National Certificate in Coaching Science

Course Price

Weekday blended
R28 000


Course Duration

12 months

Entry requirements

Grade 12 National Senior Certificate (matric)

If you do not hold a matric of NQF 4 equivalent apply to study our Fitness Instructor Certificate (NQF 4) that will provide you access to NQF 5 programmes and further study.

Students will need to log 300 experiential hours to qualify

Course Credits


120 credits

Course overview

Offered Nationally: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth

Weekday Blended Fee: R28 000

(easy payment terms available)

The National Certificate in Coaching Science is a full qualification which will enable a learner to acquire the knowledge, skills and values that will enable them to assume job responsibilities as a sport coach in schools, clubs and private institutions.

Learners who complete this qualification will have acquired the qualities of self-confidence and good communication skills. They will be prepared to assume responsibilities for sport development within their sport specialisation, as well as be positioned to further their learning in other aspects of sport and exercise science.

The National Certificate in Coaching Science is offered as a Weekday blended programme with the addition of Sport Specific Practical Workshops which are offered from HFPA Campuses and Sports Facilities, nationally.

We offer the following 6 sporting code workshops:

Football (soccer)

Any 2 Sporting Codes are included in the course fee. Additional sporting codes can be registered for at a fee of R1 500 per code. (Note: Weekday Blended Learning students are able to attend All of the sporting codes at no extra fee)

You can also register for any of the above sporting codes at any time, without having to do the National Certificate in Coaching Science.

Practical workshops and sporting codes are presented by highly qualified sport specific specialists. Workshops are offered nationally throughout the year. Please see the course calendar for the relevant dates.

We offer 4 Workshop Cycles per year. Each Workshop Cycle offers 3 sporting codes. All of the codes are offered twice per year on scheduled weekends. Register at any time!

Our team of Course Presenters, Online Tutors and Support Staff assist with all aspects of the course. All students have access to the HFPA Online Learning Platform which hosts all course work, assignments and many other learning aids.

Once registration is complete, students will receive course material and access to the online platform. Students attend scheduled practical workshops in any particular cycle.

Study Modes

Weekday Blended: Aimed at school leavers this programme commences annually in February and follows an academic year. Students attend an HFPA Campus twice per week for theory support workshops and also complete work and assignments at home. Students attend the structured Practical Workshops as per the Workshops Calendar.
(Students may attend ALL sport code workshops)

Commences in February 2019 - Register/Enquire NOW

Practical Sport Specific Workshops are offered in the following Regions:

Johannesburg (Linksfield Campus)
Cape Town (Claremont Campus)
Port Elizabeth

Students are able to study at their own pace and attend practical workshops in any of the 4 workshop cycles.

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