Programme & Syllabus
To teach candidates how to teach snorkelling activities in a swimming pool. The programme concludes with an assessment of Theory Lesson presentation skills and pool snorkelling instructional ability.
This event is open to a BSAC Snorkel Diver, any BSAC Diver grade or equivalent, who is a BSAC member and wishes to become qualified to teach snorkelling techniques in the swimming pool.
This course must be lead by an approved Snorkel Instructor Trainer. Additional instructors must also be approved instructor trainers. Assistant instructors may attend the course in order to gain their instructor approval.
Ratio – One instructor to every twelve students for theory sessions. This ratio will need to be reduced to 1:6 for practical sessions.
A suitable classroom for the theory lessons with teaching aids. A swimming pool with access to shallow and deep water for the practical sessions.
Approval by the Snorkel Chief Examiner must be obtained through HQ.
This course concludes with a practical, classroom and a theory assessment. Those students who are successful at all three elements will receive the BSAC Snorkel Instructor Award, an instructor number, A4 Certificate, cloth badge and a certificate for their qualification record book.
Assemble, Introductions, Administration
|1. Theory Lesson||The aims of the course
|2. Theory Lesson||The Snorkel Instructor (SI)
Attributes of an SI
|3. Theory Lesson||Instructor Communications||15 minutes|
|4. Theory Lesson||Basic Equipment||15 minutes|
|5. Theory Lesson||Safe Snorkelling – Part 1||30 minutes|
|6. Theory Lesson||Safe Snorkelling – Part 2||15 minutes|
|7. Theory Lesson||Classroom Teaching||15 minutes|
|8. Theory Lesson||The Practical Lesson||60 minutes|
|9. Practical Lesson||Pool demonstrations||120 minutes|
|10. Tutorial Session||Assessment Subjects||30 minutes|
|11. Group Session||Debrief & Disperse||15 minutes|
|12. Theory Session||Theory Knowledge Test||30 minutes|
|13. Tutorial Session||Lecture Preparation||60 minutes|
|14. Break||15 minutes|
|15. Practical||Lecture Presentations||120 minutes|
|16. Tutorial||Pool Lesson Preparation||30 minutes|
|17. Practical||Pool Lesson Presentations||120 minutes|
|18. Group Session||Open Forum