The Diving for All Instructor Course (DfA IC) will prepare you to teach diving to people with disabilities in your club or centre, making our sport truly accessible to all.
If you are a qualified BSAC Open Water Instructor familiar with teaching core diving skills and ready to increase the scope of people that you can train, then this course is for you.
The one-day Diving for All Instructor Course is a great way to find out how you can adapt your teaching techniques to help and support people with disabilities. There is the opportunity to practise everything that you learn, above and below the water.
To enrol you must already be an active BSAC OWI who has taught Ocean Diver or Sport Diver courses from beginning to qualification, including both practical and theory elements.
The Diving for All Instructor Course focuses on all the practical techniques needed to deliver diver training to people with disability. The day includes theory sessions on motivations and terminology for disabled divers, medical, legal and equipment-related topics and the concept of conditional qualifications; and workshops on diving with people with disabilities and planning expeditions with them. You will also plan how to deliver a practical training session and there will be the chance to try out your newfound skills teaching your fellow attendees.
Course instructors will have plenty of time to deliver personal feedback and at the end of the course you will understand your responsibilities and appreciate the opportunities that Diving for All brings for everyone involved. The purpose of the DfA IC is to give you a different mindset in order that you can apply your new skills across a wide range of disabilities or impairments.
Having completed the Diving for All Instructor Course you will be more prepare to support training for a person with disability.
As usual as a BSAC instructor, exactly what level in the Diver Training Programme you will be able to teach depends on your personal diving qualification, as well as your core instructor qualification.
The Diving for All Instructor Course is run nationally several times a year.
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Not a BSAC member? You can do this course by joining your local BSAC club. Find a club
When you attend the course you will be given a training pack that includes links to the materials you will need afterwards. For the course, you will need dive kit suitable for use in open water including thermal protection suitable for the local conditions. You will also need writing materials and a slate.
Your next steps – developing your skills
Having consolidated your instructional skills on this course, you will be better prepared to teach people as a Diving for All Instructor.
You will also be able to deliver the DfA Awareness course to suitably qualified divers within your branch.
You could also go on to develop specific skills to expand your personal diving interests. Imagine learning to drive a dive boat or becoming an underwater photographer. Check out the Skill Development Courses (SDCs) you can get involved in.
Or you may want to continue your diver training to the next level.