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RYA Instructor Training Courses

Our instructor courses provide high quality training in teaching techniques - both ashore and afloat. Fully qualified RYA coaches/assessors guide participants through the intensive learning process required to become an instructor.



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Pre-entry Assessment

Before you can attend a Dinghy Instructor course, you must first pass a pre-entry assessment. During this day, we won't be going back to basics, so you must be familiar with the requirements laid out in the G14 (Instructor Logbook & Handbook).

It is recommended that you have a go at the rudderless sailing and other the techniques needed for the pre-entry prior to the course, so that you are comfortable with the skills required.

Duration: 1 Day
Cost: 80
Times: 09:30 - 16:30
Dates: 4 November 2017


RYA Dinghy Instructor

The course covers the RYA syllabus, instructional techniques, preparation of sessions (afloat and ashore) and is moderated on the final day by a second coach/assessor. To be eligible, you must be at least 16 years of age, have passed the pre-assessment test, hold a valid first aid certificate and Level 2 Powerboat Certificate and have done the RYA's Safe & Fun course.

Duration: 5 Days
Cost: 380
Times: 09:30 - 16:30
Dates: 18/19 Nov & 24/25/26 Nov 2017

Club Volunteers can recieve 50% funding for this course. Contact us for details.



RYA Keelboat Instructor Endorsement

This 2 day endorsement is for those instructors who completed their qualification in dinghies/multihulls, but who want to teach in small keelboats.

During this course, candidates must demonstrate their pre-assessment skills and teaching techniques. Candidates are assessed on a continuous basis, and the coach/assessor will sign their logbook on successful completion.

Duration: 2 Days
Cost: 185
Times: 09:30 - 17:00
Dates: 27 / 28 January 2018


RYA Advanced Instructor Endorsement

This 2 day course is for experienced, qualified RYA Dinghy Instructors who want to enhance their qualifiactions.

The Advanced Instructor qualification enables experienced Dinghy Instructors to coach advanced boat handling skills and the Performance Sailing Module.

Duration: 2 Day
Cost: 185
Times: 09:30 - 17:00
Dates: 24 / 25 February 2018


RYA Racing Instructor Endorsement

This 1 day endorsement enables experienced RYA Dinghy Instructors, with a passion for racing, to develop skills and techniques required to teach the RYA Start Racing module.

Duration: 1 Day
Cost: 95
Times: 09:30 - 17:00
Dates: 24 March 2018

Club Volunteers can recieve 50% funding for this course. Contact us for details.