Navathome Terms and Conditions for Theory Courses

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Terms and Conditions.

Refunds and returns

Under and consumer protection (Distance Selling) regulations you have a statutory
cooling off period of 14 business days from the day you book your course.
At any time during this period you can notify that you wish to cancel your contract
with us and your course fees will be refunded on return of the undamaged training materials.
The course materials must be returned in an "as new" condition and the postage paid.
Should a refund be requested the access to the online course material is terminated immediately.
You will not be able to claim a full refund if the course material has been damaged or if you have no
proof of purchase.
Navathome reserves the right to deduct for the net cost of any missing or damaged course materials
and postage.


Payments for course fees are due, in full, at the time of enrolment.
Payment can be made by bank transfer, online. by telephone or by cheque in GBP, drawn on a UK
In the case of payment by cheque we reserve the right to allow the cheque to clear before
dispatching your student pack.
Once payment has been made and confirmed, students will be sent the student pack and be supplied
with the log in information to access the online course. Your course access period starts from the
date the payment is received and you are logged into the system.
Local taxes and import duties on student packs are not included and may be added by local customs
for deliveries outside of the UK.

Student Packs: Postage

The student pack will be sent on either the same day or the next working day and delivery to the UK
and some European countries is included in the course price.
Additional fees may be applied to addresses outside of these areas for courier delivery.
All packs, whether send via Royal Mail or by courier, are sent with tracking information and should
be signed for.
Navathome will not be held responsible for any duty or expenses incurred in the country of delivery.
Recipients must be available to receive their packs or make arrangements for packs to be delivered
to a care of address. Navathome will not accept responsibility for packs lost because the recipient
was not available to receive them.

Student Packs: Packs sent to 'Care Of' addresses

Navathome will not be held responsible for pack sent to 'care of' addresses of any type including
business, marinas, relatives etc.
Replacement packs for those lost after delivery will be at the sole expenses of the purchaser
including postage and handling fees.

Student Packs: Pack contents

Pack contents must be checked on arrival. A list of the contents is given in your course information
available from your main menu page.
No replacements for breakages or missing items will be made after the fourteen day returns period.

Course expiry

There is an initial access period of 6 months which is plenty of time to complete any of the courses
Your access can be extended at any time for up to two years after your access runs out for an admin
fee of £30.
Access lapses completely and your log in is deleted if your course has run out and you have not
extended within two years of your course access expiry date.

Once you have completed the coursework and passed the assessment, your course is completed and
you course access is terminated. You can request access to the revision course at this time.

Internet access

You must have access to the internet and email to complete the course.


The course must be completed by you, the student, only and cannot be shared. The course is not
transferable and access is for the applicant only.


Please check that the free trial runs on your device before booking.
The courses do not use a platform so work on most devices including ipad, Iphone, PC, Mac, Android
There some issues with the free chart plotter simulator provided by the RYA. It works on PC and Mac
but not on mobile devices. It is not essential to the courses so it can be worked around if you do not
have access the PC based units.

Pre course knowledge

You should be at the correct level for the course being taken. No previous experience is required to
take the Day Skipper theory course, Day skipper theory is required for the Coastal
Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore theory and Coastal/ Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore theory is
required before taking the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean theory course.
Navathome reserves the right to change Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore theory course to a
Day Skipper theory course if you are not at the required level or cannot produce a copy of your Day
Skipper theory certificate.
Navathome reserves the right to change a course from Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore
theory course to Day Skipper theory if it becomes apparent that you do not have the required pre
course knowledge or do not hold a current Day Skipper theory certificate.
If you have completed the Day skipper practical course but not the Day Skipper theory course then
you need to complete the fastrack to Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore course.

Student obligations

Your booking is accepted on the basis that you have assessed the given information on pre course
requirements and have booked the correct course for your current level of knowledge and
experience. To complete the course and prepare for the assessment you will need to work through
all of the coursework. If your instructor requests additional study or revision you will need to
complete it as requested to complete the course.

