A home study course is just that — a course you study at home, on your own time and you are assigned a Learning Facilitator to act as a tutor if you have questions or require clarification.

Home study courses are available for the Competition-Introduction Multi-sport Modules and the Competition-Development Multi-sport Modules of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).

To be eligible for any NCCP home study courses you must:

  • Be interested in coaching or actively coaching
  • Have extenuating circumstances (see definition below) that prohibit you from completing the courses online or in-person
  • Recommended prerequisite: Competition-Introduction Trained (for those wishing to access Competition-Development courses)

Definition

Extenuating Circumstances are circumstances which prevent a coach from accessing a regular workshop due to lack of availability during scheduled workshops or due to geographic location or distance.

Read the requirements for each specific home study course:

What is the procedure?

If you are eligible, and wish to apply for a home study, here’s what to do:

  1. Complete and submit the online application form and payment: COMPETITION-INTRODUCTION APPLICATION FORM
  2. All necessary materials (coach workbook, reference material, contact information for your assigned Learning Facilitator) will be sent to the candidate following the approval of their application..
  3. Home study materials must be returned to the Learning Facilitator within six weeks of mailing to candidate (or earlier, if possible). The due date will be indicated on a letter or email sent to the candidate when they receive their course materials.
  4. The candidate will be notified, in writing, of their results and their workbook will be returned to them with comments from the Learning Facilitator. If the candidate is unsuccessful in the completion of the Home Study course by the specified time, a $25.00 re-marking fee may be applied.
  5. Once the candidate has successfully completed the course, their transcript will be updated in The Locker (NCCP database).

Please note:

  • Payment must be submitted through PayPal along with the application.
  • The fee is forfeited if the home study is not returned by the due date.

Course Fees:

  • Making Ethical Decisions – $70
  • Plan a Practice – $70
  • Design a Basic Sport Program – $70
  • Teaching and Learning – $70
  • Basic Mental Skills – $70

A refund of the course fee can be made only in exceptional circumstances, and will be subject to a cancellation charge.

What is the procedure?

If you are eligible, and wish to apply for a home study, here’s what to do:

  1. Complete and submit the online application form and payment: Competition-Development Application Form
  2. All necessary materials (coach workbook, reference material, contact information for your assigned Learning Facilitator) will be sent to the candidate following the approval of their application..
  3. Home study materials must be returned to the Learning Facilitator within eight weeks of mailing to candidate (or earlier, if possible). The due date will be indicated on a letter or email sent to the candidate when they receive their course materials.
  4. The candidate will be notified, in writing, of their results and their workbook will be returned to them with comments from the Learning Facilitator. If the candidate is unsuccessful in the completion of the Home Study course by the specified time, a $25.00 re-marking fee may be applied.
  5. Once the candidate has successfully completed the course, their transcript will be updated in The Locker (NCCP database).

Please note:

  • Payment must be submitted through PayPal along with the application.
  • The fee is forfeited if the home study is not returned by the due date.

Course Fees:

  • Leading Drug Free Sport – $90
  • Managing Conflict – $90
  • Psychology of Performance – $105
  • Prevention and Recovery – $105
  • Developing Athletic Abilities – $125
  • Coaching and Leading Effectively – $125

A refund of the course fee can be made only in exceptional circumstances, and will be subject to a cancellation charge.

Further Questions?

Dave Robertson

Phone: 306-780-9313

Email: drobertson@sasksport.ca