RYA Senior  Instructor Course – Dinghy

Course price, dates and trainers:

Unfortunately we will not be running a Senior Instructor Course until spring 2019

Mount Batten Centre in Plymouth have a course running in February 2018.  This will be the closest venue for this course.

See HERE for the course details at Mount Batten


RYA Senior Instructor Course overview:

The Senior Instructor qualification is a 4 day course that marks the transition from managing your own boat to that of being a ‘fleet manager’.  The Senior Instructor course concentrates primarily on on-the-water issues and is practically orientated.  Mylor Sailing School is the perfect venue, due to its superb location in the Carrick Roads and wide variety of courses and equipment. The course includes supervising instructors under your control, practical teaching afloat, fleet management, running shore-based sessions, customer liaison and group discussions under the guidance of one of our very experienced dinghy coaching assessors.  continuous assessment (in a relaxed atmosphere) is based on your ability to plan, organise, and run practical sessions, construct course programmes, manage instructors under your supervision and give your input to shore-based sessions.

RYA Senior Instructor Eligibility and Prerequisites:

Minimum age 18

You must fully meet the RYA’s pre-course criteria (see handbook G14 available from the RYA website – www.rya.org.uk)

Include a written recommendation from the principal of an RYA teaching centre (see your G14)

Have evidence of two seasons intermittent sailing instruction or one year full-time

Hold a current first aid award click here for a list of acceptable first aid certificates

Hold the RYA Safety Boat qualification ( this 2 day course can be arranged, please contact us for more information)

Complete the RYA Safe and Fun Safeguarding Children online interactive course (see below for more information)

Sailing ability to at least the standard of RYA Instructor (an assessment may be necessary if sailing ability cannot be adequately demonstrated during the training course).

A RYA Senior Instructor Pre-course Workbook MUST be completed prior to the course, download from the RYA website here: RYA Workbook


RYA Senior Instructor Course fees – £360.00

RYA Safe and Fun Safeguarding Children course

This course is a prerequisite for the RYA Senior/Dinghy Instructor Course and is for those situations when you are working with children and vulnerable adults in an RYA environment.  The course gives a basic introduction to this topic and creates an awareness with scenarios that you may encounter at your centre or sailing club.

This is an online interactive course and costs £12.

Click Here for the RYA link and information.

Click Here to take the course at a recommended interactive centre.

This must be completed prior to attending the RYA Senior or Dinghy Instructor training course.  There will be further training of this topic on the training course.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Tracey on info@mylorsailingschool.co.uk or 01326 377633