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RYA Powerboat Instructor Course

3 Days


Are you passionate about powerboating and do you want to share your love of powerboating with others? Then this course is for you! Aimed at those that wish to make a career in the marine training industry and work at RYA training centres, it is designed to prepare and assess potential instructors.



This course will concentrate on how
to deliver the courses so that your students get the best out of them and leave your course confident and skilled in powerboat handling.


It includes practical training sessions in the classroom and afloat using fellow candidates and practise students.

Become an effective instructor
Practical driving
Delivering theory subjects
Reviewing & feedback skills
Effective use of visual aids
Teaching styles
Lesson & programme planning
Standards of the RYA


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More Info

3 days

Student to instructor max ratio

6 : 1

Minimum age = 16




Knowledge + Experience

At least 1 season driving powerboats full time or 5 part time seasons.

Required Certificates

A first aid certificate, powerboat level 2 certificate, a medical declaration, and a powerboat instructors pre-skills assessment certificate.

What To Bring


(Even if it's not sunny) We go fast so the wind might make you tear up a little.

A jacket

+ gloves and a hat on colder days. It gets chilly on the river sometimes.

A good attitude to learn and demonstrate your knowledge!

A packed lunch or money to eat out

We have a fridge-freezer, kettle, microwave, small cooker, cutlery, plates, coffee/tea/sugar/milk for you to use.

Got A Boat?

Own Boat Tuition

If you've just bought a boat or are looking to boost your confidence in an area you are based, please get in touch! We can travel to you, or you can bring your boat to us.

  • Use of RIB incl. fuel

  • Use of lifejackets

  • Use of our teaching aids

  • Use of Kitchen

  • Hot/cold drinks

  • Experienced, enthusiastic and approachable instructors

  • License upon successful course completion

Skills Gained

Able to teach the Powerboat level 1 and 2 courses. Also the Safety Boat Course at at an RYA recognised training centre if you hold the instructors certificate. If you hold the PW certificate of competence you can complete a 1 day conversion course to become a PW instructor. If you work on super yachts you can then complete the PW instructors course for use on your super yacht.


This course is ideal for employment at RYA training centres or working on

Unlock your potential!

Check out our next available dates and book now. 🌈

Any questions? Check out or FAQs​, and please get in touch.

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