I will be conducting a SNCS Level 3 verification soon. In preparation for the course, we circulated the most updated verification syllabus amongst the instructors. Here’s a copy of it in case anyone of you need to get hold of it.
For those who want to take the verification, please note that it is a “peer” verification and not an assessment per se. So please do not treat us like assessors. We are just here like a neutral to make sure that you met the timings and all the standards before you go about conducting your courses.
Also, one thing to note is that the verifying instructor is not there to teach you how to do a counter balance abseil or how to pass a knot. The assumption here is that an instructor who wants to teach Level 3 should already have the competency to go research or figure out how the skill sets should be done. So personally for me, i am happy to share on another occasion, but not when i am a verifier.
Note also that there are many different methods to perform the two drills so there is no standard way of doing things. As long as it’s safe and you are able to achieve the objectives then we will likely sign off your forms. But please. Do not take the easy way out. I have seen instructors using brute force to transfer the victim’s weight. A day will come when you have such a heavy participant that you cannot move him physically, then you will wish you understood how to transfer the load properly. I guess the whole idea is to make sure that you can take care of your participants safely. So please don’t try to go around the system.
There. That should be all for the SNCS Syllabus. Now i wonder if the other volunteer-run webpage is updated already or not…. Maybe can just link to my webpage lah… At least instructors can still get their info.