IDC – Sheffield Eagles RLFC

S&C Instructor Development Course (IDC) – Internship

Learn and develop career based skills as a professional strength and conditioning coach through a one year Instructor Development Course (IDC) at Sheffield Eagles RLFC.

APPLICATION CLOSE: Monday 12th August

This  is  a  fantastic  opportunity  for  the  successful  candidates  to;

  • Shadow and learn from leading UK strength and conditioning professionals and Eagles team coaches
  • Enhance your understanding of how maturation affects training developments and long term athletic development of academy players.
  • Appreciate the technical/physical cross-over of match based scenarios and skill acquisition in this highly demanding sport to enhance your ability to assess, programme and implement affective long term changes.
  • Understand and practice the art of coaching by challenging yourself to implement exercise strategies by working with academy, reserve and senior squad players.
  • Learn and become qualified with the highest regarded qualifications in the health and fitness industry and strength and conditioning industry
  • Learn skills to develop and deliver strength and conditioning/educational/practical workshops to coaches, athletes and other instructors
  • Enhance your CV and improve future employability

Unrivalled education support and mentoring


Each student will have the opportunity to gain a close working relationship with the lead coach as group numbers are kept small. Onsite personalised mentoring will take place on a weekly basis and at the culmination of each term each student will receive a feedback session detailing successes and areas for on-going development as part of the wider development process.

30 Advanced Sport981 Workshops

Beginning where the knowledge and skills of the certifications end, these advanced workshops are firmly established as the ‘core’ component within the overall development of our aspiring coaches. A staggering 30 two hour workshops have been developed specifically to target key attributes and skills which we believe are essential in the pursuit of becoming a well rounded and successful strength and conditioning coach. Each small group workshop has been strategically placed within a syllabus so that they run in line with certification content to complement learning as a progressive way to continue building on your prior acquired knowledge. Topics and skills development in the latest methodologies associated with strength, speed, endurance, and movement are covered in depth in addition to a host of additional specialist subjects such as LTAD, prehab and late stage rehab applications.

National  Academy  of  Sports  Medicine  certificates;

Certified  personal  trainer  (NASM  CPT)
Performance  enhancement  specialist  (NASM  PES)
Corrective  exercise  specialist  (NASM  CES)

UK  Strength  and  Conditioning  Association  Accreditation 

(Recognised  by  TASS  and  English  Institute  of  Sport  and  many professional  teams)
UKSCA Olympic  lifting  workshop (2 Days)
UKSCA Accredited  Strength  &  Conditioning  Coach (ASCC) Assessment

Location details

Your applied conditioning  will be  based at:
Sheffield Eagles RLFC
SIS/EIS Training Facility
Coleridge Rd,
S9 5DA

A number of workshops and training sessions will be held at:
Centre for Sport and Exercise Science
Sheffield Hallam University
Collegiate Campus
S10 2BP

The  venue  for  the  UKSCA  workshop  and  accreditation  day  is  yet  to  be  arranged,  but  will  require  travel.   Your  travel cost  and  accommodation  if  required  is  not  covered  in  the  course  costs  and  will  be  self  funded.


The  programme  is  split  into  four  phases.
Pre-term development/education days:  Saturday 21st September, Sunday 28th September. Additional hands on preseason experience available from Monday 23rd September.
Term  One:  Monday 7th October – Friday 20th December
Term  Two:  Monday 6th January –  Friday 11th April (Half term 21st – 28th Feb)
Term Three:  Monday 28th April – Friday 1st  August  (Half term 23rd – 3oth May)
Term Four: (distance  learning  and  UKSCA  course  attendance  only).  Both  UKSCA  courses  are  to  be  completed  by October 2014.
Course content is delivered through  4  to  6  hours  of contact time per week, per term.  This  may  be  a  mixture  of  early  morning and afternoon  conditioning sessions and workshops. These may take place from Monday to Saturday.
To enhance learning and maximise the application of course text it is assumed all candidates will allocate additional time to distance learning/self study periods.

Education and Support Fees

Fees  can  be  paid,  in  full, or in  manageable  instalments  throughout  the  course  duration.  Course  fees  include  all  workshops, course  materials, mentoring, assessments and exams.

Instalment option:

  • Deposit – Fri 6th Sept – £2000
  • Instalment 1 – Thurs 28th Nov – £1100
  • Instalment 2 – Thurs 27th Feb – £800
  • Instalment 3 – Thurs 30th May- £500

(Terms and conditions apply, please see our website for details)

Total education  fees  £ 4400

For an informal discussion and further information contact sport981 on 0115 9654841 or email

Important Information

  • Successful candidates notified: Friday 30th Aug
  • Course enrolment date: Friday 6th Sept
  • Introduction evening : Friday 20th September, followed by social evening.
  • Term workshops, mentoring and official practical experience starts: Monday 7th October

(Please see ‘hours’ for term dates and pre term education days)

Enrolment onto the instructor development Course would assume all coaching experience related activities are voluntary and non paid. They are provided as an opportunity to apply guided theoretical knowledge to live environments, build coaching skills and gain feedback from your course mentors.

The successful candidates will be expected to complete a Criminal Records Bureau check.