completion of the course and an interview with the DSW Education Management Team.)

Continual Professional Development with DSW Education.

  •  Automatic discount on all of DSW Education’s course solutions.

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