Personal Watercraft Instructor course

This qualification is popular amongst Super and Mega Yacht crew as more and more of these vessels are offering the RYA Personal Watercraft Safety Course to their guests before they operate the jet-skis. We can organise the training you need to get this certificate that will make your CV a little richer.

The course is run and moderated by RYA Trainers and the successful candidate will be able to teach the Personal Watercraft Proficiency and Safety courses.

Duration: 3 days (2 days training + 1 moderation)

Prerequisites: RYA PWC Certificate, 2 years riding experience, valid and acceptable First Aid certificate, Powerboat Level 2 recommended

Yachtmaster Exam Preparation

Yacht Master Coastal, Offshore & Ocean exam Preparation (sail & motor)

For those who want to refine their knowledge and improve their boat handling skills in the open sea as well as in close quarters or are looking forward to a professional career in the yachting industry, the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of competence is the key to achieve it.
The RYA Yachtmaster Certificates of Competence can be commercially endorsed for use for employment. Add the STCW '95 Basic Safety Training endorsement and they become the most requested and recognized certificates worldwide, up to 200 gt vessels.

The course consist of theoretical preparation, practical familiarisation with the boat that will be used for the exam and the area, GMDSS Short Range Certificate and optional STCW '95 Basic Safety Training.

The Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence (Offshore or Coastal) are gained after examination by an independent RYA Examiner.

Exam participation requirements

min age

18 years


min 2500 nm at least half in tidal waters

Course Content

  • Theory
  • Navigation
  • Tidal Theory
  • Meteorology
  • Pilotage
  • Passage planning
  • Radar theory course (non RYA course)
  • Liferaft and survival course*
  • First aid course*
  • VHF SRC online course + practical session with training radios and assessment


  • Boat handling
  • Navigation exercises
  • Emergency Situations
  • Safety Briefing

Course Duration

Evening Classes: 4hr sessions 3 times/week for 5 weeks plus practical and exam

Fastrack Course: 8hrs per day for 7 days plus practical and exam


STCW '95 Training

We are offering a wide range of STCW courses in co-operation with Cosmos Nautical Training Centre. Fully equipped classrooms with simulators, fire fighting exercises, and liferaft demonstration and personal survival techniques are a minimum that someone will get in one of our Basic Safety Training course. Other courses can be arranged on request.