am on my soapbox on this one, but it is valid for anyone wishing to undertake any training.
please check that before you part with any cash for tuition that the school is a recognised training centre and displays the RYA Logo in its advertising
then please check that its is able to run the courses it is offering via RYA website www.rya.org.uk
a situation has arisen on the Island
a guy phoned wanting to do a safety boat course i explained to him that even though a safety boat instructor and RLSS rescue boat trainer assessor i can not do the course as my school is not recognised for safety boat tuition
reason being i am not attached to a sailing/windsurfing school and do not have the equipment ie fleet of dinghys/windurfers to give a quality course
i do teach these for other schools and RLSS anyway guy phones back
all sorted so and so school is going to do it and guess what no dinghys/windsurfers like me so in my opinion the client is being taken for a ride , and am going to have a moan to John Menzies about this.
so please check the schools credentials see what kit they have and that their boats in good condition and most important dont part with any cash if they are not a recognised training centre. moan over