National Certificate in Coaching Science


Course Price

R12 500

Course Duration

6-12 months

Entry 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 Credits


120 credits

Course overview

The National Certificate in Coaching Science 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
Provide sport opportunities to sport participants in a manner that will contribute to community development as well as raise the standard of sport in South Africa

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 coaching science specialisations include:

Football (soccer)

Select any 2 of the above sporting codes to add to your NCCS qualification at no extra cost.

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

Workshops happen nationally throughout the year. Please see the course calendar for the relevant dates.The National Certificate in Coaching Science is offered as a correspondence programme with the theory components delivered online or by correspondence, with the addition of Sport Specific Practical Workshops which are offered from HFPA Campuses and Sports Facilities, nationally.

Theory support workshops (optional) are also offered throughout the year from HFPA Campuses.

Practical workshops are presented by highly qualified sport specific specialists. Our team of Online Tutors and Support Staff assist with all aspects of the course. All students have access to the HFPA Online nationally Learning Platform which hosts all course work, assignments and many other learning aids.

Register at any time. We offer 4 Workshop Cycles per year. Each Workshop Cycle offers 3 sporting codes. All 6 of the codes are offered twice per year on scheduled weekends.

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

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