RYA First Aid Update

12 Month Extension to your RYA First Aid Certificate

Image of the RYA First Aid manual.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives in recent months.  This short online 'video conference' course has been introduced by the RYA to ensure you can refresh your First Aid skills whilst the country is in lockdown.  On completion of the course, you will be issued with a letter confirming your eligibility to extend your RYA First Aid certificate by 12 months.

How to book the online update course:

Use the form at the top of this page to book.  After you've purchased your online course, we'll send you an email with full joining instructions.  Please check your spam folder for this email.

Note, this course can only be used to update an RYA First Aid certificate.

Topics Covered

  • Primary survey of a casualty and care scene.
  • Management of a casualty who is breathing normally
  • Management of an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally, including the latest Resuscitation Council guidelines for conducting CPR during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Managing bleeding.
  • Recognising and managing shock.
  • Near drowning.

Next course dates:

Wednesday 21st April, 7pm

Wednesday 5th May, 7pm

Contact us to arrange a different date

"Really enjoyed the session, loved the interaction with the quiz’s staggered through the course. Will definitely help that 'Skill Fade'... Great job." - Pete

"Really enjoyed your course last night. You showed us some really interesting things I've not seen on other courses before." - Martyn

"Many thanks John for an interesting and well presented session including utilising video clips. I will certainly be recommending you..." - Colin

"Thank you for a pretty comprehensive first Aid review/refresher course. The videos were informative and not too long, well interspersed with your presentation. The short questionnaires helped reinforce all the salient points." - Jon

"Thank you again John for the very well run and interesting course last night. I enjoyed your very calm manner in putting the information across and the format of splitting the sessions with information, video, recap, quiz, practical and a break. I found the quiz a really helpful way of learning the information." - Ros

"John had prepared the Zoom sessions in a well presented order of teaching, videos and follow-up quizzes. Was an excellent, well spent evening." - Steve

"An excellent condensed version of the full-day course. The quizzes really helped to ensure life-saving First Aid advice was taken in and understood." - Simon

"Thank you for the sessions last night. I found the refresher very useful, especially with all the COVID updates." - Jessica

"Thank you again for your time last night. It was professionally delivered, very helpful and most informative." - Robert