The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Academy concluded a week-long training programme for educators and classifiers of IPC Athletics on Friday (27 April). A total of 26 participants from 19 different countries came to Troisdorf, near Bonn, Germany to take part in the course.
The goal of the first part of the programme was to train five senior classifiers of IPC Athletics to become so-called educators, who will be able train new classifiers. The educators training aimed to develop a robust, competence-based, quality-assured training process for individuals in charge of training officials, coaches and athletes.
After four days of training the new educators then got a chance to test their trainer skills in real life, and deliver an IPC Athletics Classifier Training to 21 new international classifiers. The course included individual learning micro-teaching sessions, practical training and continuous assessments. The training constituted stage 1 of the classifier pathway and was open to all existing IPC Athletics Classifiers to renew their certification and for those who would like to become an IPC Athletics Classifier.
The IPC Academy is the trusted education partner of the IPC working together to improve educational standards within sport throughout the Paralympic Movement and ensuring that executives, administrators and officials have an educational centre that is sensitive to their needs and in touch with trends and developments to provide world-class programmes.