R51 500
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  • Balance due by the end of December 2019


R56 400
  • Deposit R15 000
  • Balance due by the end of January 2020


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A year of study in this practice-based programme gives you entry into the world of sport coaching. The programme will teach you how to apply the principles of sport science and interpersonal skills to coaching a specific sport .Graduating from this programme with the essential knowledge and skills, you are able to enter the profession of sport coaching, specifically in the sport codes (Level 1) for cricket, football, hockey, netball and rugby.


This NQF level 5 Learning programme is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE). The qualification it achieves is registered on the Higher Education Qualifications Sub Framework

The Higher Certificate in Coaching Science qualifies you to work as a sport coach in a junior sport coaching context. It will allow coaches who work in a junior school environment a stepping stone towards a life-long career in coaching

During this learning programme, you will be exposed to the theories of exercise science, the applied knowledge of sport coaching programmes with their range of sport-specific methods and techniques, and the skills of leading participants through a range of sport sessions. To gain confidence while you are learning, you will complete a range of practical hours through work-based learning. Once you have graduated you can work as a junior coach, working in schools or sport clubs; alternatively, you can run your own practice, taking on a range of private clients who wish to improve their sport skills

Social coaching skills:
Coaching skills: You will learn how to develop your own coaching philosophy and be introduced to topics relevant to the value system of a coach.
Special needs and mental skills: This addresses diversity and equity, and includes relevant social issues, equity legislation, government policy and inclusion of special needs in sport. Health and safety: This module identifies the moral, legal and financial reasons why health and safety are important factors in the workplace.
Sport team management: Learn how to plan and manage a team during the course of a season, addressing effective communication and logistics.

Exercise science:
Exercise science: Anatomy, physiology and human development are the cornerstones of sports coaching. Understanding how the human body develops and functions is critical in developing a coaching plan for a young sportsperson.
Applied kinesiology and training methods: This addresses the basic structures and functions that are integrated to perform movement. The module lays a base of knowledge imperative to being able to train, educate or alter movement patterns through exercise training and prescription.
Screening, Assessment, testing: The module outlines the requirements for sport specific screening and assessments with data analysis based on scientific principles.

Coaching science:
Applied coaching science: This module provides the foundational knowledge needed to develop a coaching plan. It introduces key topics required to plan individual sessions through to a yearly calendar. You will identify the key steps and time periods required to alter the skill of an activity.
Coach a sport: You can choose from one of five sports offered (rugby, cricket, hockey, football and netball). The module then deals with the rules and regulations governing the sport. It allows you to learn the skill of coaching a particular sport, through an understanding of the skills required and the drills/activities that best teach these skills.

The minimum recommended requirement for admission is the National Senior Certificate (NSC), elementary achievement (30-39 %). Recommended: Minimum of 40% in English.

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