Declaration of interest• Salmon & Trout Association National Instructor Certificate (STANIC)• Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Angling (Game)• APGAI Ireland – Single handed Advanced Instructor, Guide• APGAI – Single handed (APGAI), Double Handed (GAIC)• ACI Level 1 Coach• National Angling Guide – Game & Pike• Member of FFF
This is a mine field!• Instructor• Coach• Guide
What you get for your money?• Insurance• Support• Networking• Continuous Professional Development• Marketing• Teaching resources
Some of the organisations in Game fishing• APGAI Ireland – 2 levels qualified & advanced• GAIA – 2 levels GAIA & APGAI• L2 CCA• AAPGAI – 3 levels• FFF• ACI
Association of Professional Game Angling Instructors in Ireland• Casting Instructors – Single & Double handed• Fishing Guides• 2 levels Qualified & Advanced• Fly Dressers
APGAI Ireland• Open College Network verify ‘qualified’ awards• Advanced qualifications remain peer assessed
Game Angling Instructors Certificate (GAIC)• Single handed casting• Double handed casting• Fly dressing• Two levels Game Angling Instructors Certificate & Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructors
To join GAIA• Pass a Game Angling Instructors Certificate (Peer assessed)• Hold STANIC (Peer assessed)• Hold L2 CCA (Qualification) & pass casting assessment! (Peer assessed)• Associate member
Association of Advanced Professional Game Instructors• AAPGAI – 3 levels• Single, Double handed & Fly Tying• Provisional• Advanced• Masters• All peer assessed
International Federation of FlyFishers (FFF)• Single handed casting• Double handed casting• Fly dressing• Two levels• Certified Instructor• Master Certificate
Angling Council of Ireland• Level 0 - Introductory level coach• Level 1- Coach (benchmarked at ADB Level 2 / CCA L2)• Level 2 - will be benchmarked at UK level 3
ACI• Assessed & certified by Coaching Ireland• Series of CPDs certified by ACI• Coaching persons with disabilities• Risk assessment & water safety• First aid• Biodiversity & bio security
Guide qualifications• National Angling Guide an OCN level 3 qualification Specialisations in Game Pike Sea• Marine & Countryside Guiding Certificate FETAC Level 6 Specialisations in Game Sea shore
So that’s all clear then! Why do people get confused?
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