The National Instructor grade requires students to pass a 4 day practical Examination typically conducted at the end of July each year in the UK.
Instructors resident outside the UK are invited to discuss the opportunities with the National Diving Officer in order to arrange a special event.
National Instructor Development
National Instructors are really important to the organisation- they are the ones who bring forward new courses and adapt to technical developments in the sport. They have to ensure the safety and the quality of all of the training offered though our extensive instructor base. In order to even enter for this examination you have to be an Advanced Instructor and First Class Diver. It is likely that the National Diving Committee have also accepted the recommendation that you also have to be an Instructor Trainer with BSAC- that is you must have attended and instructor trainer development course (ITDC) and have been formally accepted onto the BSAC Instructor Trainer Circuit. The evidence for this is you are on the list of the instructors who can staff the Instructor Foundation Course, Open Water Instructor course, act as Theory Instructor examiners and Practical Instructor examiners. The examination is closely related to the role that National Instructors do for the BSAC on Instructor trainer events. Experience has shown that candidates for the exam who are not firmly established on “The Circuit? are now at such a serious disadvantage that they are strongly recommended to achieve this before attending preparation events and progressing to the exam. In short, if are not already an Instructor Trainer then this should be your next step after achieving AI and FCD in your own development as an instructor.
National Instructor Chief Examiner