RYA Powerboat Instructor Course

Why not share your passion for boating by becoming an RYA accredited instructor? This course will allow you to teach Level 1 and 2 Powerboat training within an RYA accredited training center. Candidates will attend a three day instructor course run by an RYA Powerboat Trainer and moderated 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.

Course Duration 3-Days
Course Cost £480
Learning Style Mixed shore based classroom, & off shore on the boat
Frequency See calendar
Training on a Powerboat

This is a great course to “test the water” to see if you enjoy powerboating or to simply start your powerboat journey.

Course Pre-Requisites 

The minimum age is 16. Candidates should have logged at least five seasons’ experience of powerboating, preferably in a range of boat types and sizes. For those who use powerboats as an integral part of their normal full-time occupation, this period is reduced to one season. Candidates will hold the RYA’s Level 2 powerboat certificate, a first aid certificate recognized by the RYA, RYA SRC Radio, and be a personal member of the RYA. All potential candidates will be required to carry out a pre-assessment before the course. This is designed to assess your powerboat handling skills. This day is included within the course price.  

What is covered?

RYA Powerboat Instructor Course

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Why choose Trafalgar for your training journey?

  • Full use of brand new Musto offshore sailing clothing. 
  • Full use of brand new Spinlock lifejackets. 
  • Luxury on-site showers
  • On-site Beach Hut Café 
  • Free WIFI access
  • Free parking
  • Central location off M27
  • Great views of Portsmouth Harbours and its heritage sites
  • On completion of your course, enjoy exclusive Trafalgar discounts on Musto Clothing and Spinlock Safety Equipment. 
“Yesterday will go down as one I remember for a long time, as I now feel ready to go solo, thanks to your excellent instruction and the luck imbued on me by that disgusting seagull.”

Martin Ireland

Trafalgar Group
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