IMPORTANT NOTICE: The RYA Interactive website will undergo a major upgrade soon and be unavailable for up to 4 days in early to mid-March.
The earliest expected date for the closure to begin is 2 March but that is subject to change and will be confirmed nearer the time when final testing is complete.
If you have a course that must be completed in early to mid-March please be aware that it will be unavailable during the upgrade.
Apologies in advance for any inconvenience. We will of course get the site back up and running as quickly as possible.
To introduce you to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew and those wanting to refresh their skills.
This course also goes hand in hand with practical training such as RYA Powerboat level 2, PWC, Start Yachting and Helmsman courses.
Approximately 6 - 8 hours
The course access will expire after a period of 6 months from sign-up.
This is an eLearning course, but one of our RYA instructors is on hand to provide as much support as you require, this is done predominately by email, but we can also offer telephone chats at pre-arranged times.
Pay online (above), then we create and email you the login details and post your course pack - please note online course processing is completed 'manually' so is not an instant process. We endeavour to process these within 24 hours of submission on working days.
Q: How many attempts do I have to pass the final test?
Once you've recieved a confirmation email from us, click HERE and login with the username & password we send you.
We will mail your course pack which will include the course book, but you don't need to wait for this to start your course.
Carry out the online training course at your own pace.
On successful completion, please email us and we will put your certificate in the post.
1.0GHz Intel processor or better
128MB free RAM
100MB free hard disk space
32 bit colour graphics card
1024 x 768 screen resolution
Sound card and speakers or headphones
Minimum Web Browser Needs:
Adobe flash player
Pop up blocker turned off
A connection speed of 512kbps
If using Internet Explorer 10, you may need to view the course in Compatibility Mode.
Please visit the Help page on the RYA Interactive site.
Mac OS X 10.6 or later
Windows XP or later
+44 (0)1202 024111
To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with the RYA via your user profile in www.ryainteractive.org. 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 www.ryainteractive.org 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 3 months 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 www.ryainteractive.org
Full details of how the RYA will deal with your personal information will be displayed when you first access www.ryainteractive.org.