The UDJC course has two semesters where the syllabus contains core elements common to sectors required for high-performance coaches' qualification. On completion of a UDJC course that includes the successful completion of the online theory phases (a minimum of 60% passing rate in each theory modules examination) in both, Semester 1 and Semester 2, as well as the one-week practical session (a minimum of 60% passing rate in, Tachi-waza and Ne-waza examinations) the coach will be expected to be able to identify and coach the basic competition model for National, Regional, and International level. The coach will also be expected to be able to plan and implement a series of appropriate training sessions within the context of an annual training plan.



This is the second semester of the UDJC course.

Semester 2 - UDJC

Sudents who successfully completed the UDJC Semester 1 requirements are invited to the Semester 2 by IJF Academy Management

Programme Name

Undergraduate Diploma as Judo Coach (UDJC)

Programme Level

  • Level 5 of the Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF) and the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for Lifelong Learning.

  • Higher Education Programme.

  • 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 ECTS 60 credits. More information about EQF is here.


The programme is accredited by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority.

Licence Number 2018-015

Licence Category

Higher Education Institution - available here; search for IJF Academy Foundation.

Course instructor

Dr. Tibor KOZSLA

Dr. Tibor Kozsla is the Head of Institute of IJF Academy.He graduated from the Hungarian University of Physical Education, where he studied sports/physical activity and educational sciences.From 2002 ...
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Chairman IJF Academy, Member IJF Disciplinary and Appeal Commission, The IJF Science Commission and IJF Development Commission, Honorary Member of the European Judo Union, Vice President Commonwealth ...