Senior Instructor

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Get certified as a Senior Instructor

A four day course with continual assessment from 2 windsurfing trainers. The course looks at delivering the senior instructor role within an RYA training centre.

From aspects of centre management with a strong emphasis on the briefing and debriefing of instructors to be able to best oversee RYA activity within a centre.

A minimum of 6 students is needed to run the course so get in contact asap to log your interest.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Organise and manage courses within the RYA’s Windsurfing scheme.
  • Organise and control group windsurfing tuition (of all ages) and to supervise, assess and direct the work of their instructors.
  • Conduct assessments and have the interpersonal skills needed to debrief unsuccessful students effectively and tactfully in a good manner.
Valid for five years from date of issues if supported by a valid first aid certificate. Little or no logged experience may require a re-assessment.
RYA membership Required


Minimum age: 18

First aid certificate
RYA Safety Boat certificate
RYA Safe and Fun certificate and pre-course work
Health declaration form or medical questionnaire

Evidence of two seasons’ full-time instructing as an RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor.
Senior Instructor self assessment questionnaire

Pre-entry assessment: Recommendation by a Principal of a Recognised Training Centre.Completion of the Senior Instructor Workbook and any preparation work sent out by the Trainers prior to the course starting.

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