The RYA Safe and Fun course is suitable for anyone working with children and vulnerable adults in an RYA environment. This includes those volunteering or working at recognised training centres and affiliated clubs.
The course costs £19.75
The RYA Safe and Fun course provides a basic level of knowledge and awareness, put in the context of realistic scenarios that anyone could encounter at their club or centre.
From April 2015 onwards it will be a requirement for all newly qualifying Level 2 Racing Coaches, Dinghy and Windsurfing Instructors and Senior Instructors to complete prior to their instructor/coach training course.
This course is fully online.
For a “Taster” click the video below
Frequently asked questions
Is the Safe and Fun course a CPD Accredited Activity?
The Safe and Fun course is accredited by the CPD Standards Office. This means that completion of the course can be used as evidence of three hours of Continuing Professional Development.
This will not be relevant to everyone taking the course, but is a useful addition for any students who require a record of their CPD for their professional body, regulator or employer.
Once you login, on the Safe and Fun course page there are instructions for how students can claim their CPD Certificate of Completion from RYA Training, if they need one. Please note that the CPD certificate is an optional extra and does not replace the usual RYA certificate which students download on completion of their course and knowledge check.
Who is required to take the RYA Safe and Fun course?
Newly qualifying Level 2 Racing Coaches, Dinghy and Windsurfing Instructors and Senior Instructors must take this course if their instructor course takes place after 1 April 2015.
Can anyone who isn’t an instructor take this course?
Yes, anyone can take this course. It is useful for anyone involved in teaching or volunteering with children or vulnerable adults in an RYA environment such as a club or training centre.
Is it possible to take this course in a classroom instead of online?
No, this course is only available online. If you take it as part of your instructor training you will also complete a classroom workshop during the instructor course, but the course itself must be completed online.
How long is the certificate valid for?
The certificate doesnt have a specific expiry date. However, your training centre, club or organisation should have a policy for ongoing staff training and ensuring that everyone is up to date. That may involve you taking the course again at regular intervals, or completing other relevant safeguarding training. Please check your own organisations policy for details.
How much will the course cost?
How do I sign up for the RYA Safe and Fun course?
Just click the “add to basket” button below
Whats included in the purcahse?
Certificate on successful completion
Support from one of RYA Instructors
What devices are compatible with the course?
You can take the course on a PC, Mac or iPad, so long as you are connected to the internet.
How long is the course?
This course is equivalent to classroom training of approximately three hours. However, the benefit of learning online is that you can work through it at your own speed. It may take you more or less time than that.
How long is the certificate valid for?
The certificate doesn’t have a specific expiry date. However, your training centre, club or organisation should have a policy for ongoing staff training and ensuring that everyone is up to date. That may involve you taking the course again at regular intervals, or completing other relevant safeguarding training. Please check your own organisation’s policy for details.
I’ve already taken a different safeguarding course elsewhere. Can this be used instead of a RYA Safe and Fun course for my instructor course?
The RYA Safe and Fun course forms the basis of the safeguarding workshop that you will complete during your instructor course and puts safeguarding issues into context specifically for those instructing at RYA centres or clubs. It is therefore not possible to use other courses as alternative certification prior to your Instructor, Senior Instructor or Level 2 Racing Coach Course.Safe and Fun course technical requirements
- IPad (iOS 6 or above).
- 100MB free hard disk space
- Speakers or headphones.
- Please make sure your pop-up blocker is switched off.