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AAPGAI ASSESSMENT MEETING
Next date & venue:
8th - 10th March 2018
Trout Hotel, Cockermouth CA13 0EJ  (venue map)

We will be conducting Provisional, Advanced and Master assessments for Single Hand, Double Hand and Fly Dressing disciplines at the above venue and date.

A working copy for each individual syllabus is available for download below.

If you would like more information about AAPGAI qualifications and how to prepare, contact Illtyd Griffiths.

The open day will be on the Saturday following the assessments (from 09:30) organised by Jim Fearn. All candidates and current AAPGAI members are welcome and encouraged to attend this day.


AAPGAI ASSESSMENT DISCIPLINES

In each of the three disciplines: single handed rod, double handed rod and fly dressing, there are three levels: Provisional, Advanced and Masters. The AAPGAI awards, at all levels, are much coveted. They cannot be bought, each one has to be earned. Many members will tell you that gaining an AAPGAI qualification is one of the the most rewarding experiences of their life. If you have what it takes you'll enjoy the journey to membership.


PROVISIONAL
The purpose of the Provisional level is to allow instructors to gain confidence and experience in the knowledge they will be covered by the AAPGAI organised insurance and have the support and assistance of more experienced members to call upon if needed. The Provision level is a stepping stone to the Advanced level which offers full membership of AAPGAI. But don't think gaining this award is easy, it's not. It is as demanding and exacting as the Advanced and Master awards.

Are you intending to be assessed at the next meeting?
Your application and full payment must be completed no later than two weeks prior to the assessment date.

ADVANCED
The Advanced award is the AAPGAI core qualification and the assessment is in four parts. Instructors at this level require excellent teaching and communication skills and during the stringent casting assessment candidates must demonstrate and explain the casts and casting mechanics to a consistently high standard. The same stringent standards are applied to the fly dressing qualifications where aspiring instructors will also need a deep and wide understanding of fly dressing techniques, materials, traditional patterns and entomology. There is a written exam to test fishing and fly dressing knowledge and experience of all aspects of game angling. Candidates will also attend an interview with questions on a range of relevant topics and deliver a thirty minute presentation to an audience of their peers on a game angling subject of their choice. The written paper, presentation, interview and assessment all need to be passed before the candidate is invited to become a full member of the Association.

Are you intending to be assessed at the next meeting?
Your application and full payment must be completed no later than two weeks prior to the assessment date.

MASTERS
In order to gain this, the highest qualification, candidates will have to demonstrate a very high standard of teaching skills combined with an exceptional depth and breadth in all aspects of game angling. Candidates should have had many years experience of guiding and instruction.

Are you intending to be assessed at the next meeting?
Your application and full payment must be completed no later than two weeks prior to the assessment date.

Associate Membership
Associate membership is available to those that meet certain criteria by belonging to other professional game angling associations but are not yet ready to start the journey towards an AAPGAI qualification. Contact us for details and an application form.

Pathways to become an AAPGAI instructor
  • Contact an AAPGAI Instructor to discuss a development programme
  • Attend an AAPGAI Instructors Workshop Weekend when available
  • Check out our event diary dates... why not come and introduce yourself
  • Enquire about our Candidate Mentoring Programme
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