Instructor Development Training

Instructor Development Training

Instructor Education and Development Program

The KASS program for Student Instructor development training is a comprehensive educational experience that includes actual in-water work with a certified Training Specialist.

There is associated guided academic study of a broad base of subjects including child development and learning theory, behavioural science, and anatomy, physiology and physics as they relate to infants and young children in the aquatic environment .

The training program runs for a minimum of 8 weeks where the following plan is undertaken:

  • Academic
    • Duration: 2 weeks
    • Outcomes:
      • Introduction to the behavioural theories and the science behind KASS lessons.
  • Theory and Practical in water work
    • Duration: 6 weeks
    • Outcomes:
      • In water practical moving through the progressions of lessons from a child’s first day to their final graduation.
      • Theory allowing the instructor to mold the practical and theory together.
      • Video analysis which gives the student instructor feedback and knowledge which they can utilise in lessons on their own.
  • A Student instructor is not certified to work on their own until this is completed and the training instructor signs off on all of these elements.
  • All instructors are required to obtain:
    • Current CPR and first aid certificate
    • Working with children number. The care and safety of children is paramount and KASS require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening and background check process prior to appointment.
      *Further qualifications required
    • All pool acquisitions are the responsibility of the training instructor.

Read the instructor program tuition outline