Cruising Instructor Course
13 to 18 October 2019, Marbella, Spain
We will be running an RYA Cruising Instructor Course here in Marbella from Sunday 13 October 1800 to Friday 18 October 1700. Places are strictly limited to 4 and are expected to fill quickly.
The cost of the course is 950 euros per person inclusive of 6 nights accommodation onboard, breakfast and lunch everyday and your Marbella Sailing School T shirt.
The RYA Cruising Instructor Course is for experienced RYA Yachtmaster™ Offshore skippers to be able to gain the skills required to instruct practical courses up to the level of RYA Day Skipper.
The first step in teaching within the practical cruising scheme is to become qualified as an RYA Cruising Instructor, before moving up to the Yachtmaster Instructor qualification. Both qualifications can be taken in sail and motor cruisers, and the certificate will be endorsed accordingly.
Once you are qualified as an Instructor you will always be able to find work in the industry. Either on a freelance or permanent basis and can expect to earn around 100 to 150 euros per day depending on location and experience.
Due to the short time available on the instructor course, there is limited opportunity to fill any gaps in knowledge. The course is a blend of assessing the candidate's knowledge, providing a structured framework to instruct, coach, observe and deliver constructive feedback, and ensure the structure and standards required of RYA courses are understood. Candidates must therefore ensure they have sufficient underpinning knowledge prior to attending.
If you are a recently qualified RYA Yachtmaster Offshore then now is the perfect time to do the Instructors course while the Theory and Skills you have learned are still fresh in your mind. If you have been a Yachtmaster Offshore for a while or if you would like to refresh your skills prior to the course then I suggest you redo the YM Theory online which we will provide for you at cost price of 300 euros when you book the Instructor course.
We will also be offering 2 days skills refresher training on the Saturday and Sunday prior to the course start date for those that are interested. Price only 250 euros per person again inclusive of breakfast, lunch and accommodation onboard.
An effective instructor must have credibility with students and a genuine interest and engagement with the subject is essential for this. Questions from students will often stray outside the core syllabus or be concerned with seeking advice about equipment or situations. Without enthusiasm and a depth of knowledge far above the RYA syllabus, this credibility could easily be lost. It is difficult to quantify in writing exactly what this means but without extensive practical experience of the subject, candidates are unlikely to be successful on an instructor course.
Due to the arduous nature of practical training afloat, an instructor certificate obtained or revalidated after the instructor's 67th birthday will require revalidation with effect from the instructor's 72nd birthday. An instructor certificate obtained or revalidated after the instructor's 70th birthday will be valid for a period of two years before an update is required.