VHF SRC Radio Course – Shorebased Course.

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VHF Radio – SRC Course.  (Available as RYA Course or half day refresher).


Please note our price quoted for this course includes the £60 direct payment to the RYA for the exam at the end of your course.

There is a legal requirement to have an Operators Licence (SRC), if you wish to use your VHF Marine Radio. You are breaking the law if you do not have an Operators Licence to use the Radio. You could face a fine of up to £5000, 6 months imprisonment and confiscation of your Radio Equipment if you do not have a Licence to Operate (this is called an SRC Certificate), which stand for Short Range Certificate. Its like having a Driving Licence for your car, if you don’t have one, you can’t drive (the same thing).

You also need (issued by Ofcom), a boat Radio Licence for the Radio Fitted on your boat. The licence is for your boats Radio and it is like having the old tax disc in the window of your car. You need a boat licence and an operators licence to use your Marine VHF Radio. Many people don’t realise they are breaking the law if they don’t comply with Ofcom regulations (the Office of Communications), which is a Government Department for regulation & enforcement. So in summary, to avoid breaking the law onboard your boat, you need a licence for your own boat and a licence to use the radio for yourself, or to use a handheld radio. We can give you the advice you need on all aspects of this so don’t worry. Come on a Course with us, or give us a ring for free advice.

We use really good Icom Radios. Icom themselves were very impressed with our Radio Training Room and did a Case Study on us, you can read it at More »

Shorebased Courses – First Aid Course classroom based (FA).

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RYA First Aid – Full Classroom Course valid for 3 years


This is our best value Course as its a 2 for 1 qualification, an RYA Qualification and now also an Emergency First Aid at Work qualification endorsed on the back your certificate. Click on “Read More” to learn about this Course (an excellent qualification to have) and it may just help save a life!

Select the book button on the right to see the current price and availability. Click on “More Dates” to see available Course dates.

The classroom will be the ABC First Aid training room at Universal Marina. We have excellent facilities and equipment for this course and we get very impressive feedback from our students.

First Aid – Instructor

The Instructor will be a Shorebased First Aid Instructor qualified to run the course with an in date First Aid at Work Certificate & RYA Shorebased validation or re-validation. RYA First Aid Instructors need to re-qualify through both the RYA and the First Aid at Work program. The First Aid at Work Certificate, validates an Instructors First Aid teaching Certificate. All our First Aid Instructors are experienced First Aiders and have formal teaching qualifications or the RYA teaching in the classroom qualification. You will get a really well presented RYA First Aid Course with any of our First Aid Instructors as they are all very good at teaching this course.

The RYA First Aid Course is not an attendance Course where you receive a Certificate at the end, you must prove to us you can do certain things (RYA Can do’s), such as putting someone in the recovery position, performing good CPR and bandaging etc. We will show you how and assess you at the time constantly throughout the day, there is no test/assessment at the end.

You must have an in-date RYA First Aid Certificate for certain other RYA qualifications (such as Yachtmaster) for example and MCA endorsements.Read More »

Shorebased Courses – RYA Radar (one day) or the optional 2 day Radar Course.

RYA Radar Course

You can book a One Day Radar Course or a 2 day option.

Day one is the RYA Radar Course and the Radar Course Certificate is awarded. You can also go on to learn how to use Radar with classroom based simulators and set exercises to interpret what you have learnt on Day one (which is mostly the theory of Radar).

Radar is probably the most versatile of all electronic navigation aids, but the best results are only obtained when you know how to use all the functions correctly. It is not an all seeing eye, and can easily mislead those who do not understand its controls, allow for it’s limitations, or interpret its picture.

Courses held are limited to 6 students. There is access to Raymarine and Garmin radar equipment plus a Radar and Navigation simulator.

The Radar simulator gives you the opportunity to run various scenarios from various locations on a range of boats – and if you sink, go aground or hit something – It doesn’t matter as you are safe & sound indoors.Read More »

Shorebased Courses – RYA Day Skipper Theory Course classroom.


Navigation – RYA Day Skipper Course

The RYA Day Skipper is a full 5 day Course in the classroom, but you will get it all done in one go with an experienced Yachtmaster Instructor.

We run the Day Skipper starting on a Monday and it finishes on a Friday, now that’s a great way of getting your Day Skipper done and dusted in one go.

This Courses represents excellent value for money and we provide all Course material, training aids and books free of charge. Book now by following the instructions below.

Select the book button on the right to book, select the month to see all available dates.

The classroom will be the ABC Navigation training room at Universal Marina.

Instructor – Day Skipper

The Instructor will be a shorebased Yachtmaster Instructor who is an ex naval navigator qualified to run the course with all the necessary qualifications and experience to answer all your questions. This is a great learning Course and one that will stand you in good stead for your future leisure or commercial activities on the water.

Read more about this course.Read More »

Shorebased Courses – Diesel Engine Course classroom based (DEM).

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Select the book button on the right to see the current price and availability. Click on “More Dates” to see available Course dates.

The classroom will be the Diesel Engine training room at Universal Marina.

Instructor – DEM

The Instructor will be a shorebased DEM Instructor qualified to run the course, normally Mike who was an Engineer for Caterpillar and worked on Fishing Boats, RNLI Boats, Official Launches and Sunseeker Yachts. This is a great Course and may help you to prevent a breakdown at sea. Click on “Read More” to learn more about this Course.Read More »

Shorebased Courses – First Aid at Work Course (3 days), fully accredited.

First Aid at Work

Please get in touch to discuss this course and possible dates as we will only run a Course with a number of students enrolled.

Note: If needed, we can also offer an RYA First Aid Certificate in addition to the FAW certificate if needed by adding a few more modules to the Course.

The First Aid at Work course (QNUK level 3 Award FAW (RQF), is a 3 day training course covering basic first aid and secondary care, this includes everything covered in the Emergency First Aid at Work course but also includes a more in-depth understanding of a wide range of conditions and injuries. This first aid course is written to UK Resuscitation Council protocols and are recognised by a number of national governing bodies as approved first aid courses, they also meet the need of employers looking to meet First Aid at Work regulations. As well as covering subjects such as CPR, choking, bleeding, all of our courses teach how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), a lifesaving device that can significantly improve someone’s chances of survival after they suffer a cardiac arrest.

This course is designed for people who want to receive training in emergency first aid. It is especially suited for nominated first aiders in smaller, low risk working environments, such as small offices. The course covers first aid protocols for adult casualties only.Read More »

Professional Practices & Responsibilities Course  (PPR).

This is an online Course.

We run this Course in conjunction with a partner training provider who provide you with all the support you need to complete the Course.

We are in the process of uploading this Course to our website so until then, please ring.Read More »

Shorebased Courses – Yachtmaster Theory Course classroom.

Please ring or email to register your interest in this course. We will run one when we have the interest.Read More »
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