FIH Hockey Developer Course (AUS)

Face to Face Course: 26, 27 April 2024

The FIH Hockey Developer Award is the first step on the FIH Executive (Train the Trainer) Education Pathway.

The HDC designed for individuals wanting to start training and/or mentoring members of the hockey workforce within any of the six branches of the FIH Academy - Athlete, Coach, Events, Executive, Official & Umpire.

Pre-requisites: A good level of expertise and understanding of the branch/role that you wish to train, together with some knowledge of teaching and mentoring is advised but not mandatory.

FIH Academy Courses are recognised globally, however, with 140 FIH member nations, equivalence to National Association qualification and requirements, as well as local laws will vary. For further information please contact your National Association or Continental Federation.

What's included?

  • Face to Face sessions
  • Assessment
  • HD Certification
  • Interactive experience

Face to Face Format

Our face to face HDC consists of 2-day of interactive sessions (usually 2 x 8hrs), with up to 12 participants and 1 or 2 FIH Educators.


  • Roles & responsibilities in FIH Education
  • Facilitating Learning
  • Competency and Assessment
  • Designing & running an FIH course

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, we hope you are able to:
  • Describe the different functional roles of an Educator
  • Describe the fundamentals of Education
  • Identify and facilitate learner centred sessions using different delivery strategies
  • Plan a series of outcome-based learning sessions (design a course programme)
  • Deliver 3 sessions as an Educator
  • Identify competency-based criteria and carry out a review and assessment.


The FIH L1C online is usually organised over three sessions of 2hrs each. The planner to the right will give you a rough idea of the session breakdown, however, this will vary depending on the educator delivering and the participants prior knowledge.

All participants are required to complete pre-course tasks and to actively engage in online sessions.
Patrick Jones - Course author