RYA PWC instructor course

RYA PWC instructor

PW instructors are experienced PW drivers who have been trained and assessed to run the RYA’s Personal Watercraft Proficiency Course. They can now also run the RYA’s new Introduction to PW Safety course, which is for guests on Superyacht charter holidays.
The RYA PWC instructor course is run over three days by an RYA PW Trainer and assessed by an independent Trainer.

Prior to the course, candidates must fulfil the following criteria:

Minimum age 16 years (no candidates will be accepted for training under this age);

Hold the RYA personal watercraft proficiency certificate

At least two years experience of driving personal watercraft;

Valid first aid certificate – click here for a list of acceptable first aid certificates.

Candidates who are already qualified as an RYA powerboat instructor may attend a one day conversion course, rather than the full three day course.

The course will consist of:

principles of practical instruction

lesson planning

teaching styles

use of questioning

use of visual aids

assessment of students’ learning

explanation and presentation of theory subjects

the structure of the RYA scheme

planning progressive teaching sessions

preparation of PWCs and equipment