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Imagine the freedom of commanding your own yacht for the weekend, a holiday, or even a worldwide adventure. Realise your dream! Get your skipper licence today. Train and qualify as a Skipper with our RYA online courses
All our RYA online courses:
  • Use video and text lessons to learn your way!
  • Engage with the latest technology through interactive lessons!
  • Social learning with students and instructors through the communities feature!
  • RYA approved!
  • Latest fresh course content in the industry!
  • FREE international shipping!
  • 14-day money-back guarantee!
  • Provided with your own RYA log in to access courses!

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Why learn with us?

Everyone learns in their own unique way. We want to give you the options to be able to tailor your learning experience to your own style from our online RYA courses. Whether that's watching instructional videos, reading text and diagrams, or just getting in touch and having a chat with one of our experienced RYA instructors.

Engagement in the classroom is very beneficial to learning. Everyone has different opinions, ideas and experiences to learn from, we don't want you to miss out on this. Our communities and forum features allow you to learn from home, in your own time, and at your own pace, but still be able to benefit from student engagement and have on-demand access to your instructors when completing your RYA skipper course.

On average, our professional RYA instructors respond to student questions via live chat within 1 minute! Try it out now if you don’t believe us.


Web + App

Access your RYA online courses on any device, anytime, anywhere! App COMING SOON - download content for use offline!


Social Learning

Enjoy our communities and Forum features to engage and network with like minded students and your instructors!


Video and Written content

All our lessons can be viewed in both video or written content, to suit your learning preferences!


RYA Approved

Internationally recognized RYA qualifications!


Instructor Support

We have world class RYA instructors online 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week Get in touch at any point of your skippers course via phone, email or instant message, whichever suits you best! Average live chat response time, <1 minute!


Support Marine Conservation

We live and work at sea and as a result we want to protect the world's oceans. We donate a percentage of profits to Marine Conservation Charities

Why Choose RYA Yachting Courses?

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) are the national body for professional and recreational water sports in the UK. Their yachting qualifications are among the most well-respected and widely recognised for leisure and professional yachties worldwide.

Ardent Training is an accredited RYA Training Centre, and we host a range of yachting courses from the RYA Day Skipper up to the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean.

Whether you are a recreational powerboat skipper or a professional sailor, continue your journey by gaining your next RYA qualification through one of our online RYA yachting theory courses.

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Our Instructors

The Ardent Training team of instructors are passionate about sailing and teaching online RYA courses. Find out more about them and what they bring to their skipper classes.

Alan Denham

Content Creator & Instructor

Specialist Topics

  • Traditional navigation
  • Celestial navigation
  • Marine conservation
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Stuart Cook

Content Creator & Instructor

Specialist Topics

  • Sail Training
  • Celestial Navigation
  • Preventative Maintenance
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