Our Instructor Training programme is unique and unrivalled in Ireland. Our course ensures all students sailing are at the level required for the Royal Yachting Association pre-entry assessment. Our programme concentrates not only on sailing ability but on other key aspects necessary to be a successful instructor including presentation skills, interpersonal skills, risk analysis and on the water safety.
Students ideally should be either undertaking their level 4 or a higher level, we'll hold an information Zoom call on Wednesday 19th August at 7pm. Please email us to express interest in joining the programme. We'll return an online form to complete and a link to the meeting.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Candidates must be 16 years of age to become an instructor. For the 2020/21 programme, candidates must be 16 years of age by Friday 2nd April 2021, the final day of the instructor course.
We've designed a modular based programme to bring good sailors to the standard required for an RYA instructor course. Sailing, powerboating, presentation, customer service, communication, teamwork and leadership skills are all developed. Detailed breakdowns of each module are presented below.
Pre-Instructor Course Qualifications
Candidates undertaking a RYA instructor course are required to hold the following qualifications:
- RYA Powerboat Certificate
- First Aid Certificate
- VHF Radio License
While these courses have been scheduled to run prior to the pre-entry assessment, they are nevertheless valuable skills for any boater to have, and should they not be successful in their Pre-Entry or Instructor course these qualifications will be of significant assistance in any action plan, or route forward while preparing for another assessment or course in the future.
Course Fee Breakdown:
- Sail Training 1 - €280
- Sail Training 2 - €280
- National Powerboat Certificate and Practise - €319
- Shorebased - €328
- Sailing & Powerboat Practise 2 - €315
- Pre-Entry Assessment - €59
- Pre-Course Skills and RYA DI Course - €475
The total fees are €2,056. Payment for each programme/module are required prior to commencement of each.
Please note, that on occasions there may be additional training required. This varies depending on each candidate and is impossible to predict.
Please call our team on 01 2844195, or email email@example.com for more information.