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A RYA Powerboat Instructor is a competent, experienced powerboater who has been trained to teach powerboating up to RYA Powerboat Level 2.

During the course you will cover, the 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 up to RYA Powerboat level 2.

This three day course is taught by a RYA Powerboat Trainer and is moderated on the final day by a second RYA Powerboat Trainer.

Eligibilty Criteria

  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • Completion of Powerboat Instructor Skills Assessment
  • At least five season’s experience of powerboating, preferably in a range of boat types and sizes. For those who use powerboats as an integral part of their full time occupation, then this period is reduced to one season.
  • Valid First Aid certificate (A full list of certificates recognised by the RYA can be found here)
  • RYA Member
  • Completion of pre-course work (a link to the pre-course work pack will be included in your booking confirmation email)

Health Declaration

On successful completion of your course you will be asked to sign a health declaration stating that you are not suffering from any physical or mental impairment which has an adverse effect on your ability to properly discharge your duty of care as an instructor. If you are unable to sign the standard declaration, you will be required to complete this medical questionnaire.


Recommended Reading

RYA Powerboat Logbook (G20)

RYA Powerboat Instructor Handbook (G19)


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Course Information

Duration: 3 Days 

Time: 0915-1700 

Minimum Standard: See eligibility criteria

Minimum Age: 16 yrs. 

Anyone under the age of 18 years must have a Parental Consent form completed and signed by a parent/guardian - this must be handed in to reception on arrival during registration, without this form participants will not be permitted to take part.

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