Shorebased Navigation Instructor

The Shorebased Navigation Instructor course is for anyone wanting to teach the RYA's shorebased navigation and seamanship courses.

Due to the short time available on this course, there is limited opportunity to develop a candidate's teaching technique or to fill any gaps in knowledge. As such, this Instructors course is a blend of assessing the candidate's knowledge, instructing ability and ensuring the structure and standard required of the course is understood. Candidates must therefore ensure they have sufficient underpinning knowledge prior to attending this course/assessment.

An effective instructor must have credibility with students and a genuine interest and engagement with the subject is essential for this. Questions from students will often stray outside the core syllabus or be concerned with seeking advice about equipment or situations. Without enthusiasm and a depth of knowledge far above the RYA syllabus, this credibility could easily be lost. It is difficult to quantify in writing exactly what this means but without extensive practical experience of the subject, candidates are unlikely to be successful on this instructor course.

Required certificates
  • RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence or RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor 
  • Teaching in the Classroom (from 1 March 2019)
Experience
Enthusiasm and knowledge well in excess of this course
Pre-entry assessment

Successfully completed the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased course within the last five years.

Completed the shorebased papers sent to you prior to the course

Training course

Two day course primarily for those who are new to teaching the RYA Shorebased courses although experienced instructors are also welcome to attend.

This course is a blend of assessing the candidate's knowledge, instructing ability and ensuring the structure and standard required of the course is understood. Candidates must therefore ensure they have sufficient underpinning knowledge prior to attending this course/assessment.

Qualified to teach
RYA Shorebased navigation courses up to and including Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Theory
Validity
Five years, after which a revalidation course will be required.
Revalidation All Shorebased Navigation Instructors will be required to revalidate at some point in the future. The date on which the revalidation will be introduced will be communicated via Wavelength and a Training Notice, so please ensure your contact details are up to date. At that point, instructors who have held their qualification for more than five years will be contacted first. All other instructors will be contacted as the fifth anniversary of their qualification approaches.
RYA membership
Required