SG-Coach Theory Level 1

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Embark on this SG-Coach Programme to equip participants with the knowledge and skills on 'how to coach’, and to reinforce the understanding on 'why you coach'. This is done through the introduction of values and principles in sports (VPS) which include the Game For Life (GFL) practical session.

This course includes theories which are supported by evidence-based research, and practical approaches for coaches to apply their learning on the field. Participants will examine their own coaching philosophies, learn to incorporate the teaching of values through sports coaching and understand the basic theories and skills of sports coaching.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be educated on the following sports training concepts:

  • Values and Principles in Sport (VPS) (with Game For Life Practical) *Equivalent to VPS Certification
  • Sports Development System
  • Safe Sport* and Sport Safety *Equivalent to Safe Sport Certification for coaches
  • Theories of Coaching
  • The Coaching Process
  • Building a Positive Culture

For detailed information about the course, please refer to here.

This curriculum is designed for learners taking the blended SG-Coach Theory Level 1 course. It consists of SG-Coach Theory e-learning modules, face-to-face classroom sessions, SG-Coach Theory mock and official exams.

  • Participants must complete all e-learning modules and online evaluation before attending the face-to-face sessions

    Course Requirements and Exemptions (w.e.f. July 2021) -> here

Who should attend?

  • Suitable for individuals who are keen to acquire the SG-Coach Programme certification as the first step towards being a professional coach registered with the National Registry of Coaches (NROC)
  • VPS with GFL is a prerequisite for the GFL Mentoring and Coaching Certification programme.

Note: The SG-Coach Programme replaces the National Coaching Accreditation Programme (NCAP) as of 27 March 2015. Holders of NCAP Theory Certificates will not be required to attend the SG-Coach Level 1 Theory Programme


Direct Waiver for the SG-Coach Theory Level 1 course can be found here.

Entry Requirement

Minimum age of 18 years old.

The course and assessment will be conducted in English. It is recommended, although not required, that participants possess a credit in the English Language at the GCE O-Level, N(A)-Level or Employability Skills System (ESS) of Level 5.


Participants will be awarded a certificate of completion upon meeting the 75% course attendance requirement.

For courses with formal assessment component, participants will be awarded the certification of completion upon passing the assessment. Otherwise, a certification of attendance will be issued instead upon meeting the 75% course attendance requirement.

Course Dates 





76 13 May to 27 May 2023  5 - 9 June 2023 12 - 16 June 2023 
 77  3 July to 13 July 2023 17 - 21 July 2023 24 - 28 July 2023 
 78  15 July to 29 July 2023  31 July - 4 August 2023  7 - 11 August 2023
 79  12 August to 26 August 2023  28 August to 4 October 2023
 80  14 August to 24 August 2023  25 August to 3 October 2023

Course Schedule

Schedule – Intake 76
Schedule - Intake 77
Schedule - Intake 78
Schedule - Intake 79
Schedule - Intake 80

Course Duration

18 hours + 8 hours asynchronous e-learning + 1-hour exam (re-exams allowed a week apart and admin fees apply)

Course Venue

RP ACE @ Woodlands

 *All information may be subject to change.

Fees for 2022

Full course fee (with GST) Singapore Citizens aged 39 & below OR Singapore PR Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens OR Singapore PR
$417.30 $125.19 $41.73 $47.19

Fees for 2023

Full Course Fees (with GST) Singapore Citizens aged 39 & below Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above Singapore PR SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens SME-sponsored Singapore PR
$421.20 $125.19 $41.73 $126.36 $47.19 $48.36

*Fee of $50.00 (before GST) payable to retake exam on re-exam date if you fail or were absent from first exam date without a Letter of Absence.

- Payment may be made using SkillsFuture Credit.
- Fees reflected are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST). In line with the government fee freeze directive from 1 Jan to 31 Dec 2023, the fees in 2023 for Singapore Citizen will remain the same as 2022. RP will absorb the additional 1% GST for Singapore Citizen in 2023 only.

Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fee and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to sufficient number of participants. 

All information is accurate at time of publishing. 

Last updated on 18 Jul 2023

Need more help?

If you are still unsure about which course to pursue, please contact our Academy for Continuing Education