Find out about the training and development courses we offer as an approved RYA Training Centre.
If you are not sure which course suits you best, please drop us a line and we will be happy to assist you.
This RYA Training course provides the skills and background knowledge needed by the competent powerboat driver and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence.
It aims to teach boat handling and seamanship in powerboats.
It focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, and collision regulations.
It is suitable for anyone wishing to develop their boating skills.
This RYA Training course covers the practical use of pilotage and passage planning by day on coastal waters using both traditional and electronic navigational techniques.
It aims to teach the standard required to complete a short coastal passage by day. This course builds on the foundation knowledge of the Level 2 course and is suited to those who aim to drive larger more powerful powerboats.
During the course you will cover cruising at planing speed and more advanced boat handling.
It is suitable for anyone who wants to further develop their boating skills after completing level 2
This RYA Training course aims to teach boat handling, seamanship, pilotage and navigation up to the standards required to drive a planing powerboat safely by day and night in tidal coastal waters with which the candidate may be familiar, in more demanding conditions.
Given the nature of these passages Advanced Powerboat courses should be delivered on powerboats of a minimum of 6 metres and an engine size sufficient to enable coastal passages at planing speed.
An RYA shorebased theory course and exam for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio.
A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio either fixed or hand held.
An RYA shorebased theory course to help you prevent and solve diesel engine failure.
The course will give awareness of the main systems of a marine diesel engine and the ability to prevent breakdown at sea & rectify defects not requiring workshop support. Mechanical failure is the main cause of lifeboat callouts to yachts. This course includes basic maintenance and engine care which will prevent most cases of engine failure.
An RYA shorebased theory course providing basic introduction to navigation and safety for anyone new to boating.
Suitable for sailors, powerboaters, sea anglers, divers and boatmasters. Also useful for experienced dinghy and keelboat sailors and inshore racers.
An RYA shorebased theory course providing a comprehensive introduction to chartwork navigation meteorology and the basics of seamanship.
Invaluable for learning how to start making decisions on board and if you are considering taking the Day Skipper practical course.
An RYA shorebased theory courses ideal for candidates for the Coastal Skipper practical course & Yachtmaster Offshore exam.
Some revision of the Day Skipper shorebased course plus more advanced skills in offshore & coastal navigation by day & night, pilotage & meteorology.
An RYA one-day first aid course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective.
It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or on cross channel passages. This course is MCA approved and satisfies the requirements for Coastal Skipper Yachtmaster and Advanced Powerboat certificates of competence and some commercial work afloat.
A basic introduction to navigation and safety for anyone new to boating or requiring an update: sailors, powerboaters, sea anglers, divers and boatmasters. Also useful for experienced dinghy and keelboat sailors and inshore racers.
Approximately 8-10 hours online study
The interactive version of the for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio. A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures.
The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio either fixed or hand held.
Please note: Your exam must be taken in the presence of an examiner at a registered RYA training centre. Your examiner will carry out your exam and if successful, issue you the licence through the RYA. There is an additional £60 assessment fee paid directly to RYA
Approximately 6-8 hours online study
The RYA Professional Practices & Responsibilities is a compulsory online course for new and revalidating RYA Commercial Endorsement holders.
You can take this course anytime prior to your Commercial Endorsement application or renewal. Your PPR certificate will be valid either for your first Commercial Endorsement application or your next renewal.
The course also works well in complementing other training offered by Seagrass Marine.
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CEVNI stands for Code Européen des Voies de la Navigation Intérieure, which loosely means the Rules, or collision regulations, for the European Inland Waterways.
The RYA CEVNI online course, is a test of the rules and regulations of the inland waterways of Europe. You will need this if you require the inland category validated on your International Certificate of Competence.
The course can be complemented by other training offered by Seagrass Marine.
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