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Dinghy Instructor Courses
East Anglian Sea School offers a range of instructor training which will give students the ability to instruct in a variety of disciplines.
This page is specifically for infomation regarding dinghy instructor courses we offer at EASS:
Assistant Dinghy Instructor
Calling all budding Dinghy Instructors! Enrolling on this course is your first step towards becoming a fully qualified RYA Dingy Instructor. Candidates must be aged 14 or above, have completed RYA stage 4, have the recommendation of the Principle and have a passion for helping others. The Assistant Instructor is trained to assist qualified instructors when teaching beginners up to the standard of the National Sailing Scheme Level 2 and the Youth Sailing Scheme Stage 3. They must only work under the supervision of a Senior Instructor, the award is centre specific and valid for 5 years.
This course can be completed over 2 days during any of the dinghy courses running at the school. Candidates are assessed continually throughout the course and there is no exam involved. The cost is £175.
The Assistant Instructor is then eligible to assist Dinghy Instructors at East Anglian Sea School.
Dinghy Instructor Pre-Assessment
3 day: £255.00
Before being accepted onto an instructor course, candidates need to pass an assessment of their sailing skills. This is to make sure the right sailing ability is held to be eligible to become an instructor. The Pre-Assessment will be completed over 3 days and determines whether the candidate has the required sailing ability to become an instructor as this 5 day course leaves little time for training to improve on sailing skills. The candidate should be able to complete the following tasks sailing at all times with an awareness of 'the Five Essentials' i.e. sail setting, balance, trim, centreboard and course sailed.
During the assessment the candidate will be asked to complete the following:
You may also be asked to complete some of the following:
If you feel your sailing is already up to scratch there is the option to do just the 1 day assessment that usually takes place on the third day.
1 day: £120 (assessment only)
RYA Safe and Fun Safeguarding Course
You also need to have completed the RYA Safe and Fun Safeguarding Course. It is and online course and provides a basic level of knowledge and awareness, put in the context of realistic scenarios that anyone could encounter when working with children. It takes approximately 3 hours to complete.
Dinghy Instructor Course
Our instructor course qualifies instructors to teach dinghies in coastal waters. Candidates must be aged 16 or above, have completed the pre-entry assessment within 12 months of taking the course, have a valid First Aid certificate, Powerboat Level 2 certificate, RYA Safe and Fun safeguarding certificate and have pre-course work completed. Once completed the Instructor certificate is valid for 5 years.
5 Day: £425.00
This is a 5 day intensive course which allows the candidate to teach the RYA National involves classroom work and practical sessions.
An RYA Dinghy Instructor is trained to teach the National Sailing Scheme Level 1, 2, 3, Seamanship Skills, Day Sailing, Sailing with Spinnakers and Youth Sailing Scheme Stage 1-4.
The instructor course covers:
Dinghy Instructor Course Moderation/Assessment
This course will be moderated by an outside coach/assessor who has not been involved in the training. Moderation will take place immediately following the training course.
Moderation will cover: