Powerboat Instructors

This section is for all instructors teaching, or wanting to teach, the RYA Powerboat Scheme.

This scheme can be taught in a variety of small open powerboats such as RIBs, dories and sportsboats and is aimed at a variety of users from casual leisure boaters to professional small boat skippers.

As an instructor you will therefore need to have experience in a variety of boats and situations.

Details of all our instructor qualifications are shown in the links below.

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.

RYA Cymru Wales are currently able to help subside the cost of some elements of instructor training in Wales for those working in a voluntary capacity in Clubs or Centres; please contact your Regional Development Officer for further details.

RYA Powerboat Instructor Skills Assessmentpower

The Powerboat Skills Assessment is in line with the Dinghy Instructor assessment. Over recent years there has been an increase in the number of instructor candidates failing the course due to poor boat handling skills and lack of background knowledge. This has been disappointing for the candidates concerned and also disruptive to the course. Further Information and Eligibility 

Dates Venue Cost Booking Pre-course Information
20th February,2016, 7th May,2016 and 17th September,2016 Swansea Watersports info@swanseawatersports.com 1 Day
26th March 2016 and 19th November 2016  Plas Menai  £110  Book here  1 Day


powerRYA Powerboat Instructor Course

The Powerboat Instructor is a competent, experienced powerboater who has been trained to teach powerboating up to Level 2 under the supervision of the Principal or Chief Instructor of a recognised centre.  Candidates will attend a three day instructor course run by an RYA Powerboat Trainer and assessed by an independent Trainer. The course will consist of: principles of practical instruction, lesson planning, teaching styles, use of questioning, preparation and use of visual aids, assessment of students’ learning, explanation and presentation of theory subjects, the structure of the scheme, planning progressive teaching sessions, preparation of boats and equipment, teaching methods to Level 2.  Eligibility

Dates Venue Cost Booking Pre-course Information
22nd, 23rd & 24th Jan 2016 Cardiff Bay Sea School info@cardiffbayseaschool.co.uk

Book Here

Pre-assessment needs to be booked directly with Cardiff Bay Sea School

 3 Days
DTBC  PPSA £320  taff@ppsa.co.uk  3 Days
18th,19th, 20th March, 2016

3rd,4th, 5th June, 2016

7th,8th & 9th October


 Swansea Watersports  £300 info@swanseawatersports.com  3 Days
1st April  – 3rd April 2016,25th November – 27th November 2016 Plas Menai £410 Plas Menai  3 Days