Timuna Sea is a Royal Yachting Association - Recognised Training Centre for RYA First Aid courses.

We don't cancel course due to low numbers. If you've paid, the course will run regardless of how many other people there are.

RYA First Aid Course information

The course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for all those who go afloat, on inland waters or up to 60 miles offshore. The syllabus is based on the recommendations of the HSE and the MCA. The certificate is valid for 3 years and fulfils the requirements for :
  • The MCA Code of Practice for skippers of small commercial vessels up to category 2, including boatmasters.
  • The senior first aid certificate for offshore racers subject to ISAF regulations on first aid training OSR 4.08.4 now OSR 6.05
  • All RYA practical instructors

RYA 1st Aid course objectives

  • Perform CPR to current protocols, and understand the differential for drowning .
  • Understand the importance of the recovery position and the need to modify it for a small space.
  • Apply direct pressure to a wound to control bleeding.
  • Understand the term shock, recognise and treat it, with particular reference to internal and external bleeding.
  • Understand the treatment for cold shock and hypothermia following immersion and/or exposure.
  • Recognise the signs of a reduced level of response, with particular reference to serious head injuries.
  • Choose suitable first aid equipment for their boat.
  • Understand how to get medical advice or assistance by Marine VHF radio.
  • Understand how to prepare for the evacuation of a casualty by helicopter.

RYA 1st Aid course, East London RYA Course costs
RYA First Aid includes the new RYA 1st aid course manual & RYA 1st Aid certificate

Small class sizes, a maximum of five people will be on our RYA First Aid courses. Low equipment ratios, a maximum of two people per Resuscitation Manikin.

We use Laerdal QCPR Professional CPR manikins to give you the best real time active feedback possilbe.

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Private courses are available at either our location or your house.

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Timuna Sea is a RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Shorebased Centre offering the VHF - DSC Short Range Radio course. DSC - Digital Select Calling is part of the new GMDSS - Global Maritime Distress and Safety System. Based in the London Docklands in West India Quay, Canary Wharf, London, E14 we are just a short distance from the City by either the Jubilee Line to Canary Wharf, or the DLR - Docklands Light Railway to West India Quay or Westferry. We can offer evening or weekend courses. This qualification is ideal for BSAC clubs with their own RIB's, Diver Coxswains, small boats, kayaks, canoes, jet skis, or yachts. If you are chartering a boat/yacht you will need a RYA Marine VHF license.