gazxtreme wrote:In the instance when I inspected Nyali in Kenya I knew through being up to date with the kite scene as much as possible that Nyali had a BKSA school so I contacted head of training to tell him I was due to go to Kenya within a reasonable drive of Nyali and offered to do an inspection whilst there.
In this UK do you have some kind of sport school/center management background ?
Or do you have the "standard" profesionnal backgroud and you follow a item list provided by the BKSA ?
I became an instructor in 2005 then due to the closest schools being 100 miles from my location I established my own school from scratch.
I became a BKSA approved school over 3 years ago and was appointed as a national trainer nearly 3 years ago. On top of this I have chosen to extend my qualifications beyond just the standard requisites, mostly relevent to running the kiteschool.
BKSA Senior Instructor and National Trainer
RYA Powerboat L1 and 2
RYA Safety boat cert
First Aid qualified "renewed every year not every 3 years"
Short range radio licence "VHF"
Certificate in safeguarding and protecting children
Certificate in coaching children and young people
Crew member of Sea Support providing safety cover for the BKSA kitesurfing events etc
I am a fan of seeing things done right and like to think I do so myself, however I am not afraid to learn from others more experienced or take constructive criticism. Being part of the BKSA does not buy you any favours, everybody has to have yearly inspections including the head of training, I feel the system is fair and realistic and people of all backgrounds and experience come together to make it happen.
RE Inspections, there is of course a comprehensive set of paperwork to be completed during the process, it keeps everything to a standard no matter who the inspector is.