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Training Programs & Courses

 

Explore Training Opportunities Offered Through the City of Terrace

From time to time, the City of Terrace offers training programs to the public. Browse the current opportunities below to learn more about what's available.

 

Current Opportunities

 

There are no current training opportunities at this time. Please check back again later.

Red Cross Babysitting Course

Department: Leisure Services, 250-615-3000
Deadline: October 16, 2020


COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Red Cross Babysitting course, refreshed and revised, now has a greater emphasis on First Aid skills. The Canadian Red Cross Babysitting course covers everything from managing difficult behaviours to essential content on leadership and professional conduct as a babysitter. Babysitting promises to deepen and enhance the responsibility that older youth feel when caring for younger children. This updated curriculum, complete with new science, also provides improved learning when it comes to giving the appropriate care in the event of an emergency.

Sunday, October 18 – 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Cost: $75/child
Open for those 11–16 years old
20 spots available

Location: Terrace Sportsplex, Banquet Room #1

Reminders:

Entry to facility is available 10 minutes prior to class starting. Please sanitize hands upon entry. Doors will remain locked during class; late admissions will not be permitted and refunds will not be made available for missed class. Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell.


LEARN MORE

Learn more from the Red Cross' website: https://www.redcross.ca/training-and-certification/course-descriptions/first-aid-at-home-courses/babysitting


HOW TO REGISTER

Contact the Terrace Sportsplex at 250-615-3000

or

Register online

 

Past Opportunities

These training courses and programs are no longer available, but may be again in the future. Please contact us for further details if desired.

 

Pool Operator Level 1 and 2

Department: Leisure Services, 250-615-3030
Deadline: January 15, 2020


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Want to be certified through BC’s most recognized pool operator training? We’re offering BC Recreation and Parks Association’s Pool Operator Level 1 and 2 at the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre in the New Year. Featuring classroom and practical hands-on learning, it includes updated content that reflects the new BC Pool Regulations and Guidelines. Once you’ve completed this training, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge of how to operate and maintain a pool, valuable skills for job opportunities in lifeguarding, pool maintenance, pool management, and more.

Pool Operator Level 1:
This course assumes little to no knowledge of pool operations, making it a perfect introductory course for beginners.

Cost: $250.00 + GST (cost of the manual is included)
Thursday, January 16 – 1:00–9:00 pm
Friday, January 17 – 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Pool Operator Level 2:
This course goes into more depth on the topics discussed in Level 1.

Cost: $250.00 + GST (cost of the manual is included)
Pre-requisite: Pool Operator Level 1
Sunday, January 19 – 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Monday, January 20 – 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Receive a $50.00 discount if you register for both Levels 1 and 2!


LEARN MORE

Details on the BCRPA’s courses: https://www.bcrpa.bc.ca/courses/pool-operator/outline/


HOW TO REGISTER

Contact the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre at 250-615-3030.

National Lifeguard Recertification Course

Department: Leisure Services, 250-615-3030
Deadline: January 18, 2020


COURSE DESCRIPTION

We are holding a National Lifeguard Recertification course next week for past or current National Lifeguard Certificate holders. Be prepared to swim and perform fitness testing in the morning. Simulations will be done after lunch.

Date: January 18
Time: 9 am–3 pm
Age range: 16+
Price: $130
Location: Terrace & District Aquatic Centre

 


HOW TO REGISTER

Contact the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre at 250-615-3030 or visit us in person.

Bronze Medallion/Bronze Cross Combination Course

Department: Leisure Services, 250-615-3030
Deadline: March 16, 2020


COURSE DESCRIPTION

This is a combination course: candidates will learn the skills of both the Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross. Candidates will develop proficiency in First Aid, Water Rescue, Fitness, and decision-making skills with a focus on performing low-risk rescues. Candidates must demonstrate a proficiency in the water, first aid skills, recognition of those in need, and rescues of those in need. This course will include a 600 m timed swim and fitness training skills.

Dates: March 16–20
Time: 10:00 am–5:00 pm each day
Ages: 13+
Cost: $375 (cost of the manual is included)
Pre-requisites: Must have the ability to swim


LEARN MORE

Read the course description: https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/terrace/Activity_Search/bronze-medallion-bronze-cross-combination/796


HOW TO REGISTER

Contact the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre at 250-615-3030.

First Aid Instructor Course

Department: Leisure Services, 250-615-3030
Deadline: April 24, 2020


COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Terrace & District Aquatic Centre is hosting a First Aid Instructor Course through the Lifesaving Society BC & Yukon branch.

The First Aid Instructor (FAI), recognized as Occupational (OFA) Level 1 Instructor, trains instructors to apply teaching and evaluation philosophy to techniques and approaches required to teach first aid skills. Candidates also learn about long-range/short-term planning, class management, safety supervision and the principles of evaluation.

