- Instructor Potentials (IP) are selected during an Advanced Provider course (ALS, ILS, EPALS, EPILS, NLS, ETC):
They have completed an Advanced Provider or Recertification Course successfully and have shown an aptitude to teach. In addition,thy fulfill the criteria necessary (as defined in the “IP Selection Form”) to qualify as a future instructor and have been recommended for IP status by the Faculty of that course.
Recommendations for IP should ideally be unanimous, but if one faculty member is opposed, the CD may make the final decision. Those recommended as having IP will be informed by the Course System (CoSy) together with the information how to register for an Instructor course.
IPs are eligible to undertake a Generic Instructor Course (GIC) within two years, as long as they continue to hold a valid provider certificate. (This period can be extended to 3 years at the discretion of the responsible NRC or SEC)
Instructor Candidates (IP)
- After successful completion of the Generic Instructor course, the Instructor Candidate has to teach successfully in 2 full provider courses of the type for which they are IC, under supervision of a Full Instructor, in order to gain Full Instructor qualifications.
- If, after 2 courses as IC, the candidate has not reached the required standard, an additional opportunity to serve on another course as an IC may be offered at the discretion of the faculty. In the other case, the IC status of this person is withdrawn.
- While teaching, an IC should always be supervised by a FI.
- Where possible, an IC should gain experience teaching and assessing each of the different teaching and assessment methods. ICs should be given feedback on their performance in all teaching sessions by FI nominated by the CD. These assessments must be discussed with the IC.
- The IC must be present for the entire Provider course.
- An IC should complete both teaching practice(s) within 2 years of the date of their relevant instructor course, unless exceptional circumstances prevent this. It is possible for this period to be extended to 3 years following application by the IC to NRC or SEC.
- Existing FIs who are recommended as having IP on a different course type may proceed directly to IC status for that course type. They then need to teach on only one course to the satisfaction of the CD in order to become FI of the new course type.
- Existing ICs who are recommended as having IP on a different course type may proceed directly to Instructor Candidate status for that course type, they then need to teach on two courses to the satisfaction of the CD in order to become FI of the new course type.
- FI qualifications for one course type on itself do not extend the IC validity of another course type.
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Modified on: Fri, 16 Jul, 2021 at 1:34 PM
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