Join our talented crew and become an RYA Instructor

Not just a job, it's a lifestyle too. Instructing RYA courses can be a rewarding, challenging and fun career or hobby.

The strength of the RYA's training schemes is dependent on the quality of its instructors and trainers, so if your love an outdoor office and want the chance to shape and inspire future boaters, find out more about the RYA Instructor pathways and opportunities for developing your skills below.

Instructor courses
Personal Watercraft
Inland Waterways
Sail and Motor Cruising
Shorebased Navigation
Specialist short courses
Dinghy, keelboat and multihull

RYA Instructor qualifications are valid for five years, at which point you need to revalidate in order to retain the qualification and continue teaching.

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Find out more about courses and opportunities for continuing professional development for instructors in your region.

Instructor Membership

Instructor membership offers you tax relief on membership fees, specialist advice from our in-house experts and great savings on top clothing, safety and equipment brands.

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Gaining a qualification is just the start of your journey as an instructor. Check out our resources for continuing professional development to build your knowledge and skills.

Find out more about the high standards RYA Instructors, Trainers and Examiners are required to conform to.

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If working on the water is your livelihood you need the right training. RYA qualifications are the tickets to your success, so start your career as you mean to go on.

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The marine industry offers opportunities all over the world, find out more about ways to work on the water.

Learn how to get started and join our network of more than 2,400 RYA recognised training centres worldwide.