Lifesaving First Aid Instructors are able to teach the entire Lifesaving First Aid Continuum upon certification to include the following programs:

  • CPR A/AED, CPR C/AED
  • Emergency First Aid with CPR A or CPR C (OFA Level 1 equivalent )
  • Emergency First Aid Child & Residential Care with CPR C/AED (OFA Level 1 equivalent)
  • Standard First Aid with CPR C/AED (OFA Level 1 equivalent)
  • Basic Life Support Responder (CPR-HCP)
  • Airway Management & Oxygen Administration

Dates: May 15–17*
Time: 9:00 am–6:00 pm each day
Location: Terrace Sportsplex, Rich McDaniel Room (3320 Kalum St)
Ages: 18+ (by the last day of the course)
Cost: $400
Pre-requisites:

  • Current Standard First Aid
  • OFA Level 1 or equivalent (need not be current)
  • Given First Aid responsibility in a work environment for 1 year

Please note that pre-requisites to this course are offered regularly through St. John Ambulance.

*Prior to classroom dates, there is also an online component to this course.


LEARN MORE

The Lifesaving Society is a national charitable organization that works to prevent drowning and water-related injury through its training programs, Water Smart public education, aquatic safety management services, drowning research, and livesaving sport. As Canada's lifeguarding experts, they set the standard for lifeguard training and certify all of Canada's National Lifeguards.

If you have questions, please contact the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre at 250-615-3030. See link below to register.


HOW TO REGISTER

To register, please use the Eventbrite page here:

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Water Safety Instructor Course

Department: Leisure Services, 250-615-3030
Deadline: April 25, 2020


COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Water Safety Instructor course prepares candidates to instruct Red Cross Swim Programs. This is a combined course that includes an online portion, teaching experience, skills evaluations, and an in-class pool session.

Dates:

April 25 - Skills Evaluation:
11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Candidates will demonstrate their safety skills and strokes to ensure that they meet the Red Cross Swim Kids 10 criteria. Manuals are picked up and candidates are introduced to the instructor and receive a brief introduction on the online modules to complete.

April 25 to May 16 - Online Modules
Candidates must complete all online modules that focus on the theory of instruction through videos, virtual games, online activities, and workbook activities. Each module with end with a knowledge evaluation.

May 11 to June 11 - Teaching Experience
Candidates will join ongoing Red Cross Swimming Lessons and will demonstrate and be evaluated on their skills and knowledge through practical applications, such as teaching and correcting skills and completing lesson plans and worksheets. Candidates will be assigned a certified WSI to complete their Teaching Experience Hours. Candidates are required to complete a minimum of 4 hours of pre-school lessons and 4 hours of Swim Kids lessons with a different supervising WSI for each age group.

May 23–24 and May 30–31 - Classroom and Pool Sessions:
11:00 am to 8:00 pm

These sessions consolidate the candidate's knowledge and experience from the online and teaching experience components.

Cost: $350

Pre-requisites:

  • 15 years or older
  • Ability to perform Red Cross Swim Kids 10 strokes and skills
  • Hold one of the following certifications (not required to be current): Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard, Emergency First Aid, or equivalent

Be prepared to swim each day. 100% attendance is required to be successful in this course.


LEARN MORE

The Canadian Red Cross has a long history of developing well-trained professional instructors who love swimming as much as they love to help others learn. Read more about this course on the Red Cross website.


HOW TO REGISTER

Please contact the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre at 250-615-3030 or visit us in person.

Water Safety Instructor Recertification

Department: Leisure Services, 250-615-3030
Deadline: May 10, 2020


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Candidates who complete the recert course successfully will be recertified in their Water Safety Instructor certification for an additional 2 years. This recert will include updates to the Red Cross Swim program and will allow candidates to develop their teaching ideas and techniques further through peer teaching sessions. Candidates will be required to perform swimming strokes to a Swim Kids 10 standard during the course.

Date: May 10, 2020
Time: 5:00–9:00 pm
Cost: $124

Pre-Requisites:

  • Current or expired (within 5 years) Water Safety Instructor Certificate
  • Completion of 3 WSI - Online Professional Development Courses (required for first recertification only)

Please arrive with expired or current certificates for both the WSI and a first aid course. Be prepared to perform the Swim Kids 10 standards and other rescue scenarios.


LEARN MORE

The Canadian Red Cross has a long history of developing well-trained professional instructors who love swimming as much as they love to help others learn. Read more about this course on the Red Cross website.


HOW TO REGISTER

Please contact the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre at 250-615-3030 or visit us in person.

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