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RYA Dinghy Instructor Course @ Lincoln Weekend 1

Saturday, 27 October, 2018 - 09:30 to Sunday, 28 October, 2018 - 16:30

Course Overview: A course for those wishing to instruct on RYA Dinghy Courses. Candidates should ensure they have the minimum pre-requisite experience and qualifications as clearly outlined in the RYA Dinghy Instructors handbook (G14), namely the ability to sail to the standard of the pre entry test.

Cost -£250 payable to LDSA

Duration:     27/28 October, 17/18 November, 24/25 November, 930pm -430pm each day

Course structure

This is an intensive course which is a mixture of continual assessment and instruction. After introductions and a discussion of course outcomes we will look at various aspects of instructional techniques. The course is water based and we will soon on the water giving you a chance to use the boats that we will be using and start practicing instructing each other. Over the remainder of the course potential Instructors instruct sessions both on and off the water with regular debriefs where it is ensured that you are getting the key teaching points across on each session. You should note that during the course you will be expected to deliver lessons based upon Level 2, Seamanship and Youth Sailing Courses.

On the final day we will be joined by the Course Moderator (another Coach) to assess the work of the Course Coach but also adds real value to the course by providing an alternative perspective on the scheme.

RYA membership / registration fee- Candidates are expected to be RYA members and I would recommend you join before the course. This can be done on www.rya.org.uk

Pre-requisites - Prior to the course candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

Minimum age 16;
Valid first aid certificate - click here for a list of acceptable first aid certificates. 
RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate;
RYA Safe & Fun safeguarding certificate and pre-course work completed (accessed within the Safe & Fun course). Lincolnshire Boat Training Services offer this at a good price (see below).
Pre-entry sailing assessment completed within 1 year prior to the instructor training course.  This will be done on the first day of the course.

Equipment - Please come equipped to be on the water all day – whatever the weather we carry on. Wet suits / dry suits / waterproofs are strongly recommended. You will get wet at some point during the course.  You will also need pen and paper to take notes.  You will need to bring a packed lunch. Tea and Coffee will be provided.

Programme - The actual programme will be flexible. The emphasis is on practical sailing based lessons with continuous coaching and feedback throughout. The weather and other factors will change the programme. 

Interetsed, contact Howard.Nelson@lincolnshirescouts.org.uk