Gateway Christian Training College Sports Department offers programmes for those who want to learn how to coach sporting disciplines and for those interested in pursuing a career in Sports Management.


  • To provide internationally recognised  qualifications for all individuals who wish to pursue careers in sports education
  • To provide short courses and coaching clinics facilitated by qualified personnel to already established sports educators, ensuring they are kept abreast of the current trends empowering them with up to date knowledge to impart fully to their learners
  • To promote sport and healthy living in our families and communities
  • Ensure sports educators are well equipped to provide advice to learners to develop mental, physical and tactical skills required for competitions



This course is offered in association with the National University of Sports and Technology (NUST). It is accredited by the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development.

The two year programme is designed to produce well rounded sports coaches with in depth theoretical and practical knowledge of sports, instruction and management thereof. The diploma runs on a block release model starting every April. Lectures are conducted at GCTC. In-between lectures and assignments students are attached to a school where they will be supervised and assessed by our staff and external assessors.

The onus lies with the student to find placement for their Teaching Practice.

Course duration:

Two years. The year is divided into three terms in keeping with school terms as prescribed by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education. Two week block releases take place during the school holidays.


Entry requirements:

A minimum of 5 ‘O’ Levels at Grade C or better including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject.

Application letters must be accompanied by copies of a completed application form, school certificates, CV and ID.



Course Content:



FIRST YEAR Foundations of Sport

Pedagogy in Sports

By the end of two years, students would have done at least four practical courses from the following list:

Cricket Basic level

Athletics level 1

Swimming Teachers’ Level 1.

Rugby IRB Level 1

Hockey Elementary

Tennis Basic Level

Volleyball Basic Skills Course

Soccer level 1


NB: Practical Courses will be offered by approved National or International Sport Association or Body

Human Anatomy and Physiology

Physiology of Exercise


Theory of Sports and Training

Health and Sports


SECOND YEAR Sports marketing
Testing and Measurement

Sports Psychology

Sports management

Life Skills

Interested? Download the application form here.  



These courses are designed to provide current theoretical and practical education as well as training guidelines for sport educators. We offer courses for all disciplines and our courses are conducted by qualified personnel from established institutions, e.g. the Hockey Association of Zimbabwe. Certificates are then awarded to all successful participants. For current courses on offer, see Coaching Clinics Calendar.


These programmes are open to all teachers and coaches who are interested in obtaining qualifications in specific disciplines.



Relevant Sporting associations such as the Hockey Association of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Rugby Union.


Sporting disciplines offered by the department include:

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Physical Education
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


We also educate on:

  • CPR
  • Drug and Substance Abuse in Sport
  • First Aid
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Technology in Sport
  • Theory and Assessment of Sports Injuries
  • Umpiring and Referring
  • Use of Technology in Sport


For enquiries:

Call us on 0242 – 333760 / 303143 or email us on or

Download Sports Diploma Application Form