This will be an 8:30 - 5:00pm course in which we'll go through all the objectives, leaving only shadow hours and areas you require work on to finish. Shadow hours will be organized with you at the course unless you would like to contact us previously and begin prior to the course.
Sign up as an Assistant Instructor and pay US$50.00
-Download your Assistant Instructor Manual to Study
-Begin logging your shadow hours with a Level 2 Instructor (Kite Republic have plenty of options for this)
Sign up for an Assistant Instructor Training Course (AITC)
-Kite Republic run a number of these courses throughout the year for A$250.00 (negotiable as to up front payment and post course instructing hours payment)
-Complete your AITC and pass all objectives (if you struggle with any of the objectives the Kite Republic Instructor Training Program will allow you to fulfill these objectives in a comfortable and supportive environment at a time which suits your other commitments)
-The course date for your AITC is for completion of Objectives 1 & 2 (See below – “TRAINING SCHEDULE”), with objective 3 to be completed at the time which best suits you. Kite Republic is fairly flexible in working around your schedule for Objective 3.
-Complete First Aid Certificate prior to course
-Complete boat license prior to course
Why train as an Assistant Instructor?
Are you interested in landing a job as an Assistant Kiteboarding Instructor, or do you want to start your pro Kiteboarding career and need to gain experience to attend an IKO Instructor Training course?
Either way, the Assistant Instructor training program is for you! Becoming an Assistant Instructor is a great way to gain experience to prepare for a professional career, or simply discover what an Instructor's job is all about!
If you intend on registering for an ITC (Instructor Training Course to become a Level 1 Instructor) then this course is mandatory. In sum, it is the best way to unite your passion with your job - and you can start your training as young as 16 years old.
Not only does the Assistant Instructor program provide you with hands-on experience, but it also helps build great teaching and organizational skills. In addition, you will learn more about the equipment, how to prepare and use it properly, how to follow the fundamental safety principles, and much more. Lastly, becoming an Assistant Instructor also provides you with the opportunity to fully discover how a Kiteboarding center works.
Assistant Instructor benefits
•Access to the Pro Area of the IKO website
•Priority over other candidates for enrollment in ITCs
•Be able to purchase IKO Kiteboarder Insurance (where available)
•Be able to purchase IKO products at Pro prices
•Access to the job opening listings on the IKO website and post a seeking employment ad viewable to IKO Centers and points
Assistant Instructor is qualified to
•Manage the equipment organization and maintenance
•Teach one student at a time up to level 1/C (under supervision of L2)
•Supervise the safety of 1 kiteboarders from level 2/I and above (under supervision of L2)
•Assist an Instructor level 1 or level 2 or higher, with launching and landing procedures and information transmission during a course (under supervision of L2)
Assistant Instructor commitments
•Respecting the standards set by IKO
•Renew membership every year
Assistant Instructor prerequisites
•Be at least 16 years old (Candidates under 18 years old must obtain parental consent)
•Be certified as an IKO Member Level 3 for at least 6 months
•Have a valid first aid and CPR certificate
•Must be able to read and write
Assistant Instructors are trained by IKO Instructors level 2 and above. The training is organized in 4 steps, and is completed in a minimum of 3 days.
The first 2 steps are usually completed in 1 day.
Objective 1: an evaluation of your riding competencies (kiteboarding knowledge, practice level), and
Objective 2: an evaluation of your theoretical competencies (level check and update of knowledge).
A visit to a kiteboarding school also takes place during the first day, in order for you to better understand the way a Center functions (bookings, equipment storage, spot set-up etc.).
Objective 3: The third step involves working with your instructor level 2 in a live situation. During this stage of the training, you will act as Assistant Instructor for at least 10 hours of lesson time.
READY TO GO??? Follow the steps below!
STEP 1: Register as an Assistant Instructor Candidate
To start your training, you need to register online here! Then, you have 2 options:
•Register and pay the $50.00 USD IKO Assistant Instructor fee online and download the Assistant Manual automatically
•Agree with the IKO School where you will take the course to pay the fees directly to them and just register; in that case, chose "Center" in the "Registration Type" box of the registration form. The IKO School will give you the Assistant Manual
Please note that the Assistant Instructor Manual is available in English, French, Spanish or Italian.
STEP 2: Confirm your Assistant instructor Trainer
Have you confirmed your Training Instructor?
•If yes, you are ready to start your training, go directly to Step 3.
•If you need help finding an Instructor in your area, you may contact your local IKO Affiliated Center, or IKO Support for assistance.
STEP 3: Your Training Course
As soon as you’ve read the Assistant Instructor Manual, you will be ready to start the course with your trainer! Your training will last a minimum of 3 days; the cost of the training is at the discretion of the trainer. Don't forget to bring a copy of your Assistant Manual to the course.
STEP 4: Get Certified!
Once you have successfully completed the training, your Training Instructor will be able to validate you as an Assistant Instructor via his or her Pro page. Upon validation, you will be granted access to your IKO Pro page, and you will receive an IKO Assistant Instructor diploma via post.
All of this information can be found on the IKO website at http://ikointl.com/iko.php?page=assistant-kiteboarding-instructor.php¤t_menu_area=2