Prerequisites: None

Duration: 8 Hours

Cost: £135 per person incl vat. This includes all manuals and certification.

Location: South West Maritime Academy, Cromhall Quarry, Cromhall, South Gloucestershire, GL12 8AA

Certification: On completion of the course you will be issued with an RYA First Aid certificate

RYA First Aid

What is RYA First Aid and who needs it?

The RYA first aid course module is a combination of theory and practical training for basic first aid and life saving skills otherwise known as BLS. The course is designed to for all those who go afloat, on inland waters or up to 60 miles offshore. The RYA First Aid course syllabus is based on the recommendations of the HSE and the MCA.

This course contains some exercises that are physically demanding. Any candidate unsure of their fitness for such activities should consult their doctor.

 Course content

  • Dealing with an emergency
  • Priorities of treatment
  • Basic Life Support (CPR)
  • Shock management
  • Bandaging
  • Head injuries
  • Wounds/Bleeding
  • Burns/Scalds
  • Fractures
  • Spinal injuries
  • Angina
  • Heart Attack
  • Drowning