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Old 24 March 2008, 12:18   #1
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Instructors course

Hello all
Im planning on doing my instructors course this summer, any recommendations as to which school would be best/cheapest? (in Devon area)

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Old 26 March 2008, 02:52   #2
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Hi, you don't seem to have got many replies regarding Devon! Here is the RYA list of courses

You might try the following two schools in your area as I know that they run PBI courses

Personally if you can try to ignore price and look at the websites for the schools mentioned to get a feel for how they approach things, experience etc as the most important thing is to get the best possible start as an Instructor. Call the schools and chat to the Trainer that will run the Course and then go with you 'gut feel'

If you want to chat specifically about becoming an Instructor feel free to call me as i'd happily assist in whatever way that I can



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Old 26 March 2008, 05:07   #3
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Think Plymouth Powerboat School run Instructor Courses as well.
Check the RYA website and follow the links from working with us.
Also one in Exemouth www.quaymarinetraining
the new Powerboat Instructors Handbook G19 is out very useful reading prior to the course and come April there will be a pre course assessment so may be worth your while re doing your level 2 or getting some practice on the water go through the direct entry assessment in your log book and see how you do.
Your Knowledge of theory needs to be good also above what is required for level 2 more Day Skipper.
Good luck with it .
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Old 26 March 2008, 12:49   #4
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Rugrat, you could also try calling your Regional RYA office (I don't know the number for your part of the world) and ask to speak to the Development Officer. He/she has responsibility for all instructor training in the region and will know what courses are running and can talk to you about what you can do.

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Old 26 March 2008, 13:41   #5
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thanks for the replies, much appreciated :P
i was looking at torbay seaschool/torbay+dartmouth powerboat school aswell but noticed Dave Hickman's rib is for sale on boatsandoutboards! is he still going?

iv done my day skipper and safety boat so my knowlage shouldn't need too much brushing up

thanks again
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