Due to the short time available on this course, there is limited opportunity to develop a candidate's teaching technique or to fill any gaps in Radar knowledge. As such, the course is a blend of assessing the candidate's knowledge and instructing ability whilst ensuring the structure and standard required of the course is understood. Candidates must therefore ensure they have sufficient underpinning knowledge prior to attending.
Requirements/pre course experience:
An effective instructor must have credibility with students and a genuine interest and engagement with the subject is essential. Questions from students will often stray outside the core syllabus or be concerned with seeking advice about equipment or situations. Without enthusiasm and a depth of knowledge far above the RYA syllabus, this credibility could easily be lost. It is difficult to quantify in writing exactly what this means but without extensive practical experience of the subject, candidates are unlikely to be successful on this instructor course.
Small craft marine radar and knowledge well in excess of the RYA Radar syllabus. Candidates must be experienced operators of small craft marine radar for collision avoidance and pilotage in good and poor visibility.
From 1st March 2019 all new candidates looking to teach RYA shorebased courses are required to also have completed a supporting 1 day Teaching In the Classroom course.
The Centre is confident it can provide what you need for your shorebased course. Paper and pens will always be readily available but again some prefer to bring their own notepads and files. We have lecture rooms with Smartboards and a range of teaching tools to assist with your course.×
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 will have some free time and there will be fun activities organised by our staff.
If you are a non-residential guest on these courses, you can meet us at the yacht haven or travel on the ferry if coming from the mainland. Discuss this at time of booking.×