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​​Cost £110

This online course is a perfect introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, or anyone who wants to polish up their skills.

This course is run interactively and usually takes about 6 hours however it can be done at your pace so can fit around any schedule. It allows you to put your new found skills and knowledge into practice with the use of interactive exercises to help reinforce learning.

To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with the RYA via your user profile in This learning management website is hosted and maintained by a third party called Learning Pool, who will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.


Your name and email address will be entered on in order to create your user account. On your first access to the site, you will be asked to enter your address and date of birth. You will have access to the site for one year in order to complete your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website by Learning Pool and be available to this training centre and the RYA for the purpose of managing your course.

Instructional support will be provided by this training centre for a period of 1 year from the date of your course booking.

On completion of your course, your name, email, date of birth and address will be transferred to the RYA's central database for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows the RYA to record your certification, to update any records they may already hold about you or your qualifications and to verify your certificate if required. After one year from the date of your enrolment on the course, your user account will be removed from

Course content:

  • Charts and publications
  • Engine checks
  • Tidal Awareness
  • Pilotage
  • Anchoring
  • Safety
  • Buoyage
  • Rules of the road

Pre requisites

  • 14 years of age

What to bring

  • Online course