Complete & submit eMedical Declaration Form PRIOR to your course:

Port of Poole Marina



RYA PWC Instructor Conversion Course Joining Instructions:

Thank you for booking your RYA Personal Watercraft  Instructor conversion course at Marine Education. The following information should answer most pre-course enquiries, but if you require further advice, please contact info@marine-education.co.uk

 

**PLEASE read ALL of the information on this page throughly**

 

Course timings: 

09:00 - 17:30/18:00

 

Pre-Course: 

Complete an eMedical Form by clicking here

 

What to bring: 

  • Valid RYA Powerboat Instructor Certificate
  • RYA PWC Proficiency Certificate
  • Valid First Aid Certificate 
  • RYA Membership Number
  • Passport Photo with your name printed on the reverse
  • Pen & Paper
  • RYA PWC Handbook
  • Wetsuit & Spray Top or Drysuit
  • Impact Buoyancy aid (50N / EN393 Marked) available to borrow if required
  • Wetsuit shoes/boots available to borrow if required
  • Towel 
  • Jumper / Jacket to wear when you are ashore
  • Water/ drink, suncream, hat to take on the PWC
  • Packed Lunch

Meeting Place:

Meeting Place: Marine Education Portakabin, Port of Poole Marina 

Course Overview:

 

AM (approx 9am - 12pm) PM (approx 12:30pm - 6pm)
 Housekeeping / Introduction to the course Introduction to the PWC
Administration (certificate checks etc) Launching & Introductory session delivery 
Course Programming Low Speed Sessions
Session Key teaching Points Planing speed sessions
Briefing Skills & Group Control PWC Recovery & Aftercare
Running a productive Navigation Session Short PWC specific shorebased presentations
Introduction to Personal Equipment End of course debriefs 

Colour Key: 

Led by you / the instructor students

Group Work

Led by your Trainer

Pre-Course Preparation:

  • Review / Re-familarise yourself with the contents of the RYA PWC handbook & RYA Power Schemes instructor handbook
  • Update yourself with current Models of PWC, their technology and uses (particularly Seadoo & Yamaha)
  • Review PWC sections of RYA Wavelength magazine
  • Review PWC sections of Instructor Resources Website - see here
Powerboating Books

Join the RYA online today

Course Outcomes: 

PASS: All goes well on the course!

ACTION PLAN: There may be some aspects that you still need to work on prior to being signed off as a PWC instructor - if you receive an action plan this will follow the SMART structure (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely). Action plans are specific to the individual. Examples of an action plan are: needing more time/experience on a PWC or range of PWs, increasing your background theory knowledge, more practice running and managing sessions afloat etc

FAIL: Though this is a possibility, it is unlikely so try not to think about it. People fail due to being dangerous or not having a clue what they are doing, so pretty unlikely that you will fall into categories like this! 

With a combination of enthusiastic and effective teaching, suitable and up-to-date equipment and a number of appropriate locations close to the centre, we are sure that you will have an enjoyable and productive course.

 

We look forward to meeting you. 

 

Your Health: 

You will be required to sign a Health Declaration before commencing your instructor course - please check the example wording below and if you have any concerns please contact us on info@marine-education.co.uk as we will just need you to fill out an extra form if so. 

"I declare that I am not suffering from any physical or mental impairment which has an adverse effect on my ability to properly discharge my duty of care as an instructor. I undertake to inform the RYA if this changes and agree to submit to a medical examination if requested by the RYA."