IKO Assistant Instructor Course
The assistant instructor program is essential to candidates with no prior teaching background in kiteboarding. If you intend on following an ITC (instructor’s course) the assistant instructor program is a prerequisite to be IKO instructor level 1. The courses can be scheduled by arrangement. The Assistant instructor level allows you to begin working in a school under the supervision of a level 2 instructor.
The training is organized in 3 steps and is completed in a minimum of 2 days. The 2 first steps are usually completed in 1 day: – Evaluation of your competencies: kiteboarding knowledge, practice level, – Theoretical competencies: level check and update of knowledge. A visit of the school also takes place during the 1st day in order for you to better understand the way it works (bookings, equipment storage, spot, etc.) During the 3rd step, you will work with your instructor level 2 in live situation. You act as assistant instructor during at least 9 hours of lessons.
Note: at the beginning of the training, each candidate receives an Assistant Instructor Manual as well as a copy of the Kiteboarder’s Workbook. The assistant instructor’s diploma is presented at the end of the training and upon successful completion. Your benefits: become part of IKO’s international network! Once certified, you will get your IKO ID that allows you to log in the pro area of the website. As an assistant instructor you benefit from numerous job opportunities thanks to the job offers to which you have access in the pro area of the web site. Moreover, you have priority over other candidates for ITC level 1.
IKO Assistant Instructor (AIC) Pre-requisites:
- Be at least 16 years old.
- Be certified as an IKO kiteboarder level n3 for at least 6 months (provide copy).
- Have a powerboat license, or boat safety course certificate (provide copy).
- Provide a copy of a valid First aid & CPR certificate.
- Please provide all documents to the organizer before the course.
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IKO Kitesurf instructor training courses
Elements kitesurfing is Irelands premier instructor training centre and runs kite surfing instructor courses to the highest level. Elements is well known for its work with the IKO (International Kiteboarding Organisation) and trains irelands top kite surfing instructors.
We have gained a world wide reputation in training kite surf instructors to the highest standards and our instructors are known for their commitment and professionalism throughout the world. The growth of kite surfing has meant that we are able to offer kite surf instructor training courses in several locations across the globe from Boracay in the Philippines to Cyprus and Egypt. Our kite instructor training centre boasts a wealth of teaching facilities geared towards kite instructor training.
Because you are addicted kiteboarders and want to share your passion and knowledge with others, IKO offers you the possibility to be trained as a pro instructor and make your passion your job.
A solid training program
IKO offers a reliable and professional training program. Instructors become IKO certified by attending the 5 days
Instructor Training Course (ITC). The training program corresponds precisely to kiteboarding teaching methods. The certification is recognized as the international standard in teaching.
At the end of the training, you will have developed abilities in the following major areas: safety, practical environment, analysis, technique, teaching psychology and live situation.
After attending an ITC, you will be qualified as an IKO Instructor level 1 and will be able to continue your pro training to become a Level 2, or stay active by participating in Online Education and earning Continuing Education Points.
Your benefits with IKO
- Access to the Pro Area of the IKO website
- Certify students with the IKO Member Card,
- Access the online job list,
- Post seeking employment ads to the online job list,
- Work at IKO Affiliated Centers,
- Access the Pro Area on the IKO website,
- Receive customer feedback that results in an international instructor ranking,
- Get the Instructor Level 2 certification fee waived,
- Post personal profile information viewable on the general public website.
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Belmullet & Galway
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