Values & Principles in Sports

An inspiring coach can make all the difference in a sportsperson’s development.

The full-day ‘Values and Principles in Sports (VPS) is designed by Sport Singapore and the Ministry of Education (MOE) to help sport coaches recognise the value of sports, and in particular, the role of the coach.

A coach’s influence extends beyond the sport, imparting life skills such as problem-solving, communication, decision-making, leadership, and perseverance.

This course presents opportunities to meet other sports coaches and engage in group discussions on the various VPS topics.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to develop their own personal coaching philosophies, design sports programmes with the ‘Game of Life’ framework and leverage values and attributes in the development of a successful sports team.

Who should attend?

Suitable for participants who are applying for National Registry of Coaches (NROC) membership.

Entry Requirement

Minimum age of 18 years old. Only participants of 21 years and above are eligible for subsidy.

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)-Level 5.

Note: Maximum class size will be capped at 36 participants. Applicants will be offered a place on a first come, first served basis.


Note that it is not necessary for participants to attend this workshop if you have already attained any of these certifications:

  • National Standards for Youth Sports (NSYS) for Coaching in Singapore Schools; or
  • SG-Coach Level 1 Theory (conducted by Republic Polytechnic); or
  • 'Building Capacity of Coaches and Instructors (BCCI)' workshop


Participants will be awarded the VPS Certificate by Sport Singapore upon meeting 75% of the attendance requirement. 

Course Dates

5 July 2019
25 July 2019
14 Aug 2019
3 Sep 2019

Course Duration

7 hours (9am to 5pm)

Course Venue

Republic Polytechnic Academy for Continuing Education @ Paya Lebar, Lifelong Learning Institute

Full Course Fee Non-NROC Member Fee NROC Member Fee

 *e2i training grant of 50% of course fee (before GST) is available for Singapore Citizens and PR only.

*SkillsFuture Credit not applicable for this course

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Last updated on 16 Jul 2019

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

Fees quoted are inclusive of GST. Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fees and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to a sufficient number of participants. All information is accurate at time of publishing.