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IPSF Level 1 - Code of Points Training (ENGLISH)

IPSF Level 1 - Code of Points Training (ENGLISH)


“Develop successful poles sports routines in accordance with IPSF requirements for all levels of competition.”

The IPSF Level 1 Certificate in the Code of Points is the first step on the EPIC Training Pathway. The qualification focuses on understanding the Code of Points, introducing pole enthusiasts, athletes and prospective judges to the judging sections as well as helping them to break down the technical and tactical elements of the scoring system.

Who is this course designed for?
The IPSF Level 1 Certificate in the Code of Points is suitable for:

  • Those pole enthusiasts who are new to the code of points
  • Those wishing to enrol on the IPSF Level 2 Judges Certificate.
  • Those wishing to become and IPSF recognised coach at the WPSC
  • Those  with a basic understanding of the code of points such as an athlete and would like to enhance their learning to enhance their competitive programme

Those taking this qualification may like to further their own development by attending the IPSF Level 2 Judges Certificate.

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.

 What are the requirements to attend the course?
Candidates are required to:

  • Be at least 10 years of age on the first day of the course
  • Have some experience of pole sports
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of what is required when executing the elements of pole sports and the technicalities required when participating in it.

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 identify the difference between doubles and singles pole sports
  • Can you identify the amateur and elite level movements in pole sports?
  • Can you identify the differences between strength and flexibility based moves?
  • Can you describe the differences between elements on a static and spinning pole?
  • Can you identify when an athlete is performing on a static or spinning pole?
  • Can you tell the difference between a spin, pose, trick ,element, transition and an acrobatic move on and off the pole

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 the Code of Points 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 two day training

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

Course objectives
On successful completion of the Level 1 Certificate in the Code of Points, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the categories and divisions
  • Identify the role of the judge's team.
  • Identify the 4 sections of judging
  • Understand how to complete bonus and compulsory forms
  • Identify the athlete requirements
  • Maintain high standards of behaviour with athletes, coaches and officials

Demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Code of points.
  • National rules and the WPSC rules
  • Deadlines
  • Athlete and judges penalties
  • Preliminaries, qualifications and finals
  • Working with athletes, attitudes and ethics.

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 Until 31 August 16
Cost - £30 From 1st September - IPSF Funded Reduction


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