Cruising Instructors course

Course information



7 days

Cruising Instructors course

Cruising Instructor Pre Course Requirements

Cruising Instructors must hold a commercial endorsement prior to attending an instructor training course. They must continue to hold a valid commercial endorsement for their Instructor award to remain valid.

A number of additional training courses and medical fitness certificates are required

to be eligible for a commercial endorsement.

Your original certificate – see list above
Your Professional Practices and Responsibilities certificate
A commercial endorsement
Your original, completed medical ML5 or ENG1, or any other that is recognised by the RYA
A copy of your RYA Basic Sea Survival certificate or STCW Personal Survival Techniques
A copy of your RYA Marine Radio SRC Certificate or other acceptable GMDSS Marine Radio Operator’s Certificate.

A passport sized photo with your name on the back
The application fee

Professional Practices and Responsibilities course

It is a requirement for commercial endorsement holders to take the online Professional Practices and Responsibilities Course (PPR).This course is broken down into four modules:

  • Commercial environment – how you fit into the professional maritime world
  • People – the importance of correct manning, keeping your skills up to date and the safe management of commercial vessel
  • Vessel – the compulsory carriage and maintenance of safety equipment and how to create and implement risk control and operating procedures.
  • Purpose – making sure our vessel is suitable and legal for the work you are carrying, your obligations in protecting the environment, appropriate planning and situational awareness

Time allowed for this online course 6-8 hours.Assesment end of course is split into two sections totalling 2.5 hours.

Recommended reading RYA Yachtmaster Scheme Instructor’s Handbook G27

Available Dates

Saturday 11th November – Wednesday 15th November 2023

Saturday 30th March – Wednesday 3rd April 2024

What It Costs

The RYA trainers use our modern classroom facilities and RYA coded yachts to deliver the course. There will be 2 boats. This will give you the opportunity to be in the company of like-minded candidates sharing experience and the opportunity to see our school operating, maybe a place you would like to work a little too.

The price of €1.575 includes accommodation on board, tuition, online-knowledge check, all yacht expenses such as mooring dues and fuel, electricity and water for the yacht, end cleaning as well as food for breakfasts and lunches onboard, bedding and towels.



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