NEW for 2021
Online Day Skipper Theory Course

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Online Day Skipper Theory Course

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Imagine the freedom of commanding your own yacht for the weekend, a holiday, or even a worldwide adventure. Realize your dream! Train and qualify online for RYA sailing theory courses.
All Ardent Training courses:
  • NEW for 2021!
  • 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!

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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.

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.

Web + App

Access your course 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 instructors online 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week. Get in touch via phone, email or instant message, whichever suits you best!

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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

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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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Our Instructors

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

Alan Denham

Content Creator & Instructor

Specialist Topics

  • Traditional navigation
  • Celestial navigation
  • Marine conservation
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