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Instructor Training

We're proud to be the centre where many sailing and paddlesport instructors start their careers. We select only the best tutors and educators to run our comprehensive instructor training programme. Many candidates go on to work for us, delivering high quality adventurous activities to our visitors.

We provide all the equipment you'll need, although you are welcome to bring your own, and a car parking permit for the duration of your course.

Don't meet all the pre-requisites yet? Check out our range of adult courses.

Are you a volunteer and need some help with funding these courses? Give us a call on 0118 934 4424 and we'll talk you through your options.


Archery GB Instructor Course

The Archery GB Instructor Award is an entry-level instructor training course that prepares learners to deliver fun, safe sessions for beginners. It is designed for learners with little or no prior experience of archery and is practical in nature with participants taking part in practical archery sessions.


This course has a minimum age of 17.


First Aid Green Cross

Outdoor First Aid Course – 8 hour

This is a basic first aid suitable for people dealing with emergency first aid incidents Indoors or Out. It will cover Initial Response, CPR, Emergency first aid, Drowning, Hypothermia and more. The covers these topics in a mixture of classroom training and outdoor scenarios to consolidate learning. This course covers the minimum First aid requirement for RYA and British Canoeing Instructors. This course is Land-based but will involve a practical element in and around the activity center and the grounds. 

From £110.00

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Powerboat Licence

Following the RYA Powerboat Level 2 syllabus, this two-day course will give you the skills to drive and manoeuvre a powerboat competently and safely.

How to book:

  • Pick the number of people by clicking the + or - under quantity ----->
  • Click on any of the date's below in a green box.
  • Select the time slot you would like.
  • The order items will pop up at the bottom of the page, click continue to add them to your basket.

Please note, this course will need a minimum of two attendees to run.


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RYA Safety Boat

This course will teach you how to use powerboats for escort, rescue and race management purposes. You will learn how to safely rescue all craft used on the lake. This course is strongly recommended for all watersports instructors. Pre-requisite RYA Powerboat Level 2.

Ages 16+


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RYA Dinghy Assistant Instructor

The RYA Assistant Dinghy Instructor award is the first step towards becoming a dinghy instructor. Participants will be encouraged to take a leadership role and develop their coaching & organisational skills. 

From £160.00

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RYA Dinghy Instructor Pre-Assessment

Pre-assessment day for the RYA Dinghy Instructor course. An external RYA coach will assess your sailing skills to ensure they are up to standard before embarking on the course. Ages 16+



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RYA Dinghy Instructor

Become qualified to teach dinghy sailing and pass on your love of the sport to others. Develop your coaching style, refine your sailing technique and learn how to deliver sailing schemes professionally and enthusiastically. On successful completion, you will be eligible to work as a dinghy instructor in RYA training centres.

5 day course.

Pre-requisites include:

  • Pre-entry sailing assessment successfully passed
  • RYA First Aid or equivalent
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA Safe and Fun safeguarding course

Ages 16+