Instructor Support & Resources


Continual Professional Development

Together we can continue to improve, maintain and develop our knowledge, ensuring we deliver the very best sessions. Whether you use your qualification or appointment in a voluntary or commercial capacity, CPD will accelerate your learning and sharpen your skills, whilst assisting your professional growth and career development. 

Scotland's Regional Training Days

Our theme in 2023 for our instructor development is delivering a great participant experience.

Join your regional team for a day of personal learning and development.


Expertise will be on offer to enhance and inspire your knowledge and practical skillset. 

A comprehensive programme of workshops will be offered across the small craft schemes - Power, Sail, Boardsports. Whichever one you select, the theme will be ‘Creating a great participant experience’ and it will shape the whole day. 


As well as a primary full-group session that will be common to every region, there will be small group sessions and activities, tailored to your region and covering both personal and teaching skills, run by the same delivery team throughout.

 To sign up, visit here.

Club and Centre Visit Days – CPD

We hope to make CPD more accessible and cheaper for the volunteer coaches and instructors by visiting active clubs and running single day CPD programmes specifically targeted to the needs of the club. These clubs will be identified by them expressing an interest in hosting a day or by the RDOs who will advise on what the clubs needs are. These can also be organised by a group of clubs if they wish to host a day for all their local coaches or instructors. If you have a group of instructors that are looking at organising one of these days or an evening talk please contact


Powerboat Clinics CPD

We have been busy developing a new range of Power CPD clinics which can be tailored to suit individual training centres. The aim of these clinics is to provide a much more tailored approach to CPD concentrating on the core aspects of teaching PB1, PB2 and Safety boat. These clinics include 'teaching the practical elements of PB2', 'teaching the shore-based elements of PB2', & 'teaching electronic navigation. We have then developed a number of additional clinics concentrating on Instructor development which looks at Night navigation, the route to becoming an Advanced Powerboat Instructor, teaching night navigation and more. The current complete list of clinics are below and you can download a course content document for further information. 

  • Teaching in the classroom
  • Teaching the practical elements of Powerboat Level 2
  • Teaching elements of the Safety Boat Course
  • Introduction to night navigation
  • Knowledge of & Teaching of Electronic Navigation
  • Becoming an Advanced Powerboat Instructor
  • Teaching the shore based elements of Powerboat Level 2


Once your club or training centre has identified which clinic is most suited to their requirements, or to get more information contact the coaching team by emailing  One of the RYA Powerboat Trainers will be in contact with you to discuss the clinic further and arrange a suitable date.


Each clinic will be priced differently as there are a number of variables including the number of students, location, and travel expenses for the trainer. The clinics are subsidised by RYA Scotland and an approximate price per instructor will be around £20-£30 per clinic. 

If you would like a particular clinic or cpd session run or developed that is not mentioned then please do contact us and we can add your option. 


Pre Course Support

If you are looking to join a Senior Instructor or Race Coach Level 2 Course, or any other coach/instructor qualification, RYA Scotland looks to provide extra support to you to ensure you are in the best possible position to ensure you pass the course. This support will come in many forms whether it is advice, workshops to increase your knowledge or teaching skills or simply to improve your sailing. Please get in touch directly to access support.