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Static line and AFF instructors are also required to hold a current aeronautical ground radio operators license.

After qualifying to attend a training course, you can choose one of the following:

  • Category System Basic Instructors Course (CSBI) Syllabus
  • Tandem Instructor Course (TI) Syllabus
  • Accelerated Freefall Instructors Course (AFFI) Syllabus

Course Dates


To book a course you must first contact the BPA to add your name to the list of potential candidates. The course examiner will then contact you with further information.


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How to Qualify

An instructor is trained to teach skydiving through one of the following systems: a static line course (RAPS), an accelerated freefall course (AFF) or a tandem skydive.

To become an instructor in the UK you first need to qualify by meeting the pre-course requirements: