NZ Certificate in Sport Coaching [Level 3]

Study Options



17 weeks


Level 3


The New Zealand Certificate in Sport Coaching will assist individuals to coach participants at entry level across a range of sports.  Graduates will be able to apply their coaching skills to focus on skill development and enjoyment to encourage people to participate in sporting codes and activities.  Graduates will contribute to the health, cultural, social and economic wellbeing of Aotearoa NZ.

This qualification is not designed for coaches of high performance athletes.


The NZ Certificate in Sport Coaching can lead to employment (paid or volunteer) as an entry level coach, primary or secondary school sport coach, or in a commercial park environment as a club coach or assistant coach.

It is expected that students will be coaching or assistance coaching a team while enrolled in this programme.

You will learn to:

  • Create a supportive sport coaching environment and demonstrate positive side line behaviours for the safety of participants while coaching a chosen sport;
  • Model simple skills and apply general coaching principles and group management techniques to achieve performance outcomes;
  • Apply basic injury prevention techniques including warm up and cool down procedures to meet the physical requirements of the chosen sport;
  • Give constructive, specific and positive feedback on performance to achieve outcomes while coaching a chosen sport.

Please feel free to contact us by phone, email or private message us on Facebook for a chat about your study options. You can also visit our Taradale campus at any time to view EIT’s facilities.


Multiple Intakes – please contact the programme secretary


Entry requirements

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