IPSF Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Pole Sports

“Prepare for, deliver and review safe pole sports coaching sessions for the recreational participant and Pole Sports athletes.”


The IPSF Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Pole Sports qualifies the candidate to coach beginner to intermediate pole sports programmes independently and enables them to plan a series of linked coaching sessions. There will still be a significant focus on the “How to” skills of coaching pole sports. The technical, practical and theoretical elements of pole sports coaching will be focused upon with over 50 hours of guided learning. The emphasis is on safe coaching as well as technical coaching. You will also develop a greater understanding of the physical and psychological demands of pole sports on both the pole enthusiast, the pole athlete and the disabled poler and how this impacts on your coaching.


Who is this course designed for?


The IPSF Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Pole Sports is suitable for:

  • Those who hold an IPSF Level 1 Certificate in Anatomy & Physiology
  • Those who hold IPSF Level 1 Certificate in the Code of Points
  • Those who hold IPSF Level 2 Certificate in Judging
  • Those who have a beginner to intermediate physical and technical understanding of Pole (minimum 6 months as a practitioner of pole)
  • Fitness and or dance instructors wishing to become a pole sports coach
  • Those who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of pole sports
  • Those who wish to coach regional, national and world pole sports athletes
  • Those who wish to progress to Level 2 Pole Sports Coach and further IPSF coaching programmes

**Minimum requirements for entry to this course are Level 1 Anatomy & Physiology and a physical and technical understanding of pole sports (minimum 6 months).**


What level does the level 1 certificate qualify me to do?


On successful completion of the Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Pole Sports, learners will be qualified to coach recreational pole sports enthusiasts and pole sports athletes independently from beginner to intermediate level and should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to plan and deliver safe and equitable pole sports coaching sessions
  • Demonstrate an ability to review participant’s needs when planning and delivering a series of linked and progressive coaching sessions
  • Demonstrate an ability to self-reflect and use feedback from others
  • Adapt sessions of different levels, abilities and disabilities
  • Promote and establish working relationships and high standards of behaviour with all athletes, coaches, parents and officials in the overall development of pole sports

What are the requirements to attend the course?


Candidates are required to:

  • Be at least 16 years of age on the first day of the course
  • Hold an IPSF Level 1 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology & Biomechanics
  • Level 2 Exercise to Music Qualification
  • Degree in Sports Science or equivalent
  • Can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of what is required when executing the elements of pole sports and the technicalities required when participating in it at a beginner to intermediate level.
  • To be fit and health to participate and teach in practical sessions.

In order to help you to decide whether to apply for the course we have provided some self check questions that will help you:

  • You have the above certificates
  • You are fit and healthy
  • You have practical and teaching ability from beginner to intermediate level (Inverts, spins, climbs, poses and combinations)

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 Coaching Pole Sports will be delivered by an accredited EPIC tutor. It will be split into the following phases:


Phase 1 - Pre-course task - To observe and shadow a sports coach to observe different styles and techniques of coaching youth athletes and participants. To collate information about health and informed consent forms. Please note this will take approximately 10-15 hours and must be completed before attending the tutor led training.


Phase 2 - Pre-course study - Complete the online study of the learning materials and pass the quizzes to test the level of understanding.


Phase 3 - Summative assessment - Tutor will observe throughout the 2 day practical session


Phase 4 - Case study - a choice of two types of participant


Phase 5 - Formative assessment - Delivery of the practical assessment to include a beginner session and skill level competency assessment.


Phase 6 - Written assessment - Multiple choice assessments to include questions on all elements of the coaching course


Throughout the taught programme the theoretical “How to” skills of coaching participants and athletes are threaded through the technical skills, both by discussion and practical sessions.  As a result you will have many opportunities to ask questions and receive feedback on your coaching skills that you have learnt. You will be assessed through both formative and summative assessments an independent written and practical assessment.


Successful candidates that achieve 80% pass rate or more will receive a certificate.


Course objectives


On successful completion of the Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Pole Sports, learners will be able to:


Demonstrate an understanding of:

 - Preparing for a Pole Sports session

 - Planning a Pole Sports session

 - Generic coaching skills
 - Pole Sports specific coaching skills
 - Coach and participant/athlete technical development
 - Health and safety

Demonstrate an ability to identify and adapt Pole Sports activities and sessions for a variety of different abilities


Demonstrate an awareness of further personal development opportunities in Pole Sports, including Level 2 coaching, strength training and judging



All candidates will receive high quality downloadable resources to support the qualification.  These will include an induction pack, online study material and downloadable resources to support the core learning outcomes.



Booking & Cost


Cost - £399



  • Click on the booking link below and complete the online form
  • Tick the course you would like to attend
  • Click send once you have completed the form
  • Complete your details
  • Pay securely via PayPal or with your credit card
  • Receive the automated link to log in and view the EPIC platform one month prior to the course start date

In order to book your course date you will need to apply a maximum of 14 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 14 days of the course.







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