Continuing Coach Education (CCE)

The Continuing Coach Education (CCE) programme gives coaches the platform to continually upgrade themselves in their area of coaching. Sport Singapore believes that coaches are able to deliver higher standards of coaching as they become more proficient and knowledgeable.

For a list of CCE programmes conducted by the Coach Development department, please refer to the Course Calendar

Sport Singapore’s Role in CCE

Sport Singapore is responsible for: 

  • Identifying and/or organising useful upgrading activities (e.g. courses, conferences, seminars, clinics, etc.) for coaches
  • Working with the respective National Sports Associations (NSAs) and other relevant bodies to provide a comprehensive CCE programme for coaches

Sport Singapore reserves the right to validate the credibility of the CCE activities, either with the respective NSAs or any other respective organisations and appointed agencies.

NROC Requirements

NROC requires coaches to upgrade themselves continually to maintain high coaching standards. NROC membership is valid for three years, during which time coaches are coaches are expected to accumulate minimum learning hours by attending regular CCE activities. Learning hours can be acquired in 2 main areas: 

  • Coaching Practice 
  • Coach Education

There are four types of membership status in the NROC:




Refers to coaches who have fulfilled all the NROC criteria and membership renewal requirements.


Refers to coaches who have fulfilled all the NROC criteria but did not meet the membership renewal requirements, i.e., failed to acquire the required number of learning hours or failed to send in renewed Standard First Aid.


Refers to coaches who have failed to meet the membership renewal requirements for a continuous period of nine years. The coach's name will be removed from the Registry.


Refers to coaches who have either breached the Coach's Code of Ethics or are under investigation, pending a decision from the Board of Inquiry. Re-instatement of membership will be granted on a case-by-case basis.

In order to keep their status "Active" in the NROC, coaches are required to accumulate the following number of learning hours (depending on their level of certification) within each 3-year period.

Please note that National Sports Associations (NSAs) may develop their own sports-specific continuing coach education system. To be eligible for NROC membership renewal, coaches of these NSAs must also meet the requirements set by their NSAs, in addition to fulfilling the registry’s existing criteria for renewal.

NROC Level 

 Learning Hours Required



 30 hours in 3 years

50% (i.e., 15hrs) for coaching practice 50% (i.e., 15hrs) for coach education


 60 hours in 3 years

60% (i.e., 36hrs) for coaching practice 40% (i.e., 24hrs) for coach education


 100 hours in 3 years

70% (i.e., 70hrs) for coaching practice 30% (i.e., 30hrs) for coach education

Coaching Log Book

The Coaching Log Book serves as a record of a coach’s experience and ongoing upgrading, which he/she may wish to use when applying for a new coaching position. It will also be used as a guide for coaches' eligibility to renew their membership in the NROC when it expires. 

How to use the Coaching Log Book:
  • Upon completing a coaching activity, fill in the appropriate details 
  • Obtain a signature of the co-ordinator and/or official stamp of the organising body


  • The number of hours recorded in the Coaching Log Book but be equal to the number of hours spent on that activity. Sport Singapore will work with relevant course/programme organisers to link the recorded attendance of NROC members of their courses/programmes to Sport Singapore's database records
  • All learning activities cannot be completed in the space of one year and must be spread over the three-year period.
  • Coaches should submit the completed Log Book together with NROC membership renewal at least three months prior to their membership expiry date. Sport Singapore and the NSAs will be responsible for reviewing the Log Book and the renewal application. 

Coaching Practice

Coaching Practice refers to the actual coaching of athletes. Its aim is to provide opportunities for coaches to improve their coaching methods and skills. 

Coaching Practice can be done at the recreational level or competitive level. This may take place on a regular basis (weekly, fortnightly, etc.), or in specific situations such as centralised training, clinics, etc. It could also include both local and overseas understudy and attachments under senior coaches and mentoring of junior coaches.

Examples of Learning Activities*:
  • Coaching an individual or team at any level (recreational or competitive level)
  • Centralised training for athletes
  • Mentoring other coaches
  • Understudying a senior coach
  • Assisting a national/senior coach
  • Introducing new methods or improved methods of coaching

Coach Education

Coach Education refers to educational activities or learning that are relevant to coaching. It also includes the imparting of knowledge and skills to other coaches through conducting coaching workshops, seminars and conferences.

We may request for coaches to furnish information related to the course content and articulate its application to their coaching practice for us to evaluate its suitability as a CCE activity. Before taking the course, we would strongly encourage coaches to submit the course information to us, so that we would be able to advise whether the course can be considered as a CCE activity. Please note that Standard First Aid (SFA), CPR and AED courses (including refresher courses) will NOT be awarded CCE hours as these are considered standard requirement for coaches.

Examples of Learning Activities*:

  • Attending SG-Coach Theory Level 1 to 3 courses
  • Attending SG-Coach Technical Level 1 to 3 courses
  • Attending Umpire/Referee/Officiating Courses/Seminars/Workshops organised by Sport Singapore, NSAs or any other appointed agencies.
  • Attending Sports Trainer course
  • Conducting coaching related courses
  • Lecturing at coaching seminars and workshops
  • Presenting papers in conferences and seminars
  • Contributing articles to coaching journals, newsletters or other relevant publications
  • Attending generic (non-sports) courses which may support and enhance your overall coaching capabilities. Examples of such courses include:

    a. Communication skills (e.g. Business English, presentation, negotiation, dealing with difficult customers)

    b. Business and finance skills (e.g. basic accounting, business planning, drafting contractual agreements with clients, sales and marketing, customer service)

    c. Computer literacy and multimedia skills (e.g. MS Office, video analysis programmes)

    d. Safety and risk management skills 

* The above are just some possible learning activities and this list is not exhaustive. Coaches who are unsure whether an activity can count towards the accumulation of learning hours should seek clarification from Sport Singapore or their respective NSAs.

Please refer to the Course Calendar Page for a list of coach education activities by Sport Singapore.

For more information, coaches can contact the Coach Development Department, 

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