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    Hi all!

    I want to know if any of you have information regarding the criteria for becoming a 4x4 instructor. Is there a certification that can be obtained etc?

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    SANOTA (South African National Off Road Trainers Association)

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    There is a lot happening around this. You need to be become a service provider and be assessed by an assessor. Also need to do training in terms of the new Unit Standards. Speak to Trevor Knudsen from SANOTA. PM me for his contact details.
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    I never knew these people ever existed. I see the odd guy popping up and claiming to be an offroad instructer , but i dont know who trained them. Iwould like to know more about this,


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    these people aren't easy to find...I'll scratch around some more on the internet etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OFFROAD ADDICT View Post
    I never knew these people ever existed. I see the odd guy popping up and claiming to be an offroad instructer , but i dont know who trained them. Iwould like to know more about this,
    Offroad Addict, if I am not mistaken, I was the instructor when you did Offroad Tactix training. In the past training was mostly associated with the major 4x4 manufacturers, i.e Land Rover, Nissan Toyota and Ford, but a number of the instructors went private. Training in the was product driven and trainers received training from the manufacturers.

    The self-regulation process through NOW has changed everything to quite a large extent and training is addressed through Unit Standards, being the training content. There is a lot going on at the moment and you can try the NOW website for more info. There certainly are people on this forum who are closer to the process and know more about the process than I do.

    At this stage clubs belonging to the AAWDC are kept informed and if you do not belong to a club yet, it is not a bad idea to join.
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    That was many moons ago and i still had hair then..
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    hi is there a pos that u can sent meTrevor Knudsen from SANOTA details please
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    If you want to do it CORRECTLY drop me a PM, phone me or contact me via our web site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Faddel View Post
    If you want to do it CORRECTLY drop me a PM, phone me or contact me via our web site.
    That's the problem Dave, too many people are not doing it correctly! By the way, congrats on passing the assessors course.
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    Theres so much bitching and moaning at the moment about being a instructor,or to get proper offroad training,who's accredited,who's registered,what training to do,with who-the 'rookie' really has no where to get unbiased info-except from ME,I really don't care who's toes I step on.

    Too many 'instructors' are only interested in pushing their own interests-not for the passion and dedication that is really needed,no matter what part of the country they are,even if it's the southern cape/camps bay area
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    Ek is van Bloem, waarheen of vir wie kontak ek as ek instrukteur kursus wil doen?
    Het ruk gelede COC kurses gedoen, vir Track, offroad en karts.
    Wil nou dit doen, weet nie van nog instrukteurs hier nie!
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    What!!!! You mean you do not only have to have a 4x4 and belong to THE FORUM and ride some obscure dunes every week end?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zuk Doep View Post
    Ek is van Bloem, waarheen of vir wie kontak ek as ek instrukteur kursus wil doen?
    Het ruk gelede COC kurses gedoen, vir Track, offroad en karts.
    Wil nou dit doen, weet nie van nog instrukteurs hier nie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by camelman View Post
    Speak to Trevor Knudsen from SANOTA.
    So does he know someone who can do training?

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    Who kick started a 3 year old thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Who kick started a 3 year old thread?
    Probably Trevor Knudsen

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    Quote Originally Posted by incrediblebob View Post
    Theres so much bitching and moaning at the moment about being a instructor,or to get proper offroad training,who's accredited,who's registered,what training to do,with who-the 'rookie' really has no where to get unbiased info-except from ME,I really don't care who's toes I step on.

    Too many 'instructors' are only interested in pushing their own interests-not for the passion and dedication that is really needed,no matter what part of the country they are,even if it's the southern cape/camps bay area
    Do I get the feeling of "being shot in the back" by my own side or have I got it wrong ....
    As far as "passion and dedication" are concerned I believe I am on the same level as Engel and have the world of respect for him. If you believe in something and as a bonus have a "love" for the job on hand you can only be passionate about what you are doing, I like Engel fall into that category.
    Apocalypse, yip I agree, I did not see the old thread had been brought back to life after a long "sleep" A LOT has happned since that thread was written, the industry has "gotton into gear" and the unit standards are out there. There are qualified instructors and assessors, all know what they are doing and have been found competant to instruct and asses to the given unit standards.
    I think people must look at the positive side and see that the biggest plus factor at this stage is that training is now given to a standard, you as the trainee can be assured that the 4x4 course meets a minimum requirement no matter where in the country you do it, provided it conforms to the unit standard you will receive good training, which is great. As I have stated over and over again, nobody is forcing you to do training, let alone training to the unit standards, BUT if you do decide to do training (and you will learn something, no matter who you are) pick a trainer who has a good reputation (Engel) or a trainer who is qualified to train to the unit standards, this will ensure that your training is up to scratch and not from "Oom Piet in Pofadder"
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    These threads are bound to go belly up...

    too many vested interests and too many people with opinions and no facts.

    I've actually tried to find out how the story works and the only answer is, there is no answer.

    The draft NOW regs are coming out in a couple of weeks and should be passed into law before the end of the year...

    then and only then is it even worth getting into a whole long story about what accreditation is, and what an instructor is...

    in the meantime its all conjecture...

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