Essential Navigation & Seamanship Certificate

What is special about this course?

The RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship course has been specifically designed to meet the needs of those deciding to take to the sea for the first time, whether you intend to go sailing, motor boating, or any other sea related activity this course is for you.  You will be guided through a list of topics lwith an emphasis on practical exercises and simulations:

Entry requirements

No Pre-requisits

Safety at sea 




Visual and electronic navigation 


Rules of the road 


Weather forecasts 

Passage planning. 

How will I study my course?

     Face to face 

    How long will my course last?

    2 Days

    Where can I study my course?

      • UHI Outer Hebrides (Stornoway Campus)

    Start date




    What can I do on completion of my course?

    RYA Course Completion Certificate

    Is there more information available online?

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    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Outer Hebrides. UHI Outer Hebrides operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.