New Zealand Certificate in Sport Coaching (Level 5)

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Sport Coaching L5 v2

Who is this qualification for?     

This qualification is for people who are keen to take their coaching game to the next level, within a specific sport.  

Knowing the game inside out, a quality sport coach adds value to the performance and development of the individual or team they are coaching. They are strong leaders, work well with a diverse range of people, and have solid team-building and communication skills.  

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 qualificationa sport coach will have the advanced 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 the following areas:

Planning, implementation and evaluation of sport coaching sessions  

Key tactics, strategies and techniques in sport coaching  

Injury prevention and risk management  

Personal performance review 

Exercise science  

Mental skills training  

Conflict management.  

This qualification builds on the New Zealand Certificate in Sport Coaching (Level 4).

The 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.   

Check out our fees list and financial help options.

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 gain advanced coaching skills and knowledge? 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.

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