Training Calendar

9 Jan

Professional Yachtmaster

Organised by UKSA

Our repackaged Professional Yachtmaster course offers more flexibility than ever before, with multiple and frequent start dates to enable you to train your way.

The all-inclusive 14-week course will equip you with the training, preparation and practical experience needed to gain the commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster Offshore qualification.

Whether you want to sail commercial yachts under 24m for employment opportunities in flotilla, charter, deliveries and instruction, or you would prefer to work on large ocean going yachts and superyachts, Professional Yachtmaster provides a fast and effective way to enter the industry and start your career.

for deck crew runs until 21/04/2017

 

23 Jan

Professional Yachtmaster

Organised by UKSA

Our repackaged Professional Yachtmaster course offers more flexibility than ever before, with multiple and frequent start dates to enable you to train your way.

The all-inclusive 14-week course will equip you with the training, preparation and practical experience needed to gain the commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster Offshore qualification.

Whether you want to sail commercial yachts under 24m for employment opportunities in flotilla, charter, deliveries and instruction, or you would prefer to work on large ocean going yachts and superyachts, Professional Yachtmaster provides a fast and effective way to enter the industry and start your career.

for deck crew runs until 05/05/2017

 

30 Jan

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines (1 Day)

Organised by Fine Wine Works

DUE TO HIGH DEMAND - new extra date!!
A one day Wine Course held in Vence, France (PYA GUEST approved).
Course fees include lunch & refreshments

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 30/10/2017

 

6 Feb

Superyacht Crew Training

Organised by UKSA

This course is for those wanting to launch a career, who are at the start of their journey into the maritime industry. It is right for those who want to learn, who have an interest in being out at sea, who can work well in a team, who can study independently. If you like the idea of studying within a campus environment then UKSA will suit you. If you are itching to get out into the world of paid work, then this six-week course is the ideal springboard for you, giving you the qualifications and the right expectations for a life at sea.

The ideal entry route, offering the simplest and most effective way to gain employment as deckhand or crew aboard yachts of all sizes, including the largest superyachts. This course provides a stepping stone into an industry which offers a wealth of travel opportunities and experiences.

Ideal for those who are:
Exploring career options in the yachting industry
Searching for an entry level job in the luxury. superyacht industry.
Interested in working a season or two onboard a yacht without committing long-term.

for deck crew runs until 19/03/2017

 

20 Feb

4 Day Combination Refresher Package

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £795 (incl.VAT) per delegate
Duration: 4 days


Course Overview:
The 4-day combination course covers the four main elements that require updating as per 2010 Manila Amendments.

Element 1 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boat (Refresher)

Element 2 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques (Refresher)

Element 3 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (Refresher)

Element 4 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting (Refresher)


We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 23/02/2017

 

20 Feb

STCW Basic Crew Training

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

This five day training package comprises five separate MCA accredited courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Together they form an essential program of pre-sea training conveying important information for the safety of crew.

The 5 days provide an overview of first aid, fire prevention and firefighting, sea survival and some general information about life at sea. For more detailed information you can refer to the course information for each of the individual courses. We offer significant discounts if you sign up for the whole week of training rather than individual modules.

Requirements: We strongly advise that you obtain your ENG1 medical certificate before you undertake the course if you have a medical condition which you think might preclude you from working on a yacht

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 24/02/2017

 

21 Feb

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits (Int 3 day: Palma)

Organised by Fine Wine Works

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits
A 3 day course held in Palma, Mallorca.
This qualification offers Yacht Crew a broad coverage of the world of Wines & Spirits, delving further into the geography, basic tasting technique and with a wide range of quality international wines to taste and assess, this course will broaden your appreciation and understanding of wine in a professional, enjoyable and entertaining way. Whilst building upon the WSET Level 1 course, there is no need to have had any other wine training.

Course fees include lunches and refreshments

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 23/02/2017

 

23 Feb

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 24/02/2017

 

23 Feb

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:

Updating training is to be undertaken by seafarers holding an advanced fire fighting certificate, or equivalent, and who have maintained the required standard of competence, by onboard training and experience every five years.

Please note: This course does not remove the obligation for holders to update their Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting Certificate every five years.

Course Overview:

The aim of the one day classroom based course is to give seafarers the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/3

Control fire fighting operations aboard ships
Organise and train fire parties
Inspect and service fire detection and fire extinguishing systems and equipment
Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

24 Feb

PYA Advanced Bartending & Mixology Module 1: Palma

Organised by Fine Wine Works

PYA Advanced Bartending & Mixology Module 1 held in Palma, Mallorca.
An introduction to key Spirits & Classic Cocktails: which tools to use, understanding a recipe and practical Cocktail making.
Course fee includes Lunch & Refreshments
Max: 8 Students.

for interior crewICTC accredited

 

25 Feb

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $295

This course must be attended by crew working on yachts required to conform to the ISPS code who have been given designated security duties under the ships security plan. This training leads to the issue of an MCA STCW95 certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.

On completion of this training the seafarer will be able to maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan, recognise security risk and threats, undertake regular security inspections, and properly use security equipment and systems.

Assessment: Continuous

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

27 Feb

Navigation & Radar

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $2395

This is a command course and concentrates on management level issues in navigation. The first week is theoretical and concentrates on matters such as passage planning, full knowledge of the COLREGS, radar theory, ARPA theory, advanced radar plotting, and ECDIS.

In the second week students are engaged in a series of exercises of mounting complexity in one of our radar simulators. They will be expected to improve their performance over the week.

Assessment: Continuous in-course assessment, 3 hour written examination and practical simulator assessment. (A pass is valid for 3 years)

Prerequisites: OOW Navigation & Radar

Requirements: OOW Certificate

for deck crew runs until 10/03/2017

 

27 Feb

Seamanship & Meteorology

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1495

This is a general command level course designed to convey certain important issues in five different key areas. Key Areas: seamanship, navigation and passage planning, meteorology, MARPOL and the Code of Safe Working Practices for Seamen.

All of the subject areas covered are given a high priority in the MCA Oral examination for 500gt and 3000gt Master.

