RYA Shorebased Courses

RYA First Aid

Essential course for Coaches and Instructors

This one-day course provides the basic information needed to deal with emergencies in a watersports environment. Sessions include dealing with personal safety, resuscitation, hypothermia, bleeding, broken bones and casualty management. Some practical scenarios will also be covered.

Anyone wishing to undertake an RYA instructor qualification must hold a valid first aid certificate.

Date Venue Cost Booking Pre course information
 30th March, 25th June, 10th August, 3rd Nov, 2017  PPSA, Dale  £60  Book here
3 Dec 2016, 12th March, 9th July, 12th Nov, 2017  Swansea Watersports


 Book here
On Demand Cardiff Sailing Centre £95 (Discounts available for Instructors) Book here

VHF  (Marine Radio SRC)

Mobile phones will never replace VHF and in our view everyone who goes to sea should be capable of operating VHF radios effectively. The course duration is a day and a half and covers all aspects of using VHF radio including the most up-to-date changes of the Global Maritime Distress Safety System and Digital Selective Calling.


 Date  Venue Cost Booking Pre course info
 Sign up to online course anytime and arrange assessment with Tutor PPSA  £60  Book here  
 27th Nov, 17th Dec 2016, 29th Jan,26th Feb,26th Mar, 23rd April, 28th May, 25th June, 30th July, 27th August, 24th September, 29th October, 26th November & 17th December, 2017 Swansea Watersports  Book here  

An RYA administration fee of £60 is payable at the end of the course for the issue of your radio licence. (Please check www.rya.org.uk for up to date prices).

Pre-course experience: Participants must know the phonetic alphabet and bring one passport photograph. Pre-course prep work must be completed before course date.