“Judge, transparent and fair competitions in line with the International Pole sports Federation Code of Points and Rules and Regulations.”
The IPSF Level 3 Certificate in Head Judging is the third step on the EPIC Training Pathway for those wishing to develop their knowledge from the Level 2 Certificate in Judging. The only qualification of its kind focuses on understanding how to fairly oversee a judging panel IPSF Pole Sports athletes, the areas of judging, ethics and rules and regulations.
This is the most in-depth course of its kind for pole sports and will give you an inside understanding of the process to become a successful pole sports head judge.
Who is this course designed for?
This IPSF Level 3 Certificate in Head Judging is suitable for:
What level does the IPSF Level 3 Certificate in Head Judging qualify me to do?
The course will qualify the successful candidate to:
What are the requirements to attend the course?
How is the course delivered?
The IPSF Level 3 Certificate in Head Judging will be delivered by an accredited EPIC tutor. It will be split into the following phases:
Phase 1 – Written pre-course study: Complete the online study of the learning materials and pass the quizzes to test the level of understanding.
Phase 2 - Course delivery day 1: Tutor led instruction in the complete process of head judge responsibilities and tasks for competitions.
Phase 3 - Written course study: Complete the online study of the learning materials and pass the quizzes to test the level of understanding.
Phase 4 – Course tasks 1.1, 1.2, 1.3: Complete the head judge’s score sheets for the 3 videos to prepare for the practical course sessions in Phase 5.
Phase 5 - Course delivery day 2: Tutor led instruction; tutor will observe throughout the singles and doubles judging practical sessions.
Phase 6 - Course task: Shadow a head judge at a live competition (This can be combined with Phase 10)
Phase 7 – Case study assessment: Written assessment of a case study for potential challenges/problems that may occur in competition (Details to be given to candidates on day 1 of the tutor led training).
Phase 8 – Written assessment: Multiple choice assessments to include questions on all elements of the head judging course.
Phase 9 – Video judging assessment: Practical judging competency assessment
Phase 10 – Practical assessment: Supervised head judging in two categories (singles and doubles) at a live competition. (This can be combined with Phase 6).
Candidates are expected to attend a national competition to complete phases 6 & 10.
Successful candidates that achieve 80% pass rate or more will achieve certification.
On successful completion of the Level 3 Certificate in Head Judging Pole Sports, 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 - £399
Discounts for National Federations and IPSF Competition 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.
Dates for competitive year 2016/17
There is one course per competative year which includes three live training days. Attendance to all days is mandatory.
October 15th 10am - 2pm
November 12th 9.30pm - 5.30pm
January 21st 10am - 2pm
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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