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Theory Courses

Theory Courses

Skipper course

Day Skipper Theory Course

This course is a must for Beginners and Crew who would like to become actively involved in the navigation of coastal waters.

The syllabus provides would-be skippers with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. This course is an ideal preparation for the Day Skipper Practical. 

The course runs for 4 weeks across Tuesday Evenings 18:00-21:00 and Saturday 09:00-17:00, participants are expected to attend all dates.  The Course price is all inclusive of the course training pack and training Almanac.




04, 11, 18, 25 November 2017

07, 14, 21 November 2017



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Essential Navigation

Essential Navigation and Seamanship course (online)

An online course for anyone wishing to get a basic understanding of navigation and safety when afloat.

The online RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship course offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills. In fact it's for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving, and works well in complementing our on-the-water training, such as the Powerboat Level 2, Start Yachting and Helmsman courses.

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Online SRC/VHF Course  (Open ended learning)

Online SRC/VHF Course (Open ended learning)

This course is designed which enables study at your own rate online.

An online course for anyone who operates a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio in UK waters or on board a UK flagged vessel.

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RYA First Aid

RYA First Aid

These courses lead to a qualification in basic first aid. The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) One Day First Aid course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers. It fulfils the requirements for professional skippers working within 60 miles of a safe haven.

The course is approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and partly satisfies the requirements of commercial work afloat. The syllabus is based on recommendations from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the MCA. The course cost includes the provision of a First Aid Handbook.

All courses run on a Saturday at the University Watersports Centre.

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RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR) Course (Online- Open ended study)

RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR) Course (Online- Open ended study)

This course is designed to be studied at your oun rate online

If you wish to become a commercial skipper and commercially endorse your Level 2 powerboat certificate or your Advanced powerboat qualification following your Advanced exam you need to be able to show that you are aware of your duties as a skipper.

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RYA Safe and Fun Safeguarding course (Online)

RYA Safe and Fun Safeguarding course (Online)

An online course suitable for anyone working with children and vulnerable adults in an RYA environment. This includes those volunteering or working at recognised training centres and affiliated clubs.

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01/03/201631/07/2017[Read More]

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