New Zealand Certificate in Sport Coaching (Level 4)

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Sport Coaching L4 v2

Who is this qualification for?     

This qualification is for people who are keen to coach and develop participants within a specific sport.   

Sport coaches take their expertise of a specific sport, and use their leadership skills to deliver beneficial coaching to teams or individuals. Supportive, motivational and fun, a stand-out coach will make a big impact on the skill development of the individual or team they are coaching.  

This qualification will be delivered and assessed on-the-job at a workplace in the sport industry, and through externally-delivered workshops.  

Coming out of this qualification, a sport coach will have the skills and knowledge required to effectively coach individuals or groups in a specific sport. 

What's involved?

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This 60-credit qualification covers:

 Coaching tactics and strategies 

 Planning, delivering and reviewing coaching sessions  

 Injury prevention and risk management 

Performance feedback techniques  

Exercise science 

Group management. 

This qualification is designed to be completed in 8-12 months.

What are the costs?

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On-job training costs workplaces both time and resources. It can mean covering registration fees, learning and assessment resources, allocating time for training, and having an appropriate assessment pathway available.  

Total costs for trainees will vary depending on how the qualification is delivered, how it is assessed and how much support the workplace can provide.   

To check out our fees list, click here. 

For more detailed information about the cost of doing an on-job qualification, get in touch.  

Where to from here?

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Keen to take your coaching game to the next level? Think this might be the right qualification for your staff?  Game on!

To find out more, contact your regional Skills Active learning support advisor.   

Remember, to do this qualification on the job, a Skills Active trainee needs to be working as a volunteer or paid employee in the sport industry.  

If you want to become a qualified sport coach, but you're not currently employed in the industry, contact your local sport club or facility, or a Skills Active learning support advisor to talk about how you can get involved.  

Want to see where this qualification can take you next?

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