BSAC Boat Handling Instructor

£215 Book

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To save existing RYA Powerboat Instructors the time associated with having to re-train, we have put together this one day course. On the basis that you are already qualified to teach the RYA courses, we can simply endorse you to also teach the BSAC Seamanship Courses.

Course Duration:

One day - 09.30 to 17.00

Pre Requisites:

To become a BSAC Boat Handling Instructor you require the following:

To additionally become a BSAC Diver Cox'n Assessor you will also require:

  • BSAC Diver Cox'n certificate
  • To be shadowed by a trainer on your first Diver Coxn Assessment

Course Content:

The day is a mixture of shorebased and on water sessions. We start by outlining the differences between the RYA scheme and the BSAC scheme and go on to the admin side of working with BSAC. We provide some coaching on the diver specific areas of powerboating, such as:

  • Stowage of dive kit
  • Locating wrecks
  • Approaching divers in the water
  • Responsibilities
  • Recovery of divers from the water
  • Laying Shot lines
  • Carrying Oxygen and when to use it

You will be asked to teach a short session and demonstrate basic handling skills.

On successful completion of the course you will become qualified to instruct BSAC Boat Handling Courses. To additionally qualify as a Diver Cox'n Assessor you will need to run an assessment that is shadowed by a trainer. Assuming that is run satisfactorily you will then qualify.

What's Included:

What's Not Included:

  • Lunch
  • Use of wet weather gear (£5/day)
  • BSAC membership (£25)
  • Boat Handling Instructor CD ROM (available from BSAC HQ)


Please contact the office to arrange your course on 02380 231122.

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