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£290
2 Weeks
Vasiliki, Greece
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Overview

Instructor Development is a two-week post-qualification work experience with a RYA Centre in Greece. Designed for graduates who have completed a Water Sports Instructor Course or Fast-track Course with Flying Fish. The programme combines teaching practice with personal skills training to gain experience as an Instructor. Our aim is to help you to achieve your best as a Windsurfing or Dinghy sailing Instructor.

For Instructors looking for work experience

We will place you in an RYA training centre where you will practice what you have learnt so far. A Flying Fish expert is on hand for advice and assistance throughout. You will get to experience all aspects of life at a busy water sports centre from rigging sails, teaching, coaching, rescue cover and at the same time improve your personal skills.

You will have further expereince in rescue boat techniques to build your confidence in this vital part of the instructor’s job. At the end of the two weeks, you would have gained some valuable work experience on your CV, some great contacts that will help you to find that dream job!

A big part of being an Instructor is customer service and there is no better way of understanding what good customer service is about than working for a Water sports club to see how the experts do it.

Accommodation is in our Fish House, comfortable self-catering accommodation in the heart of Vasiliki.


Inclusions

  • Mentored work experience to gain 30 logged hours experience.
  • Stand up paddleboarding.
  • Mountain biking.
  • Customer service training.
  • Teaching practice.

Does not include kit hire (if required).


Dates & pricing

Starts Ends Location(s) Availability
01/07/2018 15/07/2018 Vassiliki, Greece Available
Price £290
Full payment needed
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional add-ons
£300Self-catering accommodation (shared room)
£450Self Catering Accommodation (Own Room)
£450Return flight from London (includes overseas transfers)
£480Return flight from Manchester (includes overseas transfers)
£130PADI Open Water or Advanced Dive Bolt-On
08/07/2018 22/07/2018 Vassiliki, Greece Available
Price £290
Full payment needed
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional add-ons
£300Self-catering accommodation (shared room)
£450Self-catering accommodation (own room)
£450Return flight from London (includes overseas transfers)
£480Return flight from Manchester (includes overseas transfers)
£130PADI Open Water or Advanced Dive Bolt-On
12/08/2018 26/08/2018 Vassiliki, Greece Available
Price £290
Full payment needed
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional add-ons
£300Self-catering accommodation (shared room)
£450Self-catering accommodation (own room)
£450Return flight from London (includes overseas transfers)
£480Return flight from Manchester (includes overseas transfers)
£130PADI Open Water or Advanced Dive Bolt-On
19/08/2018 02/09/2018 Vassiliki, Greece Available
Price £290
Full payment needed
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional add-ons
£300Self-catering accommodation (shared room)
£450Self-catering accommodation (own room)
£450Return flight from London (includes overseas transfers)
£480Return flight from Manchester (includes overseas transfers)
£130PADI Open Water or Advanced Dive Bolt-On
23/09/2018 30/09/2018 Vassiliki, Greece Available
Price £145
Full payment needed
Or, please hold my space for 48 hours
Optional add-ons
£150Self-catering accommodation (shared room)
£225Self-catering accommodation (own room)
£450Return flight from London (includes overseas transfers)
£480Return flight from Manchester (includes overseas transfers)
£130PADI Open Water or Advanced Dive Bolt-On

Pre-requisite experience and qualifications

You must have completed your RYA Start Windsurfing or Dinghy Instructor course with Flying Fish. If you have trained, but not yet finalised your qualification, or have an action plan we will help you to achieve your Instructors certificate during this Instructor Development programme.


Full itinerary

Each programme is tailored to the individual, a typical development programme will run as follows.

Week 1 – Work experience

The first part is instructor work experience and supervised teaching practice with an RYA Windsurf or Dinghy Centre in Vassiliki. You will have already taken part in short periods of teaching practice before qualifying. Now we give you the opportunity to plan and deliver complete training sessions to customers who are on holiday to learn a new skill.

Your day will revolve around each centre’s teaching times but you will start at 09:00 with set up and finish around 17:00 with a debrief. You will undertake further training in rescue boat techniques to build your confidence in this vital part of the instructor’s job, a skills that needs to be mastered.

You will receive a de-brief at the end of the first week with Flying Fish and the training centre senior instructor. Your second weeks wok experience will be based on feedback from your instructors.

Week 2 – Work Experience/skills training

The second week will will give you the option to continue with your work experience at the same or a different RYA training centre based on feedback from week 1. You will focus on developing your performance on the water as an instructor.

You now have some valuable work experience and on your CV and the confidence to walk into a real paid job and around 30 teaching hours under your belt towards the 50 required for the RYA intermediate Instructors course.


Related courses

We would recommend supplementing your training with the following courses to further boost your CV and increase your chances of employment.