More course information
Course Dates and Times –
Monday 2nd – Friday 6th July 2018
Dinghy Instructor Trainer – Tim Cox, Moderator – Simon Mace
Course fees for Dinghy Instructor Course – £380.00 (including final assessment)
Pre-Course Work: On booking this course, candidates will be sent a separate email a little closer to the course date, which will contain full details of the pre-course work in it which will include topics for discussion and topics to teach on the course. You will be teaching to your peers and will learn good teaching practice and the best way to teach the RYA Method to a variety of learners. This work must be completed prior to attending the course. The maximum number on a course will be 6 people.
This 5 day course covers all aspects of teaching beginners and improvers to sail and is the first rung on the sailing instructor ladder. You will be able to teach up to the RYA Level 2 adult sailing scheme and then at the discretion of the RYA Principal of the centre you are working at, you will be able to teach the other aspects of the RYA syllabus depending on your individual experience. This could include Sailing with Spinnakers, the many different levels of the Racing scheme, Day Sailing with some chart navigation and Seamanship Skills which is advanced sailing techniques and also solving problems afloat.
During the week you will be taught the RYA’s teaching framework known as ‘The Method’ which encompasses single and double handed sailing. The week is very intensive and may include some evening sessions.
N.B. IT IS IMPORTANT YOU ARE AS PREPARED AS POSSIBLE BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE CENTRE, MAKING SURE YOU HAVE READ A CURRENT COPY OF THESE RYA PUBLICATIONS G14, G4 & G11 BEFORE THE COURSE AND PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING THESE WITH YOU.
These RYA publications and books are available to buy online here – G14 G4 G11
These RYA publications are also available to purchase at Mylor Sailing School – please enquire prior to your course to check availability and stock.
Eligibility and pre-requisites
Course Aim –
RYA Dinghy Instructor
Minimum age –
Prior to the course candidates must fullfil the following requirements:
- Minimum age 16
- Valid first aid certificate (either the RYA first aid course or one recognised by the Health and Safety Executive, covering the treatment of hypothermia and a minimum of six hours course length. Follow this link for the RYA’s list of accepted First Aid certificates)
- RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate
- Passed a pre-assessment within 1 year of the course date. This can be arranged with Mylor Sailing School before the course either to join a group or on a 1:1 basis if required.
- Complete the RYA Safe and Fun Safeguarding Children online interactive course follow this link – RYA Safe and Fun Online Course
Minimum Standard –
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