|Required certificates||First Aid
RYA Powerboat Level 2
RYA Safe and Fun certificate and pre-course work
|Experience||Experienced sailor in strong conditions and ideally 5 years experience|
|Pre-entry assessment||To be completed within one year prior to the instructor course|
|Course content||Normally a 50 hour/5 day week but could be modular over a number of weekends or days, with extra time allowed for revision.
Training in teaching techniques afloat and ashore is provided during the course.
Run by an RYA Coach/Assessor and moderated on the final day by another RYA Coach/Assessor who has not been involved in the candidate's training.
Candidates will be required to demonstrate competence in course preparation, delivery and management, as well as customer liaison.
|Qualified to teach||Sailing Scheme Levels 1, 2 and 3, Day Sailing, Seamanship Skills and Sailing with Spinnakers (if suitably experienced and approved by the Principal or Chief Instructor)
Youth Sailing Scheme Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Instructors are qualified specifically to teach on either dinghies, small keelboats or multihulls, depending on their training course and experience.
Instructors are not assessed as competent in running a training centre, and should always work under the supervision of an RYA Senior instructor.
|Certificate validity||Five years from the date of issue, provided that a valid first aid certificate is maintained.|