Assessment: 2 hour written examination. (A pass is valid for 3 years)

for deck crew runs until 03/03/2017

 

27 Feb

Y4 Marine Diesels

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1795

This is a five day course which forms a part of the MCA Y4 qualification. Broadly speaking it covers the construction, operation, maintenance, defect repair and diagnostics of typical marine diesel engines and their systems.

The course is intensive and candidates are advised to be well prepared for the exam by obtaining the course notes early and studying them thoroughly.

Assessment: 2 hour written examination on the final day

Requirements: AEC or MEOL or Craft Skills Test or a minimum 42 months as an engineer

for engineering crew runs until 03/03/2017

 

27 Feb

Entry Level Deck Week

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1495

Designed for the individual seeking to start their maritime deck career, this course provides both classroom and practical instruction in the areas of general nautical terminology, watchstanding, vessel steering, safety and security, shipboard maintenance, marlinspike seamanship, anchoring and daily operations required for a deckhand.

It is strongly recommended that students wishing to secure employment as a deckhand will complete STCW Basic Safety Training and Powerboat Level II instruction.

The course uses both practical training tools as well as classroom lessons and saves significantly over the cost for doing the courses individually. Further savings are available when combined with the STCW Basic Safety Training Course.

Assessment: Practical and written assessments

for deck crew runs until 03/03/2017

 

27 Feb

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Package Course

Organised by Titan Fleet Management

The Yachtmaster Offshore package includes a 5 day theory course, the SRC online course and 4 day practical tuition at sea followed by an exam on the fifth day and night.
Our new training vessel, a 10m twin screw Motor Yacht is RYA coded and is located the Port of Golfe Juan only 5 minutes from our office and classrooms.
This course is for experienced skippers. We encourage the students to meet our Instructor for prior assessment of their eligibility to the course.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 09/03/2017

 

27 Feb

STCW Crisis Management & Human Behaviour (CMHB)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

(for passenger ships)

Fee: £225 (incl. VAT) per delegate#
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to increase awareness of persons responsible for the safety of passengers in an emergency situation with particular reference to:

• shipboard emergency procedures
• the optimum use of resources
• a controlled response to emergencies
the control of passengers and other personnel during emergency situation and the establishment and maintenance of effective communications
• dealing with Crowds in emergencies and correct procedures.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

27 Feb

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines (1 Day)

Organised by Fine Wine Works

A 1 day course,held in Vence, France.
The perfect and most straightforward introduction to wine for those new to the industry or indeed wanting to better understand the fundamentals of grape growing, wine-making, the main grape varieties, storage and service, and food & wine pairing, with an emphasis on the practical.

Course includes lunch and refreshments

for interior crewICTC accredited

 

27 Feb

STCW Security Awareness (SA)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £90 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: Half day

Prerequisites: None

With effect from January 1, 2014, all seafarers, regardless of their role on board, will need to demonstrate an understanding of security awareness, in accordance with STCW, Section A-VI/6 paragraph 4. This requirement extends to all hotel staff and concessionaires on cruise vessels.

Furthermore, those individuals with Designated Security Duties are required to undertake additional training in accordance with STCW, Section A-VI/6 paragraph 6.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to provide Officers and Crew with a better understanding of:

• the importance of ship security and the roles of those involved in its provision.
• the requirements and measures to maintain ship security.
• able to recognise and report a security threat.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

27 Feb

AEC Course

Organised by Titan Fleet Management

The AEC course consists of basic theory and practical tuition of the diesel engines as required by the MCA Codes of Practice for " the Safety of Small Commercial Motor Vessels and Sailing Vessels".

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 02/03/2017

 

27 Feb

Certificate of Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat (FRB)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 3 days
Fee: £780 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites: PSC&RB Certificate

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to give seafarers the essential education and training who are required to take charge of a Fast Rescue Boat, with particularly focus on:

Understand the construction, maintenance, repair and outfitting of fast rescue boats.
Take charge of the launching equipment and appliance as commonly fitted, during launching and recovery.
Take charge of a fast rescue boat as commonly fitted, during launching and recovery.
Take charge of a fast rescue boat after launching.
Operate a fast rescue boat engine.
The course will include videos, discussions and classroom based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 01/03/2017

 

27 Feb

Certificate of Proficiency in Medical First Aid

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £550 (incl.VAT) per delegate
Duration: 4 days

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to provide seafarers the essential knowledge and training in Medical First Aid, particularly focusing on:

The ability to carry out an assessment of casualties.
How to raise the alarm and what information is required.
Treating a variety of different injuries and medical conditions.
Understanding the limitations placed upon a ship when someone injures themselves.
Familiarisation with the equipment available as per the M1768 Ships Medical Stores list.

The course does require physical work that is carried out on the floor so anyone with injuries that prevent them from doing that will be unable to complete the course and will have to re book once they are fit and well.
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 02/03/2017

 

27 Feb

GUEST I - The Entry Programme

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

The Entry Programme provides new and junior crew with the essential skills to establish themselves as part of a successful and efficient interior team. Students completing this course will receive the GUEST PYA certificates for: Interior Introduction, Interior Basic Food Service and Wine & Cocktail Introduction.

Interior Introduction
This course outlines all of the major responsibilities that a steward/ess will be expected to face and will also cover a range of important issues from life at sea, to yacht etiquette and safety. Designed to immerse new crew into the world of yachting this module explores the varied role of an interior crew member.

Basic Food Service
This module covers a range of different service types to yacht industry standards. Onboard, you will be expected to respond to the style required by each client: be it plated, silver or platter. Fundamental differences between the various service types will be highlighted and a practical overview of beverage service and table decoration will be demonstrated.

Wine & Cocktail Introduction
Students will develop a basic understanding of food and wine matching, wine regions and grapes of the world, the main spirits and cocktail preparation. Interior yacht crew are expected to be ready to serve and suggest the right wine or beverage to compliment meals and prepare the client's choice of cocktail on demand.

This all encompassing 5 day course will prepare any new crew member for a large part of life onboard.

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 03/03/2017

 

27 Feb

1st PYA SUPERYACHT CAPTAINS' SEMINAR

Organised by Maritime Services (International) Ltd

With ever increasing layers of legislation to adhere to, mounting owner expectation and ever growing vessel sizes, the role of a Superyacht Captain has never been more complex or faster changing. A Superyacht Captains’ knowledge of seamanship goes without saying and training in this area is plentiful but support in the operational and managerial elements of the role are harder to come by.

