RYA Dayskipper & Yachtmaster Theory

Whether you’re looking to undertake the RYA Dayskipper Theory or the more advanced RYA Yachtmaster Theory, book your online course here or contact us to book the classroom option.
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Essential Navigation and Seamanship

An introduction to navigation, setting you up for basic boating and a great starter for more advanced theory. The best news is, it can be done online from the warm and dry of your own home!

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Professional Practices and Responsibilities

The Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR) Course is an online course that you need to complete as part of the qualifications to gain a commercial endorsement.

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The CEVNI test is required to be taken by those intending to go boating on the European Inland Waterways. 

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VHF (SRC) Marine Radio Online

Learning all the aspects of VHF radio to enable you to get the license and communicate from your own boat.

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RYA Safe and Fun Online

For those wishing to obtain an instructor qualification or just working with young people within a club/training environment.

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Availability for Powerboat Courses

Practical Training: People are very organised this year and we now have very little availability until May.   We have a few ’emergency’ spaces we have kept back but please if you are looking to book this year get in the diary early!

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Sea Survival

2022 RYA Sea Survival Courses –  24th Sept, 29th Oct or 26th Nov – Book your spaces now! Please note if you have a group we may be able to add additional dates, contact us to discuss.

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Online Training & Courses

Want to spend time afloat but need a little theory brush up?  Have a look at our online courses: Courses available: VHF radio, Basic Navigation, Day Skipper, Yachtmaster, CEVNI, PPR & Safe & Fun. Please do not hesitate to contact us to chat further.  

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VHF Radio Course Spaces

Mon 8th Aug or Wed 17th Aug, Poole One Day Course – Book Now   VHF Courses

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Why Choose Dorset Marine Training?

We strongly believe that you have to choose the right centre for your individual needs.  Here at DMT we mainly run courses for one household/bubble and we treat each booking individually. Whether we adapt our teaching to suit a specific learning style,  times to allow for childcare or to include the whole family within learning. 

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...the course was fun, informative and professionally run... ....uses great trainer skills... ...thank you for a brilliant two days...

brilliant two days

( DH, PB2, May 21 )

...excellent communicator and an enthusiastic teacher which made the two days fun and rewarding...

excellent communicator…two days fun and rewarding

( NB, May 21 )

..very welcoming & pitched the content and training perfectly... ..would not hesitate in recommending them for training....

very welcoming

( AG, PB2, March 21 )

A well organised & very instructive experience

Well organised

( CW, VHF Course, Nov19 )

A great day, many thanks

Great Day

( BU, VHF Course, Nov 19 )

Thanks for an engaging & professional course experience

Engaging & Professional

( BD, L2, Dec 19 )

Great course, very impressed with Dorset Marine Training

Great course, very impressed with Dorset Marine Training

( AW, VHF Course, Dec 19 )

Great fun and an awful lot learned.

Great fun

( DT, PB2 Course, July 2019 )

The whole two day has be amazing, had a fantastic time and learnt loads and loads of really good stuff.


( JC, PB2 Course, July 2019 )

Had a brilliant two days with Dom. learnt so much in that time. Feel so much more confident in powerboats. Course material and teaching was brilliant. Dom is an excellent instructor, calm manner, great teacher and really positive feedback.

Brilliant, Feel so much more confident

( DB, PB2 Course, July 2019 )

Best part? Informal, fun. Well done for an informative course! Many thanks

Informative Course

( GW, VHF Radio, Aug 2019 )

Very good instruction

Very good instruction

( JH, VHF Course, Aug 2019 )

Thank you for a very enjoyable and informative course. We will be back!!

Very enjoyable and informative

( RM, PB2 Course, July 2019 )

Thank you for a fantastic couple of days. I learned a lot and had a good time while doing it!

Fantastic couple of days

( FH, PB2 Course, Aug 2019 )

Thank you for a wonderful two days of training.

Wonderful two days

( JH, PB2 Course, Aug 2019 )

Found both the class and practical engaging. The instructor was adaptive to our individual styles.


( AH, PB2, Aug 2019 )

Thank you so much. Had such an enjoyable couple of days. Would love to do further training with Sarah & Dom. very encouraging and friendly.

Had such an enjoyable couple of days

( JV, PB2 Course, Aug 2019 )

Very happy. Very good Course, well delivered. Achieved the aim well.

Well delivered

( MH, VHF Course, Aug 2019 )

Thanks for a very enjoyable course.


( MC, VHF Course, Aug 2019 )

I really enjoyed the 2 days. friendly and fun. (Instructor) very positive and explained everything very well

Friendly & Fun

( DG, L2 Course, Sept 2019 )

Brilliant (Instructor), Loved the training radios.


( BW, VHF Course, Sept 2019 )

Thank you. it was great. Happy with it all.

It was great

( DO, VHF Course, Sept 2019 )

Would highly recommend this course with Dorset Marine Training professional but very fun. Super informative and learnt a lot. Plus course efficiently delivered, never boring. Very engaging, passionate and clear, super knowledgeable and safe (instructor).

Highly recommend, Super informative

( LE, L2 Course, Sept 2019 )

"We had an amazing teacher all to ourselves. Exceeded expectations, much better than expected (premium)"

Exceeeded Expectations

( BB, L2 Course, Sept 2019 )

Sarah made course very enjoyable and has great teaching style. Enjoyed all of course.

Very Enjoyable

( MM, L2 Course, Oct 2019 )

As a total novice driving a boat I was most impressed that Sarah managed to make it clear and achievable and I had a most enjoyable weekend! Sarah made it very comfortable, safe & easy. Best part? Sarah's patience and encouragement.

Enjoyable weekend

( LM, L2 Course, Oct 2019 )

"A great day, well organised & informative"

“great day”

( LM, L1 Course, Oct 2019 )

"Thank you for 2 brilliant training days"

“2 Brilliant Training Days”

( SB )

"he (Dom) was awesome!"

“was awesome”

( GW )

"Thanks Dom & Sarah - an excellent weekend"

“an excellent weekend”

( AL )

"Thank you for your encouragement, patience and making it a lot of fun :-) "

“lot of fun”

( JB )

"Loved it, I'm a slow learner and Sarah made sure I had grasped it"

“Loved it”

( DS )

Informative & Useful. I loved it!

“I loved it!”

( HW )

In one word.. superb! Needed to redo my RYA 1st aid (and) having done a few of these now these was head and shoulders above the rest. Delivered with real passion for the subject backed up by great technical knowledge and experience I'd 100% recommend these guys to anyone wanting not only to get qualified but also really learn at the same time.

In one word.. superb!

( PM )

Had a great time out on the water with Sarah, who provided fantastic tuition tailored to the areas I needed to work at more allowing me improve greatly in these areas. She was able to answer any and all questions I had and help me decide what to focus on next having a great knowledge of the marine industry.

Fantastic Tuition

( JP )

Fantastic time had, Dom excellent teacher. Looking forward to going out tomorrow!

Fantastic time had, Dom excellent teacher

( MS )


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