The Teaching Programme
The teaching sub-committee is developing a syllabus to become a qualified bridge teacher. Assessment shall take place at a weekend seminar to be held bi-annually. Assessment will include written examinations in Bridge Bidding theory, Card Play theory and practical demonstrations of teaching practice and public speaking.
Before attending the seminar trainees will be expected to prepare a body of work based on the guidelines detailed in course materials. Full details of the body of work are detailed in the Complete Syllabus (Not all elements of the Syllabus are active. Please contact the CBAI directly to see what is required)
Teachers could ask their clubs to sponsor their participation in the teacher training course. Ultimately it is the clubs which benefit from teachers work, with the inflow of new members. For a minimal investment clubs can reap big dividends and over a long period of time too. A number of clubs in different parts of the country have already done just that and their initiative and foresight is to be lauded.
Qualified teachers running classes are expected to either provide pupils with suitable local clubs for them to join, or run a novice club for their pupils themselves. We request that all qualified teachers provide us with details of their classes for inclusion on the CBAI web site.
Qualified School Teachers
With the recent inclusion of Bridge into the Transition Year programme, the necessity to organise in service training has arisen.
Please email the CBAI if you would like to participate and indicate what time of the year you would find suitable.