Quality and Standards

Basic Halliwick Course 

In order to ensure quality and maintain standards, The IHA Education and Research Committee has set a minimum content for a Basic* Halliwick Course it also has clear criteria which need to be met when teaching such a Basic* Course. 

  • The course leader must be an IHA recognised lecturer 

  • The Course content must follow the guidelines in the paper ‘the Halliwick Concept 2000’ 

  • The Course must meet the requirements of the ‘Minimum content for a Basic Halliwick Course’ 

  • The maximum number of participants on a Basic* Course is 24. For courses with more than 16 participants an assistant (with appropriate theoretical and practical knowledge of Halliwick) is needed for pool-work.

  • Details of courses must be submitted annually to the IHA Education and Research Committee. Details of all courses held in one year should be submitted at the beginning of the following year on the form which will be circulated by the IHA Education and Research Committee.

 December 2006


Guidelines for Advanced Halliwick Courses
In order to ensure quality and maintain standards, The IHA Education and Research Committee recommends the following guidelines for Advanced Halliwick Courses.

  • Course participants must have successfully completed a Basic (Foundation/Module 1) Course.

  • The course leader must be an IHA recognised Senior lecturer with experience in the subjects that are(a) being addressed in the Advanced Course.

  • The materials / subjects developed in these courses should be related to the Halliwick principles (see ‘the Halliwick Concept 2000’) and there needs to be practical pool sessions.

  • The course should be advanced in nature i.e. clearly adding to the knowledge gained in the Basic Course.

  • There should be an element of problem solving as part of the course, so that participants develop the ability to use the Halliwick knowledge to develop their practice.

  • Participants should have the opportunity to share their personal knowledge in relation to the Advanced Course topic.

  • It is suggested that for in-depth learning, the number of participants should be between 8 and 16 to ensure sufficient exchange of ideas and knowledge within the group. The ideal number will vary on the topic of the Advanced Course. However, the maximum number of participants on an Advanced Course is 12 with one Senior Lecturer. When the Senior Lecturer is working with a second, experienced Halliwick Lecturer, the maximum number of participants is 24.

  • Details of Courses should be submitted annually to the IHA Education and Research Committee.  

February 2006