National Certificate in Sports Management

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Course Price

Weekday Blended 2018: R26 000,00

Distance Blended 2018: R12 500,00

Easy payment terms available. Enquire with us.

Course requirements

Hold a grade 12 National Senior Certificate (matric)

Note: If you do not hold a level 4 NQF then apply to study our Certificate in Sports Administration NQF 4. Successfully completing this will provide you access to the Certificate in Sports Management NQF 5 programme and a pathway into more advanced programmes and further opportunities.

Course date and duration

12 months

Course credits


127 credits

Course overview

The National Certificate in Sports Management course aims to provide students with the ability to promote principles of good management in sports organisation and structures, including, but are not limited to customer care, finance, risk management, event and facility management and effective communication within the business environment.

Through a balance of theory, practical and work integrated learning, students are able to develop a variety of skills that prepares them to work in the field of sport management. In association with a variety of Sport Unions, Sports Companies and Schools, students will have access to the working environment, where they will be able to enhance their practical skills set within this course.

HFPA is a registered training provider for the Council on Higher Education as well as CATHSSETA. The National Certificate in Sports Management is a Qualification Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority. It is registered as a NQF Level 5 occupational certificate and has 126 credits.

*Refer to our downloadable course sheet to learn more

Key features

  • A full qualification, allowing you to practice as a sports manager
  • Learn a variety of valuable skills that are useful in business and sports environments
  • Study from almost anywhere with our distance learning option.

Study modes

The National Certificate in Sport Management is offered in two modes: Blended Weekly and Online Learning:

Weekday Blended:

  • 1-year duration
  • Weekdays classes consist of: Two Theory Classes at the respective campuses and Three Practical Days
  • Dedicated full-time tutor

Online Learning Platform:

  • Online learning with workshops (optional) offered from our main centres
  • 1-year duration
  • Workshops are offered quarterly over a weekend. These are offered in the main centres nationally. Workshops are optional to attend.
  • Dedicated online support (superior online learning platform, interactive online resources, personal online tutor, full complement of online support staff)
  • Start anytime

Career opportunities

In this exhilarating multi-dimensional qualification students are able develop entry level management skills that covers event, facility, business, finance, and human resource management.

Upon completion, the National Certificate in Sports Management allows students to pursue careers in:

  • Athlete representative
  • Team manager assistant
  • School level team manager
  • Club manager assistant
  • Events team member
  • Gym manager assistant

Should you have prior learning experience/qualifications, you are able to enhance your career opportunities in event management, human resource management, gym management, club management, sport marketing manager, or you are able to run your own private institution. By adding this specialised course to your qualifications you are able to enhance your skills and employment opportunities.


  • SAQA registered NQF 5 on the national qualifications framework
  • Fully accredited by CATHSSETA
  • National Certificate in Coaching Sciences
  • Applied Sports Psychology

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