Instructor Courses

These are the essential courses and qualifications needed for instructor roles, and some required for bosun roles.

We run most of these courses in the springtime and a minimum number of attendees will be required on some courses.


The first step of preparation before taking part in the Instructor course.

Assistant Instructor Course

For people keen to start instructing with the close supervisions of other instructors before progressing to the full Dinghy Instructor course.

Instructor Course

Covering all aspects of competent course preparation, delivery and management, as well as customer liaison.

First Aid

Taught by a professional instructor and following the RYA Syllabus.

Safe & Fun

An RYA requirement for all new and renewing dinghy instructor and senior instructors.

You may also need…

Safety Boat Course

This course covers the skills and techniques to provide effective safety cover to racing dinghies, cruising boats, windsurfers and other water users.

Powerboat Course

The RYA powerboat level 1 and 2 is a 2 day course covers the essentials of power boating. Includes the use and handling of tiller and steering wheel RIBs.

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