TOPIC 1: GLOSSARY and DEFINITIONS
What is the difference between “trained” and “certified”?
- “Trained” instructors have successfully completed all prerequisites and a CANSail Technical clinic. They have basic skills required to teach and are ready to begin instructing. They have two years from their original clinic date to December 31 to gain experience and become “certified”. They must keep all prerequisites current and register as instructors with Sail Canada on an annual basis.
- “Certified instructors” have successfully passed an on-the-water evaluation to move from “trained” status to “certified” status. Unlike trained instructors, certified instructors are eligible for recertification. They must keep all prerequisites current and register as instructors with Sail Canada on an annual basis.
What is the difference between an assessment and an evaluation?
- Instructor candidates who are working towards a “trained” status receive an “assessment” from a Learning Facilitator during a CANSail Technical Clinic. Learning Facilitators provide guidance and support during this process to help candidates meet standards.
- Instructors undergo an “evaluation” with a Learning Facilitator to become certified or recertified. Candidates are required to meet standards without prompts from a Learning Facilitator.
What is a Learning Facilitator?
- Learning Facilitators are expert sailors and highly experienced instructors who deliver courses and clinics to aspiring dinghy instructors. They are a talented and dedicated group of individuals who enjoy coaching and helping sailing instructors succeed. They are essential members of the Ontario Sailing community, who often participate in curriculum design.
- Learning Facilitators must successfully complete rigorous training and maintain their skills through ongoing professional development.
- Are you interested in becoming a Learning Facilitator? For more information on Sail Canada’s criteria for becoming a Learning Facilitator, click HERE.