RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor Training

Course price: £365.00 inc VAT per person
Max people: 3 per boat (max 2 boats)

RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor Training

RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor Training

RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor training is the pinnacle of RYA Powerboat Instructor training which will increase your appeal to Training Centres and RIB charter businesses alike. With your Advanced Powerboat Instructor endorsement as well as teaching PB1 & PB2 you will be able to teach RYA Intermediate and Advanced courses as well as include Own Boat Tuition in your portfolio.

RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor training prerequisites are simple but must all be achieved to be able to attend a RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructors course:

  • All candidates to be a minimum of 17 years old
  • RYA First Aid certificate (or equivalent)
  • RYA VHF SRC certificate
  • RYA Advanced Powerboat course completion certificate
  • RYA Advanced Powerboat Certificate of Competence
  • Suitable experience as a RYA Powerboat Instructor

What Can RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructors Teach?

RYA Advanced Powerboat instructors can teach the courses listed in the table below depending on their qualifications, all the courses at Marine Matters are coastal endorsed.

RYA Powerboat Instructor Qualification Qualified to teach
RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor PB level 1 & 2 (inland & coastal) Intermediate and Advanced (coastal only)
RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor with Safety Boat PB level 1 & 2, Safety Boat (inland & coastal) Intermediate and Advanced (coastal only)

Please note only Advanced Powerboat Instructors are permitted to teach own boat tuition when away from a Training Centre.

What can I expect from this training course?

The RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructors course is designed to take experienced RYA Powerboat Instructors and train them to deliver training to experienced students wishing to improve skills levels by learning more detailed navigation by day and night as well as more in depth knowledge of IRPCS and meteorology. The instructional team on the course will revise the proven training techniques and styles you learnt as a RYA Powerboat Instructor and help you develop your existing style to improve your overall teaching ability. You will be expected to contribute to classroom discussions and deliver short teaching practices. The discussions and practices are designed to get you thinking like an Advanced Powerboat Instructor. As a Powerboat Instructor already you will be expected to be able to deliver these in a structured fashion. This course is a good opportunity to talk to other instructors and share experiences.
On completion of the course the RYA Advanced Powerboat Trainers that have been teaching you will provide feedback and tell you straight away the outcome of the course. Generally there are three different out comes:

Pass - This will mean once the paperwork is completed you can continue your career as a RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor
Action Plan - This is for candidates that are almost ready to teach at advanced level but need just a little more training or experience before teaching alone. This may simple mean you need to observe or assist another RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor under real conditions. Action plans are quite normal and are designed to reward you for your good work and help you in the areas that need it so don't feel despondent if this happens to you.
Not ready to teach - This recommendation is unusual. However, if this is the opinion of your trainer the whole course will need to completed again. The best way to avoid this outcome is to be honest with yourself and only attempt the course when you have good practical experience and theory knowledge; passing a RYA Powerboat Instructors course and not teaching before attempting the RYA Advanced Instructors course will mean you will not have the appropriate teaching experience.
On successful completion of the RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructors course and after gaining a few seasons experience as an RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor you may wish to apply to the RYA to become a RYA Powerboat Trainer, which will enable you to teach the RYA Instructor courses.

A Commercial Endorsement added to your qualifications will make it more attractive to potential employers as it enables you to work on vessels that are subject to the MCA's codes of practice. To achieve a Commercial Endorsement you must send the RYA the following documents:

  • A completed Commercial Endorsement Application form
  • A completed copy of an ML5 Medical form
  • The original certificate that you wish to endorse
  • A copy of a valid RYA First Aid course (or equivalent)
  • A copy of a RYA VHF SRC certificate
  • A copy of a RYA Sea Survival certificate

RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor Training Fee Includes:

  • No fuel surcharges, marina fees or hidden costs when on our boats
  • Our 6.5m RIB for Advanced training, including all running costs
  • Training by one of our specialist RYA Instructor Trainers
  • RYA recommended safety equipment for RYA Advanced training
  • Foul weather clothing, if required
  • Powerboat training goggles, just in case of a rain shower!
  • Qualify to bareboat charter our 6.5m RIB, for family fun days out
  • Refreshments during the Instructor course, but we do not provide lunch

Please note the course dates below can be added to if there is a demand for more courses. If you have a group of three potential RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor wishing to take the course together you may book dates to suit you.

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