Continued Professional Development (CPD)

Improve your skills and knowledge with our CPD resources
Gaining a qualification is just the start of your instructing journey. By continuing to build knowledge and develop your skills with the help of CPD, you will ensure you maintain the highest standards and deliver the very best sessions.

The resources below are aimed at anyone teaching within any of the RYA’s training schemes, both in a voluntary or commercial capacity. 
Broaden your knowledge

Find out more about everything from navigation to looking after your ropes and creating great videos.

Improve your instructing

Gain confidence and become a better instructor with our helpful tips and resources.

Teaching ideas

Pick up some ideas to help teach difficult topics and to keep your sessions fresh and engaging.


Why is mental health important and how do you recognise signs of poor or worsening mental health?

RYA Training Webinars

From tips to help improve your coaching and session structure, to centre development, marketing and sustainability - check out our latest webinars here.

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Teaching in the Classroom

Even if you aren't planning to become a shorebased instructor, this free module will provide some valuable tips for making the most of your theory sessions.

Safe and Fun

A short course aimed at Dinghy and Windsurfing Instructors and anyone involved in working with children or vulnerable adults at RYA clubs and training centres.

More online courses...

As well as these short courses and refreshers there are a number of other online RYA courses you may find useful. Browse all the options for eLearning here.


Our annual conferences are a great opportunity to network and develop your knowledge. Missed this year? Catch up on key information, updates and recordings of the sessions here. 

Instructor resources
The Green Blue

RYA Instructors play a crucial role in educating new boaters to be sensitive and respectful of our waters. The Green Blue has developed a range of instructor resources including quiz and activity pocket cards.

Electronic navigation resources

Images and resources to help instructors teaching RYA navigation courses

Using eBooks in the classroom

Find out more about using RYA eBooks and animations as teaching aids in the classroom


Find out more about upcoming instructor courses, revalidations and regional training opportunities.

Latest news
RYA Wavelength

Get all the latest news in our dedicated bi-monthly e-newsletter for instructors and principals. Check out the latest edition and subscribe here.

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Upcoming events

Whether it's inspiration, personal and skill development or gaining the next qualification, the RYA run a variety of courses and events. Find out what's coming up near you...