Instructor Training

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One of the country’s leading training centres, Port Edgar Watersports offers a range of instructor training courses in sailing, paddlesports and powerboating. Our coach assessors and trainers offer the highest standards of course delivery, helping you to develop your instructor skills whatever qualification you’re looking to complete.

Follow the links below to find out more about our Instructor courses, including pre-requisites and course overviews, or for more information email us on bookings@portedgarwaterports.com, or give us a call on 0131 319 1820.

One of the country’s leading training centres, Port Edgar Watersports offers a range of instructor training courses in sailing, paddlesports and powerboating. Our coach assessors and trainers offer the highest standards of course delivery, helping you to develop your instructor skills whatever qualification you’re looking to complete.

Follow the links below to find out more about our Instructor courses, including pre-requisites and course overviews, or for more information email us on bookings@portedgarwaterports.com, or give us a call on 0131 319 1820.

Sailing Instructor Training

As one of the country’s leading sailing centres, we are well placed to offer training to all instructors. Whether you’re just starting out, or want to move on to advanced instruction, we have the trainers, boats and facilities to help you achieve your qualifications.

Please have a look at the course details below for more information and available dates. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 0131 319 1820 or email bookings@portedgarwatersports.com.

This is a one day course.

Pre-requisites: ability to demonstrate a high level of seamanship skills

A pre-requisite before commencing the Dinghy Instructor course, this will be a morning training and getting used to the boats followed by the assessment which is taken by one of our Coach Assessors and will test all of your personal sailing skills. For more information please see the G14 Coaching Handbook, available on request.

2021 Dates:  tbc
1 day course
Cost: £99

To book a course click here

This is a 5-day course

Pre-requisites: Pre-entry assessment completed by an RYA Coach Assessor; Powerboat Level 2; Valid first aid certificate; RYA Safe & Fun Safeguarding Course; RYA membership.  You are also required to sign a Health Declaration and the RYA Instructor Code of Conduct.

Our very popular Dinghy Instructor course teaches you the RYA method, the structure of the RYA and how to teach sailing. The course is run by an RYA Coach Assessor and is moderated on the last day by a second RYA Coach Assessor.

2021 Dates: tbc

Cost: £499

To book a course click here

This is a 2-day course

Pre-requisites: RYA Dinghy Instructor

Already an experienced instructor, have good sailing techniques and confident in using performance boats? This course will help you develop the skills required to teach the RYA Performance Sailing course.

2021 Dates: to be confirmed
Cost: tbc

To book a course click here

This is a 2-day course

Pre-requisites: RYA Dinghy Instructor

Already have your dinghy instructor certificate, but want to teach in keelboats? Then this course is ideal. Run over two days by RYA Coach/Assessors, candidates must demonstrate their sailing skills and teaching techniques in keelboats. Candidates will be assessed on a continuous basis afloat and on successful completion you will receive an RYA Keelboat Instructor Endorsement.

2021 Dates: to be confirmed
Cost: £180

To book a course click here

This is a 5-day course

Pre-requisites: Intermediate non-planing windsurf certificate or relevant experience, Powerboat Level 2, Valid first aid certificate, RYA Safe and Fun (online course), RYA Membership

Our very popular Windsurf Instructor course teaches you the RYA method, the structure of the RYA and how to teach windsurfing. The course is run by an RYA Windsurf Trainer and is moderated on the last day by a second RYA Trainer.

2021 Dates: 21-25 June, 23-27 August
Cost: £499

To book a course click here

This is a 4-day course run over 2 weekends at the Centre, however all bookings to made directly with RYA Scotland email contacts below

Pre-requisites: Worked at least 2 seasons part time or 1 season full time as an RYA Instructor; RYA Safety Boat certificate; valid First Aid certificate; RYA Safe & Fun Safeguarding Course; have a recommendation from a Principal of a sailing school.

This course covers preparation and delivery of sessions, course and centre management, powerboat handling in a teaching environment, RYA Sailing Schemes and the role of a Senior Instructor. Students will be assessed on a continual basis.

There may be funding available for this course from the RYA. For more information please contact Nikki Stewart at RYA Scotland on nikki.stewart@ryascotland.org.uk and to make a booking contact robyn.phillips@ryascotland.org.uk

2022 Dates:  8th, 9th, 15th and 16th October 

there will also be a pre-course support day more details and booking information can be found at http://www.ryascotland.org.uk/programmes/InstructorCoachEducation/Pages/DinghyandWindsurfInstructors.aspx


Powerboat Instructor Training

All our courses are delivered by our partner company Edinburgh Marine Academy.

Please have a look at the course details below for more information and available dates. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 0131 319 1820 or email bookings@portedgarwatersports.com.

To make a booking directly with Edinburgh Marine Academy CLICK HERE  Please note that this will take you to the Edinburgh Marine Academy website.

This is a half-day assessment

Pre-requisites: be able to demonstrate a high level of all skills required at RYA Powerboat Level 2

A pre-requisite before commencing the Powerboat Instructor course, this assessment is taken by one of our powerboat trainers, and will test all of your personal powerboating skills. For more information please see the G19 Coaching Handbook, available on request.

2021 Dates:  13th August, 8th October 
Cost: £85

This is a 3-day course

Pre-requisites: Minimum of five seasons powerboating experience (this can be reduced to one season if powerboating is part of your full time job); Pre-entry assessment completed by an RYA Powerboat Trainer; valid First Aid certificate; RYA membership. You are also required to sign a Health Declaration and the RYA Instructor Code of Conduct.

This course trains you in the various techniques and teaching methods required to instruct the RYA Level 1 and 2 syllabus. The first two days will follow intensive training followed by a moderation on the third day. All students will run a number of practice sessions to develop their personal skills and are given help in identifying areas to progress in.

2021 Dates: 20th-22nd August, 15th-17th October

Cost: £399

This is a 2-day course

Pre-requisites: valid RYA Powerboat Instructor certificate

For experienced instructors with excellent personal boat handling and navigational skills, this course trains you in the various techniques and teaching methods required to instruct the Intermediate and Advanced courses.

2021 Dates: to register interest in this course please contact bookings@portedgarwatersports.com

Cost: POA