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About RYA Training
Who we are and what we do
The world's best known programme of leisure and professional boating courses
Certificates of Competence
A range of practical exams to prove your skippering skills on sail or motor boats
Professional Qualifications
RYA qualifications can open the door to a career on the water
Careers Advice
Thinking of getting into the watersports industry?
Keeping RYA coaches, instructors and training centres in touch
Cruising Abroad
Information on cruising outside the UK and the certification you are likely to need.
Finding work
Where to look if you are RYA qualified and looking for a job on the water.
How to train as...
an RYA Coach, Trainer or Instructor
Setting up a Centre
Vital information for anyone looking to set up an RYA recognised training centre
Quality assurance
Constantly monitoring and improving our training and exams.
De-recognised training centres
Centres not authorised to conduct RYA training
Travel Advice
If you are considering traveling to a different country to take your RYA course, don’t forget to think about the precautions you may need to take, as with any foreign travel.

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