IOC Certificate: Safeguarding Officer in Sport

Entry Requirements

  • Two professional references using the reference form which can be downloaded from the application form
    • One referee should be the applicant’s current or most recent employer/line manager/Human Resources Manager. This person should not be a colleague.
    • Where an applicant has worked/volunteered with children in the last 3 years, it is important that a reference is obtained from that employer/organisation in addition to the current or most recent employer/organisation.

NOTE: References will not be accepted from relatives or friends.


  • If sponsored/supported by an organisation, a letter of support from the institution is beneficial in confirming their support in terms of time and access to technology to facilitate effective engagement


  • Short motivational letter of intent from the candidate outlining the reasons for wishing to join this program


  • The language of instruction will be English, and students whose native language is not English should provide evidence of competence in English, eg TOEFL at 500 or above, IELTS at 6 or above, GCSE or equivalent in English language. The following list contains the main English language qualifications which are acceptable pre-requisites for entry onto the Diploma Program. Other English Language Qualifications held by applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Program Directors or Academic Advisory Board.
    • English as first language or successful completion of high school and/or degree level education in the English language
    • UK based O-level, GCSE or Standard Grade English Language – Grade C or above.
    • International GCSE English as a Second Language – Grade C or above.
    • International Baccalaureate (IB): Grade 4 minimum in English Language
    • IELTS band 6 or above, provided that no individual band score is less than 6
    • TOEFL (including the Tests in Written and Spoken Practice), minimum score of 500 (paper-based test), 213 (computer-based test) or 94 (internet-based test)
    • Test in English for Educational Purposes (TEEP) – Grade 3
    • Oxford Certificate of English as a Foreign Language at Higher Level
    • University of London – School Examinations Board Certificate of Attainment in English, grade 5
    • Passes in the Cambridge Higher School Certificate at Subsidiary level or in the Cambridge Overseas School. Certificate count as O levels
    • TOEIC with a minimum overall score of 500

For any admissions enquiries please email ourĀ Admissions Administrator with the course name in the subject line.

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