Frequently Asked Questions

In terms of career development, the majority of our graduates are working in the health & fitness industry, sports industry, or physiotherapy industry.

Following completion of our National Certificate in Strength & Conditioning (NCSC) course, graduates will be prepared to work with sport and recreational participants across a wide range of levels from beginners through to elite athletes. Additionally, many of our graduates have furthered their professional development with post graduate studies in Strength & Conditioning.

On completing the NCSC Course, graduates will be provided with the best coaching skills to and underpinning knowledge to make a real impact in the strength & conditioning industry. What separates our courses from others is that graduates leave the course understanding their “WHY” behind their coaching. Finally, on all our Strength & Conditioning courses we provide you with a systematic approach to your coaching so that you can seamlessly move into the industry and have confidence in your coaching.

All of our tutors have at least a degree from a third level institution with many having a Master’s degree in their chosen area of expertise. In addition, tutors have extensive practical coaching experience from elite level sport and are now leaders in the Strength & Conditioning industry. Following completion of our NCSC course or YSCC course, many of our tutors act as mentors for coaches who begin working in the sports performance industry.

For the National Certificate in Strength & Conditioning (NCSC) course, the NCSC certification exam takes place on a separate day. The specified date for the exam will depend on the start date and location you have chosen for the course. The NCSC certification exam will involve the following:

  • Practical Exam – 30mins (Olympic weightlifting)
  • Written Exam – 60mins (MCQ)

Participants are required to attain 70% or higher to pass each exam. If a participant fails a written exam, they only required to repeat the written exam and not both exams when repeating.

For the Youth Strength & Conditioning Certification (YSCC) course, the YSCC certification exam takes place at the end of the course on day 3. The YSCC certification exam only involves a 45-minute written multiple choice questionnaire (MCQ) exam. Participants are required to attain 70% or higher to pass the exam.

Our National Certificate in Strength & Conditioning (NCSC) course is 6 full days in duration. The NCSC Course consists of 6 days of education followed by an online certification exam.

  • Phase 1 S&C Certification (3 days)
  • Phase 2 S&C Certification (3 days)

Our Youth Strength & Conditioning Certification (YSCC) course is 3 full days in duration. The YSCC consists of 3 days of education followed by an online certification exam.

EPI courses are completed either fully onsite (in-person) or online. Onsite courses are completed over a long weekend (3 days). Online courses are completed at the pace of the participant. Participants can start and finish our online courses in their own time.

Yes, participants can apply for our Strength & Conditioning courses if they have a current or previous injury which affects their level of participation. During our practical sessions on the course, participants can choose which drills/exercises they can perform or opt out completely based on the nature of the injury. When opting out, we encourage more emphasis on coaching other participants to develop their coaching skills.

Participants can apply for our onsite courses throughout the year. Please visit our course dates section to view all course dates and locations to find the best time to register.

If you would like to complete your Strength & Conditioning qualification online, you can apply at any time. Please visit our online NCSC Course for more details.

EPI’s Strength & Conditioning courses are available for qualified personal trainers, fitness instructors, PE teachers and sports coaches. They are also available to those who have a degree or are studying physiotherapy, sport science, exercise science, sports therapy, etc. Finally, they are also available to athletes currently competing in sport.