Marine Education & RYA Training

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Our RYA recognised training centre offers a range of RYA courses both in the UK and Superyacht Crew Onboard Training anywhere in Europe in order for crew to gain both the RYA Jetski (PWC) instructor certificate and RYA Tender licences. Our staff have been running Superyacht onboard crew training since 2007 and have an outstanding success record. We run onboard courses on dates to suit your schedule throughout the year and will facilitate the course in a location to suit you. Our previous Superyacht clients have ranged from 20m - 180m. Our UK centre facilitates the full range of RYA Powerboat, and RYA Jetski (PWC) courses, RYA Instructor courses along with a range of online and shorebased courses including VHF Marine Radio, Professional Practices & Responsibilities, Day Skipper, Yachtmaster Offshore, Yachtmaster Ocean.

STCW Online courses are also available for the ISPS Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) and ISPS Proficiency in Designated Security Duties Courses.

STCW Training Centres

Marine Education & RYA Training have their training centre located in Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom.

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Customer Reviews

Marine Education & RYA Training reviews as published on Google:

  • Lewis Graham

    Lewis Graham

    Average rating: 2 months ago

    Great powerboat level 2 course instructed by Nathan who was professional and very knowledgeable! A credit to yourself

  • Paul Norris

    Paul Norris

    Average rating: 2 months ago

    Learnt so much! Quality training to the highest standard! Very friendly and understanding.. Would recommend to anyone! Great powerboat level 2 course.
    Thank you

  • Darryl Leaning

    Darryl Leaning

    Average rating: 2 months ago

    A really good place for training and information. Skilled and friendly staff

  • d c

    d c

    Average rating: 3 months ago

    really helpful , and professional , lots of useful info on pwc course

  • F S

    F S

    Average rating: a year ago

    Really professional setup and loved the new jetskis- awesome fun!

  • Charlie Hatcher

    Charlie Hatcher

    Average rating: 7 December 2020

    Great experience, instructors for the Rya Personal Watercraft Instructors course covered contents and more. Great for Superyacht crew training! Would definitely use again and recommend with out a doubt

  • David Aston

    David Aston

    Average rating: 25 October 2020

    Aaron was a brilliant instructor. He is knowledgeable and a skillful seaman. I would recommend this course to anyone.

  • Victoria Hobson

    Victoria Hobson

    Average rating: 24 September 2020

    Had a great two days on Power boat 2 course, our trainer made it fun and interesting and was really easy to understand and follow instructions.

    Highly recommended!

  • Suzanna Brown

    Suzanna Brown

    Average rating: 20 September 2020

    My husband and I had a fantastic weekend at Marine Education completing our level 2 powerboat training and VHF license. The course included everything we needed. It was very educational and informative. We had majority of our time on the water which was great to put the practical skills to test. Michael our instructor was brilliant. He answered all our questions and guided us clearly through technique. He was also a lot of fun. Very highly recommend marine education.

  • Chloe Turner

    Chloe Turner

    Average rating: 17 September 2020

    I just completed (the suggested) essential navigation course online. I have learnt so much, I finally feel ready to take my pb2 and pwc instructor course!! Very detailed, excellent explanation and with the practical questions involved, you really need to think about what you’ve learnt. You also get sent a course pack to your house. Very very happy

  • Abby Sloman

    Abby Sloman

    Average rating: 11 September 2020

    Excellent experience, good fun and learnt lots

  • Janet Biles

    Janet Biles

    Average rating: 17 August 2020

    My husband, son and I undertook the Level 2 Powerboat course in our own boat and were very impressed with the content and knowledge of the instructor. A good balance of theory and hands on practice. I would definitely recommend this for anyone who already owns or is considering buying a boat

  • Mark Staniforth

    Mark Staniforth

    Average rating: 26 July 2020

    Just completed the RYA level 2 powerboat course delivered by Mike at Marine Education which was excellently delivered! Great tuition from Mike delivered in a very constructive way with fantastic practical activities to go with the theory. Would strongly recommend.

  • The Shakespeare Barbican

    The Shakespeare Barbican

    Average rating: 26 July 2020

    Great couple of days even if first day weather was really bad. All in all great fun. Our instructor was patient and very knowledgable

  • Lewis Chaffey

    Lewis Chaffey

    Average rating: 25 July 2020

    Great 2 days course for power boating, level 2.
    Brian was friendly and covered everything clearly. I have come away feeling confident taking the boat out alone.

    Communication before the course was great. Especially helpful with the course being soon after COVID lockdown.

  • Enrique O'Kelly

    Enrique O'Kelly

    Average rating: 19 July 2020

    amazing learning experience where you get to learn so much about power boats, regulations, etc.
    This training is 80% hands on with some theory.
    Brian the instructor is really knowledgeable and will go the extra mile to train you in many situations you will encounter on a boat.
    I really recommend this training!