With this in mind the PYA has launched a seminar programme aimed directly at supporting Superyacht Captains’ in this challenging environment. Available to both PYA members and non-members and hosted by The Training Academy, this exciting new annual event will guide all experienced and aspiring Superyacht Captains through 2 days of intensive and interactive analysis, debate and case studies on all aspects of running a Superyacht now and in the future. Leading experts in fields as diverse as Accounting, Refit, Law and Disaster Management will look to grow attendees’ knowledge in a role that is ever expanding and increasing in complication.

For more information please visit http://thetrainingacademy.net/courses/1st-pya-superyacht-captains-seminar/

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/02/2017

 

27 Feb

ISM Shipboard Safety Officer

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

Commercial yachts over 500 GT and yachts employing more than 5 personnel are required to have a qualified Shipboard Safety Officer onboard. The shipboard safety officer's course is directly aimed at satisfying the requirements of the ISM code for the training of the person holding this important position.

You will learn: Introduction to ISM, legislative background, onboard safety management systems, review of various methods of reporting and recording ISM information, accident investigation and analysis and reporting.

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 01/03/2017

 

27 Feb

PYA Advanced Bartending & Mixology Module 2: Palma

Organised by Fine Wine Works

ONLY ONE PLACE LEFT
A TWO day Cocktail, Spirits & Bar Skills course held in Palma, Mallorca (PYA GUEST Adv Mod 2)
Course fee includes Lunch & Refreshments.
Max 7 students. Candidates must hold GUEST Adv Mod 1 or equivalent
**Book Adv Module 1 & 2 together for a special Multi Discount**

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 28/02/2017

 

28 Feb

STCW Ship Security Officer (SSO)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £620 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 3 days

Prerequisites:
Candidates should have 12 months sea service or an appropriate sea service knowledge of ship operations to give them the experience needed to reach the training objectives and undertake the roles and responsibilities of an SSO. Those who do not meet this requirement will be awarded the MCA Proficiency in Designated Security Duties certificate, which is also an IMO recognised qualification approved by Security Companies.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course will provide SSO’s with a better understanding of how to:

• maintain and supervise the implementation of a ship security plan.
• assess security risks, threat and vulnerability
undertake regular inspections of the ship to ensure appropriate security measures are implemented and maintained.
• ensure that security and systems, if any, are properly operated, tested and calibrated.
• encourage security awareness and vigilance.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 02/03/2017

 

28 Feb

MCA Helideck Safety Training Package

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £2,100 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 4 days

Course Overview:

This package is designed to incorporate all elements required to carry out the duties of MCA certified Helideck Crew.

The following elements included are:

Element 1 - MCA Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to operate helicopters at sea, safely. this course will effectively train delegates to become Helideck Assistants (HDAs) on aviation-capable large yachts.

Element 2 - MCA Helideck Fire Fighting
The purpose of this course is to give delegates the techniques required to extinguish helicopter fires, safely and efficiently.

Element 3 - MCA Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)
This course continues on from the Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response course to focus on the HLO's leadership role during a variety of realistic Standard and Emergency Operating Procedures (SOPs & EOPs). As leader of the Helideck, the Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) plays a crucial role towards safe and efficient helicopter operations on board.

Element 4 - MCA Helicopter Refuelling
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to refuel helicopters at sea, safely.

- In addition live Helicopter Training can be organised on site for an extra cost.
- Group bookings will be considered for discount and courses can be taken individually upon request.
- MCA require elements 1, 2 & 3 must be completed successfully before delegates can carry out duties on board.

Upon completion of the all the course above you will be presented with the original certificates.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 03/03/2017

 

28 Feb

STCW Designated Security Duties (DSD)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £225 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to provide Officers & Crew with a better understanding of:

• ship security importance and know the roles and responsibilities of the organisations and individuals involved.

• what constitutes security risks, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations
the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems.

• how to maintain the measures in ship security plan and related requirements.

• how to maintain the effectiveness of security arrangements, procedures and equipment at the three security levels, taking into account their limitations.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

28 Feb

MCA Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £800 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the 4 elements of STCW 95 Basic Training, prior to attending this module:

Personal Survival Technique
Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting
Elementary First Aid
Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to operate helicopters at sea, safely. This course will effectively train delegates to become Helideck Assistants (HDAs) on aviation-capable large yachts.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

1 Mar

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits (Intermediate 3 Days)

Organised by Fine Wine Works

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits
A 3 day course held in Vence, France.
This qualification offers Yacht Crew a broad coverage of the world of Wines & Spirits, delving further into the geography, basic tasting technique and with a wide range of quality international wines to taste and assess, this course will broaden your appreciation and understanding of wine in a professional, enjoyable and entertaining way. Whilst building upon the WSET Level 1 course, there is no need to have had any other wine training.

Course fees include lunches and refreshments

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 03/03/2017

 

1 Mar

MCA Helideck Fire Fighting

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £450 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Basic Training
Have completed or be attending concurrently, the Large Yacht Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response training module

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates the techniques required to extinguish helicopter fires, safely and efficiently. The course will show delegates how to prepare all firefighting equipment for the helideck, prior to flying operations and teach them how to take appropriate actions in response to helicopter fire relates emergencies.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

2 Mar

ISPS Security Officer

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $795

Commercial yachts over 500 GT are required to be certified in the International Ship and Port Facility Security code(ISPS) and to have an officer qualified with an MCA Ship Security Officer course.

The code was introduced in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in New York in 2001. Students learn how to establish and implement a ship security plan. The code formally requires certain actions by ship staff in terms of onboard organization, security plans, risk assessments, physical security equipment and training.

