YAI - Training


This course builds on prior knowledge gained in the Assistant Instructor course and is intended to provide quality training to those who wish to instruct yachting to beginners and intermediates. This course is applicable across all the Training Schemes. Each of the Schemes has pre-requisite certification requirements before you can become an Senior Instructor.
The Senior Instructor course will provide you with a good foundation in instructing technique. Following the course, you will be mentored whilst you gain instructing experience. You will then be able to undertake an assessment for each of the schemes you wish to instruct in.


In order to attend the course:

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Be competent with the requirements of the scheme for the level you wish to instruct

Where can I take the course?

Please contact the YAI's Training Manager. These courses are presently run at Mumbai

What to do afterwards?

On completion of the course, you will need to instruct for 40 hours under a qualified Yachting Association of India's Senior Instructor and your Mentor, before you will be able to undertake assessment. Following an assessment, you will then be able to instruct at your club or TC in the Scheme and to the level you have been endorsed. You may then wish to work towards gaining your Club Coach qualification or endorsement in another Scheme.


To gain a Senior Instructor Endorsement, you need to:
  • Attend the YA Instructor Theory course as documented below
  • Be 18 years old
  • Hold the Powerboat Handling Certificate in the National Powerboat Scheme
  • Complete your Instructor diary and self assessments for the above training sessions
  • Be assessed instructing in the scheme you would like endorsement for
  • Hold an Life Saving Course Certificate from YAI recognised centre.
It is also possible to gain the qualification through the Recognition of Prior Learning process.
The syllabus for the Senior Instructor Course is oulined below. During the process of the course you will work through the Senior Instructor Workbook and will also be required to fill out a diary of your experiences whilst you are being mentored. Please read the information below carefully. If you have undertaken a similar course or have a similar qualification then you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. Please contact YAI for further details. The course covers:

1. The role of the instructor

  • What is an instructor and what is their role?
  • Your instructing philosophy
  • Code of Conduct / Ethics
  • Drugs in sport
  • Working with parents and officials
  • Relationships with sports administrators
  • Opportunities for ongoing professional development

2. Plan, Deliver and Review Training

  • The importance of planning
  • What is learning?
  • Effective training and trainers
  • Learning Principles, styles and stages
  • Dimensions of competence
  • Training needs analysis
  • Benchmarks
  • Setting goals and their relationaship with individual training sessions
  • Learning outcomes
  • Task analysis
  • Delivering training including presentation methods, using games, on water and shore based training
  • Tips of using training aids
  • Measuring success of your participants
  • Developing session plans
  • Communication including active listening, inclusiveness and question styles
  • Barriers to communication
  • Feedback
  • Group management and dealing with difficult participants
  • Flexible delivery

3. Risk Management

  • Duty of care
  • Legislation
  • Your role in providing a safe environment
  • Risk Management
  • Emergency action plans
  • Keeping of records
  • Minimising risk
  • Dealing with participant injuries
  • Vessel inspections

4. Growth and Development

  • Stages of development
  • Catering for individuals
  • Accommodating varying motivations for participation
  • Physical requirements for sailors
  • Streatches prior to practise
  • Physical Limitations

The Assessment Procedure

Before you are assessed for the Senior Instructor qualification, you will need to undergo a practical assessment in each of the National Training Schemes for which you require endorsement. The final assessment will be carried outby the YAI's Training Manager.

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