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RYA Assistant Instructor

Level: Instructor | Age: 14 + | Typical Time: 9:30 - 17:00 | Average Member's Price: £58.00

Quick Course Information

Level: Instructor

Age: 14 +

Typical Time: 9:30 - 17:00

Apologies, Members Only

Average Member's Price: £58.00


Typical Number on Course: 6

Typical Instructor - Student Ratio: 1:6

You must also be a full member of the club to book onto this course. Please see the membership pages for how to join as a full member.

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Course Summary

The first step onto the RYA instructor training scheme, this course allows members to teach sailing to beginners at BLYM under supervision. Please note that the AI qualification is only valid at the centre where it was awarded as it is partly club specific, this means that a course completed here is not transferable to other sailing establishments. This four day course is highly recommended for group leaders or those who help with school groups as it enables them to pass on information in the RYA approved manner. This is also an important step for those who are perhaps not ready, or old enough, to undertake a full dinghy instructor course.

The course covers the RYA dinghy sailing syllabus and how it is taught whilst working to improve confidence and presentation skills. A passion for sailing and enthusiasm are both important elements for succeeding on this course and we strongly urge those who are considering instructor training to speak to a senior member of our team beforehand.

The prerequisite necessary for this course is the attainment of at least one of the advanced modules. The minimum age is 14 years, however this may be waived in exceptional circumstances.


Course Outline

  • Skills needed to deliver the RYA Dinghy Teaching Method.
  • Specific training relevant to teaching at BLYM.

Ability After Course

  • If successful, the candidate will be able to deliver sessions to beginners through joining BLYM's Instructor Team.

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