The aim of the First Aid Instructor course is to equip you to instruct the RYA First Aid course. The subject knowledge, interpersonal skills and teaching ability that you bring to the classroom session will be assessed and honed with the RYA First Aid course in mind. Your understanding of the syllabus, the structure of a First Aid course and the level at which the course should be taught will be developed during the course.
Courses are only bookable via the RYA website through their training calendar here.
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You will need to have completed the Teaching In the Classroom course prior to booking this course.
Exemption for medical professionals: Doctors and nurses with recent appropriate acute experience, and paramedics are exempt from the need for a first aid qualification, but attending an RYA First Aid course before coming on the Instructor’s course is highly recommended. Once retired and no longer practising, a First Aid at Work or STCW Medical First Aid at Sea Certificate will be required after three years.
You will be required to undertake pre-course knowledge checks and exercises, details of which will be provided prior to the course.
|This course is not assessed but delegates will be given constructive feedback about their teaching ability. The delegate report from this course will be made available to the Trainer running the subject-specific Shorebased Instructor training course.
|Ability after the course
|To be able to teach the RYA First Aid course.
|Five years, after which a revalidation course will be required. A valid First Aid certificate of the type listed above must be maintained.
|All First Aid Instructors are required to revalidate every five years and will be contacted as the fifth anniversary of their qualification approaches.