A Lifesaving Society Program
Lifesaving Society Instructor Trainers (ITs) teach, evaluate and certify Instructor candidates. ITs are experienced and knowledgeable Instructor, Examiners, or Coaches who undergo specific training in teaching instructors. Trainer candidates must have teaching experience: they must have taught or co-taught at least one course in the stream(s) in which they are seeking appointment as a Trainer.
Certification as an Examiner is a three-step process:
1. Course - successfully complete an Examiner course (this course)
2. Apprenticeship - successfully apprentice by "practice teaching" on one instructor course with an experienced instructor (for each stream in which they are seeking certification as an examiner)
3. Appointment- submit the completed Trainer Training Record and the certification fee to the Society
For example: Lifesaving Instructor Trainers apprentice on a Lifesaving Instructor course; Swim Instructor Trainers apprentice on a Swim Instructor course, First Aid Instructor Trainers apprentice on a First Aid Instructor course, etc.
The Trainer course provides candidates with an understanding of the expectations and requirements to teach instructors, and prepares participants to successfully appentice as a Trainer on the Instructor course(s) of their choice. It shapes positive attitudes and values about the Society's Instructor Training Program, planning, learning/teaching and evaluation content and allows participants to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, teaching and evaluation techniques.
All required Lifesaving Society reference materials have been included in the course cost and will be issued to each candidate at the first class.
Prerequisites: Bronze Examiner OR First Aid Examiner OR National Lifeguard Examiner, or; experience Swim Instructor (100 hours of teaching Swim for Life), Official Instructor, Lifesaving Sport Coach
Expected: Experience instructing, examining or coarching in the appropriate stream for which you are seeking Trainer appointment
Recommended Materials: Canadian First Aid Manual, Canadian Lifesaving Manual, Alert, award guides (all levels)
IMPORTANT PRE-COURSE INFORMATION!
Pre-course Assignment: This course requires the completion of a pre-course assignment. Candidates will need to arrange for pick-up or delivery of the course materials two weeks prior to the first class to allow for completion of the assignment.
Course Cost: $275 incl. HST