The Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course is an inspiring online course for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving - or pretty much anything else on the water! This RYA online theory course will give you the essential knowledge needed when you’re afloat, from navigation to safety and seamanship and passage planning.

RYA Interactive Courses

RYA Interactive courses can be taken anytime, anywhere and at your own speed. All you need is a computer and the internet. To get started, simply buy the course (Add to Cart), we will create your on-line account and then email you your username and password so that you can get started - This could take up to 2 working days. For Essential Navigation and Seamanship and VHF-SRC your course pack/handbook will follow within one week.

Professional Practices and Responsibilities Course £32.50+VAT (on-line)

Who this course is for: 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. This course is for you.

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship £125 (on-line)

CEVNI TEST...Only £20 (on-line)

CEVNI stands for Code Européen des Voies de Navigation Intérieure. It is the code governing navigation on the interconnected European inland waterways. Signs, rules and procedures for navigating the European inland waterways are all included within the CEVNI code, and pleasure craft are expected to know and follow the code.Knowing and abiding by the regulations is the best way to protect yourself and your boat


Compass Sea School Ltd
The South West's Premier Powerboat and Shorebased Training Centre, Portishead Marina, Bristol, BS20 7AN
Telephone: 01275 390524 Mobile: 07788 185382

VHF SRC On-line Course £75

Candidates who enrole on this course will be sent a VHF handbook ahead of the course. The candidate then completes a self study on-line course which culminates in the issue of an exam completion certificate. The practical exam is then undertaken at the training centre over a 2 hour period. The exam fee of £60 is payable on the day to the examiner. This course is designed for candidates who prefer to learn on-line in their own time but does not include any practical instruction from an instructor. To download a taster of the course please click on the vhf radio icon:
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