Radar RYA Certificate

What is special about this course?

For operators of small craft (Motor and Sailing vessels including fishing boats).  The award of a Radar Certificate will allow you to operate a Radar with confidence. A Lightmaster 2 simulator is used to practice collision avoidance. pilotage and navigation

Entry requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this certificate course.
  • How the radar works
  • What the radar shows
  • How to set up and adjust the Radar set
  • Radar reflectors (Passive and Active)
  • Pilotage using Radar
  • Radar Plotting.

How will I study my course?

  • Evening
  • Short course

How long will my course last?

Short course - 1 day - 8 hour
or 4 Weeks by evening class, normally Mondays 7-9pm.

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Outer Hebrides (Stornoway Campus)

Start date

Please contact Admissions at UHI Outer Hebrides for more information on start dates.


Please contact leadmissions@uhi.ac.uk for further information on fees and funding.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Radar RYA Certificate

Please contact our Admin team for further information on:

01851 770 000

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Outer Hebrides. UHI Outer Hebrides operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.