Advanced Coaching

by Jean-Claude Vacassin Nick Grantham

Develop a structured support program that will facilitate your development as a high level fitness professional with the following five advanced modules.

Undertake specific tasks throughout these modules to help you understand where the gaps are in your coaching skill set and teach you how to take action and overcome obstacles that may have been holding your development back.

Module 1 - Professional Development Pathway

The Professional Fitness Coaching Academy Professional Development Pathway has been established to provide you with a structured support programme that will facilitate your development as a fitness professional.

The PDP provides the fundamental building blocks that will allow you to develop the underpinning knowledge and skill set required to become a highly effective fitness coach.

Undertake the Perfect 10 Personal Development Pathway Task and map what perfect looks like to you and how you currently compare to your ideal version of yourself

Map the following technical components of your coaching skills by examining in more detail and highlight key areas for your professional development;

• Programme Design Principles

• Evaluation and Monitoring

• Movement Quality Training

• Strength and Power Development

• Injury Reduction and Reconditioning

• Metabolic Conditioning

• Art and Science of Coaching

• Recovery and Regeneration

• Integrated Performance Conditioning

• Professional Development Pathway


Module 2 - Movement Quality Training                                             

Describe what Movement Quality Training (MQT) is and the benefits for athletic development.

Describe the MQT framework           

Describe the MQT four-step Performance Pathway and how each step relates to the MQT framework.

Describe each step of the MQT Performance Pathway and the fundamental training principles and activities.

Module 3 - Strength and Power Development                                                

Describe the benefits of strength and power training.

Understanding how to apply the correct training modality, the correct volume and intensity and correct timing of each intervention.

Describe the five cornerstones of physical preparation.

Describe the six macro and six micro training variables that can be manipulated to enhance strength and power.

Describe the six sub-categories of strength and the programme design cornerstones of each sub-category.            

Develop effective strength and power training programmes to improve functional performance in various activities including; athletic performance, general health, rehabilitation and reconditioning.


Module 4 - Recovery and Regeneration Part 2

Understand the fatigue continuum.

Describe the difference between functional overreaching, non functional overreaching and overtraining syndrome.

Describe what fatigue is and the different forms of fatigue that your client may experience.

Describe a range of recovery and regeneration interventions.

Understand the difference between prophylactic and therapeutic recovery and regeneration strategies.

Discuss the evolution of the recovery pyramid and understand the framework of the recovery pyramid.                  

How to use the recovery pyramid to select the most appropriate recovery and regeneration intervention for your client.

How to use the recovery matrix to match types of fatigue with appropriate recovery and regeneration interventions.              

Critically evaluate and question the appropriate application of recovery and regeneration interventions.

Plan and programme recovery and regeneration interventions with both short and long term adaptations in mind.

Module 5 - Injury Reduction and Reconditioning

Describe and understand the importance of the injury reduction matrix.

Describe the key aspects of injury management.

Develop the ability to establish the nature of an injury using the injury classification system.

Describe the three phases of injury healing.

Describe the stages of injury management.

Describe the joint by joint approach.

Understand the key components of an injury rehabilitation and reconditioning programme.

Develop the ability to effectively produce comprehensive training programmes that take into account the injury history of the client.

Advanced Coaching (PFCA) 23 videos = 5hrs and 30 minutes

Why take the PFCA Advanced Coaching Course?

Module 1-1 - The Perfect 10

Module 1-2 - Professional Development Radar

Module 1-3 - The Learning Contract

Module 1-4 - Professional Development Logbook

Module 2-1 - Movement Quality Training for Performance Enhancement

Module 2-2 - Movement Quality Pathway - Release

Module 2-3 - Movement Quality Pathway - Activate

Module 2-4 - Movement Quality Pathway - Integrate and Reinforce

Module 3-1 - Strength and Power Development

Module 3-2 - Conditioning and Functional Hypertrophy

Module 3-3 - Maximal Strength

Module 3-4 - Explosive Strength

Module 4-1 - Understanding Fatigue

Module 4-2 - Recovery Strategies

Module 4-3 - The Recovery Pyramid

Module 4-4 - Periodisation of Recovery

Module 5-1 - Injury Reduction Matrix

Module 5-2 - Classification of Healing and Injuries

Module 5-3 - Managing Injuries

Module 5-4 - Injury Reduction and Reconditioning Process

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Course Info

Nov 30, 2020
$ 149.00


Jean-Claude Vacassin

Jean-Claude Vacassin

JC is the Founding Director of W10 Performance, the Professional Fitness Coaching Academy and the International Fitness Business Alliance. He also consults on multiple corporate wellbeing programmes, as well as to personal trainers and fellow gym owners.

He has worked with athletes, sports brands and film companies on various projects, along with being featured in various national newspapers and magazines. He is a regular contributor for The Telegraph in the UK, Women's Fitness as their fitness expert also writes a regular blog for the Huffington Post.

Nick Grantham

Nick Grantham

Nick Grantham’s first job was as head of sport science for British Gymnastics at Lilleshall Sports Injury and Human Performance Centre, the first private, non-university-based provider of sport science support for teams and athletes. An accredited Sport Scientist with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Nick then gained the National Strength and Conditioning Association certification and became one of the first people in the UK to hold both qualifications.

In 2001 Nick moved from gymnastics to England Netball, to work in one of the first full-time strength and conditioning roles in high-performance UK sport. Two years later, he became one of the first strength and conditioning coaches to work for the English Institute of Sport, leading its West Midlands team across three sites. Travelling extensively in support of teams at major championships and on international tours, Nick has gained unrivalled access to leading high-performance facilities around the world, including: New Zealand Rugby, England Rugby, Wales Rugby, Manchester City, the US Olympic Training Centre and even the Birmingham Royal Ballet and Cirque du Soleil.

Leaving the English Institute of Sport in 2007, Nick established himself as an independent Performance Enhancement Specialist working with the Chinese National Football team, the RFU, Great Britain’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams, Championship and English Premiership football teams. Globally, Nick has worked with athletes who have competed at four Olympics and is a Performance Consultant for Nike.

A sought-after expert on strength and conditioning, Nick Grantham has featured in leading publications such as: Mens Health, Mens Fitness. Nick is a published author and his latest book, "The Strength and Conditioning Bible: How to Train Like an Athlete" introduces the reader to performance based conditioning. As an international speaker on the physical preparation of elite athletes, Nick has delivered workshops for the Football Association, British Olympic Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association and the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association.