POWERBOAT INSTRUCTOR (PBI).
RYA Powerboat Instructor (PBI)
Become a RYA Powerboat Instructor to be able to teach Level 1, Level 2 and potentially the Safety Boat course as part of a RYA Training Centre or Yacht Club. A great way to share your passion for boating with others.
Candidates for the instructor course must possess RYA Powerboat Level 2 and an appropriate First Aid qualification. (Please check the suitability of your first aid qualification – Acceptable first aid certificates only). Candidates must possess at least five years’ experience across a range of craft or if working full time in the marine sector then one year’s experience is acceptable.
There is a 1/2 day pre-assessment then the Course is 3 days for the Course itself from 9 am to 5/6 pm. You should also budget for 1 to 2 hours per evening for ‘homework’ during the course as there is a lot to fit in this Course, because of this, you may find it easier to stay away from home to get the course done and be close by so travel is not a problem for you.
The Ratio is 6 students to 1 RYA Powerboat Trainer and 2 boats. On day 3 of the course there will be a second Powerboat Trainer – the ‘Course Moderator’.