IYT has always believed that training should be made up of a combination of classroom and practical hands-on instruction. Its success has been built on the quality of its courses and the excellence of its instructors, who form the backbone of the IYT training system.

As a general rule, every school should have at least one instructor at the Master of Yachts Instructor level or an acceptable alternative.

All instructors must be associated with a school or schools to teach IYT courses. Freelance instructors cannot teach without being attached to and registered with an IYT partner school or schools. We do not allow freelance instructors (except in exceptional circumstances).

Instructors are expected to undergo continuing professional development and they must remain in good standing.

Instructors can apply to be approved to teach a range of recreational, professional, diveboat or commercial IYT courses or a combination of all.