Online Courses

A Taster course is available to download at the following link, we strongly recommend that all students do this before buying the course:

www.rya.org.uk/coursestraining/courses/specialist/Pages/OnlineSRCtaster.aspx

Professional Practices & Responsibilities – Online course

"A compulsory online course for new and revalidating RYA Commercial Endorsement holders.".

Each year approximately 4,500 people apply to the RYA for a commercial endorsement in order to use their RYA qualifications professionally as skipper or crew. You could be doing anything from delivering a new 35’ yacht or driving a workboat with lifting and towing gear, to running a superyacht in the Med. Whatever your job is on board, in the commercial world you are a professional seafarer. As such, you are no different from the captain of a cruise liner – you have a duty of care to crew, passengers, and other water users, and you will be held to account if things go wrong.


The course is broken down into four modules:

  • Commercial environment - how you fit into the professional maritime world.
  • People – the importance of correct manning, keeping your skills up to date and the safe management of commercial vessels.
  • Vessel – the compulsory carriage and maintenance of safety equipment and how to create and implement risk control and operating procedures.
  • Purpose – making sure your vessel is suitable and legal for the work you are carrying out, your obligations in protecting the environment, appropriate planning and situational awareness.

Following the modules there is a mock assessment so you can check you are ready before moving on to the final graded online assessment.

We estimate users will take around 6 to 8 hours to work through the four course modules. The graded end of course assessment is split into two sections, totaling 2 ½ hours.

Price: £39 including telephone or email support.

For further information or to enroll email: admin@chichesterseaschool.com

VHF Short Range Certificate – Online course

"An online alternative to the one-day course for anyone who owns a fixed or hand-held marine VHF radio.

The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio. This includes both fixed and hand held equipment using International channels.

A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. Unnecessary transmissions could block out a Mayday distress call.

All new VHF sets are either fitted, or can be interfaced, with DSC allowing calls to specific vessels. If you hold the ‘old’ VHF licence (pre-1999) you need to upgrade your qualification if you purchase new equipment.

The on line course covers everything you need to know and fully prepares you for the practical and written assessments which are held separately at our premises.

 

Course topics include:

  • The basics of radio operation
  • The correct frequencies (channels) to be used
  • Distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures
  • Digital Selective Calling (DSC)
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB)
  • Search and Rescue (SART)
  • NAVTEX

The on-line course will take between 6-8 hours to complete and includes unlimited email or telephone support. You need access to a PC, Mac or IPad.

Price: £95 for the online course.

RYA Assessment and certification fee £60 – Held at our office, approximately 2 hours.

For further information or to enroll email: admin@chichesterseaschool.com