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Upcoming RYA Navigation Instructor Courses

Mar
2
Price - £RYA
Spaces available - 6
May
21
Price - £RYA
Spaces available - 6
Sep
19
Price - £RYA
Spaces available - 6
Nov
28
Price - £RYA
Spaces available - 6
Dec
9
Price - £RYA
Spaces available - 6

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

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 knowledge. As such, this Instructors course is a blend of assessing the candidate’s knowledge, instructing ability and ensuring the structure and standard required of the course is understood. Candidates must therefore ensure they have sufficient underpinning knowledge prior to attending this course/assessment.

An effective instructor must have credibility with students and a genuine interest and engagement with the subject is essential for this. 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.

The aim of the Navigation Instructor course is to equip you to instruct the following RYA Navigation courses:

  • Essential Navigation & Seamanship
  • Day Skipper and Watch Leader Shorebased
  • Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased

The subject knowledge, interpersonal skills and teaching ability that you bring to the classroom session will be assessed and honed with the above courses in mind. Your understanding of the syllabi, the structure of these courses and the level at which they should be taught will be developed during this course.

Courses are only bookable via the RYA website through their training calendar here.

Should you experience any problems with your search or with booking online please email: instructor.courses@rya.org.uk

Our next dates are: 27th & 28th June 2023

Eligibility 

  • RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence or RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor
  • Teaching in the Classroom (from 1 March 2019)
  • Successfully completed the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased course. If the course was not completed recently it is important that candidates refresh their knowledge of the whole syllabus.
Assumed knowledge

Enthusiasm and knowledge well in excess of this course

Minimum duration 2 days
Minimum age 18  
Course content

Two day course primarily for those who are new to teaching the RYA Shorebased courses although experienced instructors are also welcome to attend.

This course is a blend of assessing the candidate’s knowledge, instructing ability and ensuring the structure and standard required of the course is understood. Candidates must therefore ensure they have sufficient underpinning knowledge prior to attending this course/assessment.

You will be required to undertake pre-course knowledge checks and exercises, details of which will be provided prior to the course.

Course dates and online booking

 

Assessment 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 RYA Shorebased navigation courses up to and including Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Theory.
Validity Five years, after which a revalidation course will be required.
Revalidation All Shorebased Navigation Instructors will be required to revalidate at some point in the future. The date on which the revalidation will be introduced will be communicated via Wavelength and a Training Notice, so please ensure your contact details are up to date. At that point, instructors who have held their qualification for more than five years will be contacted first. All other instructors will be contacted as the fifth anniversary of their qualification approaches.

 

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