Further Vocational Qualification in Coaching

The competence area of coaching is composed of a compulsory unit (60 competence points) and optional units (90 competence points).

Competence area of Coaching, Coach

The aim of the trainer and coach courses are to increase core skills and everyday training quality of trainers in various disciplines, as well as to boost cooperation between trainers. The education is targeted to people working with or interested in children’s, young people’s and/or adults’ training who want and are motivated to  develop their own trainership in a holistic way.

Having completed the course you will be able to work as a trainer or as a coach and to develop your and your trainees’ or coachees’ skills and your working  environment. A coach can operate in an athlete- centric way, support and monitor the athlete’s holistic development and make training situations safer.

The course content is build individually. Students have one obligatory module and one optional module  depending on the coaching focus (children, youth,  adults).

On demand students are build also sport specific coaching (f.ex ice hockey) courses. Students  demonstrate their competence in real-life work  assignments in their own operating environments with  their own trainees.

Learning outcome

  • to have the necessary skills for working as a professional coach
  • study how to develop your own skills as a coach
  • study how to develop the operating environment
  • to master the philosophy of athlete-centered coaching
  • to support and monitor the overall development of an athlete
  • to promote safety in coaching situations

Target group: coaches, athletes, employees of exercise and sport clubs, coaching centres and sports academies

For more information contact: Juha Antikainen, juha.antikainen@varala.fi