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Salterns Marina, Poole

RYA PWC (jetski) Instructor Course Joining Instructions:

Thank you for booking your RYA Personal Watercraft  Instructor course at Marine Education. The following information should answer most pre-course enquiries, but if you require further advice, please contact


**PLEASE read ALL of the information on this page throughly**


The aim of this course is to provide you with the skills necessary to teach the RYA Personal watercraft certificate of competence & RYA Superyacht PWC Safety Certificate.


Course Dates & Timings:


Course dates: As per your booking


Instructor Course timings: 

09:00 - 17:30/18:00 on each day


Course meeting location: 

Salterns Marina: when coming into the Marina, Park in front of the hotel then walk back towards the entrance where you will see Jetski Safari's office on your right hand side


Parking: Onsite (free)


Course program:

Day 1: RYA scheme, Course structure, Teaching styles, On-water session delivery

Day 2: Shorebased tuition, On-water session delivery

Day 3: (Moderation day) Practical & Shorebased sessions 


Pre-Course Planning:

It is important that you prepare for the course as fully as possible; to help you, please work through the following tasks:


1) Assess your own knowledge in the following areas:

• Types of PWC on the market

• Security, Theft prevention & Trailer laws

• Basic Care & Maintenance of a PWC

• Tides & tidal streams

• Weather

• IRPCS (International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea)

• Knots

• Charts, buoyage & basic navigation


Ask yourself the questions:


"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.


**Remember that your students may ask questions far advanced of the RYA PWC syllabus !


2) Prepare a 5-10 ten minute classroom based presentation on each of the subjects below:

Introduction to charts & symbols

Tides & tidal streams, interpreting a tide table 

Weather - Interpreting an inshore forecast 

• Launching & Recovery

Measuring distance & bearings 

• Creating a route plan (planning & considerations) 

You will be asked to deliver a minimum of one of these presentations during your course.


The aim of the talk is to assess your ability to deliver a ten minute talk to a group in a classroom environment. Remember, talks should follow the guidelines below:


- The talk must have an introduction, a middle and a summary

- The talk should last 10 minutes

- The talk must be technically accurate

- The group must be able to hear you, see any visual aids and be as involved as possible.

- The talk must be interesting and relevant

- You should check for understanding from your students during or at the end of your talk.


For further advice - see the relevant RYA books available below, you can purchase the e-books by clicking the links below. The resources section on the RYA website and the 'teaching techniques' section of this are also of use.


You will have the following equipment available for your use during the presentation:-

• Whiteboard & markers

• Charts, dividers, Portland plotter 

• Tide tables/ Tidal stream atlas/ Almanac


3) Read and understand the RYA Introduction to PWC handbook (G35) - you will receive a copy of this on your PWC proficiency course. 

Powerboating Books

Pre-course checklist:


Please make sure that you have the following when you arrive for your instructor course:


a) First Aid certificate, as approved by the RYA


b) RYA PWC certificate of competence (& RYA Powerboat level 2 cert if you have one)


c) RYA membership number 


To join the RYA or renew your membership click on the link below:-

Join the RYA online today

d) Prepared 10 minute chats/ presentations


e) The course program, pen and paper and the RYA PWC handbook


f) Personal clothing & protective equipment (i.e. wetsuit/drysuit, buoyancy aid - CE kite mark minimum 50N, gloves, footwear, waterproofs etc) - please note that the centre cannot take responsibility for any loss or damage. (If you do not have your own wetsuit/buoyancy aid please contact us ASAP). 


Other useful items: Spare warm clothing and a warm hat might be useful, sunglasses, sun cream, sun hat etc.


An aid to help with your teaching may be:-

  • Wet notes book (available to purchase from the web shop click here)
  • Lunch/Snacks: Please bring drinks and money to buy lunch along with you each day.

With a combination of enthusiastic and effective teaching, suitable and up-to-date equipment and a number of appropriate locations close to the centre, we are sure that you will have an enjoyable and productive course.


We look forward to meeting you. 


Your Health: 

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 us on 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."


RYA PWC Instructor Conversion Course:

Course timings: 

09:00 - 18:00



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What to bring: 

  • Valid RYA Powerboat Instructor Certificate
  • RYA PWC Proficiency Certificate
  • Valid First Aid Certificate 
  • RYA Membership Number
  • Pen & Paper
  • RYA PWC Handbook
  • Wetsuit & Spray Top or Drysuit
  • Impact Buoyancy aid (50N / EN393 Marked) - if you do not own an impact buoyancy aid please drop us an email and let us know what size you are (S/M/L/XL) so we can have one ready for you. 
  • Wetsuit shoes/boots
  • Towel 
  • Water/ drink, suncream, hat to take on the PWC
  • Money to buy lunch at Lake Yard Club 

Course Logistics:

Your course will start at Lake Yard Marina with the theory aspects of the course, you will then travel to Salterns Marina by boat (where the PWC are stored on Versadocks), the practical training will commence from there. You will be returned to Lake Yard at the end of your course. 

Lake Yard Marina, Poole

Course meeting location: 

Lake Yard Marina: when coming into the Yard, park as close to the top of the yard (nearest the entrance) as possible to allow for Yard movements. Your Trainer will meet you outside the front of the club house at 09:00

Course Overview:

  • Course Planning
  • Briefing & Debriefing Skills refresher
  • Session structure
  • Group Control Skills
  • Practice Teaching Sessions Afloat 

Pre-Course Preparation:

  • Review / Re-familarise yourself with the contents of the RYA PWC handbook
  • Update yourself with current Models of PWC, their technology and uses (particularly Seadoo & Yamaha)
  • Review PWC sections of RYA Wavelength magazine

Contact us:


Tel: +44 (0) 1202 024111

Our Locations:

Powerboat & Jetski: Port of Poole Marina

Powerboat: Lake Yard Marina
Shorebased: Romany Works, Poole

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