RYA Online Theory Courses

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14-Days Money Back Guarantee on all RYA online courses!

If you’re not happy with your skipper course, we offer a 14-days full money back guarantee. No reason required, just get in touch and ask for your money back. Any posted material (RYA student pack, plotter/dividers etc) will be deducted from the refund unless returned unopened.

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 from our RYA Online 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 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 skipper course.

Web + App

Web + App

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

Social Learning

Social Learning

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

Video and Written content

Video and Written content

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

RYA Approved

RYA Approved

Internationally recognized RYA qualifications!

Instructor Support

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

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

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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PARTNERSHIPS AND CHARITIES

We have a growing network of friends and partnerships including marine conservation charities which we donate a percentage of profits to, and sailing charities who we provide training to.

What People Say


Great course content

“Great course content, well explained. Love the in person video along with the slides/animations ”

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Nethor Doct -Developer Elliot Dodson -Student

Great online course

“ Excellent service from an experienced team. Really enjoyable online course and friendly atmosphere. ”

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Nethor Doct -Developer Zoltan -Student

Fantastic learning resource.

“ Having signed up to another well know sailing course provider the learning style didn’t suit me ( computer generated slides with no in person interaction). I came across Ardent and this was the experience I was looking for. Edd was extremely helpful setting me up with the day skipper course and the 1:1 pre-recorded videos are a fantastic learning tool that ensures the material is delivered at a level that ensures ease of learning. I couldn’t rate the experience highly enough. ”

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Nethor Doct -Developer Ian -Student

Brilliant training providers

“Out of the training providers I had shortlisted to do the Day Skipper Theory with I am very glad I chose Ardent Training. Not only do they have the best mix of delivering the course through videos and being able to read what they are talking about (great for different learning styles) they are on hand ready to help you out via instant messaging, which they send you the transcript of later. They are great listeners, really supportive and happy to go through things with you. Couldn't recommend enough. ”

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Nethor Doct -Developer Steve -Student

Brilliant course

“Brilliant course, I doubt you’ll find anywhere better to achieve your day skipper theory. Any questions I had were answered quickly and effectively with brilliant feedback too. ”

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Nethor Doct -Developer Jacob Summerscales -Student
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