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RYA Radar Instructor

Upcoming RYA Radar Instructor Courses

Price - £RYA
Spaces available - 6
Price - £RYA
Spaces available - 6

The aim of the Radar Instructor course is to equip you to instruct the RYA Radar course. The subject knowledge, interpersonal skills and teaching ability that you bring to the classroom session will be assessed and honed with the above course in mind. Your understanding of the syllabi, the structure of the course and the level at which it 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


  • RYA Radar course certificate or higher marine radar operators’ course certificate.
  • Competence in boating demonstrated by holding RYA Yachtmaster Offshore or RYA Powerboat Advanced Instructor
  • Teaching in the Classroom

Assumed knowledge Small craft marine radar and knowledge well in excess of the RYA Radar syllabus. Candidates must be experienced operators of small craft marine radar for collision avoidance and pilotage in good and poor visibility.
Minimum duration 1 day
Minimum age 18  
Course content This is a one day combined course and assessment, revising existing knowledge, providing advice for RYA Radar courses and assessing the candidate’s knowledge and ability to deliver the RYA Radar course.

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

Ability after the course Able to Instruct RYA Radar Course. For instructors qualified on or after 3 June 2019 the certificate is valid for five years, after which a revalidation course will be required.
Recommended reading RYA yachtmaster syllabus + logbook (G158) RYA Dayskipper Handbook – Motor (G97) RYA Yachtmaster Scheme Instructor Handbook (G27) RYA Shorebased Notes (SBS)
Revalidation All Radar 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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