Regional Instructor Award

Overview

The Regional Instructor Award is the second ScotSAC Instructor qualification and aims to develop Instructors of a standard suitable for a wider range of training. Regional Instructors may deliver training outside of their own Branch. The Regional Instructor award is intended to complement the training of ScotSAC members outside your own Branch.

 

Prerequisites

At the time of application for the Regional Instructor Course the candidate must:

  • Hold current membership of ScotSAC

  • Hold a current medical certificate (including self-declaration)

  • Have been a ScotSAC member for at least 1 year

  • Have an active status as a Branch Instructor for at least 1 year

  • Hold the Master Diver Award

  • Have the recommendation of the Branch Diving Officer and Regional Coach.

 

Scope of the award

In addition, in order to qualify for the award, the candidate must have:

  • Attend a Regional Instructor Course and complete all resultant recommendations

  • Complete the Course written paper

  • Successfully complete a practical pool assessment viewed by your Regional Coach and a Club Examiner.

  • Successfully complete a lecture assessment viewed by your Regional Coach and a Club Examiner.

  • Successfully complete a practical open water session viewed by your Regional Coach and a Club Examiner.

Note that the candidate may be required to go through a PVG check (the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme).

 

Course Dates

RI Course is normally held annually over a residential weekend.

The cost of this course is normally covered by ScotSAC.