Certificate in Sport Coaching

Study Discipline: Social Sciences
Study Programme Details
Country: New Zealand
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

The Certificate in Sport Coaching offers a dynamic opportunity for individuals passionate about sports to enhance their skills and knowledge in coaching, regardless of their professional background. This program is designed to accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals, allowing students to pursue their academic interests while balancing other commitments. Whether you’re an aspiring coach looking to refine your coaching techniques or seeking to enter the sporting industry, the CertSc provides a comprehensive curriculum tailored to your needs.


Elevate your coaching expertise with the Certificate in Sport Coaching at UC. This program empowers students to delve into the intricacies of coaching through a diverse range of courses, including practical work and labs. Whether you aim to enhance your work-based skills as a coach or broaden your employability in the sporting industry, the CertSc offers a flexible pathway to success. With the option to complete courses part-time, full-time, on campus, or remotely, students can customize their learning experience to suit their preferences. Additionally, credits earned from this certificate can be transferred to relevant degrees, offering a seamless transition to further education.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to UC with University Entrance (or equivalent) is required to enrol.
  • CAE or CPE: Minimum score of 169 with at least 162 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • IELTS Academic: Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listeningNZAPA: English New Zealand Accredited Pathway Assessment Level 3
  • NZCEL: Level 4 – Academic endorsement.
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 50
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 80, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening
  • SPCO101 Introduction to Sport Coaching OR SPCO102 Theoretical Foundations of Coaching and Teaching
  • SPCO201 Learner-Centred Teaching and Coaching
  • Two elective courses chosen from a range of options
  • Domestic — $3,374
  • International — $15,800

Future Career Outcomes

The CertSc equips graduates with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary to excel in various coaching roles within the sports industry. From coaching athletes to developing training programs and fostering teamwork, graduates are well-prepared to make a meaningful impact in the field of sports.

With a focus on hands-on learning and industry-relevant curriculum, this program ensures graduates are equipped to meet the evolving demands of the sports coaching profession.

Visa Requirements:

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