IPSF Level 2 Safeguarding & Child Protection in Sport


“Gaining the skills required to act appropriately to protect the children and young people you are working or volunteering with in sports activities.”


The IPSF Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding and Child Protection in Sports is a specialised training course on the Safeguarding Children Training Pathway. The qualification focuses on understanding what abuse is and learning how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child’s welfare in accordance with national statutory requirements.


This course does not certify/qualify coaches to coach or instruct children and young people in sports; an accredited coaching certification is required in addition to the Safeguarding qualification. The EPIC Youth Coaching Course includes this course free of charge.


Who is this course designed for?


The IPSF Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding and Child Protection in Sports is suitable for:

  • Those who have frequent contact with children/young people in a sporting environment.
  • Those who have occasional contact with children/young people in a sporting environment.
  • Those who wish to understand the statutory requirements for safeguarding in sports.
  • Those with an organisational role concerning children’s activities.


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


The course will qualify the successful candidate toconfidently take any appropriate action required regarding concerns about the welfare of a child or young person.

What are the requirements to attend the course?

Candidates are required to:

  • Be at least 16 years of age

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

  • Can you recognise the different terms of abuse?
  • Can you identify the procedure of reporting concerns?
  • Can you identify the process of recording concerns?
  • Do you know what to do if a child discloses abuse to you?
  • Do you work or volunteer with children under the age of 18 years old in any capacity?

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 2 Certificate in Safeguarding and Child Protection in Sports is delivered as an online e-learning course. It will be split into the following phases:


Phase 1- Online study and assessments


Phase 2 – Online final assessment


Throughout the taught programme the theoretical “Safeguarding and Child Protection” skills are threaded through the technical and tactical “How to identify” skills, both by discussion and review of course materials. You will be assessed through an independent online assessment at the end of the course.


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


Course objectives


On successful completion of the EPIC Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding and Child Protection in Sports, learners will be able to:

  • Understand what safeguarding and child protection mean
  • Identify the different categories of abuse
  • Respond appropriately      
  • Report your concerns        
  • Record your observations 
  • Identify the legal frameworks and guidance required for safeguarding and protecting children.


Demonstrate an understanding of:


  • Best practice for planning coaching sessions.
  • Enabling children and young people to enjoy participating in sport.
  • How individual beliefs may influence decision making.
  • Your role and responsibilities in protecting children and young people involved in sport.  
  • Why it is important to have policies and procedures that can be acted upon




All candidates will receive high quality downloadable resources to support the qualification. .


Booking & Cost


Cost - £40



  • Click on the link and you will be transferred to the EPIC training shopping cart
  • Pay securely via PayPal or with your credit card
  • Receive the automated link to log in and view the EPIC platform
  • Complete the course online

You may begin this course as soon as you have registered and paid the course fees. The course material will be available for one year.



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