"After three days of training the new Educators then got a chance to test their trainer skills in real life."
IPC Swimming, under the umbrella of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Academy concluded a six-day training programme for educators, classifiers and Technical Officials (TO) from 7-12 May 2012. Over 40 participants from 19 different countries came to Troisdorf, near Bonn, Germany to take part in the training.
The first part of the programme was the classifiers and TO Educator training. The goal of this training was to train classifiers and technical officials of IPC Swimming to become so-called Educators, who will be able train new classifiers and TOs and provide recertification training to existing officials. The Educators training aimed to develop a robust, competence-based, quality-assured training process for individuals in charge of training IPC Swimming officials. Five classifiers and five TOs were certified at the end of the training.
After three days of training the new Educators then got a chance to test their trainer skills in real life, and deliver an IPC Swimming Classifier Certification Course and a Technical Official Recertification Course to over 20 classifiers and TOs. The courses included individual learning micro-teaching sessions, practical training and continuous assessments. The officials will now proceed to stage 3 of the IPC Swimming Officials’ Pathway, to finalize their (re)certification.
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 tailored to their needs and in touch with trends and developments to provide world-class programmes.