Online Training

We offer Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster theory online training courses as we are agents for, Details are below, including links to sample courses so you can try before you buy, as well as a form to sign up immediately.

We are currently offering big discounts on our online training courses:

  • RYA Day Skipper Online – NOW £245.00
  • RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Online – NOW £275.00
  • Combined RYA Day Skipper & Yachtmaster Offshore Online – NOW £390.00
  • RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean Online – NOW £245.00
  • Combined RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean Online – NOW £390.00

Not sure about online learning? Our Chief Instructor was formerly the Chief Instructor at Skippers Online, and is happy to provide occasional tuition for Club Members taking online courses, so get in touch at [email protected] to have a chat about it with no obligations.

Although currently on hold due to COVID, we also provide shore-based classroom courses to Yachtmaster™ Offshore level and also offer the International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft (also knows as the International Certificate of Competence or ICC) and the very popular RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship course. Please click here for more details on our classroom courses.

Realistic Scenarios

Realistic 3D graphics and videos illustrate scenarios exactly as they might appear from onboard your vessel. This is particularly valuable when teaching The Collision Regulations, Buoyage and Pilotage. 

Step by Step Instructions

Straightforward, narrated and animated, step-by-step instructions, incorporating regular quizzes and exercises, teach navigation, meteorology, the collision regulations, buoyage and safety at your own pace.

Guaranteed Pass

You are carefully prepared for the final exams, which are taken online after you’ve attempted mock papers. If you don’t quite make the grade then detailed personal feedback is provided and suggestions for relevant additional study.  Unlimited resits are allowed.

Money Back Guarantee

Choosing whether to study in a conventional classroom environment or online is a big decision so all students are offered a 14-day money back guarantee to ensure you are 100% satisfied with your choice.

Our Platform

The same state-of-the art technology chosen by major corporations such as IBM, Microsoft and Sony is used. Lessons run on Windows PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones and Android devices.

If you don’t always have access to an Internet connection, you can view lessons offline on an iOS or Android device.

What’s Included?

  • 14 lessons
  • More than 30 quizzes and exercises that check your understanding of each topic
  • 1000s of 3D images, animations, videos, downloadable resources and external references
  • Instructor Support 7 days a week
  • 12 months access
  • Unlimited exam attempts
  • RYA Course Completion Certificate when you’ve passed your exams
  • 2 RYA Training Charts
  • The RYA Training Almanac
  • Course Handbook
  • Free 1st Class UK Delivery (+£10 for Europe, £20 Worldwide)
  • Optional Plotter & Divider Kit (£28)

Try Before you Buy

So you can take a look at the quality of training and materials before you purchase, we provide two example modules extracted directly from the courses:

Day Skipper Module 7 – Buoyage

Coastal Skipper Module 11 – Pilotage

Exam Guidance

From August 2019, Skippers Online have introduced some new rules for the RYA Day Skipper, Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore and Ocean shore-based course exams.

They have provided a tool to explain the new exam rules to prospective students, which is available here.

Note that if you are an existing student, this tool works out whether you fall under the old rules or the new rules system based on the date you signed up to the course, and will describe the rules that apply to you. If you are not an existing student, it will describe the new rules.

Sign Up

To sign up for any of the online courses, please use the form below.