rya Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Theory

ONLINE – RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Theory

The RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Online Course by Ardent Training is an advanced theory program focusing on navigation, safety, meteorology, and IRPCS. It’s tailored for those seeking RYA Coastal Skipper or RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Qualifications.

Course Highlights

This course is a necessary precursor to the Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore practical courses/exams. Successfully completing the course enhances prospects such as yacht chartering, insurance premium reduction, and offshore professional skippering.
It’s ideal for experienced skippers looking to extend their voyaging capabilities.

Course Resources and Support

Upon registration, students receive:

• Immediate access to the course modules and lessons via the website for 12 months.
• Participation in the student forum and discussions for interactive engagement with peers and instructors.
• Live support from RYA instructors through chat, email, phone, or your preferred method from 0800 to 2000 (UK time) 364 days a year.
• The student pack mailed within 24 hours, equipped with charts, professional navigation tools, and more.
• The RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased Certificate after completing the course and assessment.
• Access to a fully video-presented course and written content for 12 months.
• There is over 27 hours of video content, spread across 89 lessons. The estimated study time (including exams) is 50 hours.

Course Delivery

The RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore course is delivered in text and video formats. Each module contains lessons and knowledge checks to reinforce understanding.

Students will complete module assessments that consist of official RYA exercise questions, and receive personalised feedback on their progress from qualified instructors.


RYA Yachtmaster Theory Exam

Upon completion of the coursework, we assist students in preparing for the online RYA Yachtmaster Theory exam.

The exam comprises three papers and can be taken at home.

Examiner feedback is provided after completion.

There are no additional exam fees unless it needs to be invigilated for commercial MCA purposes*. Our instructors are committed to coaching every student to a passing standard.

After completing the online RYA Yachtmaster Theory qualification, students gain the knowledge to navigate a motor or sail boat in day or night, and in challenging coastal and offshore environments.
Students earn the RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased certificate. To receive the full RYA Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster qualification, students must complete a practical course or exam at a practical center of their choice.


The Ardent Training RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Course costs £345, inclusive of all expenses (postage, tax, etc.).

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For those needing to use the RYA Yachtmaster certificate for MCA Large Yacht qualifications, an invigilated exam may be necessary, which might incur a small additional fee payable directly to the invigilator.*

*A few students intending to use the RYA Yachtmaster certificate for the MCA Large Yacht qualifications (such as Officer of the Watch or Master 3000) may need to get their final exam invigilated. We will arrange this at the most convenient location available to you. however, as
it may involve getting a third party invigilator, there may be a small additional fee to be paid directly to the invigilator. If you think this might apply to you, or are unsure, please get in touch for advice and more information.


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