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RYA First Aid

An MCA approved one day first aid course, this covers all of the usual first aid subjects but with a marine focus. This course is perfect for anyone who spends time on or near the water, and means you'll know what to do if things go wrong. The day includes practical use of first aid equipment and training aids, and is lead by an experienced and knowledgable instructor.

The course satisfies the requirements for Yachtmaster and Advanced Powerboat certificates of competance, RYA Instructors and some commercial work afloat, amongst others. It is also suitable for those who wish to commercially endorse an RYA qualification.

The course covers the minimum requirements for the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 for the purposes of Emergency First Aid at Work, and the certificate comes with an annex stating this and showing the course outcomes.

Course Information


As well as all of the basics of providing first aid, the course includes:

  • The recovery position in a confined space

  • CPR, including the drowning protocol

  • Cold shock and hypothermia from immersion and/or exposure

  • Seasickness and dehydration

  • Medical assistance or advice by VHF

  • Helicopter rescue

Working towards

RYA First Aid


  • No minimum age

  • No experience necessary

Course length

1 day

Course times

9:30 am - 5 pm

What do you need to bring?

  • Lunch

What do we provide?

  • First Aid Handbook

  • Warm drinks and biscuits during the course

Maximum teaching ratio

12 students per instructor



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Course Dates and Booking


None of the dates below suit? Register your interest in a course here, and we will send you an email when new dates are scheduled. We can sometimes arrange extra dates for courses where there are multiple students interested, send us an email at

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