Upon completion of the course, the SSO will understand how to:

• undertake regular security inspections of the ship to ensure that appropriate security
measures are maintained

• maintain and supervise the implementation of the ship security plan, including any
amendments to the plan

• co-ordinate the security aspects of the handling of cargo and ship’s stores with other
shipboard personnel and with the relevant port facility security officers;

• propose modifications to the ship security plan

• report to the company security officer, any deficiencies and non-conformities identified
during internal audits, periodic reviews, security inspections and verifications of compliance
and the implementation of any corrective actions;

• enhance security awareness and vigilance on board

• ensure that adequate training has been provided to shipboard personnel, and the reporting
of all security incidents

Assessment: Continuous in course plus an examination

Requirements: Approved sea going service of not less than 12 months.

for deck crew runs until 03/03/2017

 

2 Mar

Entry into Enclosed Spaces Course

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £175 (incl. VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:

This topic is still a major hazard for people engaged in operating Merchant Ships and our Entry into Enclosed Spaces Course has been developed in Accordance with the UK’s Merchant Navy Training Board’s (MNTB) Guidelines. The training is intended to meet to requirements set out in The Merchant Shipping (Entry into Dangerous Spaces) Regulations 1988, IMO Resolutions A.864 (20) and the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen produced in the UK by the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Aims of the course:

Recognise potentially dangerous enclosed spaces on-board a vessel
Complete risk assessments of typical enclosed spaces
Complete a typical enclosed space entry, Permit to Work
Carry out safe testing of an atmosphere prior to entry using typical industry test equipment, including knowledge of its maintenance & testing/ calibration requirements
Carry out a safe enclosed space entry
Carry out self rescue from an enclosed space
Carry out the role of a safety attendant
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

2 Mar

MCA Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £800 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Advanced Fire Fighting
HDA Qualified – Large Yacht Helicopter Procedures & Emergency Response and Large Yacht Helideck Fire Fighting Courses completed or equivalent as authorised by the MCA
Practical experience performing the duties of an HDA

Course Overview:
This course continues on from the Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response course to focus on the HLO's leadership role during a variety of realistic Standard and Emergency Operating Procedures (SOPs & EOPs). As leader of the Helideck, the Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) plays a crucial role towards safe and efficient helicopter operations on board.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

6 Mar

Management HELM

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

The 2010 'Manilla' amendments to the STCW convention introduced, for the first time, a requirement (mandatory from the 1st September 2013) for management and leadership training for all ships officers. This course is designed to promote the skills needed to lead an organisation.

This course addresses the following questions.
How do successful managers weld the teams in their charge together into an effective whole?
How best to communicate your goals to others?
How to get the best out of each individual taking into account their capabilities and their training needs?

Using lectures and case studies and also team exercises, which form part of the assessment, the week is designed to encourage future masters and chief engineers to think about how to build a safe and effective team.

Assessment: Lectures, case studies, and team exercises

for deck crew runs until 10/03/2017

 

6 Mar

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 07/03/2017

 

6 Mar

Y4 Operational Proced. & Basic Hotel Services & Ship Const.

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1795

The Hotel Services component of the course covers refrigeration and air conditioning, fresh water and sewage. Ship Construction deals with stress, metallurgy, corrosion and stability.

This module follows the same format as Marine Diesel Engineering and covers aspects of IMO, ILO, MCA, ISM and marine business and law that affect the engineering department. As with all these short but wide ranging courses pre-study is essential.

Assessment: 2 hour written examination on the final day

Requirements: AEC or MEOL or Craft Skills Test or a minimum 42 months as an engineer

runs until 10/03/2017

 

6 Mar

Efficient Deckhand

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

Everyone working on deck needs to gain the knowledge provided in this course, from all the knots and lashings that every seafarer should learn, to more advanced areas such as splicing, whipping, rigging stages and derricks.

Students learn how safely to turn up berthing lines on bits, capstans and windlasses and the correct type of stopper to use. The qualities and characteristics of different types of rope, the calculation of safe working loads, the importance and significance of test certificates and the application on deck of the Code of Safe Working Practice for Merchant Seaman.

This course is taught over 4 days with an oral and practical examination on the last day. Students would be well advised to arrive with the ability to tie most of the standard nautical knots in order to get through the syllabus in 4 days.

Note that from January 2017, an EDH certificate must be issued 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency.

Assessment: Oral and practical on the final day

Requirements: At least 17 years of age, Hold a valid ENG1 certificate, Hold one of the following: (a) An MCA-accepted Yachtmaster Offshore, or (b) A Yacht Rating with at least 6 months' seagoing service and a steering certificate, or (c) An NWR certificate, or (d) A Boat Master Licence (BML) Tier 1 Level 2 certificate, or (e) A Tug Rating with at least 6 months' seagoing service and a steering certificate or an NWR Certificate, NOTE - before an EDH certificate can be issued, a minimum of 6 months' seagoing service in vessels of 15m or more is required.

for deck crew runs until 10/03/2017

 

6 Mar

Medical First Aid (E)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $699

*Evening Course*

This course covers the syllabus required by the STCW95 Code Table AVI/4-1. It is required for those seeking MCA CoCs at the operational level and for those seeking to the new PYA interior senior steward/ess certificate and also for those designated to provide first aid care in a ship.

Medical First Aid covers how to prepare for a medical emergency on board so you can do what is required to preserve life until proper medical attention can be given. Subjects include; body structure and function, toxicological hazards onboard, casualty examination, spinal injuries, burns, fractures, care of the rescued, radio medical advice, pharmacology, sterilisation of cardiac arrest, drowning and asphyxia.

Assessment: Continuous assessment throughout with a written exam on the final day

Prerequisites: Elementary First Aid

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 10/03/2017

 

6 Mar

Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Care

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £750 (incl.VAT) per delegate
Duration: 5 days

Prerequisites: Those undertaking this training must have completed and been issued with a certificate covering Medical First Aid on Board Ship (Section A-VI/4-1 of STCW)

Course Overview:

This is an intensive course that requires a certain amount of self-study in the evenings. Having an up to date First Aid knowledge is essential.

The aim of the course is to provide seafarers the essential knowledge and training in Medical Care on Board Ship, particularly focusing on:

The ability to assess and provide care to an ill or injured person on board.
Understanding how to participate in the co-ordinated provision of medical care.
Having competence in carrying out basic medical procedures.
Using Radio Medical Advice for the management of ill or injured people on board.
Familiarisation with the equipment and medication available as per the M1768 Ships Medical Stores list.
The course does require physical work that is carried out on the floor so anyone with injuries that prevent them from doing that will be unable to complete the course and will have to re book once they are fit and well.
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 10/03/2017

 

6 Mar

STCW Basic Crew Training

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

This five day training package comprises five separate MCA accredited courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Together they form an essential program of pre-sea training conveying important information for the safety of crew.

