Essential reading before the course begins:

Presentation Details

Presentation Skills (P38-39)

Presentation Skills (P40)

The Method (P54)

Trainee Assistant Instructors – we will repeat what we did last year and train the assistant instructors in a focused three day session ahead of the Sail Training week.  This year the training starts early afternoon on Thursday 23rd July – Saturday 25th July. 

 We welcome applicants age 15 and over (as of 25th July) who have passed Stage 4 and Seamanship Skills (now mandatory).  For those that would like to take the Seamanship Skills course, we are offering a 2 day course on Wednesday 22nd and the morning of Thursday 23rd July. In the event a candidate does not pass the Seamanship course they will not be allowed to do the AI course.   Please apply online for both courses separately (i.e. you will have to fill in two application forms). 

 The Assistant Instructor training is an intensive 20 hour course split over three days. An element of preparation in advance will be required including background reading and planning for a 10 minute presentation to be completed on the course. Full details will be provided in due course. 

In a change to previous years, we will charge £100 to do the 3 day course however students will receive a full refund upon working as an Assistant Instructor over the following week.  Please note all applicants are expected to make themselves available to work the whole week (25th July – 1st August) after they become qualified Assistant Instructors. 

 If anyone has any queries about the Assistant Instructor training, please contact Nick Williams, nickwilliams.uk91@gmail.com or 07704 422548.