RYA Powerboat Instructor qualifications will enable you to teach the best attended course in the entire RYA Scheme, RYA Powerboat Level 2, as well as the RYA Powerboat Level 1. This means that return on your training costs will be easy to achieve. So if you are considering a career in the boating industry by becoming a Powerboat Instructor read on for full details.
RYA Powerboat Instructor training prerequisites are simple but must all be achieved to be able to attend a RYA Powerboat Instructors course:
The Skills Assessment should be completed no later than 4 weeks prior to the preferred course date to ensure you have time to rectify any weaknesses in your skill set. We can fit these in to suit your diary, just contact the office to organise a date.
RYA Powerboat instructors can teach the courses listed in the table below; all the courses at Marine Matters are coastal endorsed.
|RYA Powerboat Instructor Qualification||Qualified to Teach|
|RYA Powerboat Instructor (inland)||RYA Powerboat level 1 & 2 (inland only)|
|RYA Powerboat Instructor (coastal)||RYA Powerboat level 1 & 2 (inland & coastal)|
|RYA Powerboat Instructor + Safety Boat endorsement (inland)||RYA Powerboat level 1 & 2 + Safety Boat (inland only)|
|RYA Powerboat Instructor + Safety Boat endorsement (coastal)||RYA Powerboat level 1 & 2 + Safety Boat (inland & coastal)|
Potential RYA Powerboat Instructors already holding a RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Power Instructors qualification may complete a 1 day conversion course to become a RYA Powerboat Instructor (coastal). This course will be conducted by one of our RYA Powerboat Instructor Trainers and does not require moderating. On successful completion of the course you will be able to teach according to the above table.
The Powerboat Instructors course is designed to take candidates who are good Powerboat Skippers and train them to a standard at which they will have the ability to pass on the knowledge to complete novices in a safe and understandable way. The instructional team on the course will teach you proven training techniques and prepare you for your career as a Powerboat Instructor. You will be expected to contribute to classroom discussions and deliver short teaching practices. The discussions and practices are designed to get you thinking like a Powerboat Instructor and not intended to be delivered as perfectly prepared and polished teaching periods. Essentially this is learning through practical application, in the safety of a training environment instead of in front of real students.
On completion of the course the RYA Powerboat Trainers that have been teaching you will provide feedback and tell you straight away the outcome of the course. Generally there are three different out comes:
On successful completion of the RYA Powerboat Instructors course and after gaining a few seasons experience as a Powerboat Instructor you should return for your RYA Advance Powerboat Instructors training course.
A Commercial Endorsement added to your qualifications will make it more attractive to potential employers as it enables you to work on vessels that are subject to the MCA's codes of practice. To achieve a Commercial Endorsement you must send the RYA the following documents:
Please note the course dates below can be added to if there is a demand for more courses. If you have a group of three potential RYA Powerboat Instructors wishing to take the course together you may book dates to suit you.Available dates...
High Tide 01:09 (4.18m)
Low Tide 04:23 (0.95m)
High Tide 11:11 (4.33m)
High Tide 13:05 (4.26m)
Low Tide 16:44 (1.02m)
High Tide 23:28 (4.47m)
The tide times are adjusted for British Summer Time where applicable.
Wind Direction: WSW
Max. Gust: 28kn becoming 30kn
Sea State: Moderate