To train instructors to deliver the RYA Advanced Powerboat course.
This is a high level course with continuous assessment of the candidates ability to deliver all aspects of the RYA Advanced Powerboat syllabus. Candidates will take turns running sessions to deliver different parts of the Advanced syllabus including boat handling manoeuvres. In particular, a high level of background theory knowledge is required as candidates could be asked to teach aspects from the Yachtmaster shorebased course which is the recommended level of knowledge for Advanced candidates, therefore, Advanced Instructors need to be able to deliver at this level.
Candidates are assessed on their ability to create and safely run a night navigation exercise which forms a key part of the Advanced course.
One of the following Certificates of Competence:
Commercial Endorsement on the above (Advanced Instructors who do not hold a valid CE will only be able to teach RYA Intermediate Powerboat courses)
Candidates should bring a passport photograph and copies of all the pre-requisite certificates with them.Equipment and Kit Information
There are a wide range of Instructor courses across our disciplines.
The centre will provide the dinghies, windsurfs, powerboats, yachts and indoor teaching areas required for you to perform the practical elements of the course. Pre requisites for the courses are displayed at the bottom of the Instructor Training section of the website Instructor Training
Our powerboats serve two purposes at Cumbrae. Much of the time they are used as the safety vessels accompanying our on the water activities. At other times they are used for delivering the qualifications required to become active in safety duties, instruction or use of personal power crafts.
The 5m ribs are used for RYA courses such as powerboat level 2, safety boat and powerboat instructor. The larger 6m and 6.8m can used for advanced powerboat course with and without commercial endorsements and advanced powerboat instructor.
Often people bring their own waterproof clothing for this course. If you do not have your own set of waterproofs the Centre can provide. Buoyancy aids are also included. In addition, we would request you bring garments such as swim wear, woolly hat and warm socks, and suitable footwear. Hot showers are available in the changing areas and accommodation areas so bring a spare towel too.
For shore based courses we aim to provide the required tools and if anything specific for you to bring this will be discussed at time of booking.×
On arrival check in at our reception which is situated in the main entrance. You will be asked to complete a form with course and emergency contact details. A room key will be issued for residential guests and a brief outline of centre facilities indicated.
Main timings of our day are:
Meals times. Breakfast: 0830hrs Lunch: 1230hrs Dinner: 1800hrs
All meals are served in the dining area.
Activity times. Your activity will run from 0930 – 1630hrs. Your instructors will guide you with clothing, activity and the content of the sessions.
Evenings are generally free time unless your course has specific tutelage incorporated or activities have been pre arranged.
If you are on a single day course the 0915hrs ferry from Largs to Cumbrae will get you here in sufficient time.×