Senior Instructor Assimilation / Revalidation

Senior Instructor Assimilation / Revalidation

Senior Instructor Assimilation / Re-Validation Programme 2023

Were you previously qualified as a Senior Instructor, Grade A Instructor or hold Senior Instructor Qualifications from another sailing National Governing Body which you would like validate for Irish Sailing then read on about the Senior Instructor Assimilation / Re-Validation Programme * ...

The aim of this programme is to increase the availability of Senior Instructors during peak Club junior programme season by allowing those who had previously held a Grade A or SI qualification and with experience in that role, but whose qualifications had lapsed and not been active in that role for some time, to revalidate the qualification.

It is important that participants in this programme have an appreciation for the role of the Senior Instructor in an Irish Sailing Training Centre as well as a familiarity with the ethos of Irish Sailing training programmes and the instructor training process. This is to ensure that there is a consistency of approach across Irish Sailing schemes in Irish Sailing Training Centres.

To ensure that candidates for the assimilation programme have the appropriate blend of sailing, organisational, training and interpersonal skills to be able to undertake the above rolls the following criteria for applicants will be applied. Candidates who do not meet these criteria may instead be eligible for the normal 5 day Irish Sailing Senior Instructor training course, which remains the primary means of achieving Senior Instructor certification.

In order to apply you must meet the following criteria

  • Former ISA / IYA Grade A instructor
  • Irish Sailing Senior Instructor qualification lapsed greater than 3 yrs
  • Senior Instructor qualification from other nation sailing NGB (RYA, FFV etc)
  • Age 25+ with reference from Club Officer, Training Centre Principal or other senior sail training person

The following Pre-requisites are also required

  • Safetyboat Certificate
  • Valid Emergency Care Certificate
  • Valid Safeguarding 1 Certificate
  • Current Irish Sailing Garda Vetting

The training course will take place over 2 days on the weekend of May 27th & 28th at a venue to be confirmed once participants are identified. Cost €125

In order to register your interest please complete the form at the link here closing date for applications May 5th

For any further information email

*This course requires a minimum of 8 participants to go ahead

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