Convert your Powerboat Instructor Certificate to become a PWC Instructor with this 1-day course

If you already have an RYA Powerboat Instructor Certificate and would like to become a PWC instructor, this course is for you! With this one-day course, you can develop your teaching skills and learn the techniques and syllabus to allow you to instruct the RYA PWC Proficiency Course. 

This course will allow you to transfer your teaching skills from your Powerboat Instructor certification and learn how to apply them to the PWC Proficiency Course. If you would like to become a PWC instructor but are without a Powerboat Instructor certification, please consider our three-day instructor course instead. 

Do I need previous experience?

Yes. This course is designed for students who have successfully completed the RYA Powerboat Instructor Course. Students must also have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of driving personal watercraft, a valid and in-date First Aid certificate, a VHF Radio qualification, and must be a minimum of 16 years old to complete the course. 

Students must also hold the RYA PWC Proficiency Course certificate prior to embarking on this course. The RYA PWC Instructor Conversion Course is a revised version of the PWC Proficiency Course adapted for teaching, so knowledge of this syllabus is vital. 

The RYA PWC Instructor Conversion Course is a one-day training opportunity where you will develop your existing teaching skills to safety lead riders through the PWC Proficiency Course. Our experienced instructors are dedicated to ensuring that each student receives high quality teaching in both the classroom and on the water. 

Is this course right for me?

If you are interested in transferring your teaching skills learnt during the Powerboat Instructor Course and applying them to personal water craft tuition, this course is the answer! By the end of this one-day course, you will be able to teach the RYA PWC Proficiency Course.  

If you aspire to crew on a superyacht, you will be pleased to know that the RYA PWC Instructor Course will also allow you to teach the RYA Introduction to PWC Safety Course, training for guests on superyacht charter holidays to ensure their competence and safety. 

Guiding you through your RYA PWC Instructor Conversion Course are our highly experienced RYA instructors who deliver high impact, high quality teaching either in a small group or on an individual basis. Located in the heart of Southampton, this one-day instructor course is perfect for those located in Hampshire, on the South Coast or even in London, and is designed to allow you to teach complete beginners the skills to operate a jetski safety. 

This convenient one-day course is perfect for those looking for a fun and practical activity during your visit to Southampton. With a curated list of recommended accommodations to suit all tastes and budgets, the Ocean Sports Tuition team is more than happy to find you a place to stay for the duration of your visit. For more information about where we are located, contact us by calling 02381 242159 or email info@oceansportstuition.co.uk.

What will I learn?

The RYA PWC Instructor Conversion Course is a revised version of the PWC Proficiency Course adapted for teaching. The course content revises the teaching techniques you learned during your Powerboat Instructor training, focusing on demonstrating how to instruct and debrief students, with an emphasis on safety and handling.

The RYA PWC Instructor Conversion Course syllabus provides a comprehensive knowledge of teaching jetski handling and safety, and includes:

  • Practical teaching skills
  • Classroom teaching skills
  • Debriefing
  • Launching and recovery
  • Essential safety information
  • Riding and handling at low speed
  • Riding and handling at high speed
  • General manoeuvres
  • Avoiding collisions
  • Decision making
  • Capsize recovery
  • Passage planning

Course Costs

The RYA PWC Instructor Conversion Course cost is £289 per person. This course will be taught in a group, with a maximum group size of 6 students on 3 jetskis. For the duration of the course, you will have the opportunity to work on a 1-2-1 basis with an instructor both on the water and in the classroom to consolidate your teaching skills. 

Our prices are all inclusive and include fuel and our expert tuition. 

If you would like to book onto any of our RYA courses, you have three options: online, by phone on 02381 242159 or by email. 

All prices include VAT. 

The RYA PWC Instructor Course Fee Includes:

  • On site Parking available 
  • PWC Hire
  • Life Jackets and Gore-Text Waterproofs
  • PWC Fuel Costs
  • RYA PWC Instructor Course Certificate
  • Free Refreshments including Tea and Coffee

For further information regarding our PWC courses, please call Ocean Sports Tuition on

02381 242159 or email info@oceansportstuition.co.uk.

Instructor Conversion

Course Location

The RYA PWC Instructor Conversion Course will be taught at our RYA-approved location in the heart of Southampton, a stone’s throw from the Solent: 

Unit 6 Saxon Wharf Marina
Lower York Street
SO14 5QF

For further booking information regarding online bookings, please complete our contact form, or alternatively, email Ocean Sports Tuition here. 

Booking Details

To book, please view our course dates below and book online, email us or phone us on 02381 242159.

If you have any questions, or want to know if the course is right for you, or just want to talk in more detail about the course, please do not hesitate to call us.