Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Course Player and Features

    • Welcome to Ardent Training

    • Who Are the RYA?

    • What to Expect From Your Day Skipper Course?

    • Your Student Pack

  2. 2
    • Nautical Terminology

    • Relative Direction

    • Knowledge Check

    • On Deck

    • Below the Waterline

    • Knowledge Check

    • Below Decks

    • Vessel Particulars

    • Knowledge Check

    • Module Assessment

    • Module Summary

  3. 3
    • Navigation

    • Charts

    • Knowledge Check

    • Aids to Nav 1, Lights

    • Knowledge Check

    • Aids to Nav 2, Buoyage

    • Knowledge Check

    • Lat and Long

    • Knowledge Check

    • Direction

    • Measuring Bearings

    • Knowledge Check

    • Distance

    • Measuring Distance on a Chart

    • Knowledge Check

    • Position as a Range and Bearing

    • Knowledge Check

    • Module Assessment

    • Module Summary

  4. 4
    • Navigation Instruments

    • Compasses

    • Knowledge Check

    • Transducers

    • GNSS

    • Chartplotters

    • Knowledge Check

    • Radar

    • Knowledge Check

    • VHF Radio

    • AIS

    • Knowledge Check

    • Log Book

    • Module Assessment

    • Module Summary

  5. 5
    • Position Fixing

    • Range and Bearing

    • Transits

    • Knowledge Check

    • Three Point Fixes

    • Knowledge Check

    • Module Assessment

    • Module Summary

  6. 6
    • Ropework

    • Properties of Ropes

    • Knots

    • Knowledge Check

    • Module Assessment

    • Module Summary

  7. 7
    • Tides

    • The Theory of Tides

    • Tidal Heights

    • Knowledge Check

    • Tidal Curves

    • Knowledge Check

    • Tidal Heights and Anchoring

    • Knowledge Check

    • Secondary Ports

    • Module Assessment

    • Module Summary

  8. 8
    • Anchorwork

    • Anchoring Equipment

    • Knowledge Check

    • Choosing an Anchorage

    • At Anchor

    • Knowledge Check

    • Module Assessment

    • Module Summary

  9. 9
    • Chartwork

    • Dead Reckoning

    • Knowledge Check

    • Tidal Streams

    • Tidal Diamonds

    • Knowledge Check

    • Estimated Position

    • Knowledge Check

    • Course to Steer

    • Vectors and Chartplotters

    • Knowledge Check

    • Module Assessment

    • Module Summary

  10. 10
    • IRPCS

    • Lights, Shapes and Sounds

    • Knowledge Check

    • Vessel Identification - Part 1

    • Knowledge Check

    • Vessel Identification - Part 2

    • Knowledge Check

    • Vessel Identification - Part 3

    • Knowledge Check

    • Vessel Identification - Part 4

    • Knowledge Check

    • Risk Of Collision

    • Give way and Stand On

    • Knowledge Check

    • TSS and Narrow Channels

    • Signalling

    • Restricted Visibility

    • Knowledge Check

    • Module Assessment

    • Module Summary

  11. 11
    • Meteorology

    • Pressure Systems

    • Knowledge Check

    • Land and Sea Breezes

    • Fog

    • Knowledge Check

    • Forecasts

    • Knowledge Check

    • Module Assessment

    • Module Summary

  12. 12
    • Safety

    • Personal Care

    • Lifejackets

    • Knowledge Check

    • MOB

    • MOB Equipment

    • Knowledge Check

    • Vessel Safety

    • Stability

    • Fire

    • Knowledge Check

    • Distress Signals

    • Knowledge Check

    • Helicopter Rescue

    • Abandon Ship

    • Safety Brief

    • Knowledge Check

    • Module Assessment

    • Module Summary

  13. 13
    • Pilotage

    • Visual Fixing Techniques

    • Route

    • Knowledge Check

    • Local Regulations

    • Layout

    • Knowledge Check

    • Module Assessment

    • Module Summary

  14. 14
    • Passage Planning

    • How to Use a Passage Plan

    • Objectives

    • Constraints

    • Knowledge Check

    • Routes

    • Safety Considerations

    • The Example

    • Knowledge Check

    • Plotting Routes on a Chartplotter

    • Knowledge Check

    • Module Assessment

    • Module Summary

  15. 15
    • Marine Environment

    • Marine Pollution and Prevention

    • Wildlife and Habitat Protection

    • Knowledge Check

    • Module Assessment

    • Module Summary

  16. 16
    • What to Expect

    • Mock Exam

  17. 17
    • Glossary