This course is for the would-be instructor in Singapore looking to offer basic how-to SUP beginner lessons or an entry-level SUP experience in a safe, non-challenging environment. The course covers everything you need to know in order to operate on a commercial basis and/or with school groups, youth groups, etc.
This is the online learning section of the course, covering the theory, safety understanding and background knowledge to operate safe and productive sessions. The lessons in this online course will take about 10 hours to complete, plus a few extra hours of practice and homework. Candidates will also be expected to practice aspects of the material in their own time and prepare some other ‘homework tasks’ prior to the practical assessment.
Candidates are welcome to redo the online lessons as many times as they like, and will continue to have access to the material after completion, so it remains a valuable information archive.
To complete the qualification as a Level 1 SUP instructor, the candidate must also complete an assessment session (where their instructional skills are assessed), and a paddling skills assessment, where they must demonstrate the required level of paddling ability. (If there are only minor technique refinements required, this advice is included as part of the assessment.) Information on the assessment and required paddling ability is provided as part of the online learning course here. There is an additional fee of SG$180 for the assessment, which normally takes around 6 hours and can be booked when the candidate feels ready to take it. The assessment sessions will be run by our Singapore assessor team at Outdoor and Adventure Learning Pte, ltd.
Candidates who do not show the required competency level at their assessment will be debriefed on what they need to work on, and can re-attend a future practical session when they feel ready to have another go.
See the FAQ pages for more information on the assessment process.
The qualification will begin as of the day after completing and passing the practical assessment, and is valid for 2 years. Renewal will cost around NZD$100 per further two years, and this can also be done online here.
The NZD$120 fee for this course covers the online learning material (including continued access throughout your license period). Payment can be made via credit card or paypal by clicking on the registration button above, or by bank transfer.