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Goyt Valley, Peak District National Park
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RYA Dinghy Instructor

Required certificates First Aid
RYA Powerboat Level 2
RYA Safe and Fun certificate and pre-course work
Age restriction 16
Experience Experienced sailor in strong conditions and ideally 5 years experience
Pre-entry assessment To be completed within one year prior to the instructor course
Course content Normally a 50 hour/5 day week but could be modular over a number of weekends or days, with extra time allowed for revision. 

Training in teaching techniques afloat and ashore is provided during the course.

Run by an RYA Coach/Assessor and moderated on the final day by another RYA Coach/Assessor who has not been involved in the candidate's training.

Candidates will be required to demonstrate competence in course preparation, delivery and management, as well as customer liaison.
Qualified to teach Sailing Scheme Levels 1, 2 and 3, Day Sailing, Seamanship Skills and Sailing with Spinnakers (if suitably experienced and approved by the Principal or Chief Instructor)

Youth Sailing Scheme Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Instructors are qualified specifically to teach on either dinghies, small keelboats or multihulls, depending on their training course and experience. 

Instructors are not assessed as competent in running a training centre, and should always work under the supervision of an RYA Senior instructor.
Certificate validity Five years from the date of issue, provided that a valid first aid certificate is maintained.