RYA Cruising Instructor course at Largs, Scotland

Teaching during a cruising instructor course at Largs on the Clyde in Scotland
Teaching during a cruising instructor course at Largs on the Clyde in Scotland

RYA Cruising Instructor is the first step in teaching within the RYA practical cruising scheme. Successful completion of this RYA course enables you to teach RYA Competent Crew and Day Skipper courses with an RYA Recognised Training Centre and there is no better place to take the course than the Clyde in Scotland.

You should be an experienced Yachtmaster Offshore with a thorough knowledge at this level. A depth of knowledge above the RYA syllabus is necessary. Without extensive experience candidates are unlikely to be successful on a Cruising Instructor course.

The syllabus is broken down into instructional techniques, knowledge, safety and personal skills and taught in a ratio of (4:1) students to instructor.

Minimum age18
Required certificatesFirst aid certificateRYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence, commercially endorsed Online pre-course knowledge check
ExperienceExperienced skipper with theoretical and practical knolwedge well in excess of the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence.
Pre-entry assessmentCandidates are required to pass an online pre-course module prior to being eligibile to attend the course.
Training courseFive day course with a second Trainer joining on the final day as course moderator.
Qualified to teachCan instruct RYA practical courses up to the level of Day Skipper
RYA membershipRequired

Course starts: Monday 0900 @ Largs, Scotland.

When comparing costs with other providers it is worth remembering that all costs are included in our courses including fuel, gas, consumables, food and berthing.

Optional extras include food and drink ashore, purchasing a logbook if required and waterprooof hire.

When booking with other providers where berthing fees are not included, this is charged to the customer during the course adding a significant extra cost.

20% deposit is required to secure a place on the course with the balance due 6 weeks before the course begins.