The 5 days provide an overview of first aid, fire prevention and firefighting, sea survival and some general information about life at sea. For more detailed information you can refer to the course information for each of the individual courses. We offer significant discounts if you sign up for the whole week of training rather than individual modules.

Requirements: We strongly advise that you obtain your ENG1 medical certificate before you undertake the course if you have a medical condition which you think might preclude you from working on a yacht

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 10/03/2017

 

6 Mar

5 Part Basic Safety Training

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £780 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 5days

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:
The five courses offered make up the minimum STCW basic safety training requirements and will normally run from Monday to Friday. The courses will run throughout the week in the below order. All of these courses can however be booked individually:

• STCW Elementary First Aid
• STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
• STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness
• STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
• STCW Personal Survival Techniques

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 10/03/2017

 

6 Mar

Leadership & Management

Organised by Interior Yacht Services (IYS)

Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands

This course is completely unique to the industry and is a completely immersive experience for all those who take part. We will provide you with the tools and guidance you need to successfully manage yourself, individual crew members in your team, the team as a whole and relations with other departments. This truly is executive development designed for you.

This training provides the following certifications:
• Luxury Hospitality Interior Yacht Management
• PYA Yacht Interior Management
• Continuous Professional Development Certificate from the ILM

All our trainings are accredited by the PYA and GUEST program.

Contact us for more information on info@iys-nl.com

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 10/03/2017

 

6 Mar

GUEST I -Entry Program

Organised by S. Ranis - Piraeus Maritime Training Center (PMTC)

All you need to know in order to start your career in Yacht Industry as a steward .The Entry Program will provide the essential skills needed on board for new and junior crew.
The 5 days course includes:
Pya Yacht Interior Introduction module (3days)
Pya Introduction Interior Basic Food Service (1 day) and
Pya Introduction Wine, Bartending & Mixology (1 day)

for interior crew runs until 10/03/2017

 

6 Mar

Crowd Management

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $245

*Evening Course*

Crowd Management is not only about controlling the crowd, but also managing the crowd with confidence, knowledge, effective communication and leadership. While all crew need to become familiar with crowd management, it is mandated by STCW for masters, officers and other personnel who are designated on Muster Lists to assist passengers in emergency situations on passenger vessels.
Crowd Management is a comprehensive course incorporating:

Life-saving appliances and control plans: Muster lists and muster stations, emergency alarms (general emergency, man overboard, abandon ship), launching of survival crafts and the proper donning of life jackets.

Mustering procedures: Preparation and launching of equipment, staff assignments, custody and use of communication equipment, manning of fire teams, etc.

Operational limits: Ship’s layout (exits, stairwells, elevators, etc.), power failures, emergency lighting

Emergency procedures: Guidelines for assembling passengers, conducting a vessel search, keeping order and discipline, leadership skills

Communications: Alarms, language barriers, clear and reassuring orders, rumor control, anxiety, special assistance for the disabled, communicating with the bridge. Although designed primarily for the commercial sector, this course is directly relevant to yachts.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 07/03/2017

 

7 Mar

PYA Advanced Bartending & Mixology Module 1: Vence

Organised by Fine Wine Works

A one day Cocktail, Spirits & Bar Skills course held in Vence, Francw (PYA GUEST Adv Mod 1)
Course fee includes Lunch & Refreshments
** Book Mod 1 & Mod 2 together for a special Multi Discount

for interior crewICTC accredited

 

8 Mar

RYA Personal Water Craft

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $450

The RYA Personal Watercraft certificate is available to everyone over 16 years old of all nationalities. It is issued after a one-day course, partly in the classroom and partly at sea. You will learn basic collision avoidance, basic navigation, emergency procedures, safety equipment, PWC types, launching/slipping PWCs. Practical PWC operation including slow and high speed manoeuvring, turning and emergency stops.

Because the Maritime Authorities are becoming more and more demanding about licenses for Personal Watercrafts, this course is ideal for deckhands on large yachts and possibly for charter guests.

Assessment: Continuous theoretical and practical assessment

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

8 Mar

PYA Advanced Bartending & Mixology Module 2: Vence

Organised by Fine Wine Works

A TWO day Cocktail, Spirits & Bar Skills course held in Vence, France (PYA GUEST Adv Mod 2)
(Candidates must hold GUEST Adv Mod 1 or equivalent)
Course fee includes Lunch & Refreshments
** Book Adv Mod 1 & 2 together for a special Multi-Discount

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 09/03/2017

 

9 Mar

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 10/03/2017

 

11 Mar

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $295

This course must be attended by crew working on yachts required to conform to the ISPS code who have been given designated security duties under the ships security plan. This training leads to the issue of an MCA STCW95 certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.

On completion of this training the seafarer will be able to maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan, recognise security risk and threats, undertake regular security inspections, and properly use security equipment and systems.

Assessment: Continuous

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

13 Mar

Celestial Navigation

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1295

There is no prerequisite course to attend, the only mandatory element is the examination, hence a course completion certificate will not be required.

This 4 day course leading to a celestial navigation exam will cover the following topics:
- Using celestial bodies to fix position
- Determining latitude by celestial means
- Determining the compass error by celestial means

Please note that, unlike the other Master modules, Celestial Navigation is only valid for 12 months, therefore students should be confident of sitting their Oral within the next 12 months before taking this exam.

Assessment: 3 hour written exam

for deck crew runs until 17/03/2017

 

13 Mar

Entry Level Deck Week

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1495

Designed for the individual seeking to start their maritime deck career, this course provides both classroom and practical instruction in the areas of general nautical terminology, watchstanding, vessel steering, safety and security, shipboard maintenance, marlinspike seamanship, anchoring and daily operations required for a deckhand.

It is strongly recommended that students wishing to secure employment as a deckhand will complete STCW Basic Safety Training and Powerboat Level II instruction.

The course uses both practical training tools as well as classroom lessons and saves significantly over the cost for doing the courses individually. Further savings are available when combined with the STCW Basic Safety Training Course.

