| Course Syllabus.
The course syllabus is based upon teaching recreational courses up to a yacht master level, as well as for the International Certificate of Competency
(ICC). All the subjects are covered in-depth. The maximum class size is
Course & Certification approvals.
School Procedures Manual.
Course offering & structures.
Safety & student policies.
School Set-Up &
Written tests and exams requirements.
Tests & exams points marking policies.
Office & classroom requirements.
School principal role.
Head Instructor role.
Instructor approvals and certifications.
Vessel types and their suitability.
Selecting operational areas.
General safety aspects.
Student comfort on-board.
Student enjoyment & hospitality.
Provisioning & menu planning.
Student Types &
The basic types of intelligence.
Nationality, custom and language issues.
Student's demands & expectations.
Reasons to learn.
Instructor assessment & response.
Student encouragement & improvement.
Student progress monitoring.
Navigational watchkeeping at sea principles.
Watchkeeping at anchor.
The ICS Bridge Procedures Guide.
Bridge equipment, echo sounder & Navtex.
Steering control systems & automatic pilot.
Master to the bridge, circumstances of.
Navigational watch handing over & relieving.
Advantages & disadvantages.
Controlling forum atmospheres.
Student & group control issues.
Risk assessments & reduction of.
Tacking & gybing precautions.
Student & group reactions.
Identifying key selling points.
Advertising and IYT Worldwide.
Social media usage.
Dealing with competition.
The principles of CBT.
CBT versus TBL.
Advantanges & disadvantages of CBT.
CBT module course planning.
Student assessment procedures.
The good qualities.
The poor qualities.
Student-Instructor role play.
Instructor presentation and discipline.
Instructor personal development.
The wrong and the right principles.
Handling difficult students or student groups.
How to deal with the burnt-out feeling.
Teaching professional courses.
Teaching career development.
| HMA Recreational Instructor Certification
Theory & Practical
|| 45,- €
Course length: 6
days (4 days theory, 2 days practical).
Total lecture/teaching time: 54 hours approx.
Course location: Antibes or Toulon
area (South France).
Other locations upon request.
Price includes: accommodation
(practical course), all boat costs, course notes and materials, exams
fees & certification fees.
Price excludes: accommodation
(theory course), personal travel costs, requested shipment for course
notes & certificates.
Many people know a subject but to explain it to a class of students
either on a boat or in a classroom, is not as easy to do as some people
may think. There are many key qualities of what makes a good
Instructor, obviously the first is to have a good in-depth knowledge
for the level of the course being taught. But unfortunately it is just
not enough to have good knowledge, it is the way you present the
subject and communicate with the students is in some ways, even more
The HMA Recreational Instructor Course has been specially written
to professionally train Instructors for recreational courses,
whether they be new Instructors or existing Instructors.
The course is a forum-style class atmosphere with open discussions. The
course syllabus is covered in-depth, covering many different aspects of
being an Recreational Instructor. Every day, each candidate is
given an instructing assignment with different types of students with
role-plays There is a continuous assessment being made with a constant
feedback encouraging the candidate Instructor not only to improve their
instructing skills but also to build upon their own style of
The main objective of this course is to improve your presentation, your
instructing skills and to give you a basic understanding of basic
teaching principles at Instructor level.
Another objective is to help you become more professional for you
personally and for your school. A professionally trained Instructor is
worth a lot of money to any school. The school's reputation increases,
students often come to the school specially for the Instructor. All
this means extra business for the school, leading to higher salaries
for the Instructors.
Successfully complete all the course assignments and tasks, through the
continuous assessment program.
Instructor Application and prior approval to do the course from your training organsiation.
Can anybody do
Yes they can, but it is suggested that you obtain prior approval from the organisaiton that you wish to teach for,
before doing this course.
I am already an
Instructor with another training organization, do I need to do this
This will depend on the current requirements and policies of your training organisation. The first step is to make an application to be an
Recreational Instructor. The orgaisation will then make an assessment of
your skills, knowledge and experience.
What is the
difference between this course and the HMA Professional Teachers
This course focuses upon instructing recreational courses
from a non-academic angle. The HMA Professional Teacher's Course is
focusing more upon academic teaching theories, psychologies,
sociologies, techniques and presentations; both in classroom scenarios
and on-board scenarios. It also focuses upon dealing with complex
practical situations often found in the professional practical courses.
My English level
is not that good?
For instructing the Recreational Courses, you will need a minimum
level of conversational English and a reasonable knowledge of English
nautical terms and phrases.
Do candidates fail
No, it is not a pass/fail type of course. Each Candidate is assessed
upon their abilities to instruct or teach; based upon this assessment..