Assistant instructor training 

The assistant instructor (AI) award provides recognition for the 'in-house' training given to experienced sailors intending to qualify as RYA dinghy, keelboat or multihull instructors.

The AI is a competent small boat sailor who has been trained to assist instructors in teaching sailing up to the standard of the Level 2 or Stage 3 courses. They must work under the supervision of an RYA senior instructor (SI) or the chief instructor of a keelboat training centre.

As the AI's training is limited to assisting qualified instructors and does not include first aid or powerboat handling, AIs must never be allowed to work without direct supervision.

Candidates must hold one of the RYA Sailing Scheme advanced modules and have the recommendation of their centre's Principal.

Training should be based on a 20 hour course covering basic teaching principles, centre procedures and specific training in any unfamiliar equipment (see RYA book G14). Candidates will be assessed on their teaching ability with beginners.

The training and assessment can be conducted by an appropriately trained Senior Instructor who has been nominated by the Principal or Chief Instructor.

The Principal/Chief Instructor will authorise and sign the certificate.

Certificate Validity
The AI certificate is valid only at that centre for five years.

To find out more about becoming an Assistant Instructor, please contact your local training centre.

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Article Published: May 19, 2009 13:32

Article Updated: May 25, 2017 12:42


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