RYA Essential Navigation qualification

The RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship qualification doesn’t involve an exam, but upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded an RYA certificate which demonstrating that you have a good understanding of the rules and the concepts that are required for safe passage on the water.

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RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship qualification

The RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Qualification is this course is anyone wanting to spend time on the water, whether you are new to boating, enjoy diving or are a keen angler looking to improve your awareness and safety at sea.

No previous experience is required for anyone wishing to study the RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Qualification. The course is aimed at anyone wanting to learn enough to safely and confidently enjoy time on the water. There is no examination, but upon successful completion of the course students are awarded the RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Certificate. This course provides a solid foundation in concepts which later RYA qualifications will expand upon.

Typical Essential Navigation candidates

The Splash course is tailored for those new to activities on water.

Whether Anglers, Divers, Surfers, Sailors or Power boaters, the course builds a firm foundation to broaden horizons on the water and to start developing skills to cope with the demands of crewing or skippering in the marine world. Equally suitable and applicable to all types of craft - power, sail, hovercraft, from Albacore dinghies to Zapcat racers. The Essential Navigation Course suits a wide range of students including:

  • Newcomers to navigation and the boating environment
  • Crew members wishing to understand boat handling skills
  • Sailors with some practical experience moving on to learning theory
  • Partners of experienced sailors wishing to participate more in boat handling
  • Beginners starting towards a career in professional yachting

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I needed a course with flexibility because I wanted to learn the different modules in an individual way. The most impressive thing - really outstanding - was the response of John if I had some questions. He always esponded immediately. Really an unforgettable experience.

This is a superb course that has clearly been well thought out to deliver good quality training, using multimedia and teaching aids such as charts and plotters to their best with prompt and knowledgeable support and for distance learning it could not be better.

As soon as enrolled able to access materials especially as some as the course does not require materials such as dividers or charts so you get the good feeling that you have paid and you are getting something back and could start straight away and there was no peer pressure and can be done at own pace to suit personal situation.

The personalized help was greatly appreciated and any further information needed was always promptly given in a very friendly manner. Never felt silly for asking or like I was being too bothersome.

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