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RYA Powerboat Instructor Skills Assessment

This is a mandatory requirement ahead of the Powerboat Instructors course. If possible undertake the assessment 4 – 6 weeks before the Instructor course but we always schedule assessments for the day before an Instructor course just in case you can’t make it sooner.

An RYA Trainer will assess that you can perform all of the RYA Powerboat Level 2manoeuvres to a good standard and have the supporting background knowledge required.

Course dates:

  • October 30th

 

Duration:

1/2 day

Cost:

£75

Notes:

CANDIDATES FOR THE PRE-ASSESSMENT WILL BE EXPECTED TO DEMONSTRATE COMPETENCE IN:

  • Holding off a mark
  • Picking up and securing to a buoy
  • Mooring alongside up/downtide
  • Turning using warps
  • Turning in a confined space
  • Recovering a man overboard (dummy)
  • Stopping and starting the engine
  • Planing speed manouevers
  • Theory including charts, tides, buoyage, colregs and pilotage

Pre-Requisites:

  • Minimum of 16 years old
  • Hold the Powerboat Level 2 Certificate.

RYA Powerboat Instructor Course

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. 

Course dates:

  • Oct 31st - Nov 2nd

Duration:

3 days 

 

Cost:

£375. 

 

Pre-Requisites:

  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate
  • Be an RYA Member
  • Have an First Aid certificate which is in date
  • Minimum age is 16
  • Have completed your Powerboat Instructor Skills Assessment

RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor

The advanced instructor course lasts two days and the minimum age is 17. It is run by an RYA Powerboat Trainer.

Existing powerboat instructors wishing to teach the Intermediate and Advanced Powerboat courses must hold the Advanced Powerboat course completion certificate, as well as one of the Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Completence, RYA Yachtmaster™ Coastal (Power) Certificate of Competence, or RYA Yachtmaster™ Offshore (Power) Certifcate of Competence, and attend a two-day Powerboat Advanced Instructor endorsement course.

Course dates:

  • Nov 18th & 19th

Duration:

  • 2 days

Cost:

  • £375

Notes:

  • This course will include a night exercise on Day 1 similar to that done on the Advanced Exam.

Pre-Requisites:

  • Valid First Aid certificate
  • Be an RYA Member
  • Minimum age is 17.
  • Advanced instructors wishing to teach the advanced course must hold of one of the following Certificates of Competance with commercial endorsement:
    • Advanced Powerboat
    • Coastal Skipper (Power)
    • Yachtmaster Offshore (Power)

Fastrack Powerboat Instructor

Fastrack Powerboat Instructor

This 18 day intensive RYA Powerboat Instructor course, maximises training while minimising the time taken. This course is available for powerboat drivers qualified to RYA Powerboat Level 2 with five seasons experience (or one season if powerboating is an integral part of your occupation).

It is a requirement of the RYA that candidates going on to attend the final stage of this course, the Powerboat Instructor element, must first successfully complete the Pre - Assesment skills test. 

This course includes the following;

  • RYA Day Skipper Shorebased
  • RYA First Aid
  • RYA Intermediate Powerboat
  • RYA VHF
  • RYA Diesel Engine
  • Non Certified Outboard Engine Course.
  • RYA Advanced Powerboat Course
  • Instructor course Skills Assessment
  • RYA Powerboat Instructor course

 

Course dates:

  • October 16th - November 2nd 2017

Duration:

  • 18 days (includes 1 day off/selfstudy day)

Cost:

  • £1700 pp

Notes:

  • A minimum of 2 people are required for each Fasttrack course to run. 
  • If some of the courses have already been completed, then courses can be swapped for alternatives/not completed.

Pre-Requisites:

  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 with five seasons experience (or one season if powerboating is an integral part of your occupation).

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