Shorebased Training Courses

As agents for Humber Rescue, we currently offer the following shorebased RYA courses:

Marine VHF Short Range Certificate

A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio either fixed or hand held.

This course covers sending and receiving voice calls (routine, safety, urgency and distress), use of DSC for routine and emergency transmissions, the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), and the rules, regulations and licensing of radio equipment.

The course lasts 7 hours, with 3 hours of pre-learning to be completed before attending the course. There is a 30 minute written paper, and a 15-30 minute practical examination at the end of the course. Minimum age 16 years.

The cost is £170 per person (maximum 6 persons per course). This includes all course literature, pre-learning materials and the examination fee. Please see below for available dates.

First Aid

Knowledge of basic first aid is essential for anyone venturing out on the water.

This one day course covers all aspects of basic first aid such as:

  • CPR (including use of an Automatic External Defibrillator).
  • Blood loss and shock.
  • Fractures and dislocations.
  • Hypothermia and drowning.
  • Heart attack.
  • Stroke.

The course duration is approximately 6 hours.

The cost is £100 per person (maximum 6 persons per course). Please see below for available dates.

Upcoming Courses



28th – VHF SRC – (2 places remaining)


5th – VHF SRC – (6 places remaining)

First Aid

None at present, please check back for 2024 dates.

Please contact us for further information and to book your place.