Coaching Association of Canada

Learning Facilitator

Every NCCP workshop is led by a trained Learning Facilitator (LF) who has undergone a standardized training process. LFs are crucial to the development of skilled, knowledgeable coaches who are then able to develop safer, happier athletes/participants.

The goal of an LF is to effectively facilitate sessions that result in the development of coaches who are able to demonstrate their abilities and meet the standards established for certification. An LF should have the appropriate knowledge, skills, and attitudes to facilitate workshops using the competency-based approach. In addition, they serve as contributing members of the community and ambassadors for the NCCP.

How to Become a Learning Facilitator

All Learning Facilitators complete the following steps:

Core Training


  • Overview of the workshop and the NCCP
  • Functions of a Learning Facilitator
  • Elements of an effective learning activity
  • Stages of group development
  • Nature of the group

Content-specific Training


  • Micro-facilitation of module content
  • Administration of the module
  • Locker training
  • Review and sign NCCP Coach Developer Code of Conduct
  • Review LF evaluation standards and the evaluation process





  1. Prebrief
  2. Formal observation
  3. Debrief
  4. Action plan
  5. Final recommendation

To access Core Training, and/or to become a multi-sport Learning Facilitator, please select your province/territory from the list on this page and contact your Provincial or Territorial Coaching Representative.

For a calendar of upcoming Core Training opportunities, please CLICK HERE.

To access Sport-specific Training for Learning Facilitators, please select your sport from the list below, and contact them by phone or email for more information.