The IKO Instructor course is an intensive period of 6 days in which both theory and practice is involved. Naturally safety is the keyword during the entire course. The course starts with a First Aid course, after which, if successfully completed, you will be certified as a Medic First Aid. The remaining five days you will be busy with various topics. These include safety standards, teaching methods according to the IKO standards, teaching psychology and detailed analysis of each teaching component of a lesson.
Beside this basic theoretical knowledge the practical side will also be challenged. After showing your personal kiteboarding level, you will be teaching real beginners. The examiner will demonstrate this first, then you will have time to practice with your fellow course members. Finally you will be critically evaluated by the other instructors and the examiner.
To round the course off, you will be teaching and evaluated by the examiner. There will also be a written exam to test your theoretical knowledge. If you manage to pass all the aspects you will be the proud owner of a IKO Instructor Level 1 diploma. More information about the IKO standards and levels can be found on the IKO website: www.ikointl.com
IKO Instructor Requirements
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have an IKO Assistant Instructor certification
- Have a valid first aid and CPR certificate or complete it before the ITC with the IKO Examiner running the course