Provides the competent and experienced powerboat handler with the training to teach powerboating up to the standard of ISA Powerboat National Powerboat Certificate under the supervision of the Principal of an ISA recognised teaching establishment and a Powerboat Senior Instructor. An intensive course training you how to teach ISA National Powerboat Scheme, with an external examiner moderating. You learn how to organise boats and teach on the water, to make a presentation in the classroom, the importance of understanding your student, how to communicate and much more.
|Accreditation||ISA Powerboat Instructor|
|Boat||6.5m Excalibur RIB 120hp Mercruiser inboard diesel engine, 5.5 m Humber RIB 90hp Honda four stroke engine, 4m Narwhal RIB 15hp Honda four stroke engine.|
|Length of Course||5 Days, often over two weekends (3 day and 2 day)|
|Objective||You will be trained and prepared for the role of Powerboat Instructor including being able to deliver ISA Introduction to Powerboating and ISA National Powerboat Certificate Courses in open power driven boats.|
|Location||SailCork's base at East Ferry in Cork Harbour. Full facilities including a chartroom for briefings, changing rooms, easy access to the water for dinghies and marina for larger boats.|
|What to bring||Your personal powerboating gear, suitable for powerboating in all conditions. Buoyancy aid or lifejacket. Notebook and pen. Whistle and knife. Powerboat logbook|
|Meals||Bring a packed lunch as well as snack and drink for mid morning.|
KNOWLEDGE OF SPORT: Role of National Governing Body, Role of ISA Training Centres, Knowledge of ISA National Powerboat Scheme, Role of Coaching Ireland. PERSONAL SKILLS: Powerboating skills and knowledge, VHF radio communications, Emergency care. ENVIRONMENT: Weather, Tides & currents, Development of environmental awareness, Protecting the environment. INSTRUCTION STYLE, VALUES & ETHICS: The Instructor, Ethics, Learning styles & teaching methods, Working with children, Inclusion. INSTRUCTION SKILLS: Delivering skills based sessions, Delivering knowledge based sessions, Course programming, Delivering on the water skills sessions, Delivery on shore skills and knowledge sessions, Use of appropriate tasks and exercises, Group management, Managing Resources, Assessment - standards for and methods. SAFETY: Risk assessment, Risk management, Action in the event of an emergency. COMMUNICATION: With participants, with other instructors. REVIEW, SELF-REFLECT & EVALUATE: Feedback from participants, Evaluating session objectives, Evaluating methods and performance.
|Pre Course||Minimum 17 years of age. Recommendation from Club Officer or Centre Principal. National Powerboat Certificate (endorsed for console and tiller as well as planing). Several seasons powerboating logged following certification. Valid Emergency Care Certificate. VHF SRC Radio Course. Powerboat Pre-Entry Assessment.|
Our rowing club is going very well and all Eddie's training last year has proved very useful, including at our Nationals where trained safety boat helms and crews are highly valued! Next season (competition starts again in February 2020), we will have a refurbished 40hp 5 metre RIB in place for safety boat work, so all is looking good now thanks in large part to Sail Cork’s courses!