Please see our Kitesports Training Calendar for course dates
All kitesurf Instructor Training Courses (ITC’s) are run in conjunction by or at British Kitesports Recognised Schools with the use of British Kitesports materials and recognised staff and are open to all kitesurfers of a suitable standard of riding proficiency / experience ( please see application form).
The aims have been to produce one recognised instructor training route for kitesurfing in the UK, to standardise the level of this training, to link British Kitesports training to a world based standard and replace all current licenses with one recognised license only. The British Kitesports ITC has been modified to include extra areas of training specific to the UK. The syllabus forms the core of the course package with further areas that include foil training as well as single skin kites, further safety inputs and the legal and administrative requirements that an instructor must be aware of when setting up their own school within the UK. The instructor training has been structured to be delivered on a modular bases, which means you may build up to your full qualification over a period of time and taking into account prior experience and qualifications.
Have a look at this short video shot in Spring 2021 at our training centre in Poole for an overview of the course.
Instructor – 3 year appointment
Level 2 instructor status was created, to give you as the instructor, greater credibility by recognising you are no longer new to the game. It shows you have amassed hours and experience working within BKSA recognised schools. This qualification bridges the gap between Level 1 instructor status and becoming a senior.
Must be a Member of the British Kitesports Association
• BKSA Level 1 instructor
• 100 hours of logged teaching hours in a British Kitesports recognised school, 20 of which need to be intermediate.
• Minimum 6 months/one season as a level one instructor.
• Have valid qualifications and be operating within the guidelines of the British Kitesports Association scheme.
It is not a Pre requisite to have
A coach may provide advanced coaching in UK and overseas
This is the minimum requirement to inspect schools on behalf of the BKSA, and to assist on revalidation courses and conversion courses.
This is the minimum requirement to run British Kitesports Instructor Courses, Senior Instructor courses, revalidation courses and conversion courses.
If you are a licensed instructor with another reputable kiteboarding training scheme you can convert to the British Kitesports easily via a British Kitesports conversion course. Conversion courses can be run by any recognised British Kitesports Examiner at a recognised British Kitesports school.
The course is typically one day in duration and involves a teaching assessment, lecture on the British Kitesports scheme, recognised schools and legal requirements and guidelines. There is also a written exam. On completion of a British Kitesports conversion course a candidate will licensed as a British Kitesports instructor. If a candidate is at a higher level with a different training scheme an application maybe submitted to upgrade their license to a higher level. This will be considered by British Kitesports training. (Often this is done by following a short action plan.)
It is a requirement to revalidate your British Kitesports license at least every three years in order to remain recognised as a British Kitesports instructor.
Failure to keep ALL certificates valid and up to date will render your qualification invalid immediately. There is a list of qualified instructors on the British Kitesports website.
Representatives, and persons wishing to representatives, must uphold (and have upheld) the highest standards of professional conduct at all times and adhere (and have adhered) to the Code of Conduct published on the British Kitesports website, as amended from time to time. If you are not on this list and want to be please contact [email protected]
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