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RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship

(SCQF level 5)

Nautical Studies & Marine Engineering, Faculty of Nautical

Register Your Interest

Mode of Study

Evening

Start Date

TBC

Day(s):

Time:

0:00 - 0:00

Location

Riverside Campus

Cost

£ 200

Overview

This course offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew and those wanting to refresh their skills. In fact, it is for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving and works well in complementing RYA on-the-water training.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

An interest in boats, nothing more! Ideally, you should be at least 16 years of age but there is no formal age restriction.

What you study

  • Charts, publications and terms.    
  • Buoyage.
  • Introductory navigation.  
  • Safety.
  • Anchoring.
  • Tides.
  • Electronic navigation.
  • Rules of the road.
  • Weather forecasts.  
  • Pilotage.
  • Passage planning.

Each participant will receive a course pack which includes a chart, plotter, dividers, course handbook, exercises and an electronic chart plotter CD.

  • Mode of Study:
    Evening
  • Start Date:
    TBC
  • Day(s):
    Time:
    0:00 - 0:00
  • Location:
    Riverside Campus
  • Cost:
    £ 200