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Ten coaches achieve Level 4 UIPM coaching qualification

Modern Pentathlon

Ten coaches from six countries have scaled the ‘Everest’ peak of Modern Pentathlon coaching certification.

The highest qualification available to a Modern Pentathlon coach is the Level 4 UIPM Coaches Certification Programme (CCP) – and this is the only qualification that has no expiry date.

The certified coaches, each of whom occupies a senior coaching position in their nation, undertook the online course from December 3-6, becoming the second tranche to complete the syllabus. The first Level 4 CCP course took place in Paris (FRA) in 2018.

Topics covered in the four-day seminar included the role of the coach in training, science, psychology, soft skills and ethics.

The students had to prepare in advance by completing an anti-doping e-learning module and writing an academic essay about one of a choice of proposed subjects.

The assessment comprised oral and written exams along with the essay, and the course included keynote speakers from 11 countries – many of whom were already Level 4 CCP graduates.

The course was coordinated by Christian Roudaut, Chair of the UIPM Coaches Committee, and Alexandre Franca, UIPM Operations Director.

Christian Roudaut said: “I’m delighted that these 10 coaches have been able to achieve this Level 4 certification, especially in the wider context of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

“The students had talks about a wide range of subjects designed to broaden their knowledge of the role of the coach in Modern Pentathlon. We are very proud to have had another successful Level 4 course, this time with full online attendance.”

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