FAQ's

1. Why should I train with EPIC Training?

2. Who wrote my instructor course?

3. Who will teach my instructor course?

4. How do the courses work?

5. Who is the training suitable for?

6. What courses/levels are available?

7. Is my course a certification or a qualification? What is the difference?

8. Will I receive a certificate?

9. Can this qualification be used as proof of training around the world and for insurance?

10. How much do the courses cost?

11. Are there options for payment?

12. Do you offer any course discounts?

13. In which countries are the courses certified/by which organisations?

14. Where can I find more information on each individual course?

15. Where can I find face-to-face course venues and dates?

16. Can I host an instructor training course?

17. What are the online course requirements in terms of IT and equipment?

18. How do I book a course?

19. What is your refund/cancellation policy?

20. What if I have further questions about the course?

21. Are your courses taught in different languages?

22. Is there an affiliate programme?

23. Do the courses have resources?

1. Why should I train with EPIC Training?

Epic training is the only training provider in the world that specialises in coaching courses specifically designed for both recreational pole sports and competition pole sports of all ages, with a focus on the eventual inclusion of pole sports into the Olympic Games. 

 

EPIC Training works hand in hand with the International Pole Sports Federation to bring you globally recognised training programmes based on the IPSF code of points, training and judging for IPSF national competitions and the World Pole Sports Championships. The courses are also based heavily on the recreational aspects of pole.

 

Courses are taught in over seven languages in twenty different countries to allow for the promotion of top level standardised training of all levels of pole sports. Over the coming year twenty training programmes will be launched specifically for pole sports, both face to face and online using the most up to date coaching methods and technology.

 

Many of the EPIC courses are the first of their kind and have led the way to improving standards of safety, training and the promotion of pole a sport around the world.

 

2. Who wrote my instructor course?
All of our courses have been written by industry experts in their field with over twenty years of experience in the pole industry.  Courses are up dated annually to adapt to the speed of growth of pole as a sport.

 

3. Who will teach my instructor course?
Courses are taught worldwide by level 4 IPSF certificated master trainers in their field. These are the most highly trained coaches in the world and have an in-depth knowledge, experience and expertise in their chosen field.

 

4. How do the courses work?
Online:

  • Safe, secure payment online
  • Automatic access to the courses via email link and online platform
  • Study online via varied methods of learning
  • Online assessment
  • Certificate for the successful applicant

Online Tutor Led Training:

  • Safe, secure payment online
  • Automatic access to the course pre-study via email
  • Study online via varied methods of learning
  • Pre-course tasks
  • Online tutor led training via WebEx
  • Post-course tasks
  • Online assessment
  • Certificate for the successful applicant

Face to Face Tutor Led Training:

  • Safe, secure payment online
  • Automatic access to the course pre-study via email
  • Study online via varied methods of learning
  • Pre-course tasks
  • Face to face tutor led training at a specified location
  • Post-course tasks
  • Online written assessment
  • Practical assessment
  • Certificate for the successful applicant

 

5. Who is the training suitable for?
All EPIC coaching and training courses have been designed for those wishing to develop their skills from foundation level to elite level. Please view each individual course for specific pre-requisites for the courses.  Click Here. Please also view the learning pathway levels Click Here

Level 1 - The role of the Level 1 coach is a basic to intermediate level of delivering aspects of coaching sessions. A level 1 certificate can also give the participant a good foundation knowledge in a subject such as competition organisation or the code of points code. Examples of level 1 courses are:
- Competition Organiser
- Code of Points
- Level 1 Pole Sports Coach

 

Level 2 - The role of the Level 2 coach is to prepare for, deliver and review coaching sessions. The technical pole knowledge required is around intermediate to advance level, and this coach will be able to plan a short series of linked lessons.
Examples of level 2 courses are:
- Level 2 Pole Sports Coach
- Youth Coach
- Nutrition

 

Level 3 - The role of the Level 3 coach is to plan, implement, analyse and revise annual coaching programmes. This coach has a technical knowledge at elite level. This coach could also “mentor” Level 2 coaches who needed support.
Examples of level 3 courses are:
Level 3 Pole Sports Coach
Advanced Flexibility
Advanced Anatomy and Physiology

 

Level 4 - IPSF Level 4 coaches will be visionary and knowledgeable decision makers who display exceptional skills, behaviours and the highest professional and ethical standards. They will advance their own and others’ development; led cutting-edge programmes, or a specialist part of a programme; and make a positive impact on sports performance and behaviour.
Examples of level 4 courses are:
Master Trainners
Internal verifier
Assessor

 

6. Which courses/levels are available?
All current courses can be found HERE; more courses will be added over the next year

 

7. Is my course a certification or a qualification? What is the difference?
Each of the IPSF endorsed coaching and training courses are qualifications at either level 1,2,3,4 on the sports coaching framework which every sport around the world follows. No other pole sports training programme follows this system of excellence.

