Our range of theory and specialist courses cover everything from navigation and seamanship to first aid at sea, marine radio, basic survival techniques and more.
As well as improving knowledge, many of our courses meet regulatory requirements and are pre-requisites for higher qualifications such as the RYA Yachtmaster Certificates of Competence, commercial endorsements and RYA instructor training. Find out more about our shorebased courses below.
However you prefer to get out on the water, our navigation and seamanship theory courses will provide you with the knowledge to do it safely and with confidence. With various flexible options for classroom, distance and online learning, you’ll have no problem finding a format that works for you.
A basic introduction to navigation for new skippers, crew or anyone interested in getting out on the water.
A more comprehensive course recommended for inexperienced skippers and anyone thinking of doing the Day Skipper practical course.
Take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal and Offshore practical exams.
Unravel the mysteries of astro navigation, using a sextant, ocean passage planning, worldwide meteorology and electronic navigation aids.
Get qualified to use a handheld or fixed marine VHF radio with our course and exam.
Develop your knowledge of first aid, but from a boating perspective.
A beginner's course to help you prevent and solve diesel engine failure.
Gain an understanding of how to use radar as an aid to navigation and collision avoidance.
A genuine lifesaver. An introduction to basic survival techniques and safety equipment.
This RYA/World Sailing course is aimed at recreational and racing skippers and crews who encounter rough weather and problems at sea.
Prepare for your exam by taking the SRC course online.
All of our navigation courses have options for online and distance learning. Find out more above.
A test of the rules and regulations of the inland waterways of Europe, essential for applying for an inland ICC.
A compulsory online course for RYA Commercial Endorsement holders providing essential knowledge for those working on the water.
A safeguarding course for RYA instructors, volunteers and anyone working with children and vulnerable adults in an RYA environment.
Find out more about our most popular online courses and hear from those who have already given it a go.