  • Joe Porter

    Joe Porter

    Average rating: 19 July 2020

    Really enjoyed my power boat level 2, Brian was fantastic. Made everything really easy to understand. With little knowledge prior to this course, I have gone away confident about being out at sea.

  • Sam Vivian

    Sam Vivian

    Average rating: 15 July 2020

    What a brilliant 2 days.
    Sam and I thoroughly enjoyed the course. We learned so much and feel significantly more confident on our boat and on the water in general.
    Aaron was an outstanding instructor for us. We very much enjoyed his style of teaching as well as his company. I could not possibly think of anything he could have done better.
    Thank you, from two happy customers
    Heather and Sam

  • Jonny Atack

    Jonny Atack

    Average rating: 29 June 2020

    We recently completed the RYA PWC instructors course at marine education. I can highly recommend the school, the course was completed under tricky circumstances due to COVID-19 however we didn’t feel this retracted anything away from the course and it’s content. We have all taken a lot away from the course and will certainly return/ recommend to friends as and when needed.

  • Dean Smith

    Dean Smith

    Average rating: 20 June 2020

    Thanks for our RYA training today for me and my son. Course was really good and fun. I feel confident to put my new ski in the water after our 5 star training. Thankyou guys

  • Jack


    Average rating: 4 December 2019

    I recently completed my RYA PWC course with Marine Education on the top of the range Yamaha waverunners with Candi, the level of knowledge was absolutely outstanding and I've learnt so much from her! The course was thoroughly enjoyable and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to complete their RYA PWC course. Cant wait to get back and complete my RYA powerboat instructor course!

  • Mike Gilbert

    Mike Gilbert

    Average rating: 7 October 2019

    I completed my powerboat level 2 and my SRC marine radio course. The powerboat course was excellent I found Jason an excellent teacher explaining everything in good detail and making it easy to learn not going on to the next thing before we were all confident with the task. I know feel a lot more confident at taking my boat out on my own. The radio course was online learning with a practical and theory exam I was put at ease by Candy who allowed me to take the exams after the powerboat training on day one.
    I would totally recommend marine education to get you on the water safely and confidently.

  • Pete Ramsdale

    Pete Ramsdale

    Average rating: 16 September 2019

    Last week I completed the three day PB Instructor Course with Marine Education, and what a week it was!
    Felt very fortunate to have Candy as the trainer, with her no nonsense approach and wealth of experience. After three pretty intense days I came away feeling confident about instructing, and with a new found respect for teachers everywhere!
    The combination of single engined RIB and a dual engined Whaler really helped with the breadth of the course.
    Quality education with quality trainers and equipment!

  • Richard Renson

    Richard Renson

    Average rating: 21 July 2019

    Today I was given all the tools to complete my RYA PWC certificate. The instruction was first rate, the equipment brilliant, and, although the sea state was challenging, all the teaching was completed. Plus, it was immense fun, in beautiful surroundings. I would thoroughly recommend any RYA course run by Candy, and her team.

  • Mark Donald

    Mark Donald

    Average rating: 15 April 2019

    I undertook my powerboat level 2 course with Marine Education last weekend. They were excellent and I would recommend them without hesitation. The course was a good mix of practical and key theory and things were explained and taught in a very clear and helpful way. Booking was extremely easy with quick response times to emails and questions. The instructor was excellent. I would definitely use them again for additional courses.

  • Oliver Hicks

    Oliver Hicks

    Average rating: 4 April 2019

    Good Training centre. Recommended.

  • james hampton

    james hampton

    Average rating: 26 October 2018

  • Giles Bickford

    Giles Bickford

    Average rating: 3 September 2018

    Great day on the water in Poole Harbour and out to sea down to Old Harry rock in the Marine Education boat whilst completing my RYA Level 2 Powerboat certificate

  • Brianne Wright

    Brianne Wright

    Average rating: 19 May 2018

    I recently undertook the two day RYA powerboat level 2 course with Candi as our instructor.
    I could not recommend the course and Candi highly enough.
    The two days included both slow and fast speed boat handling techniques, a class room session and a passage plan exercise.
    It was just myself and two others on the course so there was plenty of time to get behind the wheel. Candi really took the time to answer our questions and make sure everything was explained clearly.
    The boat itself, a Boston Whaler, was also really nice and well kept. Lunch was had at the Lake Yard restaurant where the food was delicious.
    Overall a very enjoyable experience.

  • Jennifer Burrows

    Jennifer Burrows

    Average rating: 8 May 2018

    I'd just like to thank Marine Education for 2 fantastic days out in Poole Harbour. My instructor was really professional, calm at all times and really knowledgeable. I'm amazed at how much I learned! I would definitely recommend Marine Education if you want to learn how to be safe on the water.

  • Tristan Abbott

    Tristan Abbott

    Average rating: 3 December 2017

    Great staff and training centre, highly recommended

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