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Celebrate the launch of Ardent Training's new RYA Day Skipper Course

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What People Say

“ I have just completed a Day Skipper course with Ardent Training and I’ve loved every moment of it! I’ve felt supported the whole way through, with quick response times when I needed that extra bit of support of explanation ”

Nethor Doct -Developer Dan Fortune -Student

“ The layout is friendly and exciting, the imagery and personal touches make it a very enjoyable experience, and I can’t believe how much I’ve managed to learn!”

Nethor Doct -Developer Steve -Student

“ I once described it as I felt like someone was holding my hand, especially through those trickier sections, with step-by-step examples and lots of opportunities to try out the exercises before moving on. ”

Nethor Doct -Developer Howard Fisher -Student

“It was extremely satisfying when completing each module assessment and realising how much awesome stuff I’d just learned, and the knowledge checks along the way have been so helpful in showing where the understanding was lacking a bit, before moving on to the next section. ”

Nethor Doct -Developer Stephany Fulton -Student

“I can’t thank the instructors at Ardent Training enough, and can’t wait to try out all my new skills on the water! ”

Nethor Doct -Developer Lilliana Colton -Student

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 to your own style. Whether that's watching instructional videos, reading text and diagrams, or just getting in touch and having a chat with one of our experienced instructors.

Learning in the classroom is very beneficial to learning. Everyone has a different opinion, ideas and experiences to learn from. Here at Ardent we don't want you to miss out on this valuable learning experience. We want you to be able to learn from home, in your own time and at your own pace, but still be able to benefit from student communities and on demand access to your instructors.

Web + App

You can access your course using any web browser on any device, and also, coming soon, on our purpose built app.

Social Learning

You will not be learning alone with Ardent Training. Not only do we encourage contact with your instructors but we also encourage engagement within our student communities.

Available Offline (coming soon)

If you use our app you can download all the course content for offline viewing. Learn on the bus, at sea, wherever suits you

RYA Approved

Internationally recognized RYA qualifications

Instructor Support

We have world class instructors online 0800-2000UT, 364 days a year. We are here to help!

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

A superior e-learning experience

Whether learning on a computer or phone, Ardent Training will be there to help you with your learning. Just message us and receive a rapid response! Easy learning and awesome community is our experience!

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Ardent training is an official RYA accredited training center.

Our Instructors

The Ardent Training team of instructors are passionate about sailing. Find out more about them.

Alan Denham

Content Creator and Instructor

Specialist Topics

  • Traditional Navigational Techniques
  • Celestial Navigation
  • Marine conservation
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