The IPSF Level 1 Certificate in Judging is the first step on the EPIC Training Pathway. The qualification focuses on understanding the Code of Points, introducing prospective judges to the judging sections as well as helping them to break down the technical and tactical elements of the scoring system. It is an ideal foundation to the knowledge and skills required in becoming a fully certified judge at Level 2.
Who is this course designed for?
The IPSF Level 1 Certificate in Judging is suitable for:
Those taking this qualification may like to further their own development by attending the IPSF Level 2 Judges Certificate to certify as an IPSF judge.
What level does the level 1 certificate qualify me to do?
The course will qualify the successful candidate to develop poles sports routines in accordance with IPSF requirements for all levels of competition.
Passing the course will allow the participant to apply for World Pole Sports Championships coach status.
This course will qualify the participant to undertake the Level 2 Judges Certification.
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 Judging will be delivered by an accredited EPIC tutor. It will be split into the following phases:
Phase 1- Pre-course study - please note this will take approximately 5 hours and must be completed before attending the three hour tutor led
Phase 2 - 3 hour tutor led training (either face to face or via the WebEx online platform)
Phase 3 - Written assessment - Online assessment covering all aspect of the pre-course study and live training
Throughout the taught programme the theoretical “Understanding the Code of Points” skills are threaded through the technical and tactical “How identify” skills, both by discussion and
review of videos. As a result you will have many opportunities to ask questions and receive feedback on the Code of Points skills that you have learnt. You will be assessed through an independent
online assessment within two weeks of the end of the course.
Successful candidates who achieve 80% pass rate or more will receive a certificate
On successful completion of the Level 1 Certificate in Judging, 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 and IPSF Code of Points, rules and regulations and resource sheet to support the core learning outcomes.
Booking & Cost
Cost - £40
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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