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*Use your  ITA  to pay or part-pay for this course.

14/6/18 - Emergency First-Aid at Work (1-day) |  Argyll College, Bowmore, Islay | Fully Booked

14/6/18 - Elementary Food Hygiene  (1day) | Argyll College, Glenshellach, Oban | £87.00


20/6/18 - Personal Licence  | Argyll College, Glenshellach, Oban | Full Course: £155 Refressher Course: £90

9/7/18 to 11/6/18 - First-Aid at Work (3-day) | Argyll College, Lorne Street, Lochgilphead | £250.00 *

16/7/18 - Emergency First Aid at Work 1 day Course | Argyll College Dunoon | £80.00

26/7/18 - Emergency First Aid at Work 1 day Course | Argyll College Oban | £80.00

30/7/18 - Emergency First Aid at Work 1 day Course | Argyll College Helensburgh | £80.00

2/8/18 - Emergency First Aid at Work 1 day Course | Argyll College Rothesay | £80.00




Day Skipper

A course for aspiring small Yacht or Powerboat skippers in unfamiler waters by day.

Learn to skipper a short passage with the instructor on hand to give advice and encouragement and ensure your safety.

This course is in two parts. The first being the knowledge and theory training in subjects such as Collision Regulations (Rules of the Road), Pilotage Techniques, Navigation and meteorology; the second being the practical side side of skippering, including Boat Handling, Practical Navigation and Pilotage, Passage making and Crew Management.  Note this topic list is not inclusive.


 Duration: 5 days | Cost: £295:00 | .. course summary



 Coastal Skipper 

Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course. This course requires some pre-existing experience and knowledge. 

This is a five day practical course with little time to teach navigation or other theoretical subjects. It is therefore expected students will have the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtymaster shorebased theory course prior to the practical course with a view to practicing these skills on the water.


 Duration: 5 days | Cost: £295:00 | .. course summary



Yachtmaster/Coastal Theory

This is a pre requisite to both the Coastal skipper and Yachtmaster practical courses and build upon Day Skipper knoweldge and experience.

This theory course will take you to the knowledge level of Yachtmaster™ Coastal and Yachtmaster™ required for the practical exams.  You will study Advanced Navigation including Position Fixing, Course Plotting, Tidal theory, Electronic Navigation and Position Finding as well as use of relevant marine publications.  You will also study Meteorology including Barometric pressure, Weather Systems, Understanding and Interpreting Forecasts, Prediction and Observation.  Finally there will be a section on Collision Regulations.  This course covers both Northern and Southern Hemispheres taking into account regulations in other countries. 


  Duration: 7 days | Cost: £400.00 | .. course summary



Essential Navigation

However you decide to take the course, it offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills. In fact it's for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving, and works well in complementing our on-the-water training, such as the Powerboat Level 2, Start Yachting and Helmsman courses.


 Duration: 2 days | Cost: £150:00 | .. course summary