Online Interactive Courses
We are able to provide log-in details and theoretical support to ensure you can take a variety of online courses from home via the RYA website.
To book the courses, please select the course from the menu on the right hand side of the page. Then please enter your details and we will issue you the login information you will need.
To enquire about any of the interactive courses, please contact us.
Professional Practices & Responsibilities (PPR) - £48
A compulsory online course for new and revalidating RYA Commercial Endorsement holders. You can take this course any time prior to your Commercial Endorsement application or renewal. Your PPR certificate will be valid either for your first Commercial Endorsement application or your next renewal.
Study online at your own pace.
Course content: how you fit into the professional maritime world, importance of correct manning, keeping skills up to date, safe management of commercial vessels, the compulsory carriage and maintenance of safety equipment and how to create & implement risk control.
Ability after course: An understanding that you have a duty of care to crew, passengers, and other water users, and you will be held to account if things go wrong.
Essential Navigation & Seamanship - £150 (Includes course pack)
A basic introduction to navigation and safety for anyone new to boating: sailors, powerboaters, sea anglers, divers and boatmasters. Also useful for experienced dinghy and keelboat sailors and inshore racers.
Course content: Charts and Publications, safety, engine checks, buoyage, tidal awareness, visual and electronic navigation, pilotage, rules of the road, anchoring, weather forcasts, passage planning.
VHF Marine Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC) Course - £72 (Includes course pack)
A course for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio. A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio either fixed or hand held.
The exam will always be classroom based but the course can be taken online.
Course content: Basics of radio operation, frequencies, distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures, making ship to shore telephone calls, Digital Selective Calling, Global Maritime Distress Safety System.
CEVNI (Inland Waterways Course) - £30
CEVNI stands for Code Européen des Voies de Navigation Intérieure. It is the code governing navigation on the interconnected European inland waterways. Signs, rules and procedures for navigating the European inland waterways are all included within the CEVNI code, and pleasure craft are expected to know and follow the code. Knowing and abiding by the regulations is the best way to protect yourself and your boat.
The online CEVNI test is a multiple choice test of your knowledge of the rules and regulations of the European inland waterways. It is needed by anyone wanting an International Certificate of Competence (ICC) endorsed for use on inland waters.
In the test you will be asked to identify the signs and buoyage of the inland waterways and also to understand the sound signals, lights and shapes that are commonly used. Once you have signed up for your test you will get an opportunity to complete practice questions as much as you want before starting the real test.
The CEVNI test is only taken through RYA recognised training centres that are set up specifically to offer the online test. Once you are signed up with Torbay Sea School for the CEVNI you can take the test entirely online, but we will be available to help you if needed - usually by phone or email.