Timings: 09:30 - 17:30/18:00 on each day (x 3 days)
Winter Timings (Nov - Feb): 09:00 - 17:30 (x 3 days)
Meeting Place: Port of Poole Marina - See location & parking details here
What to bring:
Course joining information:
The aim of the course is to provide you with the skills necessary to teach the RYA Powerboat level 1 & Level 2 courses (+ safety boat course if you have the relevant qualification).
To set you on the right track, we would suggest you consider borrowing or buying the publications detailed above, you will need access to them in some way or form during the course. We generally hold some of these books in stock for you to purchase during your course if required.
You will be required to sign a Health Declaration before commencing your instructor course - please check the example wording below and if you have any concerns please contact the centre as we will just need you to fill out an extra form if so.
"I declare that I am not suffering from any physical or mental impairment which has an adverse effect on my ability to properly discharge my duty of care as an instructor. I undertake to inform the RYA if this changes and agree to submit to a medical examination if requested by the RYA."
Course program & timings:
Please be aware that timings and the order of the syllabus are subject to change according to weather conditions.
Day 1 - 09:30 - 17:30/18:00 (with Trainer) // Winter (Nov - Feb) - 09:00 - 17:00/17:30
Day 2 - 09:30 - 17:30/18:00 (with Trainer) // Winter (Nov - Feb) - 09:00 - 17:00/17:30
Day 3 - 09:30 - 17:00 (with Trainer & Moderator) // Winter (Nov - Feb) - 09:00 - 17:00/17:30
During your course you will be assessed on the following skills:
Theory - All content of the RYA Powerboat level 1 & 2 syllabus
Practical - Personal powerboat handling skills, safety awareness, group control and management.
Teaching - Communication, briefing, debriefing, 'soft' skills, ability to identify areas to improve, preparation and sessions.
To assist you, it would help if you worked through the following tasks prior to the course:
1) Assess your own knowledge & skills in the following areas:
Theory - Uses & limitations of GPS, Weather, IRPCS, Knots, Hull types & engine drives, Navigation, Passage planning, Buoyage, Tides & Tidal streams etc. (Refer to G20 Powerboat logbook & G13 Powerboat handbook for more info)
Practical - Close quarter boat handling (i.e. pontoon work, turning in a confined space etc), Picking up a mooring, Man overboard (the RYA method!), Anchoring etc. (Refer to G20 Powerboat logbook for more info)
Ask yourself the following question:
"If I were asked about any of the above, would I be able to answer confidently and accurately?"
If the answer is no, or you are not sure, please do some revision prior to the course, keeping in mind that your students may ask questions far advanced of the RYA level 2 syllabus.
2) Read and understand the RYA Powerboat logbook (G20), RYA Start Powerboating handbook (G48) and the relevant sections of RYA Powerboat handbook (G13)
3) Prepare a 10 minute classroom based interactive session on each of the subjects below:
You will be asked to deliver one or more of these sessions during your course.
Please make sure you have the following when you arrive for the first day of your course:
a) A signed & dated RYA Powerboat logbook/letter, stating successful completion of your pre-assessment by a Trainer.
b) First aid certificate, as approved by the RYA (see further info here)
c) RYA Powerboat level 2 certificate (+ safety boat certificate if you have one)
d) Your RYA Membership Number.
To join or renew your membership with the RYA please click on the link below:
e) Any notes you have made & the books you have borrowed/purchased
f) Personal clothing & protective equipment i.e. wet weather gear, buoyancy aid (minimum 50N CE/EN393 marked) OR lifejacket, boots, gloves, hat etc - please note the centre cannot take responsibility for any loss or damage. Please do not bring valuables with you.
g) Lunch - so that we can use our time as best as possible, please bring a pack-lunch, snacks and drinks with you to each day of the course.
h) Your pre-prepared sessions & any teaching aids you intend to use.
Possible Course Outcomes: