RYA First Aid

AED practice on the RYA First Aid Course
RYA First Aid Training Course

FIRST AID EXTENSION BY WEBINAR

Those who already hold an RYA First Aid certificate that is expiring or has recently expired can obtain a one year extension to the original certificate by attending a two and a quarter hour webinar with us.

Following the webinar we will issue you a statement by email that your existing certificate has been extended by 12 months from its date of issue. This is in line with RYA guidance.

Obviously to attend the webinar you must hold an existing RYA First Aid certificate (originally issued by any RYA centre) that is recently expired or about to expire (please email it to us once you have booked below).  If you hold an alternative First Aid Certificate we are unable to extend it.

You can book the RYA First Aid update (by webinar) at the bottom of this page, or continue to read the details of the full one-day course (which is not available during lockdown).

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:

1 day: 0930 to 1730.

RYA FIRST AID COURSE PRE REQUISITES:

None.

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 RYA FIRST AID COURSE:

  • Day of First Aid Training
  • Use of all the necassry kit
  • RYA First Aid Handbook
  • RYA First Aid Certificate (including Cat C. endorsement)
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Free (on street) Parking

RYA FIRST AID COURSE OPTIONAL EXTRA:

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 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 Maximum 9 students per course

Resus Mannakins for practical sessions

The recommended ratio of resuscitation manikins to students is 1:4 Chieftain has a maximum ratio of 1:3

Pocket Masks for practical sessions

A pocket mask per 12 students for a demonstration A pocket masks per 3 students, so you can practice using one

AED Training Units for practical sessions

A training AED per course (12 students) is recommended There will be at least one training AED for every three students

Our  class size can be as low as 2 students and can be up-to 9 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. There is no shorter revalidation option.

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.

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