Volunteers are needed to support the National Diving Committee (NDC) in helping drive forward Sports Diver and Diver Training Programme (DTP) revisions

BSAC is looking for volunteers to assist with the development of our Diver Training Programme (DTP). A great deal of work has already been put in and the team are now looking for volunteers to work on specific modules, in particular our Sports Diver and Dive Management sections.

Working with a team of enthusiastic BSAC divers from all over the UK, this is an ideal opportunity for Advanced Instructors and Instructor Trainers to help share ideas, develop your course writing skills and help to shape the new DTP for the next generation of divers.

Please consult the specifications below and and use the email address at the bottom of the page if you're interested in applying.

1. Sports Diver

The BSAC Diver Training Programme (DTP) Team need more volunteers to join the Sports Diver project. A great deal of the groundwork for the Sports Diver project has been completed but we need more volunteers to help progress the growing number of modules in the new DTP.

Tasks

Work with the team to create content for instructor-led Sports Diver modules; capture and evolve existing course structure and contents; help develop ideas for new training materials.

  • Identify resources required for course support materials
  • Collaborate with other Content Developers to ensure consistency of style and terminology, and efficient re-use of content, across training documentation and marketing materials
  • Engage with members to pilot the course and adapt course drafts following feedback process
  • Work with the rest of the team to handle incoming queries and troubleshoot issues as requested
  • Post roll-out support via webinars.

Qualifications required

  • BSAC Instructor Trainer and above for course development and piloting
  • BSAC Advanced Instructor and above for feedback

Skills required

  • Enthusiasm, commitment and time to work on the DTP project over the next eight months.
  • Ability to work in sprints to deadline
  • Strong level of diving knowledge ideally at BSAC Instructor Trainer Level for course development and BSAC Advanced Instructor level for course content
  • Solid knowledge of MS Office applications, especially PowerPoint; Adobe Illustrator experience is a bonus
  • Strong collaboration skills, with proven ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Exceptional writing skills, and the ability to distill complex topics and procedures into simple and understandable language
  • Excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills, creativity and drive.

2. Dive Management Team

Team members are also wanted to develop the Dive Management structure throughout the new Diver Training Programme. The new framework has been outlined and needs structuring into deliverable modules, based around new outline templates. Student and instructor notes need writing, ratifying and proofing.

This is an ideal opportunity to help craft how BSAC practically teaches Dive Management throughout the DTP, share ideas and develop your own course writing skills.

Tasks

Work with the team to create Dive Management modules suitable for each BSAC diver grade based on agreed framework: evolve existing outline course structure and contents; help develop ideas for new training materials.

  • Identify resources required for course support materials
  • Work with each Group Lead to ensure content flows through the grades seamlessly
  • Collaborate with other Content Developers to ensure consistency of style and terminology, and efficient re-use of content, across training documentation and marketing materials
  • Engage with members to pilot the modules and adapt course drafts following feedback process
  • Work with the rest of the team to handle incoming queries and troubleshoot issues as requested
  • Post roll-out support via webinars.

Qualifications required

  • BSAC Instructor Trainer and above for course development and piloting
  • BSAC Advanced Instructor and above for feedback

Skills required

  • Enthusiasm, commitment and time to work on the DTP project over the next eight months
  • Ability to work in sprints to deadline
  • Excellent practical Dive Management Skills
  • Strong level of diving knowledge ideally at BSAC Instructor Trainer Level for course development and BSAC Advanced Instructor level for course content
  • Solid knowledge of MS Office applications, especially PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator experience is a bonus
  • Strong collaboration skills, with proven ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Exceptional writing skills, and the ability to distill complex topics and procedures into simple and understandable language
  • Excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills, creativity and drive.

For more information or to apply please email Sophie Heptonstall

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