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Powerboat Instructor Training

  • Course Aim

    To both assess an attendees capability but also train them in instructional techniques and develop other skills as appropriate.
  • Duration

    3 days, with moderation on day 3
  • Prior experience required

    To become an Instructor you are expected to be a competent powerboater. You should be experienced in, and able to handle, a range of powerboats and have a good grasp of all the subjects you would expect to teach both on the water and ashore.
    You should have at least 5 seasons logged experience of powerboating, though for those who use powerboats as an integral part of their full time occupation this is reduced to one season.
    Powerboat Level 2 certificate.
    First Aid Certificate.
    You are also required to pass a Powerboat Instructor Skills assessment before attending the instructor course. This assessment is a test of your practical boat handling skills and depth of knowledge, upon successful completion of which the instructor will sign your G20 logbook.
  • Minimum Age

    16 years
  • Course Content

    • Principles of practical instruction
    • Lesson planning
    • Teaching styles
    • Use of questioning
    • Preparation & use of visual aids
    • Assessment of students' learning
    • Explanation and preparation of theory subjects
    • The structure of the National Scheme
    • Planning progressive teaching sessions
    • Preparation of boats & equipment
    • Teaching methods to Level 2
    • Assessment of the students' ability to instruct to an appropriate level, using real students where possible.
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