The SI course consists of: 1-2 days theory and practical with Course Director. During this time you’ll learn the evaluation process and you’ll perfect your teaching skills. After a pre-assessment of your instructor-level knowledge of dive theory, exemplary dive skills and role-model presentation techniques, you’ll participate in these sessions:
- Instructor development standards, procedures and curriculum
- How to organise and conduct the PADI Assistant Instructor course
- The psychology of evaluation and counselling
- Evaluating knowledge development, confined water and open water teaching presentations
The candidate will then sit in on an entire IDC, evaluating students alongside the Course Director.
Success in this programme is based on scoring sufficient scores throughout presentations, candidate exams and in-water exercises. The candidate’s attitude and professionalism will play a large part towards their success at this stage.