RYA Powerboat Instructor Skills Assessment

RYA Powerboat Instructor Skills AssessmentPrior to joining a Powerboat Instructor course candidates must demonstrate they have the powerboat handling skills and the supporting knowledge required to go on and teach the sport.

  • Course Type: Practical assessment
  • Required Experience: Crisp Level 2 Powerboat Skills to demonstrate time after time.
  • Assumed Knowledge: National Powerboat Scheme syllabus, navigation to day skipper standard.
  • Minimum Age: 16
  • Course Content:  Level 2 powerboat skills.
  • Ability After Course: Be able to deliver training in the national powerboat training scheme to level 1 and level 2.
  • Duration: One Days
  • Cost: On Enquiry

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First Aid Instructor

First Aid Instructor CourseOn completion of the instructor course a qualified instructor is able to deliver a course designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for skippers of small craft working within 60 miles of a safe haven. The syllabus is based on the recommendations of the Health and Safety Executive and the Department of Transport. This certificate fulfills the requirements of the UK Department Of Transport Code of Practice for Small Commercial Vessels in area category 2, 3 & 4

  • Course Type: Practical, theory
  • Required Experience: Hold an approved first aid at work certificate or equivalent (e.g. Medical First Aid STCW'95), Qualified Instructor in another field, hold a SRC or VHF certificate, have recent relevant boating experience.
  • Assumed Knowledge: Be familiar with helicopter evacuations at sea and current first aid protocols. Cat C first aid kits.
  • Course Content: Based on the recommendations of the Health and Safety Executive and the Department of Transport.
  • Ability After Course: Understanding of the methods of delivery of the first aid at sea course.
  • Duration: 1 Day

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Personal Watercraft Instructor

RYA Personal Watercraft (Jetski) Instructor CourseRYA Personal Watercraft (Jetski) Instructor CourseThis is a three day instructor course aimed at giving the candidate the skills and structure to deliver a PWC course safely and confidently.

  • Course Type: Practical
  • Required Experience: RYA Personal Watercraft (Jetski) Course Proficency, two seasons PWC Experience
  • Assumed Knowledge:  Min Age 16
  • Course Content:  Launching, Handling and recovery skills. Passage Planning and decision making.
  • Ability After Course: able to instruct PWC Proficency courses and PWC Superyacht Safety Courses
  • Minimum Duration: 3 Days

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Cruising Instructor Power

RYA Cruising Instructor (Sail)The RYA Cruising Instructor Course is the entry level for any Yachtmaster who wants to begin teaching motorboating.

To pass this you will need to be able to give convincing demonstrations up to a Day Skipper level student of any part of the syllabus. Weak areas are often the knowledge of the collisions rules, navigation and meteorology.

There is no point in arriving for an instructor's course if you are not completely happy with your ability to teach tidal height calculations or working out the course to steer. Remember that your students may have just spent the last 5 days in the classroom perfecting their theory skills, some of them will be very good, even at Day skipper level. Anyone who is serious will do the necessary work prior to the course.

Another area that requires work is close quarters sailing skills, motoring on and off of buoys and returning to a floating object under power. I would expect a convincing demonstration of man over board recovery from any instructor.

It is recommended that Yachtmaster candidates have the latest edition of the cruising logbook and Instructor's Handbook.

  • Course Type: Practical and Theory
  • Required Experience: Commercially Endorsed Yachtmaster Power Offshore and above level
  • Assumed Knowledge: Navigation, Meteorology, Collision Regulations, Safety and Passage Planning up to Yachtmaster and above standard
  • Course Content: Instructing techniques for delivering Start Yachting, Competent Crew and Day Skipper Courses.
  • Ability After Course: To be able to instruct students from Start yachting courses, Competent Crew and Day Skipper..
  • Duration: 3 Days

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