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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VHF Radio Course Dates – Spring 2024

One Day Classroom Course Dates: 1st, 14th, 24th June.  Alternatively, why not check out our online VHF course or book a bespoke course on a date to suit you? Read More VHF Courses

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Sea Survival Dates – Spring 2024

Course dates – 2nd June, 21st July, 1st Sept.  Contact us early to book as these spaces go quickly.

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The course was very informative and very enjoyable with Dom a superb instructor.

Superb instructor

( DH, PB2, Nov 22 )

Extremely Happy, very interesting and useful. ....Very good instructor and very interesting course.

very interesting and useful

( JF, First Aid, Apr 23 )

impressed ... with the way the assessment was carried out. It did not compromise on what we needed to know but was done in a sympathetic and encouraging way. I would happily recommend this course..


( PC, VHF, Mar 23 )

Extremely happy, great course content delivered brilliantly...Sarah delivered the course with enthusiasm and passion which made learning so much easier

Delivered brilliantly

( PW, VHF, Mar 23 )

Sarah was the commensurate instructor. Both courses were informative and presented in a way that made the theory a joy to learn...perfect balance...thank you for an illuminating three days

perfect balance

( PC, VHF & PB2, Apr 23 )

Sarah was very knowledgeable but importantly was an excellent tutor explaining and putting the subject matter across in an accessible, interesting and enjoyable manner.

Accessible, interesting and enjoyable

( AS, VHF, Apr 23 )

It was a great course, the right pace and Richard's training was particularly useful in bringing extra useful tips and tricks.

Great Course

( KW, Sea Survival, Mar 23 )

Richard was excellent and kept the day moving forward and engaging


( KC, Sea Survival, Mar 23 )

Really liked his approach. It was not intimidating, very inclusive and a nice pace. (Dom)

Very inclusive

( AE, VHF, Apr 23 )

Very happy. I was nervous about doing the course but Sarah was brilliant and has given me much more confidence.

much more confidence

( JB, VHF, APR 23 )

I now understand the VHF radio and have confidence in using it. Sarah was brilliant.


( NB, VHF, APR 23 )

...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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