The difference between certification and qualification is quite simply a certification is a training such as a workshop or seminar with no type of assessment. Whereas a qualification is a full training programme where the participant is assessed (tested) for competency and must reach a minimum standard in order to coach or judge at that level. For a course to be deemed a qualification it must be endorsed by an awarding body. EPIC courses are endorsed by the governing body of pole sports which is the only specific awarding body for pole sports.

 

8. Will I receive a certificate?
YES! Each course has a certificate that can be printed. Each certificate lists the areas of competency that the successful candidate achieved as well as a signature of the President and Vice-President of the IPSF the awarding body.

 

9. Can this qualification be used as proof of training around the world and for insurance?
Yes! The International Pole Sports Federation governs pole sports globally and is recognised at the highest levels of sport.

 

10. How much do the courses cost?
Courses cost vary depending on delivery method and contact hours. Courses start at £40 for an online course to £399 for a face to face coaching course. Please click here to choose your course and find the individual price.

 

11. Are there options for payment?
Yes there are options for course payments however the full price of the course must be met a minimum of two weeks prior to the course start date. This is in order that home study can be completed in time for the course. Please contact info@epic-training.com for more information on payment plans.

 

12. Do you offer any course discounts?
Yes we do offer course discounts. These will be listed on the website in the near future or please contact info@epic-training.com for more information on discounts.

 

13. In which countries are the courses certified/by which organisations?
All EPIC courses are endorsed by the International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) which is the governing body of pole sports worldwide. Each course is recognised as standard training in all countries.

 

14. Where can I find more information on each individual course?
Please click here to select your course

 

15. Where can I find face-to-face course venues and dates?
Please click here to select your course date and locate the country, venue and time.

 

16. Can I host an instructor training course?
Yes! We actively run a host programme for schools, studios and clubs. If you have a number of people you wish to be trained we are happy to consider a range of venues as host schools for our instructor training course. Please contact us and we will send you our requirements and also let you know which benefits you will be entitled to as a host school.

 

17. What are the online course requirements in terms of IT and equipment?
If you take part in our online training programme, you may need access to the following equipment before you start (please contact us if you have any queries):

  • Access to a PC, MAC, laptop or tablet capable of playing video content
  • If attending a tutor led training (Webex) you may need a webcam. You will also need to arrive at the course early to make sure you access the training platform in time to begin the course
  • Internet access (minimum of 1MB). This must be continuous and EPIC Training cannot be held responsible for fluctuations in your internet connection.
  • A printer to print out course materials
  • Access to a video camera to film your video assessment
  • Access to a drop box account or a file sharing service to send any videoed assessment
  • You may also need access to a pole if the course requires it as well as students to teach your course to. Please see course specifics for clarification.
     

18. How do I book on?
Our secure booking system works in two ways:

  • Select your online course from the courses page here, you will then be redirected automatically to our online training platform where you will be asked to fill out your details and then make payment. You will automatically be sent your login details and you can begin the course directly.
  • Select your face to face or online tutor led training course dates here, you will be automatically redirected to our booking form. You will need to complete the booking form and select your course date. Once completed you will be redirected to our online training platform where you will be asked to fill out your details and then make payment. You will automatically be sent your login details and you can begin the course directly.
  • You will then either attend the face to face training course on the dates you have selected or you will attend the online tutor led training via WebEx on the date you have selected.
  • If attending a tutor led training via WebEx course you will be sent a WebEx link 2 days before your online tutor led training.

 

19. What is your refund/cancellation policy?
You can find EPIC Training terms and conditions here

 

20. What if I have further questions about the course?
Please contact us and we will be happy to help you with any information you require regarding the coaching and training course info@epic-training.com

 

21. Are your courses taught in different languages?
Yes! We currently teach in the following languages:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • German

We will be adding more languages over the coming year.

 

22. Is there an affiliate programme?
We are working on paring the courses with an affiliate programme to reward our affiliates. If you are interested in working with us as an affiliate please contact info@epic-training.com

 

23. Do the courses have resources?
Each course has a reference tab where you can locate and down load all of the course information and reference material for free.

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The EPIC qualifications ensure that any individual who wishes to coach others in Pole Sports will do so in a knowledgeable, professional, competent and safe manner. 

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