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Marine Academy Short Courses

If you require more information or are unsure if you are eligible to enrol, please contact Carly Drew on 01803 540492 or email carly.drew@southdevon.ac.uk

Please note: You must be 16 years of age or older to enrol on any of the below courses. If you are under 18 years of age you will be sent a parental/guardian consent form which must be completed, signed and returned.

Marine Academy Short Courses


RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance

Is this course right for me?

The diesel engine course is designed for leisure sailors and motor boat owners who would like a little more practical knowledge about their boats diesel engine. The course is very practical, taught in our fully equipped marine engineering workshops.


What will I be learning?

The syllabus is comprehensive without being overwhelming, you will learn about the principles of the diesel engine, naturally aspirated and turbocharged diesel engines, the fuel system, the cooling system, the air system, diesel engine electrical systems and basic fault finding principles.

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RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance - Saturday 24th June - 09:30-16:30 - RC9DIS1S
24/06/201724/06/2017£135.00[Read More]
Powerboat Level 2

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Is this course right for me?
This practical based course is a comprehensive introduction to Power Boat Handling.  This course equips you with enough knowledge and skills to safely operate displacement and planing vessels within inland and costal waterways.

What will I be learning?
Course topics include; practical handling of Power Boats [safe operating manoeuvres, coming alongside and mooring, anchoring,  man over board and recovery techniques], the basics of seamanship, the essentials of navigation and chart work, essential position fixing, weather, tides, collision regulations, vessel construction, parts and equipment of a power boat, emergency and safety procedures including use of flares and life jackets.  The course is taught over 2 days.  Assessment is through practical demonstration of Power Boat Handling.

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RYA Powerboat Level 2 - Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June - 09:30 - 17:00 - RC9RP21S
24/06/201725/06/2017£249.00[Read More]

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