At Bisham Abbey we run the RYA First Aid course (previously known as Small Craft First Aid) over one day, weekdays or weekends. Course numbers are small and as the course involves some practical work it is advisable to wear comfortable clothing and soft soled shoes.
This First Aid course follows the RYA syllabus and is designed to provide a practical working knowledge of First Aid for all sailors and motor cruisers, particularly those taking small craft offshore up to 60 miles from a safe haven. The course is based on the recommendations of the Health and Safety Executive and the Department of Trade. It meets the requirements for RYA Dinghy, Windsurfing, Sportsboat and Cruising Instructors. It fulfills the requirements of the Department of Trade Code of Practice for Small Commercial Vessels (the "Commercial Endorsement").
A copy of the latest edition of the First Aid Manual forms the course syllabus and is included in the course fee. A copy can be collected on the day of the course.
The RYA First Aid course is structured to include in greater detail points relevant to sailing, i.e. hypothermia, drowning and treating injuries in a confined space. This First Aid course is an approved MCA Boatmaster Licence ancillary course, qualifying the holder for all water categories – A, B, C and D.
Hours daily are 0900 - approx 1700hrs.
A light lunch can be purchased within the main centre or bring your own. Hot drinks are available from our coin operated vending machine.
Course dates and prices
Course Duration 1 day
Certificate Certificate issued upon successful completion valid for 3 years
Requalification Complete a 1 day RYA First Aid course.