RYA Day Skipper

Online Theory Course
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Key Features

  • Consists of 15 streamlined modules, complete with interactive tasks and assessments.
  • Offered in both video and written modes to cater to diverse learning preferences.
  • Continuous, expert guidance from top-tier RYA trainers.
  • Equip students to progress from being a crew member to a confident day skipper.

Tools & Assistance

When you join the course, you receive:

  • Access to lessons via the online portal.
  • Engagement opportunities through student forums and discussions.
  • Real-time assistance from our educators from 0800 to 2000 (UK time) almost every day.
  • A student kit with professional navigation charts and tools mailed within a day.
  • The RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Certificate post successful completion and evaluation.
  • 12 months access to 22 hours of video lessons (approx. 110 lessons). Expected study duration, inclusive of exams, is around 50 hours.

Course Structure

Both video and textual content are used. Each module contains captivating lessons and evaluations. Our skilled instructors review the module tests and offer tailored feedback on learners’ advancements.

Exam Details

After course finalization, we guide students on their readiness for the online RYA Day Skipper Theory test, a home exam with two segments, each lasting 1.5 hours. Detailed feedback is given by the examiner. The test fee is covered in the course expense (except for commercial purpose invigilation). Our dedication ensures every student succeeds. Upon passing, the RYA Day Skipper Shore-based certificate is awarded. For the complete RYA Day Skipper qualification, a practical session at a chosen centre is necessary.


The RYA Day Skipper Theory Course is priced at £315, all-inclusive. Commercial endorsement seekers may need an invigilated test, possibly incurring an extra charge payable to the invigilator.


Some aiming for a commercial RYA Day Skipper license may require a supervised exam. Involving a third-party, this might lead to a fee paid to the invigilator. For clarifications or potential applicability, reach out for further information.

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