RYA Competent Crew, Day Skipper, ICC, Yachtmaster and PowerBoat Level 2 - Leisure and Commercial Courses Scotland

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RYA Competent Crew and RYA Day Skipper ICC Charter Licence Courses in Scotland + Yachtmaster + Commercial Endorsement, Offshore

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RYA Instructors Wanted

Are You an RYA Instructor? Looking for work in 2014/15? Contact Us!


Who Are We Looking For?


RYA Yachtmaster® Cruising and Offshore Instructors (Sail)
RYA PowerBoat and Advanced PowerBoat Instructors
RYA Instructors for Day Skipper & Coastal/Yachtmaster Shorebased


Throughout 2014 and 2015 we are looking for a range of RYA Instructors to work with ScotSail®.   Normally RYA Instructors new to ScotSail® work on a freelance and 'as-required' basis, before going onto a scheduled rota, with more regular work as agreed and mutually convenient.


Many instructors only want to work the dates that suit them, and we operate a flexible system meaning you can work only the dates you want, if required, or if you want more regular work and it is available we can usually accommodate this also.


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What Qualifications Do I Need?


Primary Qualifications (Sail):

RYA/MCA Yachtmaster® Offshore Certificate of Competence

(With Commercial Endorsement)

RYA Yachtmaster® Cruising Instructor Endorsement
RYA Yachtmaster® Offshore Instructor Endorsement


Primary Qualifications (Power):

RYA PowerBoat Level 2 with PBI Endorsement

RYA/MCA Advanced PowerBoat Certificate of Competence (With Commercial Endorsement) and ADV Endorsement


Supporting Qualifications:

Valid RYA/MCA VHF SRC Marine Radio Licence

Valid RYA First Aid with Cat. Drugs Administration (or STCW equivalent)
Valid RYA Basic Sea Survival (or STCW equivalent)
Valid ML5 or ENG1 Medical Certificate
Valid PPR Professional Practices & Responsibilites Certificate



What Facilities Does ScotSail® Provide?


We Provide:

Fully RYA / MCA Coded & Inspected Sailing Yachts & PowerBoats
Two-Level RYA Training Centre & Offices - Open 7 Days.
0845 Telephone and Online Customer Support 9am-9pm / 7 Days, staffed By RYA Instructors - not untrained receptionists.
Two Shorebased Classrooms + VHF, Diesel Engine & Radar
Full Weather, Tides & Crew Briefing / Debriefing Facilities.
Waterproofs Hire - Sizes from XXS - XXXL
Free Wifi, PC-use, Printing and Photocopying at ScotSail®
RYA Recognition, Public & Employers Liability Insurance, Invoicing, Online Payments, PCI DSS Compliance, Data-Protection Registration Etc.
RYA Training Manual, Standard Operating Procedures, Risk-Assessments and Other RYA Recognition Requirements
Three Bars / Restaurants, Shop, Marine Chandlers and On-Site Engineers, with company-owned Maintenance Portacabins.
Award-Winning Toilets, Showers and FREE 24hr-Secure Parking with CCTV and Manned Security Patrols.



How Much Will I Be Paid?


ScotSail® will contract your services as RYA Instructor, and provide everything else to allow you to deliver the RYA Training Course or Experience.    The rates for the Independent Instructor Payment are set out in our annual rates-of-pay bands, details of which are not published online, but are available upon request. 


We will ask you to provide an invoice or fee-note with your chosen bank details upon your return, which will be paid by electronic funds transfer on the Wednesday after the course returns - sometimes this is sooner however (24hrs is not uncommon).


As a contractor you are responsible for your own tax / national insurance etc, and we do not require your National Insurance Number.    If you are a company, or VAT-Registered you can also give us a VAT-invoice.


We guarantee that you will never have to wait "months for payment" as we have so often heard RYA Instructors complain about other schools - our Financial Protection System means that the customers' money is held static in a separate Holding Account until after the course is completed.


Once the course finishes, the money is transferred into our main operating accounts, and disseminated immediately (e.g. boat costs, instructor fee, VAT/Tax account Etc).


Safety & Care Standards


We don't expect you to simply turn up an start sailing the yacht.  You need to be familiar with our yachts or powerboats, RYA Training Centre procedures, Training Manual, Standard Operating Procedures and Risk-Assessments.


It  might seem a lot, but we consider our Standards of Safety and Care to be the most important aspect of our business.    We can e-mail these documents to you once you have agreed to our Internal Document Confidentiality Policy (IDCP).


We need to meet you, either in person or through telephone contact - you will likely know people that we know too, either other RYA Instructors, Centre Principals or those at RYA National Level.


We're not a faceless big-company run by accountants and, although we have become one of the largest privately-owned RYA Training Centres in Scotland, we are actually still a small family-run organisation, with real people to meet and speak to.


It's not just about us getting to know you - you have to trust us and know more about our operation also, and be comfortable taking charge of RYA Students on one of our yachts, and operating with our centre Standard Operating Procedures.


We offer a full pre-course briefing, centre familiarisation and RYA Training Vessel handover, check-list and familiarisation - along with local knowledge tips and ideas for exercise areas, if you feel you need this.


You are not alone at ScotSail® and you will have the full support of the centre and it's resources and staff behind you - we can even help you to make course lesson-plans.    If you're a more experienced RYA Instructor, or you know the area well then this may not be necessary.


It is a condition of our centre that ALL RYA Instructors maintain daily contact, and discuss their plans with us - even if it is just a quick text-message to say "all is ok" or "likely to have 3 passing Day Skippers on return" etc.


This is for your own safety - and ours - we have extensive support resources at ScotSail® to provide practical assistance to you should you find yourself in difficulty at sea, in a marina or elsewhere - we never expect you to try to deal with a significant technical or student-welfare situation on your own.


Once you return, students will be asked to complete our Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) form, where they evaluate ScotSail® and their overall experience, and also indicate what further training they may wish to undertake.


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ScotSail® Centre Media

Video: ScotSail® Facilities & Yachts


Video: ScotSail® Sailing Advert


Video: Typical ScotSail® Sailing Course


Video: RYA PowerBoat Taster Video


Video: Full RYA PowerBoat Advert


Video: Interviews With Actual Day Skippers


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You Need (for Sail Cruising):

RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore with Valid Commercial Endorsement

RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Cruising or Offshore Instructor Endorsement

RYA or Other Accepted First Aid + Cat. C Drugs Endorsement

Basic Sea Survival / PST Certificate

PPR Cert (When Applicable)

ML5 / ENG1 Medical

VHF Radio Licence

Logbooks + References


You Need (for PowerBoating):

RYA/MCA PowerBoat Level 2 or Advanced CoC

with Valid Commercial Endorsement

RYA/MCA PBL2 or Advanced Instructor Endorsement

RYA or Other Accepted First Aid + Cat. C Drugs Endorsement

Basic Sea Survival / PST Certificate

PPR Cert (When Applicable)

ML5 / ENG1 Medical

VHF Radio Licence

Logbooks + References


  ..if you're interested in sailing and teaching in interesting and varied waters, with a professional organisation to back you up, we look forward to hearing from you...


Call us on 0845 834 0335, or Contact Us Online


Stephen Kerr, RYA Yachtmaster Principal ScotSail Training Centre, Largs Yacht Haven, Firth of Clyde, Scotland

Stephen Kerr, ScotSail® Principal


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