RYA Short Courses

These are one-day support courses to expand your knowledge and skills in specialist areas. They are great as stand alone courses, but also complement our practical RYA courses. The courses are run by qualified instructors in Ipswich with all equipment provided.

First Aid

This one-day course covers all the typical first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or on cross channel passages.

Course fees £115

VHF / Marine Radio (SRC)

A course for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio. A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. This certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio. The course will be taught and examined in the classroom using radio simulators. The RYA SRC assessment/exam includes a written test and practical assessment and will take up to 2 hours and will be taken at the end of the day.

Course fees
£115 + £60 examination fee (paid directly to the RYA)

2017 course dates

First Aid
11 November 2017 | 26 November 2017 | 10 March 2018


Marine Radio (SRC)
22 October 2017 | 18 November 2017 | 17 March 2018 | 22 April 2018


If you don't see the dates you are looking for, please contact us as we will try to be flexible to accommodate you.