RYA Powerboat Instructor Training Course

RYA powerboat instructor course

Ocean Sailing Academy is now offering an RYA Powerboat Instructor Training Course.

The Powerboat Instructor is a competent, experienced powerboater who has been trained to teach powerboating up to Level 2 Powerboat Handling under the supervision of the Principal or Chief Instructor of a recognised centre.

Eligibility
Candidates should have logged at least five seasons’ experience of powerboating, preferably in a range of boat types and sizes. For those who use powerboats as an integral part of their normal full-time occupation, this period is reduced to one season.

Candidates will hold the RYA’s Level 2 Powerboat Handling certificate and a valid first aid certificate – click here are a list of acceptable first aid certificates.

No candidate under the age of 16 will be accepted for training.

Prior to the instructor training course, candidates must attend a skills assessment, details of which can be found in the instructor course dates link on the right.

Training
Candidates will attend a three day¬†instructor course run by an RYA Powerboat Trainer and assessed by an independent Trainer. The course will consist of: principles of practical instruction, lesson planning, teaching styles, use of questioning, preparation and use of visual aids, assessment of students’ learning, explanation and presentation of theory subjects, the structure of the scheme, planning progressive teaching sessions, preparation of boats and equipment, teaching methods to Level 2 Powerboat Handling.

Certificate validity
Instructor certificates are valid for five years from the date of issue, provided that a valid first aid certificate is maintained.

Source: www.rya.org.uk

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