duncanidaho50 wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:46 am
What license are you referring to? When I did my learning course as a student they gave me one. is that what you mean?
Every school I have talk to so far have todl my I just need to be a good rider, which I am
That is exatly the problem with kite schools. They tell young people everything just to find cheap staff.
To become a kite instructor you need a few more things. There is a big difference between teaching things and beeing good at these things.
1. A valid, official instructor license (e.g IKO / VWDS /...)
2. Passion to instruct
3. The ability to teach
4. A plan for the future: what do you want to do on the long term? Most instructor jobs are just seasonal, underpaied and leave you unemployed in the winter.
If you really plan to become a kite-instructor as your main job, you have to be prepared for some really hard times. Espacially right now with the corona restrictions hitting the tourism industry pretty hard.
5. Language skills to communicate with seasonal customers from Europe (min. fluid English)