Course details

New Zealand Certificate in Sport Coaching (Level 5)
NZQF Level 5

About the course

This qualification will provide New Zealand with individuals who are able to coach individuals, groups and teams for performance within a specific sport code.
Graduates can apply their sport specific knowledge and coaching skills to develop sport specific programmes that focus on skill development and performance.
Graduates will contribute to the health, cultural, social and economic wellbeing of Aotearoa New Zealand.
This qualification is not designed for coaches of high performance athletes.



Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Plan, implement and evaluate a series of developmental sport coaching sessions that promote positive outcomes
- Apply key tactics, strategies and techniques in sport coaching contexts to build team ethos.
- Manage injury prevention and risk management to ensure the safety of participants in sport coaching contexts.
- Plan, prepare and review own performance as a coach to enhance sport coaching sessions.
- Integrate knowledge of exercise science in the delivery of sport coaching sessions to improve performance outcomes.
- Apply mental skills training in the delivery of sport coaching sessions to achieve individual and group outcomes.
- Proactively manage conflict and side line behaviour to foster positive sport environments

Entry requirements

Must be coaching a sports team (any sport)

About the provider

WILSS is a charitable trust delivering a range of programmes to enhance personal development and help build better leaders in the community, in the volunteer sector and the workplace.

Our organisation is registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and our certificates are nationally recognised. 

Since 1989 we have built a reputation for providing a supportive learning environment, first class facilitators and industry contacts across New Zealand.  We have strong relationships with key organisations, ensuring our participants benefit from industry experience, practical skill application and the development of employment networks.

WILSS has active working partnerships with the University of Waikato, Sport Waikato, Skills Active, NZQA and other leading industry groups.

After more than 30 year of service in the community we feel very proud to be providing volunteer and leadership education to the changing communities of Aoteaoroa New Zealand. 


From November 2019 we are trading as Waikato Institute for Leadership & Sport Studies

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