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Port of Poole Marina

RYA PWC Instructor Conversion Course Joining Instructions:

Thank you for booking your RYA Personal Watercraft  Instructor conversion 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**


Course timings: 

As per your booking confirmation email



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What to bring: 

  • Valid RYA Powerboat Instructor Certificate
  • RYA PWC Proficiency Certificate
  • Valid First Aid Certificate 
  • RYA Membership Number
  • Passport Photo with your name printed on the reverse
  • Pen & Paper
  • RYA PWC Handbook
  • Wetsuit & Spray Top or Drysuit - wetsuit available to borrow if required
  • Impact Buoyancy aid (50N / EN393 Marked) available to borrow if required
  • Wetsuit shoes/boots available to borrow if required
  • Towel 
  • Jumper / Jacket to wear when you are ashore
  • Water/ drink, suncream, hat to take on the PWC
  • Packed Lunch 

Meeting Place:

Meeting Place: Marine Education Portakabin, Port of Poole Marina 

Course Overview:

Pls Note: Timings afloat will depend on HW / LW Tide Times on the day.. 


 Housekeeping / Introduction to the course Introduction to the PWC
Administration (certificate checks etc) Launching & Introductory session delivery 
Course Programming Low Speed Sessions
Session Key teaching Points Planing speed sessions
Briefing Skills & Group Control PWC Recovery & Aftercare
Running a productive Navigation Session Short PWC specific shorebased presentations
Introduction to Personal Equipment End of course debriefs 

Colour Key: 

Led by you / the instructor students

Group Work

Led by your Trainer

Pre-Course Preparation:

  • Review / Re-familarise yourself with the contents of the RYA PWC handbook & RYA Power Schemes instructor handbook
  • Update yourself with current Models of PWC, their technology and uses (particularly Seadoo & Yamaha)
  • Review PWC sections of RYA Wavelength magazine
  • Review PWC sections of Instructor Resources Website - see here
  • Additional useful downloads can be seen at this link

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Course Outcomes: 

PASS: All goes well on the course!

ACTION PLAN: There may be some aspects that you still need to work on prior to being signed off as a PWC instructor - if you receive an action plan this will follow the SMART structure (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely). Action plans are specific to the individual. Examples of an action plan are: needing more time/experience on a PWC or range of PWs, increasing your background theory knowledge, more practice running and managing sessions afloat etc

FAIL: Though this is a possibility, it is unlikely so try not to think about it. People fail due to being dangerous or not having a clue what they are doing, so pretty unlikely that you will fall into categories like this! 

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."


other courses that may assist you as an rya instructor:

RYA First aid course for RYA instructors
RYA VHF marine radio online course
rya essential Navigation & Seamanship online course

Contact us:


Tel: +44 (0) 1202 406066

Our Location:

Powerboat & Jetski Courses: Port of Poole Marina

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