World Para Athletics in co-operation with its education partners, IPC Academy and World Academy of Sport (WAoS), offers a range of training and education opportunities for coaches, classifiers and officials working in Para athletics.

With an increase in the number of athletes competing as well as an increase in the number of Para Athletics events and competitions, World Para Athletics is responded by offering increased learning support across in a number of areas.  

Details of World Para Athletics planned courses are available on our web page. We also welcome initiatives from National Paralympic Committees, National Federations and Local Organising Committees to host education programmes. 

Application process, questions and information request 

If you have an interest in becoming involved in one of our education programmes, please complete the necessary form or similarly, if you would like to host an education course, you can complete the host application form. Find out more information about our education programme below.



TECHNICAL OFFICIAL training courses 

World Para Athletics Technical Officials training courses are designed for either new or experienced judges and officials who wish to become an official, or who are looking to develop their skills through additional training. World Para Athletics offers a comprehensive training and support system to enable officials to develop and progress along the training pathway. Details of this training pathway can be found here

CLASSIFIER training courses 

A number of training opportunities exist for suitably qualified individuals who are interested in becoming classifiers for World Para Athletics.  

Classifier training for all World Para Sports is coordinated through the IPC Medical and Scientific department. More information about upcoming training opportunities for classifiers can be found on the IPC website. 


The World Para Athletics Introduction to Coaching Programme is designed for athletics coaches that are just getting into coaching Para sport or coaches who have been coaching Para athletics for some years but are looking to advance their skill level.  

World Para Athletics also offers advanced level coaching courses for candidates with suitable qualifications and experiences. These courses are aimed at coaches that are working with/ are interested in working with their elite national team. 

Please refer to the calendar below to find out more about the programmes that are currently planned.


Womens Para Athletics Training Camp Marrakech, Morocco 20-22 April 2019 Other
Education Tool for Developing Nations Marrakech, Morocco 20-22 April 2019 Workshop
Technical Course and Coach and Athlete Training Camp Lima, Peru 4-6 June 2019 Level 2
World Para Athletics Technical Course Bydgoszcz, Poland 17-18 July 2019 Level 2
Technical Official Course Bydgoszcz, Poland 17-18 July 2019 Level 2
Technical Course and Coaching Colorado, USA 1-3 October 2019 Workshop