Online level 1 Surf Coach Course Information / Overview
Working with the International Surfing Association (ISA) and Surfing England in 2020 , with the Covid 19 pandemic impacting upon the world we have adapted the level 1 course format to be run online with remote teaching and learning and assessments. We have been pioneering this approach and are 1 of only a few providers offering this type of programme.
Courses have been very popular during this time and feedback has been really positive from candidates on the courses. We have had a truly International uptake from students all over the world . ie USA, Brazil, South Korea, Costa Rica, Europe, Norway, Finland, India, Tahiti , as well as from home turf here in the UK.
We will be continuing with this format into 2021 for the foreseeable future and will review the return to classroom face to face teaching as the situation unfolds.
Zoom app has been the platform for the virtual classrooms.
Course Modules are covered using teaching resources on Zoom app. ie PowerPoint, white board, discussions, Q& A. In this way we can cover the theory elements of the course in a very efficient and interactive online format.
Also there is a training video of a beginners surfing lesson for review.
The practical elements of the course can de done by yourselves away from the class, and assignments returned with technology,
- Surfing assessment via film footage, or in person if local , can be arranged to an agreeable time and place.
- Venue analysis returned via email.
- Film evidence of your delivering a section of the beginner surf lesson.
- Return of accompanying lesson plan to go with the film via email.
- Written exam returned via email
Courses online generally from 10 am - 5pm x 2 days.
Whilst the pandemic has been a massive problem for us all, at SCA we have found solutions and workarounds and continued to run training courses throughout and have found advantages to this style and format of teaching and learning.