Train to be a Senior Instructor

RYA Senior Instructor

The RYA Senior Instructor course is a widely recognised qualification that allows you to organise and control group sailing tuition and to supervise and assist instructors. As a Senior Instructor you must be confident, a competent manager, capable of organising groups of all ages and directing work to instructors.

A UKSA yacht on the water

You will need:

  • Minimum age 18;
  • Dinghy Senior Instructor: At least two years intermittent or one year full time instructing since qualifying as an RYA Dinghy or Multihull Instructor
  • Keelboat Senior Instructor: At least two years intermittent or one year full time instructing since qualifying as an RYA Keelboat Instructor
  • RYA Safety Boat certificate*
  • Valid first aid certificate*
  • Signed recommendation from the Principal of an RYA recognised Training Centre (see G14/05 handbook)
  • Sailing ability to at least the standard of RYA Instructor (an assessment may be necessary if sailing ability cannot be adequately demonstrated during the training course).
Senior instructor training with UKSA

* Please note that if you wish to attend a coastal instructor training course, the Safety Boat certificate should be completed at a coastal location.

*All candidates are required to hold a first aid certificate.  Acceptable certificates include the RYA’s First Aid Certificate, First Aid at Sea, or any other certificate issued on completion of a course which is a minimum of one day’s duration, recognised by the Health and Safety Executive and includes the treatment of hypothermia, cold shock and drowning.

The Senior Instructor workbook can be downloaded here

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