“You truly are the first instructor to not only meet but exceed my expectations. I am deeply, deeply impressed with your thorough knowledge of the PADI system, phenomenal delivery” – Geoff Brighton.
Why should I do a PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course?
The PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course is our “Flagship” Course. This is the course I enjoy teaching the most. There are many reasons why you would want to take a PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course with us.
+ You’ll be qualified to teach PADI Assistant Instructor courses
+ You’ll be able to assist on future PADI Instructor Development Courses
+ You’ll get a step further towards PADI Master Instructor
+ You’ll get to see our popular “Power of Words” course
+ You’ll certainly pick up tips on how to improve your own teaching
+ You’ll get new inspiration and motivation to bring new ideas into your teaching
PADI IDC Staff Instructors learning to “Score” people
What do I do on a PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course?
There are two ways that you can do a PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course.
1. You can take a 3 day PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course
To be honest, I really love the 3 day version of the PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course. We spend 3 days discussing the psychology of how people learn. Each of the days is dedicated to show people how to teach in three areas
- In the Classroom
- In Confined water
- In Open water
You’ll learn how to evaluate people in each of these areas, but more importantly you’ll learn how to critique them.
During this course, you’ll learn the true value of the “Power of Words”
Every single person who has attended the PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course has told me how valuable the course has been to them, and how much it has changed their own teaching.
Of course, once you have taken the 3 day PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course, it makes sense to then attend another PADI IDC as a certified PADI IDC Staff Instructor. You can then see how all of the techniques are put into place, and you’ll see how quickly the IDC Candidates gain the confidence to give effective and professional presentations.
2. Sit in on a PADI Instructor Development Course
You’ll start your course by joining the PADI IDC Candidates on their course. Even though you’ve done your IDC before, the teaching techniques for teaching in the Classroom, Pool and Open Water will bound to have changed.
I’m continually doing my own research into how people learn. I study the latest teaching psychology and incorporate it into my courses.
If you’ve already done an IDC with me, you’ll know that my IDCs are filled with tips and tricks to get your student to learn quickly. Instructors are encouraged to “Teach less” and instead “Allow people to learn”
After the first few days, you’ll have been updated with the latest teaching methods. Then you’ll learn how to evaluate the IDC candidates. You’ll learn how to score them, and you’ll learn how to critique them.
The way that people are spoken to is very important, and linked very closely with the speed of their progression.
You’ll be working alongside the IDC candidates, giving them encouragement and support.