RYA Safe & Fun
Safe & Fun Safeguarding Course
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. This course is carried out completely online.
Frequently asked questions;
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 the course? - Just give HRSC a call and we can set you up on receipt of your payment. If you are qualifying as a Level 2 Racing Coach, course information and login details will be issued when you sign up for your Racing Coach course.
What devices are compatible with the course? - You can take the course on a PC, Mac or iPad, so long as you are connected to the internet.
How long is the 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, HRSC would like all our instructors to repeat the course every two years to ensure everyone is up to date.
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 course.
£15 for members and £20 for non-members
To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with the RYA via your user profile in www.ryainteractive.org. This learning management website is hosted and maintained by a third party called Learning Pool, who will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.
Your name and email address will be entered on www.ryainteractive.org in order to create your user account. On your first access to the site, you will be asked to enter your address and date of birth. You will have access to the site for one year in order to complete your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website by Learning Pool and be available to this training centre and the RYA for the purpose of managing your course.
Instructional support will be provided by this training centre until completion of the course, but not more than one year from the date of your course booking,
On completion of your course, your name, email, date of birth and address will be transferred to the RYA's central database for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows the RYA to record your certification, to update any records they may already hold about you or your qualifications and to verify your certificate if required. After one year from the date of your enrolment on the course, your user account will be removed from www.ryainteractive.org.
Full details of how the RYA will deal with your personal information will be displayed when you first access www.ryainteractive.org
Minimum requirements to take the course
iPad (iOS 6 or above).
Speakers or headphones.
Please make sure your pop-up blocker is switched off.
Last updated 11:25am on 8 October 2020