These days, watersport instructors are much more challenged than a few years ago. Many of the tiny schools, with only on discipline, have developed into huge watersport centers, offering windsurfing, kiteboarding, catamaran and dinghy sailing. Thanks to its modularity, the VDWS qualification system allows for an individual job profile that can be expanded step by step. Further education workshops for school management and the supervision of internships complete this qualification system.
- Training of practical skills
- Teaching methods
- Introduction into teaching and planning
- Forms of organization and practical teaching
- Realization of a beginner course
- Advanced courses
- Kids courses,
- Job description: chances and opportunities
|Station:||ION CLUB VALDEVAQUEROS|
|Accommodation:||Laguna Beach Tarifa, from 15 Euro/night|
|Rental gearl:||North Kiteboarding - 180 Euro / Week|
|Storage of own gear:||40 Euro / week|
The Kiteboarding riding skills needed to pass the practical exam are described in detail on the VDWS Website. Nevertheless we would strongly recomend to arrive at least one day prior to the start of the VDWS Course in Tarifa to give yourselve a bit of extra time to get used to the conditions. Tarifa often is very windy and occasionally you will have to deal with a bit of shorebreak.
You will need to bring a twin tip board and Kites to cover a windrange from 12 to 30knots. Make sure that you bars are equipped with a modern and perfectly functining 3-step safetysystem. IIf you prefer to not bring your own gear but instead rent it from the ION CLUB in Tarifa, the center will offer you a special discount of 180 euro for 8 days rental of the latest Duotone Gear.
The theoretical preparation of the course is very important and will not only reduce your stress level during the course, but also will increase your chances of succes. Therefore we strongly recomend to first watch the VDWS tutorials for Kiteboarding Instructors. Here are the links:
A great preparation for your instructor course is to watch those videos. And after, spending some time reading the important chapters of the Instructor Folder and answering the check up questions.