Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Ardent Training

    • How to Use the Website

    • Welcome to Ardent Training

    • Who Are the RYA?

    • What to Expect From Your Day Skipper Course?

    • Your Student Pack

  • 2

    Nautical Terms

    • Nautical Terminology

    • Relative Direction

    • Knowledge Check

    • On Deck

    • Below the Waterline

    • Knowledge Check

    • Below Decks

    • Vessel Particulars

    • Knowledge Check

    • Module Assessment

    • Module Summary

  • 3

    Introduction to Navigation

    • 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

    Navigation Instruments

    • 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

    Position Fixing

    • Position Fixing

    • Range and Bearing

    • Transits

    • Knowledge Check

    • Three Point Fixes

    • Knowledge Check

    • Module Assessment

    • Module Summary

  • 6

    Ropework

    • Ropework

    • Properties of Ropes

    • Knots

    • Knowledge Check

    • Module Assessment

    • Module Summary

  • 7

    Tidal Heights

    • 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

    Anchorwork

    • Anchorwork

    • Anchoring Equipment

    • Knowledge Check

    • Choosing an Anchorage

    • At Anchor

    • Knowledge Check

    • Module Assessment

    • Module Summary

  • 9

    Chartwork

    • 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

    IRPCS

    • 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

    Meteorology

    • Meteorology

    • Pressure Systems

    • Knowledge Check

    • Land and Sea Breezes

    • Fog

    • Knowledge Check

    • Forecasts

    • Knowledge Check

    • Module Assessment

    • Module Summary

  • 12

    Safety

    • 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

    Pilotage

    • Pilotage

    • Visual Fixing Techniques

    • Route

    • Knowledge Check

    • Local Regulations

    • Layout

    • Knowledge Check

    • Module Assessment

    • Module Summary

  • 14

    Passage Planning

    • 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

    Marine Environment

    • Marine Environment

    • Marine Pollution and Prevention

    • Wildlife and Habitat Protection

    • Knowledge Check

    • Module Assessment

    • Module Summary

  • 16

    Final Exam

    • What to Expect

    • Mock Exam

  • 17

    Glossary

    • Glossary