RYA FIRST AID ONE-DAY CLASSROOM COURSE OR
TWO HOUR UPDATE BY WEBINAR
The majority of candidates reading this page will need and book our one-day full RYA First Aid Course (below). This course is run from both Southampton in England and from Dumbarton in Scotland. The full one-day course certificate lasts 3 years.
Existing certificate holders whose certificate has recently expired or is soon to expire and who are unable to attend a one day face to face course due to Covid restrictions can attend a 2-hour online webinar course to extend their certificate by a further 12 months.
RYA FIRST AID COURSE AIMS:
In a medical emergency, a little First Aid knowledge can save lives, especially when you are in a remote location. This course will provide you with a basic knowledge of First Aid and is aimed at people who will be using small craft inland or at sea. The course is equally suitable for cruisers, racers, dinghy sailors, windsurfers, motor boaters and ocean rowers. The course fulfils the requirements for professional skippers of small craft working up to 60 miles from a safe haven. The RYA First Aid course is recognised by the MCA, the HSE and World Sailing, it satisfies the requirements for RYA Instructors, holders of RYA/MCA Certificates of Competence, offshore race crews (Cat 1, 2) and most Ocean rowing .
RYA FIRST AID COURSE DURATION:
RYA First Aid One Day Course
- Full Course: 1 day (0930-1800)
RYA First Aid Update Webinar
- 2 hrs to 2 hrs & 15 minutes
RYA FIRST AID COURSE PRE REQUISITES:
RYA First Aid Full One Day Course
- Minimum age 13
RYA First Aid Update Webinar
- Hold an existing First Aid certificate that has recently expired or is soon to expire.
- Be unable to attend a full one day course due to local lockdown
RYA FIRST AID COURSE CONTENT:
First Aid and resuscitation techniques for yachtsmen and small craft users, including the treatment for hypothermia. The RYA First Aid Course is unique in First Aid terms, as it is aimed at water sports enthusiasts and small craft operators, it takes a realistic look at the levels of First Aid that can be performed in a yacht, powerboat, dinghy or ocean rowing boat. Our instructors fully appreciate the difference between conventional First Aid and RYA First Aid (where the ambulance may not be just ten minutes away). The certificate is valid for three years and AED practical training is included.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN OUR ONE DAY RYA FIRST AID COURSE:
- Day of First Aid Training
- Use of all the necessary kit
- RYA First Aid Handbook
- RYA First Aid Certificate (including Cat C. endorsement)
- Free (on street) Parking
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN OUR RYA FIRST AID UPDATE WEBINAR:
- Login to Zoom (no software required)
- 2 hours of live training and demonstration
- 12 months certificate extension by email (the extension is from the date your existing cert expires)
RYA FIRST AID COURSE OPTIONAL EXTRA:
If you are taking the full one-day course you may dual certify and also receive the HSE Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate at the same time (extra £15).
RYA FIRST AID COURSE RATIO:
The RYA provide all of their centres with guidance on the ratio of Instructors and training equipment to students. While their ratios work we don’t believe in just “packing you in”. It is important to us that you get more time to practice life saving skills such as CPR and the Instructor has the opportunity to correct any errors in technique. On all our courses you spend more time participating and less time watching others.
RYA Guidance for all Training Centres
Chieftain Training RYA First Aid Course
Number of Students
|Maximum 12 students per course||During the C19 pandemic we have reduced this ratio to 8 which allows for better social distancing in the classroom|
Resus Mannakins for practical sessions
|The recommended ratio of resuscitation manikins to students is 1:4||Chieftain operates at 1:1. i.e. you will not share a manikin on our courses you will be issued with your own manikin for the day.|
Pocket Masks for practical sessions
|A pocket mask per 12 students for a demonstration||A pocket mask per student|
AED Training Units for practical sessions
|A training AED per course (12 students) is recommended||A training AED per student|
Our class size can be as low as 2 students and can be up-to 8 students.
The online update by webinar runs with 3-12 students.
HOW LONG IS THE RYA FIRST AID CERTIFICATE VALID FOR?
For a commercially endorsed skipper, an RYA Instructor or for use to meet the HSE First Aid at Work 1981 regulations, this certificate is valid for three years. If however it is being used to comply with World Sailing Offshore Special regulation 6.05, then its validity is 5 years. To revalidate / refresh / re-qualify you will need to complete the one-day course again. The 2 hour update course extends your original certificate by 12-months from its date of expiry.
BOOKING THE RYA FIRST AID COURSE:
If the dates below do not suit you, we can set up a bespoke 1:1, 2:1 or group course at a time that suits you.
Please let us know in advance of the course if you require dual certification with the HSE Emergency First Aid at Work certificate.