RYA jetski (PWC) Instructor Course

Onboard training for your crew, at your location, anywhere in Europe

An RYA PWC (jetski) instructor can teach the RYA PWC Proficiency course at a land based recognised RYA training centre. 

When working onboard a Yacht that is an RYA training centre, the instructor can deliver the Superyacht specific, RYA Introduction to Personal Watercraft Safety course to the Owners and Guests onboard.

Onboard RYA Jetski (PWC) Instructor Course - What's Involved?

RYA PWC Proficiency course 

Compulsory pre-requisite for instructor course

Duration: 1 day

Maximum students: 6 (max 2 students per PWC)

RYA PWC Instructor course

Duration: 3 days

Minimum students: 3 (max 2 per PWC/jetski)

Maximum students: 6 (max 2 students per PWC/jetski)

Example Course Content

Day 1: (Trainer/Instructor) RYA Jetski (PWC) Proficiency course

Day 2: (Trainer) Instructors role, Communication skills, session structure, course planning and managment, practice teaching PWC sessions afloat. 

Day 3: (Trainer) Presentation skills, briefing, debriefing and feedback techniques, practice teaching PWC sessions afloat

Day 4: (Trainer & Moderator) Teaching shorebased and practical sessions afloat. RYA recognition information. 

RYA jetski instructor course

PWC/Jetski Proficiency Course Syllabus Overview

  • Low & Higher speed handling
  • Man overboard recovery
  • Coming alongside
  • Towing & Emergency situations
  • Basic Navigation & Passage planning
  • Road rules (IRPCS), Bylaws, Weather, Tides
  • Aftercare & Maintenance 

Requirements For Onboard Training

Attendance requirements: 

  • Minimum of 3 crew (maximum 6)

Country & Area requirements:

  • Permission to use PWC (jetski's)
  •  Adequate insurance 

RYA requirements: 

  • Your Yacht must either by an existing RYA training centre OR
  • Your Yacht must have applied for RYA recognition before the course commences (we can assist you with this). 

Kit requirements: 

  • Minimum of 2 x PWC (jetski's)
  • Tender / rescue boat with relevant safety equipment
  • 4 x high visibility marker buoys
  • Chart of local area & plotting equipment

Crew pre-requisites:

  • PWC (jetski) riding experience 
  • STCW first aid or similar 
  • RYA Membership*
  • RYA PWC proficiency certificate
  • Buoyancy aid / impact vest
  • Appropriate clothing, footwear & sundries
  • 2 x Passport photos with name printed on the reverse


* RYA membership is an additional cost paid directly to the RYA but can be arranged by us. 

What Is Included

  • RYA PWC proficiency course for up to 6 x crew*
  • RYA PWC handbook & certificate (1 per student)
  • RYA PWC instructor course for up to 6 x crew**
  • RYA PWC instructor course moderation for up to 6 x crew

* Assuming RYA PWC requirements are met - Max 2 crew per 1 sit down PWC

** RYA PWC instructor requirements - minimum 3 crew to attend, using a minimum of 2 x sit-down PWC

What Is Excluded

  • RYA Membership fees
  • Trainer & Moderator travel to your location and travel days where applicable (location dependant)
  • Trainer & Moderator accommodation whilst at your location
  • RYA training centre recognition fees (where applicable)

Why choose us?

Does the training centre have public liability insurance for training outside of their 'base' country?

Yes, we are covered for training in the whole of the E.U.; if you are interested in training outside the E.U. please contact us for an insurance excess quote. 

Does the training centre have insurance to cover their staff?

Yes, all our staff our covered for personal accident under our policy 

How much experience does the schools training team have at running RYA Instructor training?

Our management staff each have a minimum of 10 years experience in instructor training; we also use other trainers who have proven themselves through their work with us and within the industry as a whole.

How much experience do the RYA PWC trainers have running 'onboard' Superyacht specific training?

Our management staff have been involved with onboard RYA training since it's inception in 2007. All our other staff have a minimum of 2 years experience of running onboard training. We will NEVER send an unaccompanied 'yacht newbie' onboard. 

Do the staff have an understanding of Yacht etiquette?

We all had to start somewhere; but after 10 years of our management team running onboard training courses; we are confident that our staff are trained to always be polite and appropriate. We know that each Yacht operates slightly differently and therefore our staff will always take the lead from the Crew onboard.

Why are the course prices set as they are?

Unlike many other businesses within the Superyacht Industry; we do not perceive you as a 'cash cow'; instead we simply see you as another way to educate new crew and guests in water safety and enjoyment. Our course prices for training are 'fixed' so there are no hidden extras; dependant on where your training takes         place will dictate additional costs for the trainers travel/accomodation; we will always be absolutely transparent when making these arrangements and will ALWAYS find the most reasonable and cost effect travel/accomodation options.