RYA courses and qualifications are world-renowned. Course adjustments can be made for disabled people.


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RYA training is world-renowned. From small boat sailing to yachts, powerboats to motor cruisers, windsurfing to inland waterways, maintaining engines to radio operation there is so much to discover. Each year, 250,000 yacht sailors, powerboaters, small craft leisure boaters, windsurfers and canal boaters steer towards more confident and successful boating.

Course adjustments can be made for disabled people to complete RYA courses and gain qualifications.

  1. Course Completion - Some RYA Courses are designed to improve understanding and practical ability. Certificates are issued at the end of a course, once a candidate demonstrates a level of progression rather than a defined competence. Adjustments can be made to how learning is assessed, and certificates endorsed if you need assistance to complete certain elements of the course.
  2. RYA Instructor Awards - Instructor courses are designed to equip you to instruct and coach within the RYA Training schemes at any RYA Recognised Training Centre. Adjustments can be made to how competence is assessed, but not what is assessed. If you need assistance to perform some elements of the syllabus, an Authorisation to Instruct (ATI) is available enabling you to teach at a specific venue with the support you need.
  3. Certificates of Competence and commercially-endorsed certificates - Certain RYA qualifications provide a reliable indication of knowledge, skills and understanding of the holder to Government, industry and the public. They are issued by the RYA but recognised, or in some cases delegated, by other authorities such as the Marine Coastguard Agency (MCA). No adjustment to what is assessed and how it is assessed can be made without further consultation or approval.

Please contact RYA Training if you have any questions.