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19/02/2014 10:15
 
The Senior Instructor is important part of the process of ensuring well run, safe water sports activities within ISA Training Centers. However, anecdotal evidence would suggest that Centers are having difficulty recruiting Senior Instructors.
What do you think is preventing people from going forward for training as Senior Instructors?
What can be done to ensure an adequate supply of suitably competent, qualified Senior Instructors?

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25/02/2014 19:37
 
There seems to be less demand from instructors to qualify as SI (personal observation over the last couple of years). Perhaps it would be worthwhile reviewing the number of trainers and participants needed to facilitate a course. If the number of applicants is less than 8, maybe consider the same trainer ratio (and moderator) as to any instructor training course (as in 1:8), it would mean reduced cost to the trainees and should prevent courses from being cancelled.
 
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27/02/2014 12:39
 
 The Senior instructor costs alot for someone who might just be finishing school or college. 
Between the pre assessment, first aid, travel ect.  It eats into the wages that they may only make that summer.

The ISA and the RYA Senior instructor Course Cost about the same amount to do, (Slightly cheaper for the RYA).
The ISA SI is recognized in Ireland, but the RYA is recognized pretty much worldwide.

I rang the ISA just now to see if they would equalize / accept an RYA certificate. ISA will, but only at dinghy instructor level NOT senior instructor.
The only option they gave me would be to go do another seperate SI course. 

For me it seems the best one to do if you want to travel is the RYA SI, no one can afford to do both really.

I don't know if the ISA and the RYA do much work alongside but surely a partnership in the cross border recognition and equivalency would work to benefit both areas in the rise of qualified/available senior instructors. It is now a much more globalized job market.
 
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