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RYA Shorebased Courses

First Aid


The RYA First Aid course is a one-day course which covers all the usual first aid subjects, but with a boating perspective. It is designed to provide the skills, techniques & knowledge for anyone who goes afloat to deliver a rapid & appropriate first aid response. The boating specific content includes:

  • the recovery position in a confined space
  • CPR, including the drowning protocol
  • cold shock and hypothermia from immersion and/or exposure
  • seasickness and dehydration
  • medical assistance or advice by VHF

Candidates will be required to participate in CPR practice so please attend the course in comfortable clothing.

A first aid manual is included in the cost of the course, as is the certificate on successful completion.

Duration: one-day
Time: 09:00 to 16:30 with a break for lunch
Price: £115 Non-members, £95 Members

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Marine Radio SRC (Provisional- subject to recognition by RYA)

RYA Handy Guide to Marine Radio (G22)

A one-day course for anyone who owns or uses a fixed of hand-held marine VHF radio. The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and DSC equipment on any British flagged vessel fitted with a radio. A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. This course is a pre-requisite to Yachtmaster Coastal and Offshore examinations. Successful completion of the course permits you to take the SRC exam at a registered centre to be arranged by students directly. The exam will therefore be a different day and the fee for the exam is not included.

The exam syllabus for the SRC qualification is specified by CEPT, the European administration that regulates standards for telecommunications. The exam syllabus includes the following sections:

A. General Knowledge of Radiocommunications in the Maritime Mobile Service

A1. The general principles and basic features

A2. System overview of the GMDSS structure

A3. Search and Rescue (SAR)

A4. Maritime Safety Information (MSI)

B. Practical Knowledge of Radio Equipment

B1. VHF radio installation

B2. Digital Selective Calling (DSC)

B3. Antennas, interfacing and power sources

C. Procedures and Practical Operation of the Subsystems

C1. DSC Distress, urgency and safety communication procedures

C2. Protection of distress frequencies

C3. Alerting, Communication and Locating Signals

D. Radiotelephony Procedures

D1. Ability to exchange communications relevant to the safety of life at sea

D2. Practical and theoretical knowledge of radiocommunication procedures

E. Regulations for Vhf Communications

E1. Regulations, obligatory procedures and practices

Duration: one-day
Time: 08:30 to 18:30 with a break for lunch including an exam.
Price: tbc

Exam: Fee payable by all students in addition to above when the exam is taken- note this fee is paid entirely to the RYA as a pass through cost.

The price includes the RYA publication G31 (RYA VHF Handbook). A further publication G22 is recommended and this can be provided at an additional cost of £9. Please select this at checkout if you wish to purchase one.

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Last updated 19:16 on 24 February 2024

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