National Certificate in Coaching Science (NCCS)

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Course Price

Full time: R41 500,00

Part-Time: R22 500,00

Easy payment terms available. Enquire with us.

Course requirements

Grade 12 National Senior Certificate (matric)

Note: 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.

Course date and duration

6-12 months

Course credits


120 credits

Course overview

This is a baseline course. Before diving into our wide range of courses, you’ll need to complete a baseline course. Our baseline courses unlock the majority of our other courses. If you are just beginning your fitness journey and have never completed one of our baseline courses before, this is your starting point.

This National Certificate is the first step to reaching your dreams as a coach for elite athletes or sports teams. This course will give you both the knowledge and practical know-how to coach beginner and intermediate sport performers in a school, club or professional sports environment.

This comprehensive course qualifies you to begin work immediately as a junior coach, but also allows you to do a second one year course for the National Diploma in Coaching Sciences (NDCS). The NDCS is a full higher education qualification that will equip you to be a senior coach. Students can enrol directly for the 2 year National Diploma on the course page.

Key features

  • Gain a higher education qualification in coaching teams and athletes
  • Study from anywhere: We offer both full online learning and distance learning options.
  • Hold an accreditation that is internationally recognized – work at home or abroad.

Study modes

  • Online Learning: Complete your studies on our online platform under the guidance of an experienced tutor
  • Distance/Blended: Complete your studies online with structured workshops held nationally and internationally at our licensed campuses and centres

Career opportunities

Qualify as a beginner – intermediate sports coach for schools, clubs and private institutions


  • Upon completion of this course you will receive a National Certificate in Coaching Sciences
  • This course is a SAQA registered NQF 5 –Code
  • Fully accredited by CATHSSETA

  • Pursue the 2nd year Nation Diploma in Coaching Sciences to qualify as a senior sports coach
  • Apply for a National Certificate in Sports Management to learn the business aspects of running a sports facility or team
  • Explore our other continuing professional development courses

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