Motor Cruising Instructor

Earn money from your hobby and pass on your skills to the next generation

Motor Cruiser courses

  • Full course price £899.00 (inc VAT)
  • 4 day course
  • Accommodation provided onboard
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks provided
  • Free lifejacket and waterproof hire
  • Free Parking at Chichester Marina


Course aims:

The RYA Cruising Instructor for Motor Cruisers will enable experienced Yachtmaster Offshore skippers to teach the RYA Motor Cruising scheme up to the Day Skipper certificate. This is the first rung of the teaching ladder for Motor Cruisers before you become a Yachtmaster Instructor. On successful completion of the course you will be able to effectively pass on your skills by providing a high standard of tuition.

Course content: 

This course will revise the skills needed to teach up to Day Skipper level, but due to the short duration of the course there is limited opportunity to fill any gaps in knowledge, hence please make sure that before the start of the course you thoroughly revise your ColRegs, meteorology and all aspects of tidal navigation. The course will assess your knowledge while providing a structured framework to instruct, coach, observe, and deliver the RYA Start Motor Cruising, Helmsman and Day Skipper Practical courses.  On the last day you will be assessed by a second Trainer to make sure the high standards of the RYA are being maintained.

Course pre-requisites:

Your knowledge should be above that of Yachtmaster Offshore level to provide a high quality of service to your students. They will often ask questions outside the remit of the core syllabus so you will need lots of enthusiasm and a wide range of experience to maintain credibility. You must also hold a commercially endorsed RYA / MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence as well as an in date First Aid Certificate, VHF Short Range Certificate, Sea Survival, PPR and medical. You will also need a working knowledge of radar and diesel engines and we would recommend attending the RYA Radar and Diesel Engine courses. After enrolling on to the Cruising Instructor course there is an online pre-course knowledge check which will be arranged after booking.

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Other Dates

In 2019 we have combined with other local RYA Training Centres to offer the best availability of dates, with each Training Centre running one course at different times of the year.

In addition to our date above, there are also the following dates:

  • 15th to 18th April

Others Training Centres prices may vary. Please feel free to contact us if these other dates are more suitable for you.