|IDC STAFF Instructor training|
IDC Staff Instructor
DURATION: 5 days
Cost: $1150 nz
Min course number: 4
Congratulations on choosing to advance your professional diving qualifications by completing an IDC Staff Instructor Program with Dive T.E.C.
The IDC Staff Instructor rating is very important not only because it will enable you to teach PADI Assistant Instructors, but because it allows you to refresh all of the details covered during the PADI IDC. The program will also help you come on line with some of the more recent changes and developments within PADI diver training. But most of all help you becoming a better educator!
Your training to become an IDC Staff Instructor will involve four modules;
I. A reassessment of knowledge, water skills and teaching ability.
II. An orientation to PADI IDC policies, procedures and philosophy.
III. Training of the candidate in the skills of objective evaluation.
IV. Auditing a complete IDC.
During your training you will receive your initial skills training directly from a PADI Course Director. Once this initial evaluation has been completed, you may receive further development from an IDC Staff Instructor.
For your program you will be required to have the following equipment - mask, fins. snorkel, compressed-air cylinder, BCD with low pressure inflator, regulator, alternate air source. submersible pressure gauge, weight ballast system and appropriate exposure protection., timing device, depth gauge, knife, compass/direction monitor, emergency signaling device and slate.
An IDC Staff Instructor Candidate must demonstrate adequate knowledge of diving theory and PADI Systems, standards and procedures by exhibiting acceptable performance on written examinations before participating in the IDC auditing phase of the program.
As will all PADI evaluations, you will be required to obtain a 75% pass mark on a series of pre-assessment examination.
In addition to the knowledge that you are required to possess and before you may participate in the IDC auditing phase of the program, you are required to demonstrate mastery of the PADI Skill Evaluation Circuit. To obtain this mastery you must have no single skill below a 2.0 and an average of a 4.0 or higher is required.
An IDC Staff Instructor candidate must demonstrate acceptable performance of an academic teaching presentation prior to a participation in the IDC auditing phase of the course. An acceptable performance level of this presentation is 3.0 or higher, using the PADI Academic Teaching Presentation Evaluation Form for scoring.
The second phase of the IDC Staff Instructor course is the orientation of the candidate to IDC policies, procedures and philosophy. You may not begin the evaluation training or IDC auditing modules of the course until the orientation has been completed.
Effective and consistent evaluation of candidate teaching presentations is the most important function of a Staff Instructor. To prepare you for this role, some preliminary training will take place.
During this module, we will train you how to objectively evaluate and positively critique IDC candidate teaching presentations. Consistency in evaluation and critique along IDC Staff members is vital to enable the 1DC candidate to effectively develop teaching skills with a minimum of confusion.
During the evaluation phase you must reach the following consistency guidelines prior to the completion of the IDC.
* Plus or minus .5 of the control score (CD score) for academic, confined water, and open water presentations.
This module is designed to provide you with a staff perspective of how an IDC is conducted and the development of candidate skills and abilities.
During this phase you are to observe all IDC training segments, evaluation sessions, IDC candidate counseling and aspects of staff organization. At no time will you be used as Staff members to conduct training sessions, evaluate, critique or counsel IDC candidates, but throughout the program, the Course Director or IDC Staff Instructor may request your assistance and input.
Once all phases of training are completed and the necessary paperwork submitted to PADI, you will then be certified as an IDC Staff Instructor.
These guidelines provide you with an orientation as to what is expected of you during the IDC Staff Instructor Training program. If you have any questions on these or any other matters, please feel flee to contact me.
IDC Staff Instructor Course Performance Requirements