Assessment: Practical and written assessments

for deck crew runs until 17/03/2017

 

13 Mar

Y4 Auxiliary Equipment

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1795

A knowledge of fundamental engineering and physics concepts is required, and the exam deals with pumps and valves, hydraulics, compressed air equipment and services, steering gear, stabilizers, thrusters, batteries, switchboards, AC and DC machines, fuel husbandry and general engineering principles.

This course has perhaps the broadest scope of the 3 in the Y4 modules.

Assessment: 2 hour written examination on the final day

Requirements: AEC or MEOL or Craft Skills Test or a minimum 42 months as an engineer

for engineering crew runs until 17/03/2017

 

13 Mar

Y4 Auxiliary Equipment

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1795

A knowledge of fundamental engineering and physics concepts is required, and the exam deals with pumps and valves, hydraulics, compressed air equipment and services, steering gear, stabilizers, thrusters, batteries, switchboards, AC and DC machines, fuel husbandry and general engineering principles.

This course has perhaps the broadest scope of the 3 in the Y4 modules.

Assessment: 2 hour written examination on the final day

Requirements: AEC or MEOL or Craft Skills Test or a minimum 42 months as an engineer

for engineering crew runs until 17/03/2017

 

13 Mar

Luxury Hospitality Service Specialist

Organised by Interior Yacht Services (IYS)

Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Luxury Hospitality Service Specialist is a very hands-on, practical training program to engage your service mindset and increase your confidence, finesse and expertise in different service style techniques. This course will truly help you to master the Art of Service.

This Luxury Hospitality training will provide the following certifications:
• Luxury Hospitality Service Specialist
• PYA GUEST Yacht Interior Advanced Service – Level 1
• PYA GUEST Yacht Interior Advanced Service – Level 2

All our trainings are accredited by the PYA and GUEST program.

Contact us for more information on info@iys-nl.com

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 17/03/2017

 

13 Mar

STCW Basic Crew Training

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

This five day training package comprises five separate MCA accredited courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Together they form an essential program of pre-sea training conveying important information for the safety of crew.

The 5 days provide an overview of first aid, fire prevention and firefighting, sea survival and some general information about life at sea. For more detailed information you can refer to the course information for each of the individual courses. We offer significant discounts if you sign up for the whole week of training rather than individual modules.

Requirements: We strongly advise that you obtain your ENG1 medical certificate before you undertake the course if you have a medical condition which you think might preclude you from working on a yacht

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 17/03/2017

 

13 Mar

GUEST I - The Entry Programme

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

The Entry Programme provides new and junior crew with the essential skills to establish themselves as part of a successful and efficient interior team. Students completing this course will receive the GUEST PYA certificates for: Interior Introduction, Interior Basic Food Service and Wine & Cocktail Introduction.

Interior Introduction
This course outlines all of the major responsibilities that a steward/ess will be expected to face and will also cover a range of important issues from life at sea, to yacht etiquette and safety. Designed to immerse new crew into the world of yachting this module explores the varied role of an interior crew member.

Basic Food Service
This module covers a range of different service types to yacht industry standards. Onboard, you will be expected to respond to the style required by each client: be it plated, silver or platter. Fundamental differences between the various service types will be highlighted and a practical overview of beverage service and table decoration will be demonstrated.

Wine & Cocktail Introduction
Students will develop a basic understanding of food and wine matching, wine regions and grapes of the world, the main spirits and cocktail preparation. Interior yacht crew are expected to be ready to serve and suggest the right wine or beverage to compliment meals and prepare the client's choice of cocktail on demand.

This all encompassing 5 day course will prepare any new crew member for a large part of life onboard.

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 17/03/2017

 

13 Mar

Approved Engine Course

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

AEC might well have been called the 'Assistant Engineers Course', it is a requirement for holding this relatively new post. The AEC is aimed at giving a wide and general appreciation of basic marine diesel mechanics and electrics along with an understanding of the chief engineer's responsibilities.

Specifically the course covers: compression ignition engines (general principles), the cycle of operation and construction of engines. It describes fuel systems, the role of air in the combustion process, cooling and lubrication systems, engine electrical systems, power transmission and hull fittings. Other areas include safe working practices, pollution prevention and bottled gas installations.

The course is the first rung on the engineering career ladder for those with no formal marine engineering or craft training. It is of interest to crew members from other departments who wish to enhance their employment prospects by being able to fill the Assistant Engineer position or who wish simply to deepen their engineering knowledge. Small boat private owners may also find this course useful.

Assessment: Written examination on the final day

for engineering crew runs until 17/03/2017

 

13 Mar

STCW Crisis Management & Human Behaviour (CMHB)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

(for passenger ships)

Fee: £225 (incl. VAT) per delegate#
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to increase awareness of persons responsible for the safety of passengers in an emergency situation with particular reference to:

• shipboard emergency procedures
• the optimum use of resources
• a controlled response to emergencies
the control of passengers and other personnel during emergency situation and the establishment and maintenance of effective communications
• dealing with Crowds in emergencies and correct procedures.


We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

13 Mar

ECDIS

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1295

Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) are now fitted as standard equipment in most large yachts. Although many systems are, superficially, easy to use, there are many capabilities which are not so obvious and for which training is required.

There are also hidden dangers in these capabilities which navigators must be trained to avoid. For this reason in the 2010 'Manila Amendments' of STCW95 it was decided to make training in ECDIS compulsory for the deck CoCs. This course fully complies with the requirements of and is approved by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

The course takes 5 days and involves theoretical instruction in the principles of ECDIS operation and practical training in our navigation simulator. The course satisfies the legal requirement for 'generic' training. We do recommend that those students wishing to take an ECDIS have first successfully completed the OOW Navigation and Radar course, otherwise they could well struggle to master the content. This is obviously not applicable if you are taking ECDIS to lift the negative endorsement on your Master 200 CoC.

