• Instructor Training

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RYA and British Canoeing Instructor training courses available in powerboating, dinghy sailing, windsurfing, cruising, shorebased theory and paddlesports. The primary role of the National Centre is to deliver quality courses which will produce high class instructors. Instructor qualifications are essential for volunteering, working in watersports and ensure good teaching throughout the country.

Our courses are delivered by professional coaches and trainers of the highest standards. It is now a requirement that those attending RYA Instructor courses become RYA members. All RYA Instructor qualifications require a valid First Aid certificate.

Instructor course experience and requirements are outlined under course title Prerequisite for Instructor courses.

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RYA Dinghy Instructor Pre-Entry Assessment

From £59

​Sail and show off your skills!

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1 day

Dinghy Instructor, Pre-Entry Preparation & Assessment

From £224

Enjoy 2 days gaining top tips from instructors and making sure your skills are ready for the test!

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2 days

RYA Dinghy Instructor Training & Assessment

From £499

​Have your certificate endorsed by the National Centre and get set for working in the industry.

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5 days

RYA Advanced Dinghy Instructor Endorsement

£224

​This addition to your Dinghy Instructors certificate allows you to deliver the RYA advanced dinghy sailing courses.

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2 days

Multihull Instructor Endorsement

£0

Instructors who completed their initial training course in one boat discipline may want to subsequently Instruct in mutihulls

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2 days

RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor

£499

This course provides an introduction to the skills required to teach beginners to windsurf.

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5 days

Senior Instructor Prep Day

£10

A very useful day with a Coach Asessor that helps prepare candidates in a relaxed setting for their Senior Instructor course.

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1 day

RYA Senior Instructor Training & Assessment

£350

This is the progression for RYA Instructors seeking positions with more responsibility. Course outline in RYA G14 handbook.

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4 days

Powerboat Instructor Pre Entry

From £65

This is necessary for anyone looking to train as a Powerboat Instructor

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1 day

RYA Powerboat Instructor Training & Assessment

From £435

Our instructors will guide you to reach the standard for this valued qualification.

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3 days

RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor

From £389

This endorsement is for experienced powerboat instructors who wish to teach the advanced powerboat course.

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2 days

PW Instructor

£495

Our Trainers will support you through this PW Instructor training and assessment course

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3 days

PW Instructor Conversion Course

£189

A one day conversion course for existing Powerboat Instructors

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1 day

RYA Cruising Instructor (sail)

From £689

A terrific 5 day cruise refreshing skills and learning how to teach the RYA cruising syllabus. An expert instructor will support your progress.

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5 days

RYA Cruising Instructor (Power)

£929

A 4 day course refreshing skills and learning how to teach the RYA Cruising (power) syllabus. An expert instructor will support your progress.

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4 days

RYA Yachtmaster Instructor (sail) Training & Assessment

 

​Become qualified and teach others to be competent yachtmasters.

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5 days

RYA Yachtmaster/Cruising Instructor (sail) Revalidation

 

​Make sure all your paperwork is up to date. Cumbrae delivers all related courses.

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2 days

RYA Yachtmaster Instructor (Power)

 

Use your experience to become a specialist in the motor cruising sector.

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3 days

RYA Yachtmaster/Cruising Instructor (power) Revalidation

 

​Make sure all your paperwork is up to date. Cumbrae delivers all related courses.

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1 day

RYA Teaching in the Classroom

 

This course is designed to develop your teaching and classroom skills. It explores maximising interactions with students, practical instructing techniques and how to go about producing your own course and lesson plans. This is a one-day classroom-based course with online pre-learning.

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1 day

RYA First Aid Instructor Course

 

This one day course is full of essential first aid techniques for anyone going afloat.

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1 day

RYA Diesel Engine Instructor

 

​Another important area where you can use your knowledge to teach others.

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1 day

RYA Radar Instructor

 

​This is a once a year opportunity and additional courses only on demand.

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1 day

RYA Shorebased Navigation Instructor

 

The Shorebased Navigation Instructor course is for anyone wanting to teach the RYA’s shorebased navigation and seamanship courses.

This two day course is primarily for those who are new to teaching the RYA Shorebased courses although experienced instructors are also welcome to attend.

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2 days

Prerequisites for RYA Instructor Courses

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​General Information supporting RYA Instructor Courses. A guide to qualifications.

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British Canoeing Canoe and Kayak Coach (Sheltered Water) Assessment

From £140

British Canoeings Canoe and Kayak Coach (sheltered water) assessment will test your own personal paddling, safety & rescue and coaching skills.

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1 day

British Canoeing Canoe and Kayak Coach (Sheltered Water) Training

From £275

This training programme is delivered over two consecutive days and focuses on HOW to coach the discipline specific skills and WHAT you will be coaching.

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2 days

British Canoeing Core Coach Training

From £275

The Core Coach Training is designed to support coaches working towards a Coach Award Qualification. It is also considered appropriate and repeatable, as stand-alone training to support ongoing learning and development.

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2 days

British Canoeing Paddlesports Instructor

£275

The Paddlesport Instructor qualification is for people whose main focus of work is delivering paddlesport taster/starter sessions within clubs, centres or other organisations.

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2 days

British Canoeing Paddlesports Leader Training

From £235

Teaching you how to lead, supervise or facilitate safe and quality trips

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2 days

British Canoeing Paddlesports Leader Assessment

From £145

This assessment will assess the Paddlesport Leader ability to lead, to supervise, or facilitate safe, quality, enjoyable trips based on their group’s needs and aspirations.

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1 day

British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach Assessment

From £145

This one day assessment will focus on the sea kayak coaches abilities to coach foundation skills and help paddlers to develop their skills in the moderate sea environment.

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1 day

British Canoeing Sea Kayak Coach Training

From £275

This 2 day discipline specific training course works to develop the sea kayak coaches abilities to teach foundation skills and help paddlers to develop their skills in the moderate sea environment.

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2 days