UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATE AS JUDO INSTRUCTOR
If the National Federation Coaches are not involved in teaching high-performance competition, this course will give them the structure and methodology to teach judo to all sectors of Judo. The academic qualification gained also allows our coaches to seek jobs as Judo coaches in teaching institutions. Therefore, all Judo Coaches, who need an international licence, and retired competitors who want to enter the profession of coaches are all potential students for this course. We will also advertise this course as a form of a dual-career opportunity to Junior Judoka who want to receive an academic qualification while they are still competing, as our blended form of delivery is ideal for their continued travel schedules.
Undergraduate Certificate as Judo Instructor
Level 5 of the Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF) and of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for Lifelong Learning.
This new course is the update to the old Level 1 Instructor, which remains valid but now this is accredited academically according to the European Qualification Framework (EQF) Level 5 and includes 30 credits. More information about EQF is here
Licence no: 2018-015
Licence category: Higher Education Institution - available here, search for IJF Academy Foundation
USD 900 for new enrolments.
USD 550 for former qualification holders of Level 1 – Instructor may enrol and upgrade their qualification to UCJI
The course fee payment must be completed before the start (first day) of the semester. The IJF Academy will send the invoice to the nominating national judo federation.
The posted Course fee covers the online session only. If a student is eligible to attend the practical session, the following additional cost must be covered by the student:
International travel cost to the location of the practical session.
Seven-day board and accommodation costs calculated by the local organiser.
Personal insurance cost with COVID-19 coverage.
Cost of a 72-hour PCR test that must be presented on arrival in the location of the practical session.
Next Semester Timeline:
Start date: Monday, 6 June 2022
End date: Sunday midnight, 9 October 2022 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Friday, 20 May 2022
Students must be nominated by their respective National Judo Federation. The nomination form can be requested from firstname.lastname@example.org
Language of the semester starting in June in English, French, Georgian, Hungarian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.
Successful students will gain the UCJI – EQF Level 5 qualification if they have completed the following phases:
- Phase 1: Theoretical online modules for 18 weeks. Students must complete all listed 13 module examinations by a minimum of 60% passing rate. For more details, please check the Student Handbook.
- Phase 2: Practical session of one (1) week to be organised according to the published calendar by IJF Academy. For more details about the requirements, please check the Student Handbook.
- Minimum 18 years of age.
- Black belt, first Dan in judo with valid membership of a national judo federation affiliated with IJF.
- Access to the internet by utilize the dedicated online portal to undertake the dedicated module online examination as well as access a range of indicated online resources.
- Knowledge of the official course languages.
- Necessary fitness level to complete the practical session.
The learner will be able to;
- distinguish and explain the 100 Kodokan judo and Nage no Kata techniques
- refer to and explain the judo moral code elements in adequate situations during training
- explain the structure of IJF and its members including the roles and responsibilities
- explain the judo refereeing rules all age groups
- explain the safety features in the dojo during training
- emphasise the physiological actions during training
- explain the age-specific belt examination requirements and progression
Course learning procedure
The students will learn through word documents, PowerPoint presentations converted into PDF files, and videos during the online session as well as self-study from indicated readings, discussion forum feature and inquiry-based learning.
- History of Judo
- Classification of Judo – Part 1
- Culture of Judo
- About IJF
- Classification of Judo – Part 2
- Role of Instructor
- Exercise Physiology I.
- Classification of Judo – Part 3
- First Aid and Safety
- Classification of Judo – Part 4
- LTAD Stages
- Nage no Kata
- Refereeing Rules I