This course becomes a mandatory module for OOW(Y) and Chief Mate and above from 1st Jan 2014. Meanwhile, if any deck CoC OOW and above is issued prior to December 31st where an ECDIS is not supplied, it will be endorsed 'Not for use on ECDIS fitted ships after 1 January 2017'.
Assessment: Continuous

Requirements: It is highly recommended that OOW Navigation & Radar is completed prior to ECDIS, From January 1st 2017 your EDH certificate must have been issued at least 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency

for deck crew runs until 17/03/2017

 

13 Mar

Crowd Management

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $245

*Evening Course*

Crowd Management is not only about controlling the crowd, but also managing the crowd with confidence, knowledge, effective communication and leadership. While all crew need to become familiar with crowd management, it is mandated by STCW for masters, officers and other personnel who are designated on Muster Lists to assist passengers in emergency situations on passenger vessels.
Crowd Management is a comprehensive course incorporating:

Life-saving appliances and control plans: Muster lists and muster stations, emergency alarms (general emergency, man overboard, abandon ship), launching of survival crafts and the proper donning of life jackets.

Mustering procedures: Preparation and launching of equipment, staff assignments, custody and use of communication equipment, manning of fire teams, etc.

Operational limits: Ship’s layout (exits, stairwells, elevators, etc.), power failures, emergency lighting

Emergency procedures: Guidelines for assembling passengers, conducting a vessel search, keeping order and discipline, leadership skills

Communications: Alarms, language barriers, clear and reassuring orders, rumor control, anxiety, special assistance for the disabled, communicating with the bridge. Although designed primarily for the commercial sector, this course is directly relevant to yachts.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 14/03/2017

 

13 Mar

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Program

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $2999 (Combined Theory & Practical Bundle)

The Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster certificate has become the industry standard qualification after the entry-level stage. It is the first formal training in navigation and seamanship that deckhands receive on their path to higher MCA issued certificates and it is a vital part of their maritime education.

For MCA OOW, Chief Mate and Master Certificates it is a requirement that this theory course is successfully completed as part of the training. You will learn: Methods of visual and electronic navigation, charts and chart-work, calculation of tidal heights and tidal streams, meteorology, the collision avoidance rules, safety and safety equipment.

It is not a beginners course. You will learn: Practical boat handling and navigation in our 15 m steel hulled training yacht, the Motor Yacht Lord Nelson (we do not currently offer Yachtmaster Sail). You will gain practical command experience and, because of the weight of the yacht, she handles like a much larger vessel. The boat therefore provides an ideal training platform for those moving to larger yachts.

You are required to hold the VHF (SRC) Radio Licence, Valid First Aid certificate (to have been taken within 3 years), Valid Personal Survival Techniques certificate, Valid ENG1, and online PPR certificate.
Assessment You will be examined by an RYA examiner on the last 2 days of the course, who will test your practical ability as well as your written and verbal theoretical knowledge.

Requirements: 2,500 logged sea miles, with at least half being in tidal waters and half being on vessels between 7LWL-24m LOA and all under 500GT, 50 days at sea, (5 days as skipper), At least 5 passages over 60nm in vessels between 7m LWL-24m LOA and under 80GT; including 2 overnight passages and 2 skipper passages, a valid ENG1 medical certificate, All qualifying sea time must be within 10 years prior to the exam

for deck crew runs until 24/03/2017

 

13 Mar

Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $190

This half day theory course meets the criteria to provide evidence of maintaining the required standard of competence in Advanced Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting. This is also referred to as the Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher.

There will be theoretical elements to refresh your knowledge and understanding of the principles; fire fighting procedures at sea and in port, with particular emphasis on organisation, tactics and command; communication and coordination during fir e-fighting operations; ventilation control, including smoke extraction. Also covered will be control of fuel and electrical systems, fire fighting process hazards (dry distillation, chemical reactions, boiler uptake, fires) and fire precautions and hazards associated with the storage and handling of materials. Management and control of injured persons and the procedures for coordination with shore-based fire fighters additionally are defined as learning outcomes.

For admittance to this theory course, seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a pre-requisite to provide evidence of hot wears within the preceding five years at an MCA approved training centre. This form is distributed by the training provider.

Duration: 4 hours

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting , Advanced Fire Fighting

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited

 

13 Mar

Updated PSCRB (Restricted)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $250

Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (Restricted) course meeting the requirements laid down under Article IX of the STCW78 convention, as amended. Not for use on vessels fitted with davit launched liferafts. This is also referred to as the Advanced Sea Survival Refresher.

Prerequisites: Advanced Sea Survival

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited

 

14 Mar

STCW Designated Security Duties (DSD)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £225 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to provide Officers & Crew with a better understanding of:

• ship security importance and know the roles and responsibilities of the organisations and individuals involved.

• what constitutes security risks, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations
the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems.

• how to maintain the measures in ship security plan and related requirements.

• how to maintain the effectiveness of security arrangements, procedures and equipment at the three security levels, taking into account their limitations.


We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

14 Mar

STCW Ship Security Officer (SSO)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £620 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 3 days

Prerequisites:
Candidates should have 12 months sea service or an appropriate sea service knowledge of ship operations to give them the experience needed to reach the training objectives and undertake the roles and responsibilities of an SSO. Those who do not meet this requirement will be awarded the MCA Proficiency in Designated Security Duties certificate, which is also an IMO recognised qualification approved by Security Companies.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course will provide SSO’s with a better understanding of how to:

• maintain and supervise the implementation of a ship security plan.
• assess security risks, threat and vulnerability
undertake regular inspections of the ship to ensure appropriate security measures are implemented and maintained.
• ensure that security and systems, if any, are properly operated, tested and calibrated.
• encourage security awareness and vigilance.


We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 16/03/2017

 

14 Mar

STCW Security Awareness (SA)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £90 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: Half day

Prerequisites: None

With effect from January 1, 2014, all seafarers, regardless of their role on board, will need to demonstrate an understanding of security awareness, in accordance with STCW, Section A-VI/6 paragraph 4. This requirement extends to all hotel staff and concessionaires on cruise vessels.

Furthermore, those individuals with Designated Security Duties are required to undertake additional training in accordance with STCW, Section A-VI/6 paragraph 6.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to provide Officers and Crew with a better understanding of:

• the importance of ship security and the roles of those involved in its provision.
• the requirements and measures to maintain ship security.
• able to recognise and report a security threat.


