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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 7 persons

Course & Certification approvals.
School Procedures Manual.
Course offering & structures.
Safety & student policies.

School Set-Up & Administration:
Files/records requirements.
Written tests and exams requirements.
Tests & exams points marking policies.
Legal aspects.
Office & classroom requirements.
School principal role.
Head Instructor role.
Instructor approvals and certifications.

School Training Vessels:
Vessel types and their suitability.
Safety equipment.
Procedure checks.
Selecting operational areas.
General safety aspects.
Student comfort on-board.
Student enjoyment & hospitality.
Provisioning & menu planning.

Student Types & Reactions:
The basic types of intelligence.
Nationality, custom and language issues.
Student's demands & expectations.
Student reactions.

Training Techniques:
Reasons to learn.
Subject presentation.
Student's responses.
Practical excercises.
Instructor assessment & response.
Student encouragement & improvement.
Student progress monitoring.

Learning Objectives & Outcomes:
Navigational watchkeeping at sea principles.
Watchkeeping at anchor.
The ICS Bridge Procedures Guide.
Bridge equipment, echo sounder & Navtex.
Steering control systems & automatic pilot.
Navigational records.
Master to the bridge, circumstances of.
Navigational watch handing over & relieving.

Training Forums:
Forums types.
Advantages & disadvantages.
Class sizes.
Controlling forum atmospheres.
Student & group control issues.

Vessel Manoeuvring Safety Measures:
Safety issues.
Environment awareness.
Risk assessments & reduction of.
Safety back-ups.
Docking precautions.
Tacking & gybing precautions.
Traffic considerations.
Damage control.
Student & group reactions.

Marketing & Selling:
Course offerings.
Course scheduling.
Course costings.
Course pricing.
Identifying key selling points.
Target clients.
School image.
Advertising and IYT Worldwide.
Social media usage.
Dealing with competition.

Competency Based Training:
The principles of CBT.
CBT versus TBL.
Advantanges & disadvantages of CBT.
CBT module course planning.
Student assessment procedures.

Instructor Qualities:
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

Theory course 585,- €
Practical course 760,- €
Admin fees 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 important.

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 instructing.

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.

Exams/Completion Requirements:
Successfully complete all the course assignments and tasks, through the continuous assessment program.

Entry Requirements:
Instructor Application and prior approval to do the course from your training organsiation.
Your Questions?

Can anybody do this course?
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 course?
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 Course?
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 this course?
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..

Contact us at training@harrisonmaritime.com or telephone France +33 (0)489 688 650.
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