Develop your career with our online certificates

Study in the comfort of your own home! Whether sports coaching courses or overall management and development, SAQ® have a variety of certificates available to help with your professional development. You can take as many of these certificates as you wish, although you may also wish to take a look at our online Diplomas too.

Our distance learning courses allow you to undertake accredited SAQ® training, without having to attend a course in person.

All of our courses are REPs accredited and you can earn up to 4 points per module towards your Continuing Professional Development. In addition, you will be able to use and display the International SAQ Qualification Organisation and Sport Specific Skill Acquisition Association badges.

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Football

These certificates are intended to help you gain the confidence and competence to condition and prepare players of all standards and all ages in a safe and enjoyable manner for the game of Football. You will develop the practical skills, know-how and competences in your chosen area, including resistance training, speed development and nutrition.

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General Sports

These certificates cover the important aspects of Sport such as the Components of Fitness, Principles of Training, Specific Stamina and Speed, Resistance and Strength Training, Nutrition and Fitness Testing protocols suitable for all field and court sports.  The certificates are intended to help you gain the confidence and competence to condition and prepare players of all standards and all ages in a safe and enjoyable manner which can be applied to a variety of sports.

Personal Training

Aimed at personal trainers and fitness instructors, these certificates have been developed to help you to become more competent and confident in this important area of personal development for clients, athletes or teams.

Fitness Instruction

Aimed at fitness instructors and personal trainers, these certificates have been developed to help you to become more competent and confident in this important area of personal development for clients, athletes or teams.

Athlete Development: The First 20 Years

These certificates are aimed at coaches who work with young and teenage athletes and players. The objective is to ensure the athletes/players complete the best possible preparation, so that when they become adults they have the skill and fitness to engage in sports, whether occasional, recreational, amateur, professional or high performance.

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Basketball

Participants who undertake these certificates will develop the practical skills, know-how and competences to implement a programme of strength and conditioning development for their athletes, players or teams in Basketball.

Cricket

The certificates in this category cover important aspects of Strength and Conditioning for Cricket, such as the Components of Fitness, Principles of Training, Specific Stamina and Speed required for Cricket, as well as Resistance and Strength Training, Nutrition and Fitness Testing protocols suitable for Cricket. Students who undertake these certificates will develop the practical skills, know-how and competences to implement a programme of development for their players or teams in the sport of Cricket.

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Gaelic Games

Participants who undertake this course will become qualified in strength and conditioning coaching by developing the practical skills, know-how and competences to implement a programme of strength and conditioning development for their athletes, players or teams in Gaelic sports.

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Handball

Participants who undertake these certificates will develop the practical skills, know-how and competences to implement a programme of strength and conditioning development for their athletes, players or teams in Handball.

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Hockey

These certificates cover the important aspects of managing Hockey players and teams, such as the Components of Fitness, Principles of Training and Specific Stamina and Speed required for Hockey. The certificates are aimed at helping you to develop the practical skills, know-how and competences to implement a programme of strength and conditioning development for Hockey players or teams.

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Netball

Participants who undertake these certificates will develop the practical skills, know-how and competences to implement a programme of strength and conditioning development for their athletes, players or teams in Netball.

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Rugby

Participants who undertake these certificates will develop skills in strength and conditioning coaching by developing the practical skills, know-how and competences to implement a programme of strength and conditioning development for their athletes, players or teams in the sport of Rugby. This might include Resistance Training, Speed Development or Nutrition, among other key areas.

Team Management

These certificates will help to provide the essential management skills and techniques that will help you to excel in this worthy profession. The certificates examine ways in which the enthusiastic manager can improve his or her leadership skills, management techniques and organisational planning, as well as enhancing their knowledge of sports psychology.

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Tennis and Racquet Sports

These certificates are intended to help you gain the confidence and competence to condition and prepare players of all standards and all ages in a safe and enjoyable manner for Tennis and other Racquet Sports. Students will develop the practical skills, know-how and competences to implement a programme of development for their players or teams in tennis or other racquet sports.

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Volleyball

Participants who undertake these certificates will develop the practical skills, know-how and competences to implement a programme of strength and conditioning development for their athletes, players or teams in Volleyball.