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RYA First Aid 1 Day Essential Course

This is a 1 day first aid course (8 hours) and valid for 3 years.  Based in our beautifully located classroom overlooking the Fal Estuary in Mylor.

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This First Aid qualification is recognised for the RYA Instructor qualifications


The course is recommended by the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) and Health & Safety Executive (HSE)

The subjects specific to boating include –

  • Recovery position in a confined space
  • CPR, including the drowning protocol
  • Cold shock and hypothermia from immersion and/or exposure
  • Seasickness and dehydration
  • Medical assistance or advice by VHF
  • Helicopter rescue

If anyone in your party has any kind of disability or special need then our classrooms have ramp access, projector and screens and a hearing loop facility. You can also park right outside. Toilet facilities also have good access.

If you have a few candidates from your business that need to take the course then it is possible to put on a course on a date to suit you. We can even come to your location as long as there is a suitable training room. A minimum of 4 candidates is required.


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Very knowledgeable trainer with lots of first hand experiences. A great course!

Frequently asked questions

When do we run these courses?

We normally schedule in two courses per year but we can also create a course date for you. Please get in touch to arrange this and we will be happy to help.

Do I have to have any prior knowledge before taking this course?

No, this is a course starting from the beginning and working through to quite a competent level. Any prior knowledge will be beneficial.

Where will this course take place?

We have classrooms at Mylor Sailing School with all the necessary resources. This is a shorebased course. Classrooms have ramped access.

Is there any pre-course reading that you can recommend?

It is not necessary to do any pre-course reading with this course.

What do I need to bring?

We provide all the technical equipment required. You will need to bring, a writing pad and pencil. Erasers and pencil sharpeners available. Also we provide hot drinks.

Is there anywhere to get lunch nearby?

You can either bring a packed lunch or there is a very good cafe in the harbour. Cafe Mylor is approx 200m from our training school.

Is it easy to park?

Yes you will be able to park right outside and we provide a free parking pass for the duration of your course.

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