RYA Powerboat Instructor Course £299 In Southampton

2020 Instructor Course Dates - Use The Calendar Button Above To Book

PB Instructor Courses are on 11th February - 7th April - 9th June - 18th August - 13th October

Skills Assessment Days are on 10th February - 6th April - 8th June - 17th August - 12th October

The RYA Powerboat Instructor qualification gives you the ability to teach the RYA powerboat level 1 & 2 courses for any recognised RYA training centres.

Our 3 day RYA Powerboat Instructor course is run using one of the Solents largest powerboat fleet which includes 10 different rib boats. We also offer free accommodation, but this must be booked.

RYA Powerboat Instructor Course

RYA Powerboat Instructor Course Eligibility & Training

Students 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. A Skills Assessment certificate is required prior to starting the course.

Students must hold the RYA Level 2 powerboat certificate and a valid first aid certificate.

RYA Powerboat Instructor CourseStudents must be over the age of 16 for RYA powerboat instructor training.

Prior to the instructor training course, students must attend a  skills assessment, details of which can be found in the link above.

Failure to provide a skills assessment pass certificate will mean you are not allowed to join an instructor course.

Students will attend a three day instructor course run by our RYA Powerboat Trainer and then assessed by an independent RYA Trainer on the third day.

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. 

Certificate validity
Instructor certificates are valid for five years from the date of issue, provided that a valid first aid certificate is maintained and will be reissued if enough courses have been taught in the 5 year period to maintain instruction skills.

Solent Boat Training RYA Powerboat Instructor Course Summary

RYA Powerboat Instructor CourseCourse duration:

3 days with free accommodation

Max Course ratio:

1:6 (trainer : instructor candidates) with no more than 3 candidates per boat.


Minimum age: 16

RYA powerboat instructor skills assessment (successful completion)

RYA Powerboat level 2 certificate (coastal)

RYA First Aid Certificate (or similar)

RYA Membership 

What's included:

3 x days of training with free accommodation

Use of our Powerboats. We are one of the few RYA instructor training centres that can offer you the course using a range of different boats including 6m Ribcraft, 7.5m XS-Ribs and 6.5m Redbay Stormforce . This will mean that our students are ready to teach on a wide range of vessels.


Use of our wet weather gear

Use of our Life jackets

Recommended reading:

RYA powerboat instructor handbook

RYA powerboat logbook

RYA start powerboating

RYA powerboat handbook