RYA Powerboat Instructor

CORONAVIRUS NOTICE: At current, due to COVID-19, there are some changes to the normal running of this course. This includes student screening, the use of PPE, social distancing, and enhanced hygiene protocols. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

Course Information

RYA Powerboat Instructors are able to teach powerboating to the level of which they are trained (i.e. if you hold an RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate you will be only be able to teach up to RYA Powerboat Level 2). It is a 3 day course and covers everything from demonstrating powerboat driving skills to delivering RYA theory.

During the course our RYA Powerboat Trainers will spend time looking at teaching theory and how to deliver an RYA Powerboat Course to an acceptable level. The RYA Powerboat Instructors course gives you the ability to run RYA courses whether at your own RYA recognised powerboat centre, sailing club or commercial powerboat school.

Our two RYA recognised powerboat centres in the heart of the city and in Portishead marina are perfect for practicing demonstration skills, whilst our access to the Bristol Channel and River Avon gives trainee RYA Powerboat Instructors the perfect opportunity to practice their instructional techniques.

Course content: Teaching theory and styles, the principles of instruction, lesson planning, use of questions and visual aids. Course preparation, student progression and the structure of the RYA scheme.

Assumed Pre-Course Ability

Candidates should have logged five seasons powerboating experience in a range boat and engine types. If you are driving boats as part of your job this period can be reduced to one season of full time work. RYA first aid (or other acceptable first aid), RYA Powerboat Level 2 and RYA instructors pre-assessment but all be valid to be accepted on the course. If you need your RYA Powerboat Level 2 you can book that here.

Candidates must have the following completed before the course:

  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA Powerboat Instructors Skills Assessment (Please contact us to book yours if you haven't already had one)
  • RYA First Aid at Sea or other recognised first aid certificate

Ability after the course

Students will be able to teach RYA powerboating up to RYA Level 2 or Safety Boat.

Minimum Age

Age 16 +

Exam Type / Duration

Continual assessment

Please select your course date and venue in the calendar below

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