About RYA Training 

For All Ages, Abilities and Goals

RYA qualifications are known and respected the world over. We work constantly to ensure that the highest standards are maintained.

Everything you need to begin or continue your learning is here, whether you are a recreational boater, a globetrotting professional or are looking to become an RYA training centre, in the UK or abroad.

RYA training is forward thinking and designed for whatever level of skill, professionalism and knowledge you want to achieve.We have been around for over 130 years, but our approach is fresh and up to date. RYA courses never stop developing to take into account the dynamic world of boating.

We deliver over 100 courses to professional and recreational boaters, which are right up to date with safety issues, regulations, and emerging trends. There are:

  • Over 2,200 RYA recognised training centres in more than 44 countries.
  • 22,000 RYA instructors across the world.
  • 15,000 professionals working on commercial vessels using RYA Certificates of Competence.
  • 155,000 people completing RYA courses every year.  
  • Over 300,000 expert RYA publications are added each year to the personal libraries of recreational and professional boaters.  
  • Over 100 professional and recreational courses on the water, in the classroom and online. 

We work closely with Governments and official organisations just about everywhere, but we are given our responsibility for issuing certificates of competence by the British Government through the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), an agency of the Department of Transport.


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Article Published: June 22, 2009 12:24

Article Updated: September 26, 2016 16:40


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