Are you an Instructor Level 3 and have at least 24 years old? You enjoy teaching kiteboarding and are looking for a way to increase your revenue with your passion?
The IKO is looking for the next generation of Assistant Trainers. All Instructors Level 3 can apply to an Assistant Trainer Training Course (ATTC).
Run IKO Assistant Training Course (ATC) with up to 8 candidates
Earn up to USD 1,600 in 5 days or USD 200 per candidate
Apply to become Examiner (once you have run 10 ATC with a total of at least 40 candidates)
Access to open job listings on the IKO Website
Post seeking employment ads viewable to IKO Centers
Post personal profile info online, which is viewable via the general public website
Receive customer feedback that results in an international instructor ranking
Be Instructor Level 3 for a minimum of one year and teach actively
Have taught a minimum of 150 students and 1200h
Be at least 24 years old
Attend an ATC as an observer, confirmed by the Assistant Trainer
Have a valid MFA/CPR certificate (less than 2 years)
Be able to read, write and speak fluently the language in which the course is given
Have a valid professional Insurance for Kitesurfing
Have 10 points in their Pro account at the time of the candidature and during the training
Send a one hour video, of yourself, teaching a Discovery course including self-landing.
You must have passed the ATC Module 1 final exam within the last month with a minimum score of 95%
Have been approved for ATTC Training by the IKO Office. (Non-approved training will be void)
Complete the ATTC with an Examiner
Candidates who meet all the pre-requisites MUST contact the IKO Office to receive details about the course. The IKO Office will then confirm (or not) the course to the candidate and Examiner.
Candidates self-evaluate and decide to participate in the course. If they do not feel ready, it is advised to postpone the course.
Before attending the ATTC the candidate must follow an ATC as an observer. It can be done during any ATC with any Assistant Trainer. It is the responsibility of the candidate to find an ATC in the Training Calendar and contact the organizer or Assistant Trainer. There can be only one observer per ATC. The Assistant Trainer candidate must be present during the whole ATC (5 days - 40 hours).
In order to be certified Assistant Trainer, candidates must participate in the 5-day Assistant Trainer Training Course and validate all the criteria. If candidates do not pass the course requirement, they will not be certified at the end of the course. In this case, they have to do another ATTC.
The ATTC will be done at the same time as an ATC. The Assistant Trainer Candidates should have at least four Assistant candidates to train. The Examiner will help the Assistant Trainer candidates and debriefings will be done during the breaks and at the end of each day, but it is the candidates who run the course under the supervision of the Examiner.
Assistant Trainer Training Course cost: 900 dollars, including 300 dollars of IKO fee that has to be paid as soon as the candidate is selected so he can get access to the course content.