The Hong Kong Coaching Committee has been offering the "Foundation Certificate in Sports Coaching Theory" since 2014, in a bid to enhance the quality and recognition for sports coach education programmes. This half-year course consists of 10 modules and a 30-hour practicum.
"Foundation Certificate in Sports Coaching Theory" is recognized under the Qualifications Framework –
QF Level: 2
QR Registration No.: 14/002703/L2
QR Registration Validity Period: 16 June 2014 - 15 January 2027
The Jockey Club Foundation Certificate In Sports Coaching Theory (QF Level 2) is the Level 2 accredited programme of the Sports-General Theories of the Hong Kong Coaching Committee.
The course comprises 10 modules and a Coach Assistant Practicum. The 6-month course with a total of 157 learning hours includes: 65 hours of face-to-face lectures (may change to online depending on situation), 60 hours of self-study, 30 hours of practicum and 2 hours of pre-practicum briefing.
|Module||Face-to-face Hours||Assessment Hours||Self-study Hours||Assessment Mode|
|1||Learning Principles||6||-||6||Individual assignment|
|2||Skill Acquisition||6||-||6||Individual assignment|
|3||Coaching Principles||6||2||6||Written test|
|4||Anatomy and Human Body||6||6|
|5||Physiological Adaptations to Exercise||6||6|
|6||Prevention and Management of Sports Injuries||6||3||6||Practical test|
|7||Event Planning and Sports Administration||6||6||Group project and oral report|
|8||Psychological Skills in Sports||6||-||6||Individual assignment|
|9||Movement Principles||6||-||6||Case study report|
|10||Fitness Tests and Assessments||6||-||6||Case study report|
|Practicum||30 + 2*
|Practicum portfolio, reflection reports and Practicum Learning Profile|
6-month part-time course and assessments
Hong Kong Sports Institute and/or through online learning mode
Cantonese (supplemented with English)
Students can apply for module exemption according to their qualifications. The number of module exemptions will not exceed 50% of the total modules number.
Module assessment (continuous assessments and tests) and coaching practicum assessment.
Certificate of the Foundation Certificate in Sports Coaching Theory (equivalent to Level 2 Accredited Coach) under Hong Kong Coaching Committee.
Applicants need to meet one of the requirements below and pass the entry interview:
(*Note: applicants need to sit a Chinese writing ability test)
The scholarship scheme aims to reward students with outstanding performance in the course. 3 students at most will be selected from each class for a scholarship based on assessments of their academic, practicum and learning attitude performance.
Current HKSI Scholarship Athletes (under Tier A, Tier B, Individual Athletes Support Scheme or Disability Sports) who have achieved a performance level at Pt. 3 or above according to the EV Scoring Table of their respective sports, and with the support from their Head Coaches (or National Sports Associations for Tier B, Individual Athletes Support Scheme and Disability Sports) will be considered. Athletes can also apply within one year after retirement, on recommendation from their Head Coaches (or National Sports Associations for Tier B, Individual Athletes Support Scheme and Disability Sports). Applicants will be reimbursed full tuition fee, upon graduation.
Students in need can apply for an Extended Non-means-tested Loan with the government's Student Finance Office. (Details)
Students who are beneficiaries of the "Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Scheme" are required to apply for the "Financial Assistance Scheme" during enrollment. Applicants will be reimbursed full tuition fee, upon graduation.
Upon finishing this course and attaining coaching qualification of their respective National Sport Associations, graduates can be recognized as a Level 2 coach. Please enquire with various National Sport Associations for specific sport training programmes.
The Foundation Certificate in Sports Coaching Theory course is recognized under the Qualifications Framework as Level 2. Students can attain 15 credits upon finishing the course, and can flexibly transfer credits for taking further studies in sports and coaching-related courses in future.
Please press "Enrollment" under "USEFUL LINKS" in the upper right corner of this webpage for enrollment. Registration for the first time may need to wait for the account to be activated (about 5 minutes).
Online Registration Manual (Chinese version only)