RYA Powerboat Instructor Course in Lancashire

RYA Powerboat Instructor Course in Lancashire

£ 360

Chorley, Lancashire

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Intermediate & Advanced
Lessons & Courses, Certifications
Minimum age: 16
Chorley, Lancashire
Max. group size: 6
Cancellation: Flexible
Duration: 3 days
£ 360

Activity Highlights:

The RYA Powerboat Instructor Course will equip you with the practical and theoretical knowledge and skills needed to become a competent powerboat instructor. This comprehensive programme provides an in-depth understanding of practical instruction, lesson planning, teaching styles, and the course curriculum of RYA Powerboat Levels 1 and 2.

Key Details

  • Course Fee: £360
  • Duration: 4 days – Day 1: Pre-entry skills assessment,  Days 2-4: Course
  • Instructor-Student Ratio: 6:1

Course Breakdown

The RYA Powerboat Instructor Course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach powerboating to the RYA’s high standards. This course is ideal for those looking to progress their career in maritime instruction, offering a blend of practical and theoretical training. Below is a detailed breakdown of the course content and structure:

Day 1: Pre-entry Skills Assessment

  • Objective: Evaluate the practical skill level of each candidate to ensure they meet the necessary standard for instructor training.
  • Activities:
    • Handling a powerboat with confidence.
    • Manoeuvres at different speeds and in various conditions.
    • Safety procedures and checks.

Days 2-4: Instructor Training

These days are focused on developing the candidates’ abilities to deliver effective instruction in powerboating.

Teaching Skills:

  • Overview of Teaching Methods: Understanding different learning styles and how to adapt teaching methods accordingly.
  • Lesson Planning: Developing structured lesson plans that are engaging and informative.
  • Practical Instruction Techniques: Hands-on training on how to deliver practical skills training effectively.

Course Curriculum for RYA Powerboat Levels 1 and 2:

  • Level 1: Introduction to powerboating, basic boat handling, and safety.
  • Level 2: More advanced boat handling techniques, including planning speed manoeuvres, and introduction to navigation and pilotage.

Boat and Equipment Preparation:

  • Preparation: Ensuring the boat and all equipment are ready and suitable for training sessions.
  • Safety Checks: Conducting thorough safety checks before and after use.

Assessment and Feedback:

  • Conducting Assessments: Learning how to assess students’ skills and knowledge.
  • Providing Feedback: Techniques for giving constructive feedback to encourage improvement.


Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will be certified as RYA Powerboat Instructors, allowing them to teach RYA Powerboat Levels 1 and 2.

This course is comprehensive, covering every aspect necessary to prepare instructors not just to teach powerboating effectively, but also to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all participants.


Candidates are expected to have a solid foundation in powerboating, equivalent to the skills required at RYA Powerboat Level 2, and must be proficient in all the practical skills and theory knowledge before attending the course.

To have a successful learning experience, participants are required to meet the following prerequisites:

  • Minimum age of 16
  • Valid first aid certificate
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate
  • Current RYA membership
  • Minimum two seasons’ experience of powerboating (reduced to one season for full-time occupation)

Why Choose Us

Our courses are led by top UK coaches to ensure high-quality learning. Nestled on the banks of Lower Rivington Reservoir at the foot of Rivington Pike, we offer an optimal location for land- and water-based activities. With accommodation and professional catering services, everything you need to complete your course is conveniently situated in one place.

Please note: Candidates must pass the skills assessment day to join the course. Accommodation needs to be requested and will be subject to availability.

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What's Included:

  • Expert instruction by top coaches in their fields
  • Comprehensive course materials
  • Practical hands-on experience
  • Certification upon successful completion (valid for five years)

What's Not Included:

  • Personal clothing and accessories
  • Accommodation (available upon request and subject to availability)

Frequently Asked Questions

Participants must be at least 16 years old to enrol in the course.

Yes, participants need a valid first aid certificate, an RYA membership and an RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate.

Participants are required to have logged at least two seasons of powerboating, preferably with varied boat types.

The course certification remains valid for five years from the date of issue, provided the participant maintains a valid first aid certificate.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy


  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 


  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts