RYA Senior Instructor Training & Assessment

4 days

Age 18+

Senior Instructor will be capable of managing and supervising one or more groups afloat, each group taught by an appropriately qualified instructor.

The Senior Instructor training course may be the last formal course which most instructors attend. This also is the qualification required to become an RYA training Centre Principal. Therefore this is a busy course and includes evening sessions to cover; a number of candidate led on water sessions, shorebased teaching sessions, candidate delivered presentations and discussions, training input from the coaches and organisation of teams of instructors both on and off the water. Continually assessed with regular input throughout by at least 2 RYA Coach/Assessors.


Equipment and Kit Information

RYA Senior Instructor Training & Assessment - Kit Info

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

Getting wet is unavoidable on many of these courses so we will make sure you have the correct gear. A wetsuit, wetsuit boots, buoyancy aid and waterproof top is available for your use and can be dried overnight ready for the next day’s action. In addition we would request you bring garments such as swim wear, woolly hat and warm socks. Hot showers are available in the changing areas and accommodation areas so bring a towel.

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.

Daily Schedule

RYA Senior Instructor Training & Assessment - Schedule

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.


Booking Options

For fairness the Senior Instructor course training fee is fixed by RYA Scotland. Please note that it does not include evening meals and accommodation which should be selected separately below.

Subsidised by RYA Scotland a Senior Instructor Preparation day is also available. Previous candidates who have attended this day found it “extremely beneficial” in helping them prepare for the SI course.

No places left? We strive to offer additional places on our courses.
Please call 01475 530757 for more information.

A course will take place at Port Edgar in October. Telephone 0131 319 1820 for information.

Date Price Quantity
16 Apr 20 - 19 Apr 20 £350


Name Price Quantity
Residential Package: 3 nights £127.50