From Sports Diver (or equivalent) you can start training to become an instructor, enabling you to get involved in delivering your club or centre's training.
BSAC's Instructor Training Scheme (ITS) runs events across the UK for members. Progression through the grades is as follows. Download the flowchart of instructor progression.
- Assistant Diving Instructor
(Instructor Foundation Course)
- Theory Instructor
(Theory instructor Exam)
- Assistant Open Water Instructor
(Open Water Instructor Course)
- Practical Instructor
(Practical Instructor Exam)
- Open Water Instructor
(Qualify upon successful completion of the above four elements)
- Advanced Instructor
Other scuba instruction courses
- Instructor Development Course
For qualified OWIs or Club Instructors.
- Instructor crossover course
For other agency instructors.
- Twin-set Instructor Workshop (TIW)
Qualifies experiences twin-set divers to teach others to use twin-sets.
- Combined events
For those wanting to achieve Open Water Instructor or Advanced Instructor, in one week.