What we provide

We will provide online back up and land line telephone backup as required by each student and
every endeavor will be made to help you achieve your aims. You will be supported by fully qualified
RYA instructors for the duration of your course.
Certificates are issued in line with the RYA guidelines. Should your instructor decide that you have
not reached the required standard after completing the coursework and the assessment they will
work with you to determine the course of action required to develop the skills and knowledge
We will not disclose information about students unless we are legally obliged to do so or a student
has agreed in writing in advance.
By enrolling you confirm that we may hold necessary business information about you including your
name, address, course booking, payment and course record. No credit card information is held by
Any contract between you and us shall be governed by English law and the courts of England and
Wales shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute.
All dealings, correspondence and contact between us and you shall be made or conducted in the
English language.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of course information. However, we cannot
accept any liability for errors, omissions or inaccuracies in the course content.
We continuously improve the course content and we do welcome any feedback from students which
improve the quality of the course.
All online material has been written and is under copyright to Ltd/
No part of the online documents can be reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system,
or transmitted in any form or by any means, (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or
otherwise) or for any purpose, without the express written permission of Vic and Lyn Punch. Course
material should be treated as for any copyrighted material.
Navathome has a zero tolerance policy and reserves the right to remove students from their course.
Should you feel that the course or the instructors has not met your expectations at any point, please
make it known to your instructors as soon as possible so that Navathome can have the opportunity
to rectify the problem.

Data protection

Please note that Navathome does not store or have access to any of your credit card information.
This is all managed securely by WorldPay or Paypal depending on your choice of payment.

How and why we hold your personal information

Use of is open to those completing Navathome online courses provided by
Navathome. This website is encrypted and maintained on a secure server and your personal details
will not be used for any other purpose than completing your online course.

In order to take a course you will be asked for your name, email, telephone number and address.
Your name and email address are used for the purposes of recording any grades or certificates
achieved and to make contact with you and your telephone number and postal address for delivery
of your course material.

Management of your course and any instructional support that you may need is provided by your
RYA instructor working on behalf of Navathome. Access to the course and support is provided for an
initial period of 6 months and this may be extended should you choose to extend your study period.
To allow this to happen your instructor has personal contact information and has visibility of your
progress and achievements in the course admin.

On completion of your course, your name and email will be retained on the Navathome database for
the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification gained as a result of it. Please
note that your instructor may retain personal information for the purpose of providing additional
services to you not associated with the Navathome online course.


A session cookie is used to provide continuity and maintain your login from page to page. Cookies
must be enabled in your browser to allow this happen. When you log out or close the browser this
cookie is destroyed.

Length of access

The initial period of access for a Navathome course is 6 months and this may be extended for a
further 6 months for a period of up to 2 years from your expiry date. Your name and email is
retained on this data base for the purpose of using the course when your current access is active or
for a record of any course completion or certification when you have completed the course or your
course access has expired.

Requesting removal of your personal data

If you would like your personal data removed from prior to the end of your
access period or at any time before you have completed your course, you can request it by email.
Please contact giving your name and email address and the course you would
like to delete. Please note that if you request deletion of your account before you have completed
your course, your access to the course and records of your progress will be lost.

If you would like details of your online course removing from the Navathome database when you
have completed the course, please email your request to giving your name and
email address. Please note that removal of course details from the Navathome database, means that
any certification gained as a result of this course will not be verifiable by Navathome, nor would
Navathome be able to help with a replacement certificate.

Contact regarding your course

Contact will normally be made by your RYA instructor. However, occasionally Navathome may
contact you in relation to your course or account. This would normally be done by email. You will not
receive any sales or marketing information from Navathome as a result of holding an account on the
Navathome database.

If you have any questions about how we look after your personal information please contact us by
email at

Course information

While Navathome will endeavour to ensure the correct functionality of courses across the most
commonly used devices and web browsers, as such technologies evolve continuously, access cannot
be guaranteed.
Course content is devised in good faith from RYA course material and is accurate at the time of
publication. While the RYA and Navathome endeavours to ensure that content is reviewed regularly
and appropriate changes are made to ensure that content is correct and up to date, it cannot be held
responsible for errors.
Copyright of the courses offered through this site belongs to

Unacceptable use of the site

You must use the site and the information available from the site responsibly.