Each year over 270,000 people take an RYA training course through our network of over 2,400 RYA recognised training centres in 58 countries. Our courses are highly regarded worldwide due to the high standards maintained by those training centres and our instructors.
We are constantly pushing boundaries to produce forward-thinking resources which can be accessed by students anywhere, anytime. And don’t forget, recognised centres are considered to meet the standards of the Adventure Activities Licencing Scheme and may be exempt from inspection. Equally, clubs are given higher priority for funding by Sport Lottery grants. All this, with the full support of the RYA.
If you are interested in gaining RYA recognition, the first thing to do is identify the courses you wish to offer, and how you wish to offer them. For example, do you want to offer practical training on the water, or theory training in the classroom or online? Full details of all RYA training schemes and courses are shown on our course finder.
When you have identified the schemes you would like to offer, please submit an Expression of Interest form. On receipt of that form we will send you further details and access to the full Recognition Guidance Notes so you can see all the information needed to progress.
As an outline, applying for recognition involves submitting an application form to the RYA along with the relevant fee. Recognition for practical courses and some forms of classroom-based courses require an inspection before recognition can be granted. That inspection will be organised on receipt of your application for recognition and the fee.
You can find more information by following the links below, or visiting the Training Support Site.
If you need further information about applying for RYA recognition please email firstname.lastname@example.org.