“Organise a safe, transparent and fair competition in line with the International Pole Sports Federation competition guidelines.”
The IPSF Level 1 Certificate in Competition Organisation is the first step on the EPIC Training Pathway for all IPSF endorsed event organisers. The qualification focuses on understanding the structure of an IPSF competition, the health and safety expectations, the before, during and after roles of the organiser and working with judges and athlete's.
Who is this course designed for?
This Level 1 Certificate in Competition Organisation is suitable for:
What level does the level 1 certificate qualify me to do?
The course will qualify the successful candidate to:
What are the requirements to attend the course?
Candidates are required to:
In order to help you to decide whether to apply for the course we have provided some self check questions that will help you:
If you are unsure about any of the information above please do not hesitate to contact the EPIC team
How is the course delivered?
The IPSF Level 1 Certificate in Competition Organisation will be delivered by an accredited EPIC tutor. It will be split into the following phases:
Phase 1 - Pre-course study - Read the IPSF Code of Points, National Rules and Regulations, Anti-Doping and the Competition Organisers Rules. Notes should be made on these documents with questions to submit to the tutor.
Please note this will take approximately 5 hours and must be completed before attending the tutor led training
Phase 2 - 3 hour tutor led training (via the WebEx online platform)
Phase 3 - Written assessment - Multiple choice assessments to include questions on all elements of the course.
Throughout the taught programme the theoretical “Understanding IPSF event organisation” skills are threaded through the technical “How to” skills, both by discussion and review of the documentation. As a result you will have many opportunities to ask questions and receive feedback on the various elements of competition organisation you have learnt. You will be assessed through an independent online assessment within two weeks of the end of the course.
Successful candidates that achieve 80% pass rate or more will receive a certificate.
On successful completion of the Level 1 Certificate in Competition Organisation, learners will be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of:
All candidates will receive high quality downloadable resources to support the qualification. These will include an induction pack, all documentation for an IPSF competition, IPSF Code of Points, rules and regulations and a resource sheet to support the core learning outcomes.
Booking & Cost
Cost - FREE - This course is only open to IPSF recognised event organisers
In order to book your course date you will need to apply a maximum of 7 days before the course start date. This is in order to make sure you have read and understood the pre course study material in preparation for the course. Course dates will not be bookable within 7 days of the course.
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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