This one-day course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, coastal waters, rivers, estuaries or on cross channel passages.
In a medical emergency a little first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations. This one-day course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers.
This is also the default first aid training required for those holding any RYA instructor qualifications or commercial endorsements is the RYA First Aid course. This course is designed for the specific demands of providing first aid afloat. It is also accepted by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) for use on board small commercial vessels and by World Sailing for compliance with the Offshore Special Regulations, and covers the requirements of the Health and Safety regulations for the purposes of emergency first aid at work training.
Duration: 1 day
Timings: 9:30am - 5pm (minimum 6 hours instructional time)
Minimum age: 16
Maximum students: 10
Certificate valid for: 3 years
Who's it designed for: The course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for all those who go afloat, on inland waters or up to 60 miles offshore. The syllabus is based on the recommendations of the HSE and the MCA.
It also fulfils requirements for:
The MCA Code of Practice for Skippers of small commercial vessels up to category 2, including boatmasters.
The Senior first aid certificate for offshore racers subject to ISAF regulations on first aid training (OSR 4.08.4)
RYA Practical instructors:
RYA Powerboat Instructor First Aid Course, RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor First Aid Course, RYA PWC Instructor First Aid Course, RYA Cruising Instructor First Aid course, RYA Yachtmaster Instructor First Aid Course, RYA Dinghy Instructor First Aid Course, RYA Senior Instructor First Aid Course, RYA Windsurf Instructor First Aid Course.
Find out more about the RYA First Aid course by going to the RYA website.
An experienced RYA First Aid Instructor
A First Aid Manual (one per person)
All teaching equipment including CPR manikins
RYA First Aid Certificate (assuming successful completion)
Course Location: Poole, Dorset
Whats included: RYA First Aid Manual, RYA first aid certificate on successful completion, use of all relevant equipment including 1st aid kits & CPR manikins, unlimited Tea and Coffee :)
Course Location: U.K. wide (we come to you)
Course fees include: RYA First Aid Manual (RRP £13.99), RYA first aid certificate on successful completion, use of all relevant equipment including 1st aid kits & CPR manikins.
Dates: To suit you!
The more students you put on the course, the more cost effective it is for you.
* Fees quoted are based on one of our instructors running training at your location/classroom/club.
RYA First Aid Course Southampton, RYA First Aid Course Portsmouth, RYA First Aid Course Weymouth, RYA First Aid Course Lymington, RYA First Aid Course Solent
|Course Fees (at your location)||Total Course Fee|
|1 - 4 students||£350-00|
|5 - 6 students||£420-00|
|7 - 8 students||£510-00|
|9 -10 students||£550-00|
What do you need to provide?
Quite simply; a classroom or dry teaching area (this could be a conference room in a hotel, your local sailing club etc) with adequate space for the number of students on the course and some chairs (if you are unable to arrange this, we can, but it will hold an additional charge). If you have access to a whiteboard or power point projector please let us know.
What we provide:
** Group course fee breakdown worked on maximum numbers & based on us coming to your location within a 50 mile radius from Poole, Dorset (outside of this area will incur a standard government mileage rate charge).
- "Good variety, very relevant to sailing, good to have practical scenario exercises" - David W. - Netley Sailing Club
- "The interactive scenarios were particularly enjoyable" - Jonathan H.
- "Well run course, very interesting, confidence building and great fun" - James T.
- "Very comprehensive - I learnt lot and cannot think of anything which could be improved" - Amanda S.
- "Excellent and very practical course". - Jenny P.
- "All the attendees said it was one of the better, if not the best first aid course they had ever done." - East Dorset Sailing Club