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Coach Education

Learn to improve your coaching skills in Weightlifting!

Further building on the relationship between Weightlifting Wales and British Weight Lifting, the two organisations have partnered to continue providing coach education courses and opportunities throughout Wales.

As a WW and BWL member, you will benefit from a discounted rate on selected BWL courses.

To coach in Weightlifting events, coaches will need to have in place a current membership, a Level 2 Weightlifting qualification, a DBS, and we highly recommend all coaches attend a safeguarding course.

For any questions on courses, please contact: ashleigh.smeaton@britishweightlifting.org.

WLW Coaching Strength Combined L2 & L3
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WLW Level 2 Coaching Strength Course
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WLW Coaching Strength and Power L3 Course
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WLW Coach Combined Course
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WLW Essentials of Weightlifting Technique
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WLW Level 2 Technical Officials Course
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WLW Online Level 2 Coaching
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WLW Online Level 1 Course
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As of 31st January 2024, all Technical Officials and Coaches in Wales will be required to upload a certificate on their Sport80 account to prove they have attended a three-hour Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop. The appropriate course can be found HERE.

Ania Negele attending the IWF Women's Coaching Conference
Josh Bellew Coaching athlete
Coach Simon Roach spotting a young lifter performing a backsquat

DBS Checks for Coaches

As part of our commitment to safeguarding in sport, Weightlifting Wales uses the Welsh Sports Association (WSA) DBS Checking Service for Sport & Leisure. The service is run through its trading arm Vibrant Nation, and provides bilingual, online DBS checks (Disclosure and Barring Service, formally CRB).

The WSA is the only provider of a fully bilingual system and service in Wales, and even offer a free DBS bilingual helpline should you have any questions. WSA offer a range of ID verification options, including the Post Office. The system also utilises the DBS Update Service, allowing Weightlifting Wales to fully enhance our safeguarding practices.

The system is entirely web-based and can be accessed from any location, and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The system will also guide you through the process, ensuring that all correct information is provided thus reducing the likelihood of errors. Most applications are returned within 2 weeks, although many come back much quicker than this, some as quickly as 24 hours.

All individuals working with/having regular unsupervised contact with children should undertake an enhanced disclosure DBS check. Additionally, in Weightlifitng all licensed coaches must have an enhanced disclosure DBS check

For more information on DBS checks, please contact the Welsh Sports Association via the e-mail address or Helpline service below:

admin@vibrantnation.co.uk Tel 029 2033 4995

Alternatively contact your Weightlifting Wales safeguarding officers Simon Roach and Hannah Powell via the details below:

Simon.roach@weightlifting.wales; Hannah.powell@weightlifting.wales