Football Coaching & Administration

If you have a Grade 10 Certificate, National Certificate (Vocational) 2, or Equivalent, this quick skills acquisition programme will prepare you in 6 months for a football coaching and administration career.

In this programme, you will explore the rich history of football and deepen your understanding of the structures of international and national football. The programme will introduce you to the qualities of an effective coach and shed light on the important aspects of nutrition, sleep, fitness, as well as the rules of the game. Additionally, the programme will cover the identification, prevention, and management of injuries.

Football Coaching & Administration


6 Months (full-time)/1 Year (part-time)

Entry Requirements

Grade 10 Certificate; or National Certificate (Vocational) 2; or equivalent qualification OR alternatively Learners can apply for RPL entry into the programme from the Academic Committee at Boston Head Office.

This programme is offered by Boston City Campus in the distance mode of education with support provided at Learner Support Centres. Apply to register at any Boston City Campus Learner Support Centre nationwide.

All modules are compulsory and must be passed.

Ito RPL, on successful completion the Learner may apply for admission to a Boston Short Learning Programme or an Occupational Qualification which has a Grade 11 Certificate or equivalent qualification as the entry requirement.

Each submission is individually evaluated, hence neither admission nor advanced placement is assured.

  • Windows*
  • Word Processing*
  • Football Coaching*
  • Club Management and Administration*
  • Coaching and Training*
  • Sports Psychology*

*Formative Assessments are undertaken and the highest grade achieved in Formative Assessment is retained. The final grade is based on the Summative Assessment only. A maximum of one (1) additional supplementary assessment opportunity is provided for the Summative Assessment, which will be charged for.

Interest in Football | Love of the Outdoors | Efficient
  • Ability to operate effectively in the workplace using a number of Windows-based end-user applications
  • Knowledge of the history of football
  • An understanding of the structures of international and national football
  • A thorough knowledge of international and national football competitions
  • Ability to understand the food, sleep and fitness implications for footballers
  • An understanding of the characteristics of a good coach
  • Ability to correctly identify “in play/out of play”, goal, offside, free kick, penalty, foul, throw-in, goal kick, corner kick and more
  • Ability to understand the causes and prevention of football injuries


On successful completion the Learner will be issued a Boston Short Learning Programme Football Coaching & Administration