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The ICA has established a practical coasteering instructor training programme which will equip you to work as a coasteering instructor throughout the world.

You will need a relevant internationally recognised lifesaving qualification to undertake this training, alternatively you can complete you National Aquatic Rescue Standard (NARS) with us prior to your coasteering instructor course. We recommend that you undertake ICA refresher training every 2 years.

ICA Assistant Group Guide

If you wish to become a coasteering instructor we have developed a 6 day (Monday to Saturday) intensive assistant coasteering group guide training course (2 weeks if you do not hold a relevant lifesaving qualification).

This formal coasteering instructor training course has been running for 3 years and will equip you with the ability to act as an assistant group guide under the supervision of a coasteering supervisor.

The ICA Assistant Group Guide course includes:

  • NARS Lifesaving training and assessment, if required (6 days)
  • Coasteering safety
  • Coasteering equipment
  • Coasteering group management
  • Communication whilst coasteering
  • Rescue techniques whilst coasteering
  • Basic first aid
  • Planning new coasteering routes
  • Coasteering abroad
  • Assessment whilst conducting a coasteer

The ICA Coasteering Group Leader

To become a coasteering Group leader you will need to be assessed 4 times by a training officer of the ICA and have lead 20 coasteers under the direction of another ICA qualified Coasteering Group Leader. This course includes:

  • Refresher training covering all aspects of the ICA Assistant Coasteering Group Guide Course
  • Completion of 20 logged coasteers
  • 4 assessed coasteering visits by the ICA training officer

ICA Refresher Training

The ICA recommends that all coasteering instructor retake a coasteering instructor refresher course every 2 year alongside a nationally recognised beach lifesaving qualification such as the (NARS).

For more information on the ICA and coasteering Instructor Training Courses, contact a member of the team.

(Copyright ICA 2009)