RYA First Aid Instructor

RYA First Aid Instructors can teach the 1 one-day course, which covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or on cross channel passages.  The instructor course is designed for anyone who would like to learn how to teach this course.

Minimum age: 18
Required certificates:

  • First Aid at Work Certificate, meeting the requirements of the UK Health and Safety Regulations, or an STCW Medical First Aid at Sea, or a licence to practice in the UK as a Doctor, Nurse, or a Paramedic.

  • RYA Marine Radio SRC GMDSS radio operators certificate 

  • RYA Instructor certificate in a practical discipline or and RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate

  • RYA Teaching in the Classroom Course

Recommended certificates:

  • RYA Sea Survival Certificate

  • RYA First Aid Certificate

Experience / Knowledge required

  • An appreciation of the restrictions to first aid in the marine environment
  • Recent, relevant boating experience
  • Awareness of current first aid practices shown in the latest edition of the RYA First Aid book.

Training Course: One day instructor training course, generally running from 09o0 – 1730.  You will be required to undertake pre-course knowledge checks and exercises, details of which will be provided prior to the course.
Qualified to teach: RYA First Aid Instructor course
Validity: Five years from date of issue, provided that a valid first aid certificate is maintained.
RYA membership: Required

Course Cost and booking process: £183.  Please note that bookings are made through the RYA online portal, which you can access by following the link below.

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