RYA Senior Instructor Course in Poole

RYA Senior Instructor Course in Poole

£ 420

Poole, Dorset

RYA Senior Instructor Course in Poole
Advanced & Expert
Lessons & Courses, Certifications
Minimum age: 18
Poole, Dorset
Cancellation: Strict
£ 420

Activity Highlights:

Advance your sailing instructor career with the RYA Senior Instructor Course at Rockley Point. This 4-day intensive program is designed to elevate experienced RYA Dinghy Instructors to the next level, equipping you with the skills needed to manage sailing courses, centres, and instructor teams effectively.

Key Details

  • Meeting Point: Rockley Point, BH15 4RW
  • Course Length: 4 days
  • Price: £420

Key Skills

Participants will develop:

  • Advanced leadership and group management skills.
  • Enhanced course and centre management abilities.
  • Proficiency in powerboat handling within a teaching context.
  • Expertise in delivering structured sailing sessions.

Course Breakdown

The curriculum includes:

Days 1-3:

Hands-on training in session planning, delivery, and management of water-based activities.

Day 4:

Assessment day, where candidates will demonstrate their ability to manage groups and handle various teaching scenarios effectively.

Throughout the course, continuous assessment will gauge your competence in real-time teaching environments.

Location

Hosted at the scenic Rockley Point, known for its exceptional facilities and conducive learning environment, this venue provides the ideal setting for aspiring senior instructors to hone their skills.

Prerequisites

Candidates must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Hold a valid RYA Dinghy Instructor qualification.
  • Have a minimum of either 2 years part-time or 1 year full-time experience as a Dinghy Instructor.
  • Possess a valid First Aid certificate.
  • Have completed the RYA Safe and Fun Safeguarding.
  • Be certified in RYA Safety Boat operations.
  • Have extensive background knowledge and sailing skills up to the RYA Pre Entry Assessment standard.

Why Choose Us?

Choosing us for your RYA Senior Instructor course means selecting a centre committed to professional development and excellence. Our experienced instructors, tailored training programs, and supportive environment ensure that you not only meet the stringent requirements of a Senior Instructor but also excel in your role. With our proven track record and state-of-the-art facilities, we are the preferred choice for serious sailing professionals looking to take their careers to the next level.

Enrol now to transform your passion for sailing into a distinguished leadership role and significantly impact the future of sailing instruction.

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What's Included:

  • Comprehensive instruction from seasoned RYA trainers.
  • Access to all necessary equipment for the duration of the course.
  • Course materials and a detailed kit list provided in advance.
  • Exclusive discounts on additional gear and clothing through our partnership with Decathlon.

What's Not Included:

  • Accommodation and meals (local recommendations & on-site accommodation available upon request).

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Frequently Asked Questions

The car parking area at Rockley Point is owned and administered by Rockley Park and not ourselves. Charges are made for car parking (half price if you are taking a course with us) and do not apply if you are simply picking up or dropping off others on courses with Rockley Watersports.

We guarantee to give you the training and do our very best to help you pass the training and assessments. The crtificate depends on you demonstrating your competence, so we can’t give you a firm guarantee that you will pass. However, if the worst comes to the worst, you’ll leave us with an action plan to complete.

Each day typically starts at 9.30 AM and finishes around 4.30 PM. These times may vary slightly based on weather conditions and specific training needs. Participants are encouraged to arrive early to prepare for the day’s activities.

Upon registration, you will receive a detailed kit list. Generally, you should bring comfortable, weather-appropriate sailing attire, sunscreen, a water bottle, and any personal sailing gear you prefer using, although standard equipment is provided.

The minimum age requirement is 18. There is no maximum age limit, but participants should be physically able to handle the demands of sailing and teaching on the water.

While accommodation is not included in the course fee, the centre located near a variety of lodging options ranging from budget-friendly hostels to more comfortable hotels. We can provide recommendations based on your preferences and budget. There is also on-site accommodation, subject to availability, at an additional fee.

As a Senior Instructor, you will be responsible for the oversight of sailing courses, managing other instructors, ensuring safety protocols are adhered to, and maintaining high standards of sailing instruction at your centre.

The course focuses on advanced skills such as managing multiple sailing sessions, enhancing your teaching techniques, leadership development, centre management, and effective use of powerboats in a teaching environment.

Aside from the RYA Dinghy Instructor qualification and experience, you must have passed the RYA Pre Entry Assessment standard for sailing ability, hold a valid First Aid certificate, RYA Safety Boat, and RYA Safe and Fun Safeguarding certificate.

No, you must be an RYA Dinghy Instructor as this course builds on the skills and knowledge acquired at that level. It’s tailored for those looking to step up to a management and leadership role within the sailing teaching environment.

Completing this course qualifies you to manage sailing instruction at larger centres, oversee instructor teams, and potentially lead regional training events. It opens doors to higher-level administrative and operational roles within the sailing and broader watersports industry.

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  • 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

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