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First Aid - One Day Course

In a medical emergency a little first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations. This one-day course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers.

Our one-day course 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.

This course is a must for all who sail, and skippers should encourage their crews to attend. Remember it may be you who needs attention! At the successful completion of the course you will be issued with the RYA First Aid Certificate. This certificate is valid for 3 years from the time of issue and is a prerequisite for those taking the Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore exams and before becoming an RYA instructor or obtaining a commercial endorsement. Courses will be run at a maximum ratio of 1:12.

The course is recommended by the MCA.

The Course Includes:

All course materials including a comprehensive Red Cross First Aid manual {worth £12.99) to take away. Approved manikins are used for resuscitation exercises. Morning and afternoon tea will be available; you should bring a packed lunch.

Itinerary: 09.30 until approximately 17.30

The subjects specific to boating include:-

  • The recovery position in a confined space
  • CPR, including the drowning protocol
  • Cold shock and hypothermia from immersion and/or exposure
  • Seasickness burns and dehydration
  • Medical assistance or advice by VHF
  • Helicopter rescue

Follow this link for the detailed syllabus.

Please find here a course information sheet and please print this personal information form which we need to have before commencement.

Should you require further information please contact us at:


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