PADI IDC STAFF INSTRUCTOR COURSE

The PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course prepares Instructors to teach the PADI Assistant Instructor course and to staff PADI instructor development programs.
OVERVIEW

Overview

The PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course prepares Instructors to teach the PADI Assistant Instructor course and to staff PADI instructor development programs.
The training furthers teaching abilities and develops candidate’s evaluation and counseling skills through independent study, classroom sessions, guided evaluation training and an internship.
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To enroll on a PADI IDC Staff Instructor course, candidates must:
  • Be a teaching status PADI Instructor
  • Be a teaching status EFR Instructor
  • Be a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • Agree to conduct all levels of diver training consistent with the standards and philosophy outlined in the PADI Instructor Manual and PADI Course Director Manual.
  • Agree to use the PADI System and its components in their entirety.

MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT

We do not include the price of materials in our Professional level courses as we find that sometimes candidates prefer to buy them in advance. If you would like to purchase your required materials from us, then please let us know in advance so that we can have them shipped with enough time.
You should also have all materials recommended for instructor candidates. These will be available in the Dive Centre for you to use during your course.
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MATERIALS REQUIRED:

  • All materials required of instructor candidates
  • PADI Course Director Manual
  • Knowledge Development Presentation Evaluation Form
  • Confined and Open Water Evaluation slate

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

Tanks and weights will be available for use throughout your course. In addition, you will need to have:
  • Fins, mask and snorkel
  • Buoyancy control device (BCD) with tank mount or separate backpack, and low pressure inflator
  • Primary regulator and alternate air source
  • Breathing gas monitoring device (e.g. submersible pressure gauge)
  • Depth monitoring device
  • Adequate exposure protection appropriate for water that is 24-30*C
  • Dive computer or RDP (eRDPml or Table)
  • Instructions for use for dive computer or RDP/ERDPml
  • Time monitoring device
  • Compass
  • Knife/diver’s tool
  • Two surface signaling devices – one audible (whistle, air horn, etc.) and one delayed surface marker buoy with reel
You will need to bring with you your dive computer or time monitoring device, as well as a compass and delayed marker buoy. All other required equipment is available at a very reasonable price for you to rent for the duration of your course should you not wish to carry it with you. Do bear in mind though that, as a PADI Professional, you will be required to have this equipment in the future, particularly if you want to work in the industry.

what's involved in the course?

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IDC Staff candidates must meet all course performance requirements and:

1

Complete a preassessment of skills by:

  • Scoring at least 80% on a Dive Theory exam
  • Scoring at least 80% on a General Standards & Procedures exam
  • Completing a skill evaluation, with no skill lower than a score of 3
  • Role-modeling a knowledge development presentation by scoring at least 4.0
  • Role-modeling a confined water teaching presentation by scoring at least 4.0

2

Four classroom presentations:

  • IDC Staff Instructor Course Orientation
  • Instructor Development Standards, Procedures and Curriculum
  • How to Organize and Conduct the PADI Assistant Instructor Course
  • The Psychology of Evaluation and Counseling

3

Meet evaluation scoring parameters by:

  • Matching the control score on three out of five knowledge development evaluation criteria sections for two out of three teaching presentations.
  • Matching the control score on three out of the five confined water evaluation criteria sections for two out of three teaching presentations.
  • Matching the control score on three out of four (no demonstration) or three out of five (demonstration required) open water evaluation criteria sections for two out of three teaching presentations.

4

Audit a complete IDC by observing all required IDC curriculum sections, OR present all components from the Assistant Instructor course, scoring at least a 3.4 on each presentation.

IDC STAFF INSTRUCTOR DUTIES:

  • Independently teach and certify PADI Assistant Instructors at dive center or resorts that are at a minimum PADI Five Star Dive Center or Resorts.
  • Conduct IDC segments training segments while a PADI Course Director is available on premises for consultation.
  • Evaluate and critique instructor candidate knowledge development, confined water and open water teaching presentations.
  • Provide counseling and remedial training for instructor candidates and IDC Staff Instructor candidates.
  • Assist with instructor-level continuing education programs, such as PADI Specialty Instructor Training courses.
  • Observe the orientation and closing sessions of PADI Instructor Examinations.

WHY XTC?

As well as the obvious reasons… unspoiled location, our ocean conservation commitment, amazing wildlife surrounding us etc…
At XTC we are PADI 5* IDC Center that offers frequent PADI Instructor Development Courses.
This means that you have multiple opportunities to complete your Staff Instructor Course throughout the year and to gain experience with real candidates whilst you do it.
FEES

BOOKING & PRICES

We believe in transparent pricing. As a PADI professional you will be responsible for paying application and on-going membership fees directly to PADI to keep your rating. We have outlined these costs here, to the best of our ability, so that you can work out exactly how much the course, materials and application fees are going to cost you. Let us know if anything is unclear.

XTC

  • COURSE: $600
  • IDCS MATERIALS: $450

$

1050

/TOTAL

PADI

  • IDCS APPLICATION: $135

$

135

/TOTAL

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