RYA First Aid Course 

RYA First Aid Course
Newcastle and Gateshead
Friars Goose Water Sport Center, 
Green Lane, 
NE10 0QH


(£50 Certification and Manual)

RYA First Aid Courses - A one-day course covering first aid from a boating perspective. The course is aimed at anyone afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or on cross channel passages.


You may be the vital link between the casualty and professional help and this course will give you the skills and confidence to deal with first aid situations aboard the vessel you are on. The RYA first aid course is designed to give those afloat, a working knowledge of first aid procedures for injuries and illness at sea. It is ideal for use on inland waterways or up to 60 miles offshore as well as shore side.

Course Content

Seafarers can be presented with difficult scenarios requiring first aid treatment at sea, and the course is tailored to meet the participant’s needs where possible. Practical sessions are an essential part of the day. Some areas covered are:


  • CPR, choking and the recovery position
  • Head injury and unconsciousness
  • Bleeding and burns
  • Injury and illness
  • Hypothermia and heat injuries
  • Cold water shock 
  • First aid kits
  • Rescue

Previous Experience

No previous experience is necessary.

Course Materials

RYA First Aid Manual


On successful completion of the course. Valid for 3 years and then re-qualification is required to remain in date.


Our Instructors 

20 years of teaching First aid