(National Certificate) Coaching

DURATION

12 Months

MODE OF DELIVERY

Distance Learning Course

CREDITS

120

COURSE FEE

R31 900

DEPOSIT

R8 000

3 MONTH INSTALLMENT

R7 967

6 MONTH INSTALLMENT

R3 984

9 MONTH INSTALLMENT

R2 656

Introduction

This highly practical one-year course will equip you to work as a sports coach and respond to the unique demands of top level sport. You will learn how to provide and modify intermediate and advanced level sport experiences, according to the social, emotional and physical changes that occur as players develop from childhood through youth to adulthood. You will be groomed to target employment prospects in schools, clubs, government and private institutions nationally and internationally or run your own private coaching practice.

Accreditation

This NQF Level 5 learning programmes is accredited by CATHSSETA.

Aim of Course

Course Outcomes: • Respond to the unique demands of coaching in a South African Sporting context. • Apply an understanding of sport science in the implementation of developmentally appropriate sport programmes from childhood to adulthood. • Communicate effectively with players, colleagues, employers and parents/guardians. • Facilitate a programme of prevention, care and management of sport injuries, health and safety. • Demonstrate administrative efficiency in implementing local sports programmes. • Demonstrate a commitment to the principles of inclusion in all coaching practices, with special reference to girls/women, persons with disabilities, and other individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Course Objective

The course objective is to give you the knowledge and skills to work as a sport coach and respond to the unique demands of coaching in the South African sporting context. By the end of this one-year course you will be equipped to coach beginner and intermediate sport performers – designing practice sessions that reflect an understanding of the interdependence of fitness and skill development and sensitivity to the social, emotional and physical changes that occur as players develop from childhood through youth to adulthood. We recommend that you add additional qualifications like the National Diploma: Coaching Science so that you can enhance your employment prospects in schools, clubs, private and government institutions nationally and internationally or run your own private practice. If you add additional specialisations to your course, you can offer your clients’ more options and enhance your employment prospects.

Course Content

Kinesiology Exercise Science Coaching Sport to Individuals and Groups Screening, assessment and Testing for Sport Management and Administration in Coaching Coaching Science Coaching a Specific Sport: Cricket Coaching a Specific Sport: Football Coaching a Specific Sport: Hockey Coaching a Specific Sport: Netball Coaching a Specific Sport: Rugby

Admissions Criteria

You will need to have a grade 12 school leaving certificate or an equivalent NQF Level 4 qualification.

Career Opportunity

Sports School Coach Sports Club Coach