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Courses are open to both members and non-members and are held at regular intervals throughout the year. They are listed on the events page on the CMAA website and attendance on our Instructor training courses is recommended for:
Candidates working towards Level 2: Once every 2 years
Candidates working towards Level 1: Once every 2 years
Externally Qualified Instructors taking the programme: Attendance on one course leading to Level 1 status is advised.
Once Level 1 qualified:
1. CMAA Members - attendance is advised every 2 years as part of your own C.P.D.
2. Non CMAA Members - attendance is compulsory every 2 years, failure to do so will result in the qualification expiring. This also includes Instructors who leave the CMAA for any reason. This is to ensure the stringent standards set within the Level 1 are maintained.
(Once qualified to Level 1 all Instructors are advised to keep up to date with the written exam at regular intervals as questions do change from time to time).

Course Content
Courses run for 3 to 4 hours (dependant on number of attendees) and include the following subjects.
A look at the written exam for Level 1 and lesson planning
Health & Safety in your Dojo / Club
Risk Assessments
Insurance & It's Importance
What we can and cannot teach in the eyes of our Insurer
Problem Students and Discipline
Safeguarding, Social Media & Codes of Conduct
Instructor Ethics
Club Management
An Introduction to First Aid
Communication Skills
Character Building Exercises

Foot Note

The Martial Arts Instructor UK training programme may seem intense to some. However the CMAA has a high duty of care and as
such when delivering training would rather have Instructors who know the answers rather than ones who think they do.