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Guided by the Disability Sports Master Plan, ActiveSG aims to prepare the community to be better equipped to support the disability sports ecosystem through a series of initiatives and partnerships. Central to this is the IPC Introduction to Para Sports Coaching Course, and the provision of disability sports volunteering opportunities.

IPC Introduction to Para Sports Coaching Programme

This introductory programme is certified by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and hosted by Sport Singapore. Launched in 2016 to develop capabilities of local and regional coaches, this programme equips coaches with basic to intermediate knowledge about the different disability types and how this informs coaching methods and safety considerations, and hard and soft skills relevant to disability sports coaching.

Programme Name 

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Introduction to Para Sports Coaching Programme

Programme Description 

This programme is certified by International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and hosted by Sport Singapore (SportSG).

The IPC is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. Its purpose is to organise the summer and winter Paralympic Games and act as the International Federation for 9 sports, supervising and co-ordinating World Championships and other competitions.

Content Outline

  • Session 1: The Paralympic Movement and inclusion in sport
  • Session 2: Anatomy, Physiology and IPC Classification
  • Session 3: Sport psychosocial aspects and lifestyle capacities
  • Session 4: Skill development in Para sport
  • Session 5: Athlete centred approach, communication and coaching style
  • Session 6: Managing group and athlete behaviour, competition cycles
  • Session 7: Local Para sport structures and time for questions

Benefits of attending 

Exposure to knowledge of highly experience Para sport coaches who have been trained and certified by the IPC Academy in delivering education courses.


2 days workshop


To be confirmed

Continuing Coaching Education (CCE) 

10 hours

Cost fees

  • Singaporeans and PRs: S$106.54 per pax (after SGD$193.46 subsidy by e2i, provided the participant meets at least 75% attendance)
  • Non-Singaporeans and Non-PRs: S$200 per pax

The cost fees include the IPC Online Voucher Code for the online module to IPC Coaching Para Sports Coaching.

Requirements of the Programme

As part of the course curriculum, selected coaches are required to complete 3 online modules before attending the programme:

  1. IPC Introduction to Para Sports (free) – completed as part of the registration
  2. IPC Coaching Para Sports Coaching (as part of the course fee)
  3. World Anti-Doping Agency education (as part of the 2nd online module) via the IPC Academy Website

Once you have been selected for the programme, you will be issued the online voucher codes to complete the above.

Completion of all 3 modules is mandatory before attending the course.

Practical attachments 

Coaches who have undergone this training programme would be expected to complete at least 50 hours of their service with ActiveSG Para Sports programme, Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC) or any voluntary welfare organisations that have para sports programmes.

Certificate of Participation 

Certificate of Participation will be issued only upon attending the 100% attendance.

Interested? Click here to register now or check out the CoachSG Course Listing.

We will inform you in due course if you have been selected for the programme to proceed to the next step of payment and completion of the online module.

Disability Sports Volunteering and Coaching

Interested in becoming a disability sports volunteer or coach? Email today and we'll keep you updated about upcoming opportunities!As a disability sports volunteer, you will get a chance to learn how to work with persons with disabilities, how to conduct disability sports tryouts and simple disability sports rules and regulations! 

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