Candidates should have logged at least five seasons’ experience of powerboating, preferably in a range of boat types and sizes. For those who use powerboats as an integral part of their normal full-time occupation, this period is reduced to one season.
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
“My goal is to become a marine engineer, and my course has improved my career prospects as well as providing many memorable experiences. I've driven a powerboat and worked on the engine of Aspiration, the College’s 38ft yacht, amongst many others; all great experience for employment.” Leanne Cole
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