• Instructor Training

    Instructor Training

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RYA and British Canoeing Instructor training courses available in powerboating, dinghy sailing, windsurfing, cruising, shorebased theory and paddlesports. The primary role of the National Centre is to deliver quality courses which will produce high class instructors. Instructor qualifications are essential for volunteering or working in watersports and ensure good teaching throughout the country.

Our courses are delivered by professional coaches and trainers of the highest standards. It is now a requirement that those attending RYA Instructor courses become RYA members. All RYA Instructor qualifications require a valid First Aid certificate.

Instructor course experience and requirements are outlined under course title Prerequisite for Instructor courses.

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RYA Dinghy Instructor Pre-Entry Assessment

From £59

Assessment of sailing ability and background knowledge by an RYA Coach to become an RYA Dinghy Instructor. Successful candidates can then attend RYA Dinghy Instructor course.

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1 day

Dinghy Instructor, Pre-Entry Preparation & Assessment

From £229

This two day course spends a day and a half training and preparing candidates to pass their pre entry assessment on the afternoon of the second day.

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2 days

RYA Dinghy Instructor Training & Assessment

£499

Course aim is to train and qualify students to achieve their RYA Dinghy Instructor qualification. Once qualified you will be able to deliver training courses from RYA adult and youth sailing schemes.

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5 days

RYA Advanced Dinghy Instructor Endorsement

£229

​Qualification for existing instructors to teach the Performance Sailing and Sailing with Spinnakers courses from the RYA National Sailing Scheme.

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2 days

Multihull Instructor Endorsement

£229

To train existing dinghy instructors to teach the RYA National Sailing Scheme using multihull craft.

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2 days

Powerboat Instructor Pre Entry

£65

Passing the Pre Entry Assessment is required to allow candidates to progress onto the Powerboat Instructor course. This is a half day assessment.

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1 day

RYA Powerboat Instructor Training & Assessment

£435

Our instructors will guide you to reach the standard for this valued qualification.

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3 days

RYA Cruising Instructor (sail)

£699

To train experienced and commercially endorsed Yachtmaster Offshore candidates to become instructors capable of delivering RYA Competent Crew and Day Skipper level practical courses.

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5 days

RYA Yachtmaster Instructor (sail) Training & Assessment

£0

This is the hIghest level of instructor certificate in the RYA Cruising scheme. Course trains Cruising Instructors to be able to teach and coach candidates preparing for their Yachtmaster assessment.

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5 days

RYA Yachtmaster/Cruising Instructor (sail) Revalidation

£0

Revalidation course which is for existing Yachmaster and Cruising Instructors that allows them to renew their qualification and continue instructing. Revalidation is required every 5 years.

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2 days

RYA Teaching in the Classroom

£0

This course is designed to develop your teaching and classroom skills. . This is a one-day classroom-based course with online pre-learning.

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1 day

RYA First Aid Instructor Course

£0

One day course and assessment revising candidates' existing knowledge. Assessing candidates' ability to deliver RYA First Aid courses.

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1 day

RYA Shorebased Navigation Instructor

£0

The Shorebased Navigation Instructor course is for anyone wanting to teach the RYA’s Shorebased Navigation and Seamanship courses.

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2 days

British Canoeing Paddlesports Leader Assessment

£140

This will assess the Paddlesport Leader's ability to lead, supervise or facilitate safe and enjoyable trips based on their group’s needs and aspirations.

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1 day

British Canoeing Paddlesports Instructor

£249

The Paddlesport Instructor qualification is for people whose main focus of work is delivering paddlesport taster/starter sessions within clubs, centres or other organisations.

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2 days

British Canoeing Core Coach Training

£249

The Core Coach Training is designed to support coaches working towards a Coach Award Qualification,or as stand-alone training to support ongoing learning and development.

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2 days

British Canoeing Canoe and Kayak Coach (Sheltered Water) Training

£249

This training programme is delivered over two consecutive days and focuses on HOW to coach the discipline specific skills and WHAT you will be coaching.

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2 days

British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach Training

£249

This 2 day discipline specific training course works to develop the sea kayak coaches abilities to teach foundation skills and help paddlers to develop their skills in the moderate sea environment.

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2 days

British Canoeing Canoe and Kayak Coach (Sheltered Water) Assessment

£140

British Canoeing's Canoe and Kayak Coach (sheltered water) assessment will test your own personal paddling, safety & rescue and coaching skills.

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1 day

British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach Assessment

£140

This one day assessment will focus on the sea kayak coaches abilities to coach foundation skills and help paddlers to develop their skills in the moderate sea environment.

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1 day

British Canoeing SUP Coach (sheltered water) Training

£249

New for 2020!

Coach the generic skills required for paddling on flat-water and to lay sound foundations for discipline specific development.

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2 days