IKO Instructor's Courses - Brisbane
AITC: 18-22 September 2017, US$500
ITC: 25-29 September 2017, US$890
Firstaid: 23 September 2017, US$100
Do you want to unite your passion with your job? As an IKO Instructor, you will be eligible to teach kiteboarding around the world.
The International Kiteboarding organisation is the most recognised kiteboarding association in the world, and this qualification will give you access to jobs around the world as an instructor. We offer professional training courses using the best teaching method around. The Instructor Training Course (ITC) is based on IKO kiteboard teaching methods, which are recognized as the international standard in kiteboard teaching. The ITC runs for 5-days with a maximum of 8 candidates per course.
You will need to complete your Assistant Instructor Training Course before attending the ITC if you do not have such qualification already. AITC is also a 5 days course and is normally offered the week before the scheduled ITC.
The other pre-requisite is that you are riding at a competent level (IKO Level 3) and have a first-aid certificate.
What will you learn during an ITC?
Your Examiner will expand and transform your theoretical knowledge and practice level and turn these skills sets into a mastery of abilities so that you can teach while transferring your love and passion of the sport to others.
Because students safety is our priority, the ITC is hosted at an IKO affiliated Center where your Examiner will train you interactively on all aspects of safety, practical environment, analysis, technique and teaching psychology. Also, live situation modules are held to prepare you for real teaching sessions.
Completion of the Instructor Training Course
If you successfully pass, your will be certified as an IKO Instructor level 1, and you will be able to run lessons fully and independently with two students and one kite at the same time.
In case all the ITC modules have not been completed, you may receive internship hours at the end of the ITC. This means that you will need to teach under the supervision of an Instructor level 2 or higher for a designated amount of time in order to complete your training and be validated as an Instructor. Internship is the best way to complete your training while earning teaching practice. To learn more check out our internship guide.
Worldwide qualifications and benefits
- Teach up to two students with one kite at the same time,
- 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,
- Receive customer feedback that results in an international instructor ranking,
- Post personal profile information viewable on the general public website.
- Be at least 18 years old,
- Able to kite competently (IKO level 3),
- Have a valid IKO Assistant Instructor certification,
- Have a valid first aid and CPR,
- Sign the ITC candidate waiver and participation form.
Cost: AITC: $500 USD. ITC: $890 USD.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an information pack. Courses are normally run twice a year in September and February.