Before attending a Powerboat Instructor course you will need to have passed the pre-skills assessment, this has been organised on 15th April 2019 and is available to book separately.
The first two days of the Powerboat Instructor course itself look at how to best teach the powerboat syllabus and teaching technique. Candidates will be teaching parts of the syllabus under guidance.
The last day consists of the moderation of the course by a second trainer. Candidates will continue the same pattern, but with another trainer to check consistency of the course and to give a second look at the individuals.
During the course candidates will be asked to present a short, classroom presentation on a topic that they have prepared. They’ll also be asked to run sessions afloat. The topics are from the powerboat logbook (G20) and are typical of those that a RYA Powerboat Instructor may be called upon to present.
In order to attend this course you will need a valid First Aid certificate, a Powerboat Level 2 certificate, a valid medical or RYA Health Questionnaire, and five seasons’ experience of powerboating logged (preferably in range of boat types and sizes) OR one season for those who use powerboats as an integral part of their normal full-time occupation.