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Copy of RYA Dinghy Instructor Course - Pre-entry assessment

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RYA Dinghy Instructor Pre-Entry assement for course running 30th October - 3rd November.

Candidates must be available on the dates of both the Pre-entry and the Course dates.

Candidates must pass the pre-entry assessment in order to avail of a place on the course.

All candidates MUST already be 16 years old on the date of the Pre-entry and hold the RYA Powerboat level 2 certificate, as candidates will be expected to drive a powerboat on the course.

Pre-entry assessment cost:£100

Dinghy Instructor course cost: £400 (payable after the pre-entry assessment is complete)

Eligibility

Prior to the course candidates must fulfill the following requirements:


NOTE: Membership of the RYA (or the National Governing Body for your boating activity in your country of residence) is required in order for you to qualify or revalidate as an RYA instructor.

Health Declaration

You will be asked to sign a health declaration stating that you are not suffering from any physical or mental impaiment which has an adverse effect on your abililty to properly discharge your duty of care as an instructor.

If you are unable to sign the standard declaration, you will be required to complete this medical questionnaire.

Pre-entry assessment

Before being accepted into an instructor training course, candidates need to pass an assessment of sailing skills. Full details and description are in G14 National Sailing Scheme Instructor Handbook.

Candidates should be able to complete tasks such as those listed below, sailings at all times with an awareness of the 'five essentials'. They should demonstrate that they can sail in a controlled and confident manner, showing consideration for preparation, communication, approach and execution.

During the assessment the candidate will be asked to complete the following:

  • Sail around a triangular course of 100m (minimum) legs to the best of their ability using all the boat’s normal equipment, including spinnaker if carried.
  • Sail a tight circular course around a stationary boat, making only one tack and one gybe.
  • Sail a ‘follow my leader’ course behind another boat. The course may include all points of sailing and may be behind another sailing dinghy or behind a powered boat.
  • Pick up a man overboard dummy; the boat to be stopped and more than one attempt should not be needed.

You may also be asked to complete some of the following:

  • Sail without a rudder, or with the tiller on a loose elastic around a triangular course. You will be expected to make good progress around the course in a seamanlike manner (not applicable to keelboat or multihull instructor candidates).
  • Lee shore landing and departure
  • Anchor or pick up a mooring - wind against tide (if appropriate)
  • Come along-side a moored boat - wind against tide (if appropriate) Recover a capsized dinghy and sail away (not keelboats)

Training

Training in teaching techniques afloat and ashore is provided during the instructor training course, which is staffed by RYA Coach/Assessors. The course will be based on a five-day week or 50 hours, but may take the form of a number of weekends, single days or sessions. Courses run on a protracted basis may take slightly longer than 50 hours to allow for revision time.

Moderation/Assessment

The moderation will usually take place on the final day of the course and will be carried out by a Coach/Assessor who has not been involved in training the candidate. Candidates will be required to demonstrate competence in course preparation, delivery and management, as well as customer liaison.

Certificate validity

Instructor certificates are valid for five years from the date of issue, provided that a valid first aid certificate is maintained.

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