RYA Senior Instructor Course
Want to take your instructing to the next level? Become a Senior Instructor in 4 days.
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Senior Instructor Course dates – spaces available
We are not running a SI course in 2024 as Stithians Lake will be.
Mylor Sailing School next course is March 2025
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 Pre-requisites:
Minimum age 18
You must fully meet the RYA’s pre-course criteria (see handbook G14 available from the RYA website – RYA Instructor Handbook link)
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 the details on what your first aid certificate should include
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
IMPORTANT – THE RYA SENIOR INSTRUCTOR WORKBOOK WILL TAKE AT LEAST 6-8 HOURS TO COMPLETE SO PLEASE ALLOW ENOUGH TIME PRIOR TO YOUR COURSE
RYA Safe and Fun Safeguarding Children course
This course is a pre-requisite 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 £15.
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 by emailing email@example.com or calling 01326 377633