RYA Instructor Courses

RYA Dinghy Instructor 

Pre-Requisite:
RYA Dinghy Level 2, RYA Power boat Level 2, Valid First Aid Certificate, RYA Dinghy Instructor Pre-Assessment; RYA Safe and Fun Safeguarding Certificate

‘The Instructor is a competent and experienced small boat sailor, capable of sailing a training boat confidently in strong winds and handling small powerboats.’

This is a weeklong course that will train candidates and assess their competency to teach dinghy sailing to adults and children, both beginners and improvers, including the RYA National Sailing Scheme Level 1 and Level 2, Seamanship Skills, and Youth Sailing Scheme Stage 1 to 4.

More details of becoming a Dinghy Instructor can be found in the RYA ‘Dinghy Coaching Handbook’ (G14), this along with other RYA publications are available for purchase at the centre.

RYA Dingy Instructor Pre-Assessment 

In order to be accepted for training at Dinghy Instructor level all candidates have to pass a practical test conducted by an RYA Coach/Assessor, not more than one year before instructor training. The test serves as a filter, because there is no time during the instructor course for candidates to be taught how to sail well generic.

More details of the assessment can be found in the RYA ‘Dinghy Coaching Handbook’ (G14), this along with other RYA publications are available for purchase at the centre. Click here for a useful article on What the coach/assessor is looking for from you. 

RYA Safe and Fun - Online Interactive

Ideal for anyone working with children or vulnerable adults at RYA Training Centres or Clubs. Whether you are a volunteer, or an instructor, it will provide you with the basic knowledge of safeguarding issues that you may encounter. Here is a video from the RYA explaining the purpose and importance of this course. 

RYA Powerboat Instructor Pre-Assessment

In order to be accepted for training at Powerboat Instructor level, all candidates must pass a practical test on powerboat handling skills, conducted by an RYA Powerboat trainer. This must be completed not more than one year before instructor training.

RYA Powerboat Instructor Course

This 3 day course will train candidates and assess their competency to teach powerboating up to the standard of the RYA National Powerboat Certificate Level 2. If an RYA Safetyboat Certificate is already held, successful candidates will also be permitted to run this.

RYA Senior Instructor Course 

This course trains experienced RYA dinghy instructors to manage multiple courses and oversee the safe operation of a RYA sailing school. The 4-day course covers preparation and delivery of sessions, course and centre management, powerboat handling in a teaching environment, RYA Sailing Schemes and the role of a Senior Instructor.

Students will be assessed on a continual basis over the 4 days when running water-based simulated group management sessions.

Pre-Requisite:
Over 18 years of age; RYA Safety Boat; 2 years part time/1 year full time instructor experience; Valid First Aid Certificate; recommendation from RYA Principal; RYA Safe and Fun Safeguarding Certificate