RYA Safe and Fun Safeguarding Online Course

Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults online course

This new course is suitable for anyone working with children and vulnerable adults in an RYA environment. This includes those volunteering or working at recognised training centres and affiliated clubs.

From April 2015 onwards it will be a requirement for all newly qualifying Level 2 Racing Coaches, Dinghy and Windsurfing Instructors and Senior Instructors to complete prior to their instructor/coach training course.

It provides a basic level of knowledge and awareness, put in the context of realistic scenarios that anyone could encounter at their club or centre. Looking at issues to do with abuse and bullying, it helps you understand your own obligations. This course is fully online.


Only £15

includes Online Course, Certificate on successful completion, Support from one of our RYA Instructors

Easy secure payment book online with PayPal.
We also accept payment by credit or debit card, cheque, bank transfer, etc.


Remember, if you are interested in multiple courses, please contact us for guidance & details of special discounts available.

What to do next

For easy booking, click on BOOK NOW, you will automatically be taken to PayPal for payment after submitting our booking form, (you can pay by credit card and don’t need a PayPal account). If you wish to pay by an alternative method please contact us.

We will register and enrol you once payment is received and send your login etc by separate email.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is required to take this course?
Newly qualifying Level 2 Racing Coaches, Dinghy and Windsurfing Instructors and Senior Instructors must take this course if their instructor course takes place after 1 April 2015.
Can anyone who isn't an instructor take this course?
Yes, anyone can take this course. It is useful for anyone involved in teaching or volunteering with children or vulnerable adults in an RYA environment such as a club or training centre.
Is it possible to take this course in a classroom instead of online?
No, this course is only available online. If you take it as part of your instructor training you will also complete a classroom workshop during the instructor course, but the course itself must be completed online.
How do I sign up for this course?
Complete the online booking form and pay via the secure PayPal site.
What devices are compatible with this course?
You can take the course on a PC, Mac or iPad, so long as you are connected to the internet.
How long is this course?
This course is equivalent to classroom training of approximately three hours. However, the benefit of learning online is that you can work through it at your own speed. It may take you more or less time than that.
How long is the certificate valid for?
The certificate doesn’t have a specific expiry date. However, your training centre, club or organisation should have a policy for ongoing staff training and ensuring that everyone is up to date. That may involve you taking the course again at regular intervals, or completing other relevant safeguarding training. Please check your own organisation’s policy for details.
How much will the course cost?
The course cost is just £10.
I've already taken a different safeguarding course elsewhere. Can this be used instead of Safe and Fun for my instructor course?
The Safe and Fun course forms the basis of the safeguarding workshop that you will complete during your instructor course and puts safeguarding issues into context specifically for those instructing at RYA centres or clubs. It is therefore not possible to use other courses as alternative certification prior to your Instructor, Senior Instructor or Level 2 Racing Coach Course.

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We will register and enrol you once payment is received and send your login etc by separate email