RYA Powerboat Instructor & Skills Assessment Course
Re: Coronavirus (covid-19) update
All participants and instructor must be wearing a face covering when on the boat and where a 2 metre social distance cannot be maintained.
Individuals will be issued with their own killcord for the duration of each day and disinfecting will take place between all individuals and instructor from different households.
Any extended shore based learning maybe covered by Zoom in order to reduce contact time between each student and the instructor.
This 4-day RYA Powerboat Instructor Course includes the 1-day skills assessment followed by the 3-day Instructor Course. The 1-day skills assessment must be successfully completed for the RYA Powerboat Instructor Course. On the course, you will learn a variety of skills and techniques required, allowing you to teach the powerboat level 1 and 2 courses. You can teach the safety boat course if you hold the ‘RYA Safety Boat’ certificate.
Please Note: There needs to be a minimum of 3 participants, which is required to make this course guaranteed to run.
If your preferred date is not available, we can arrange a date and time to your liking but we do require a minimum of 3 participants to make it run. Please do get in touch with us at [email protected]
Five seasons experience of powerboating logged (preferably in range of powerboat types and sizes) OR one season for those who use powerboats as an integral part of their normal full-time occupation. You must successfully complete the skills assessment course to do the Powerboat Instructor Course. RYA membership required on successful completion of qualification, RYA First Aid, RYA Powerboat Level 2 and completion of pre-knowledge checker.
Instructor to Student Ratio
16 + years
Wet notes, Powerboat Instructor Handbook, Certificate on successful completion
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