BE AN INSTRUCTOR

To become an instructor, you must be nominated by a CI to take part in two instructor training courses which you must complete satisfactorily, each arranged by British Skydiving and held midweek for up to five days at drop zones around the UK. 

The first course qualifies you as a Basic Instructor or BI, with permission to complete basic instructional duties back at your home DZ. This will be under supervision of the Chief Instructor (CI) or other experienced instructors at your British Skydiving Affiliated Parachute Training Organisation (PTO). 

After at least six months of this, when your CI thinks you are ready, you will take the second course. If you complete this one successfully, you become a fully qualified instructor.

“Everyone remembers their first skydive. And do you remember who taught you? Too right you do!”

Liz Ashley takes her sister Rose for an AFF jump with Adele Marshall. Photo: Ash Hollick
Liz Ashley takes her sister Rose for an AFF jump with Adele Marshall. Photo: Ash Hollick
Drop Zone briefing
Drop Zone briefing
On the way to altitude.
On the way to altitude.
Liz Ashley, her sister Rose and Adele Marshall are all smiles after their jump.
Liz Ashley, her sister Rose and Adele Marshall are all smiles after their jump.
Liz Ashley

PLEASE NOTE: To be eligible to start training to become an instructor, you must first meet the admission requirements set out in Section 4 of the Operations Manual Among these are that you must have been involved with sport parachuting for two years or more and hold a British Skydiving C Licence and a Packing Certificate. Eligibility to start training as an instructor is on the written recommendation of a Chief Instructor (CI) of a British Skydiving Affiliated Parachute Training Organisation (PTO), who must have known you for a minimum of six months and have seen you parachuting regularly during that period.  For more information about becoming an instructor, please see the British Skydiving Operations Manual Section 4, Instructors; or ask the Chief Instructor at your British Skydiving Affiliated PTO.

Instructor Course Dates 2022

Course Date Location More Info

Tandem, AFF & Pre-Adv/ Observers

19-23 Sept SkyHigh Skydiving SEND ENQUIRY

CSBI, AFFBI, TBI, Advanced, Examiner

07-11 Nov Skydive Langar SEND ENQUIRY

CSI

14-18 Nov Skydive Langar SEND ENQUIRY

Instructor Course Dates 2023

Course Date Location More Info

CSBI, AFFBI, TBI, Advanced, Examiner, CSI

06-10 Feb Army Parachute Association SEND ENQUIRY

Tandem/AFF/Pre-Adv/Observers

20-24 Mar Skydive Langar SEND ENQUIRY

Tandem/AFF/Pre-Adv/Observers

17-21 Apr Sibson Skydivers SEND ENQUIRY

CSBI/AFFBI/TBI/Advanced/Examiner

15-19 May Skydive Tilstock SEND ENQUIRY

CSI

22-26 May Skydive Tilstock SEND ENQUIRY

Tandem/AFF/Pre-Adv/Observers

12-16 June Skydive Hibaldstow SEND ENQUIRY

Tandem/AFF/Pre-Adv/Observers

3-7 July Sibson Skydivers SEND ENQUIRY

CSBI/AFFBI/TBI/Advanced/Examiner

14-18 Aug Skydive Headcorn SEND ENQUIRY

CSI/Tandem/AFF/Pre-Adv/Observers

21-25 Aug Skydive Headcorn SEND ENQUIRY

Tandem/AFF/Pre-Adv/Observers

18-22 Sep Skydive Langar SEND ENQUIRY

CSBI/AFFBI/TBI/Advanced/Examiner

6-10 Nov Skydive Langar SEND ENQUIRY

CSI

13-17 Nov Skydive Langar SEND ENQUIRY