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Specialist Short Courses 

Our programme of one-day support courses enables you to expand your knowledge and skills in specialist areas. They are great as stand alone courses, but also complement courses in our various practical training schemes.

Some courses, such as the Marine Radio Short Range Certificate, are a pre-requisite for higher qualifications such as the RYA Yachtmaster™ Offshore Certificate of Competence.

These courses are run by recognised training centres, usually over one full day or a number of shorter sessions.

Not sure which course to take?
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Shorebased Courses
This leaflet contains all the information you need to find a specialist short course.
Diesel Engines
A beginners' course to help you prevent and solve diesel engine failure
Marine Radio Short Range Certificate
Training for anyone who owns a fixed or hand-held marine VHF radio
Gain an understanding of radar as an aid to navigation and collision avoidance
Sea Survival
How to use the safety equipment on board your boat. A genuine lifesaver
Offshore Safety
Training for recreational and racing skippers and crew who encounter rough weather and problems at sea
First Aid
A one day course covering all the usual first aid subjects but from a boating perspective.
Professional Practices and Responsibilites
Essential knowledge for new and revalidating RYA Commercial Endorsement holders
Safe and Fun
The RYA's online safeguarding course for instructors and volunteers working with children and vulnerable adults

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