The NCAP Theory courses offer three (3) levels of certification to cater to the needs of coaches at various levels. Fundamental principles of coaching are taught to allow coaches to apply these coaching theories in practice.
NCAP Level 1 theory has been integrated into the NCAP Technical course and will be conducted by SRU certified trainers. This integration commenced from 19th June 2010.
Level 1 theory is designed to help coaches understand the various approaches to coaching. Basic Coaching skills and sports science are introduced and coaches are taught to design a safe, enjoyable and challenging practice. Upon completing the course, coaches will be certified to coach beginner sports person.
Level 2 theory is designed to help coaches prepare athletes for competition. The process of developing training programmes to prepare athletes in the physical, psychological, technical and tactical domains is taught. Upon completing the course, coaches will be certified to coach at intermediate sports competition levels organised by clubs and schools. The Level 2 Theory course will conduct by Singapore Sports Council.
Level 3 theory is designed to help coaches apply the principles of planning an annual training and competition programme for elite athletes and teams, after acquiring advanced level knowledge in sports science. Upon completing the course, coaches will be certified to coach at the advanced sports competition level involving local professional clubs and national teams. Level 2 Theory course will conduct by Singapore Sports Council.
A participant may apply for exemption to take the NCAP Theory course if he/she has obtained an equivalent form of academic qualification or coaching theory/principles certification from other institution/agencies.
Application of NCAP Full Certification
a) Full NCAP Certification equivalent to a NCAP Theory certificate and NCAP Technical certificate combined.
b) Minimum age of 18 and above
c) Valid Standard First Aid and CPR Certificate
The application to enter the NROC is subject to the endorsement of the SR and the SSC.