Instructors, coaches and careers

Looking for more information about becoming an RYA Instructor or Race Coach? Or want to turn your passion into a career on the water? Here’s everything you need to know.   

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CPD is for anyone teaching within any of the RYA Schemes and pathways.


Upcoming Development opportunities for Instructors and Coaches in Scotland.

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Training and courses for RYA Instructors in Scotland.

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Find your latest Instructor Course Dates and opportunities in Scotland.

Information for current or aspiring race coaches. There are extensive opportunities to get qualified or progress your coaching skills with CPD, club visits or mentoring.

View your RYA certificates online by registering for a free MyRYA account.


Racing is held together by Race officials. They play a vital role in organising and managing events. The RYA runs a range of training courses to suit individuals in various roles supporting local clubs as well as international classes on the world stage.

RYA recognition provides the foundation for providing a safe and successful learning environment for a range of RYA courses. 

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