Training Courses (Online)

We now offer a selection of RYA Training Courses ONLINE – so you can learn in the comfort of your own home – at times that suit you.

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Online courses

VHF Radio (Short Range Certificate) Online

The marine radio is the most important piece of safety equipment on any boat.

Learn how to make Distress calls and make routine calls to other boats and to marinas.

The SRC licence is a required qualification when chartering a VHF equipped boat in Croatia and other popular locations.

Available as

  • Online training only. (Book your assessment with a local provider)
  • Online training and scheduled assessment at Preston Marina
  • Online training and one-to-one assessment at Preston Marina

VHF Radio (SRC) – Assessment Only

If you’ve completed the online course with another provider but want a local venue for your assessment, come to our Training Centre at Preston on a scheduled assessment day or book a one-to-one session.  Plenty of time to get used to the radios and helpful assessors make qualifying for your licence enjoyable and convenient.


An essential requirement as part of the International Certificate of Competance (I.C.C.) for those wishing to cruise on the inland waterways of Europe


A great introduction to navigation theory, safety at sea and seamanship.


To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with the RYA via your user profile in 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 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 6 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 a course, your user account will be removed from

Full details of how the RYA will deal with your personal information will be displayed when you first access

For the duration of your access to the site, your data will be held in accordance with the RYA Interactive Data Policy, Terms and Conditions.

If you receive a digital certificate downloaded from the RYA Interactive site on completion of your course, your name, address, date of birth and certificate details will be transferred to the RYA database and held in accordance with the RYA’s Privacy Policy.