Instructor Development Program (IDP)

Course Description

The Instructor Development Program prepares participants to deliver first aid courses for St. John Ambulance.

The program consists of five days in-class to develop the necessary knowledge and skill to effectively teach first aid. Following the in-class portion, instructor candidates will be paired with experienced instructors to team-teach to further develop their skills.

Finally, all instructor candidates are monitored by an instructor-trainer while teaching a full two-day first aid course. After successful monitoring, candidates are authorized to teach first aid courses on their own.

Candidates move through the post-class process at their own speed and comfort level over a 6-month period. While some progress through and finish their team-teaching and monitoring in under a month, most feel two to three months are required to feel comfortable and confident.

Course Availability
This course is available in the following locations
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Manitoba
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon

What you should know

Duration
Duration
Five (5) days in-class, plus monitoring and team-teach sessions (length varies).
Prerequisites
Prerequisites

Standard First Aid + CPR-C taken in the previous 6 months.

Course Content
Course Content

Using a modular approach, participants learn:

  • Adult education theory
  • Facilitation skills
  • How to teach first aid skills
  • Coaching and evaluating skills
Delivery Method
In-class
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