John Laing at sea

Volunteer training

Online courses

OYT South has partnered with EduCare to offer online training for OYT South volunteers.

A £10 subscription gives you 12 months’ access to a package of 16 courses. Please see below for a list of individual courses with links to course descriptions.

Essential Courses for OYT South Volunteers:
If you hold a Child Safeguarding qualification from within the last three years, or a Food Hygiene qualification, from another provider, we may well be able to accept this - please send a copy of the certificate, making sure that we have the name of the qualification and provider and the date of the course.

Otherwise, requirements are as follows:

We ask all new volunteer sea staff joining up after 1 January 2019 to complete THREE courses:

  1. Child Protection in Sport and Active Leisure
  2. Food Hygiene and Safety
  3. Safeguarding Adults

Volunteer sea staff who joined before January 1, 2019 must hold the following qualifications:

  1. Child Protection in Sport and Active Leisure
  2. Food Hygiene and Safety

When your existing Child Protection qualification expires, we will ask you to renew it and at the same time to complete the Safeguarding Adults course.

How to subscribe
Subscribing is straightforward using the PayPal button below. Once your payment has been processed, you will receive an email from EduCare to confirm you are set up as a user.

Please be aware there can sometimes be a delay of a few days between making payment and receiving your login details.

Your 12 month subscription will begin on the day you receive the confirmation email, not the date on which you paid, and will automatically expire 12 months later.

Online courses

We’ve put together a set of FAQs for our EduCare learners to address the most common queries we receive about the service. You can access this here: EduCare FAQs.

If you have a query that is not covered in this document, please contact us on

Full list of courses available on your EduCare subscription:

Child Protection in Active Sport and Leisure
Child Protection Refresher (to be completed three years after Child Protection in Active Sport and Leisure, and every three years thereafter)
Food Hygiene and Safety 
Safeguarding Adults
Preventing Bullying in Sport
Health & Safety
Concussion Awareness
An Introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation
Online Safety
Safer Recruitment
Mental Wellbeing in Sport and Physical Activity
First Aid Essentials
Personal Safety
An Introduction To Safety in Clubs
A Practical Guide to the GDPR
Equality and Diversity in Sport

Expiring Qualifications
We ask all volunteers to refresh their Child Protection and Safeguarding qualifications on a three yearly basis in line with government guidelines on best practice.

Therefore you will need to re-subscribe after three years in order to keep these qualifications up to date. There is no need to re-subscribe in the meantime.

Other online training:
We also offer an online Essential Navigation course. This is via a separate provider. Please follow the link for further details.



“I have learnt and seen loads of new things and I will remember for the rest of my life! ” Jemima, aged 12