These APT accredited Tai Chi Instructor courses are studied online.
Once you have enrolled on the Level 2 course, you will be sent Master Tsao's DVD of the Tai Chi Bang: Eight Immortals Flute. This will provide you with the study material for the practical work, but termly practical days are also available, which you will be able to take advantage off.
On enrolment for this course you will be provided with information regarding access to the associated online study guides and assignments.
Potential Level 3 candidates must have passed their Level 2 Tai Chi Bang before staring their course. Candidates will be able to use the Master Tsao teaching DVD that they used for their Level 2 course. Optional practical sessions will be available plus 1-2-1 practical sessions with a tutor using SKYPE
So what will I study for the Level 2 apt course?
The theory element of this course will provide you with a background to the philosophy of Tai Chi, the movements of Tai Chi Bang, modifications to enable you to teach Tai Chi Bang to a wide range of people and an understanding of the health & safety issues that an instructor should be aware of.
There are 2 written assignments for this course and they are an integral part of your assessement. Written assignments are emailed to the assigned tutor for each unit. The rest of the assessment is via a final practical assessment which can be either a face-to-face session with the assessor and internal verifier for this course, or by a video recording of your practice.
What will I study for the Level 3 apt course?
You will need to have completed Level 2 to enrol on the Level 3 course as you will not cover health and safety or basic stances at level 3. The Level 3 course provides you with an insight into the martial art applications - you will cover the 13 Essentials and look at how the Yin Yang principles apply to Tai Chi Form. There are 2 written assignments for this course and they are an integral part of your assessement. Written assignments are emailed to the assigned tutor for each unit. The rest of the assessment is via a final practical assessment which can be either a face-to-face session with the assessor and internal verifier for this course, or by a video recording of your practice
What will I study for the REP's CPD course?
The REP's CPD course material covers exactly the same as the apt course but there is only 1 written assignment. The difference is that you can only gain an Instructor qualification if you are studying for the apt accredited course: the REP's course provides you with REP's points.
Can I do both - gain an Apt qualification & gain REP's CPD points?
On enrolment to the REP's CPD course you will be asked if you would like to be registered for the Level 2 apt qualification as well.
How many REP's CPD points will this course carry?
16 REP's CPD points
How long does the course take to complete?
Our aim is to provide for flexible learning so how long it takes is up to you. We expect everyone to complete the course within a year but it would normally take around 4 -6 months to complete -mainly due to having to learn this new Tai Chi Routine.
The theory to the course - online learning - will not take too many hours of study, but again this will depend on your starting point.
The practical work will take a while to learn, which is why we suggest a period of 4 - 6 months of study. Everyone is different, so some will learn the movements quite quickly while others, who can't practise on a regular basis, will take longer.
The main thing to remember is that you can work at your own pace and assignments can be written and sent to your tutor when you are ready.
Here you can see a clip of the practical work that you will be doing, although some of the movements will be slowed down. The Level 2 apt course does not cover the optional Tai Chi martial art practical work.
The Level 3 Tai Chi Bang Advanced Instructor course is now available. This will cover the 3rd section of the Tai Chi Bang. Candidates will need to have completed the Level 2 Bang apt before they can study for Level 3.
If you would like further information from Somerset Skills and Learning regarding this course please complete the form below. Enrolments are now being taken for this Tai Chi Bang Instructor course. Please note: Submission of this form does not guarantee a place.