RYA First Aid Training Course (1 Day ) – Scotland

RYA First Aid Course is designed for both leisure and commercial boaters.    

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This one-day course is specially designed to equip individuals with the necessaryknowledge and skills in first aid for those who venture out on the water, whether it be on inland waters or up to 60 miles offshore.

The course syllabus is meticulously crafted in line with the recommendations of the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) and the MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency), ensuring that you receive comprehensive and up-to-date training.

Upon successful completion of the RYA First Aid Training Course, you will be presented with a certificate that is valid for three years. This certification fulfils the requirements set forth by the MCA Code of Practice for skippers of small commercial vessels up to category 2, boatmasters, and senior offshore racers subject to ISAF (International Sailing Federation) regulations on first aid training (OSR 4.08.4).

Additionally, this course is approved for all RYA practical instructors.


RYA First Aid Course – Objectives

The objectives of this course are to enable you to perform CPR following current protocols, understand the importance of the recovery position and its modifications for confined spaces, apply direct pressure to control bleeding, recognize and treat shock (both internal and external bleeding), and understand the treatment for cold shock and hypothermia.

You will also learn to identify signs of a reduced level of response, particularly in cases of serious head injuries, choose appropriate first aid equipment for your boat, seek medical advice or assistance via radio, and prepare for the evacuation of a casualty by helicopter.

Moreover, the course will cover general treatment procedures for various conditions such as breathing difficulties, chest pain, seasickness, diabetic emergencies, anaphylaxis, hyperthermia, fractures, seizures, and burns.

For skippers of MCA Coded Vessels, you will gain an understanding of the content and use of a Category C first aid kit, including the pocket mask.

The cost of the course includes the RYA First Aid Manual, convenient on-site parking, a training pack, the RYA Certificate upon successful completion, as well as practice with an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your first aid skills and ensure the safety of yourself and others while out on the water. Book your spot in the RYA First Aid Training Course


  • Our courses are taught by RYA First Instructors

    • Paediatric First Aid & AED Instructors.
    • Trained in Catastrophic Bleeds.
    • Qualified as First Responders.
    • Actively involved in the sailing and powerboating world.
    • Provide Event Cover including sailing & powerboating events
    • Been active in Sailing Club environment.
  • We teach in Plain English, and what you need to know to save a life.
  • We have student/ dummy Ratio 1:2 with Training AED Unit with each dummy, own wipes and disinfected after and before each course, and lungs changed.
  • We Cover CAT C – First Aid Kits essential for Commercial Endorsement.
  • We have various other training resources, including Tourniquets/ Trauma Dressings / TPA’s / Dressings / Auto-injectors – Epipen, Jext and Emerade Dummy Units.
  • Our Instructors maintain and update knowledge by undertaking CPD.
  • We are a RYA Recognised Teaching Centre.
  • Each Student receives an RYA First Aid Manual & Certificate, a Training Pack which includes First Aid  Training Kit, and hygiene kit, various of Handouts via PDF that expand on the Manual or give additional information.
  • FREE Parking & Private Outside Space.

We understand the value of your time and resources. Rest assured, once a course has been advertised, we are committed to its fulfilment, regardless of the number of participants.

If you do not see a course that suits your dates contact us and  we do our best to accommodate you.

Related Courses

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) |  First Aid at Work – 3 Days |  RYA SRC VHF Radio Course

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