We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

15 Mar

Bridge Resource Management

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $699

The Bridge Resource Management Course is designed to assist professional mariners in coping with the complexities of the modern marine environment.
Objectives include, but are not limited to:

- Bridge Organization
- Organizing a Bridge Team
- Passage Planning
- Planning a simulated voyage
- Introduction to Error Chain
- Checklists
- Master-Pilot Exchange
- Human Factors
- Training Exercises

for deck crew runs until 17/03/2017

 

16 Mar

STCW Basic Refresher (BFF + PST)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $495

This is the STCW Basic Training Refresher, a bundled course of 1/2 day Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting and 1/2 day of Personal Survival Techniques

Assessment: Continuous assessment

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Personal Survival Techniques

Requirements: Valid ENG1

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

17 Mar

Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $190

This half day theory course meets the criteria to provide evidence of maintaining the required standard of competence in Advanced Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting. This is also referred to as the Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher.

There will be theoretical elements to refresh your knowledge and understanding of the principles; fire fighting procedures at sea and in port, with particular emphasis on organisation, tactics and command; communication and coordination during fir e-fighting operations; ventilation control, including smoke extraction. Also covered will be control of fuel and electrical systems, fire fighting process hazards (dry distillation, chemical reactions, boiler uptake, fires) and fire precautions and hazards associated with the storage and handling of materials. Management and control of injured persons and the procedures for coordination with shore-based fire fighters additionally are defined as learning outcomes.

For admittance to this theory course, seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a pre-requisite to provide evidence of hot wears within the preceding five years at an MCA approved training centre. This form is distributed by the training provider.

Duration: 4 hours

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting , Advanced Fire Fighting

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited

 

17 Mar

Updated PSCRB (Restricted)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $250

Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (Restricted) course meeting the requirements laid down under Article IX of the STCW78 convention, as amended. Not for use on vessels fitted with davit launched liferafts. This is also referred to as the Advanced Sea Survival Refresher.

Prerequisites: Advanced Sea Survival

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited

 

20 Mar

Seamanship & Meteorology

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1495

This is a general command level course designed to convey certain important issues in five different key areas. Key Areas: seamanship, navigation and passage planning, meteorology, MARPOL and the Code of Safe Working Practices for Seamen.

All of the subject areas covered are given a high priority in the MCA Oral examination for 500gt and 3000gt Master.

Assessment: 2 hour written examination. (A pass is valid for 3 years)

for deck crew runs until 24/03/2017

 

20 Mar

Operational HELM

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

The 2010 'Manilla' amendments to the STCW convention introduced, for the first time, a requirement for management and leadership training for all ships' officers. The operational level course focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective team member and team leader.

Using a combination of lectures, case studies, group table-top exercises and practical problem solving tasks, students will learn how to prioritise tasks, motivate individuals and foster an effective team ethic.

This Operational level certificate is required for tickets up to OOW and for Y4 and Y3 engineers. If you are only re-validating your CoC you do not need to do this course, however if you are moving up to the next level ticket you (e.g. from Master 200gt to OOW) you will be required to take the course if you haven't already done so.

Assessment: Continuous and written assessment

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 22/03/2017

 

20 Mar

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Medical Care

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 3 days
Fee: £450 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites: Those undertaking this training must have completed and been issued with a certificate covering Medical Care on Board Ship (Section A-VI/4-2 of STCW)

Course Overview:
This is an intensive course that requires a certain amount of self-study in the evenings. Having an up to date First Aid knowledge is essential and a good working knowledge of the Ships Captains Medical Guide and the M1768 Ships Medical Stores List would be helpful.

The aim of the course is to provide Masters and other persons designated to take charge of medical care on UK or EU flag vessels who are required to undertake updated training in Proficiency in Medical Care on Board Ship every 5 years, the training set out in Table A-VI/4-2.

There will be a particular focus on:
Updating the learner on changes in resuscitation and bleeds management
Refreshing the learner’s knowledge on the medication and equipment on the M1768 Ships Medical Stores list.
Fine tuning the skills required to carry out certain medical procedures.
The course does require physical work that is carried out on the floor so anyone with injuries that prevent them from doing that will be unable to complete the course and will have to re book once they are fit and well.

The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 22/03/2017

 

20 Mar

GMDSS

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1695

The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System General Operator's certificate is a Certificate of Competence (CoC) in its own right as a ship-board radio operator's licence. It also forms an important part of the training required to obtain MCA CoCs. You will learn general communications procedures, in particular distress, urgency, safety and routine communication, using VHF/MF/HF radio, telex and satellite systems.

Students unfamiliar with computer keyboards may be well advised to practice using them before attending the course. This is an intensive course, which requires considerable work outside the classroom.

Duration: 8 days plus 2 days of exams

Assessment: 1 written and 2 practical examinations before an AMERC examiner

for deck crew runs until 31/03/2017

 

20 Mar

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Package Course

Organised by Titan Fleet Management

The Yachtmaster Offshore package includes a 5 day theory course, the SRC online course and 4 day practical tuition at sea followed by an exam on the fifth day and night.
Our new training vessel, a 10m twin screw Motor Yacht is RYA coded and is located the Port of Golfe Juan only 5 minutes from our office and classrooms.
This course is for experienced skippers. We encourage the students to meet our Instructor for prior assessment of their eligibility to the course.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 31/03/2017

 

20 Mar

Medical Care At Sea

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $999

This course covers the syllabus required by the STCW Code 1995 Table AVI/4-2. It is a management level course aimed at those holding or aspiring to MCA Certificates of Competency in deck specialisations and for those designated to take charge of medical care on board ship.

You will learn: The course aims to prepare students to be able to deliver longer-term medical care at sea until professional medical help can be obtained. It includes care to sick and injured patients, head and spinal injuries, ear, nose and throat problems, bleeding, care of wounds, pain relief, suturing, diseases, injections, dental care, hygiene and medical records.

A pass is valid indefinitely, but must be renewed every 5 years if you are the master or have designated responsibility for medical care on board.

Assessment: The course involves both theoretical and practical elements which are assessed continuously by a medical practitioner through both written and oral examinations.

Prerequisites: Elementary First Aid , Medical First Aid

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 24/03/2017

 

20 Mar

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Res

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Route One - For those holding Advanced Sea Survival or have a completed self-declaration form.
Duration: 0.5 day
Fee: £160 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Route Two - For those holding a full PSC&RB or equivalent.
Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers holding a Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than fast rescue boats) Certificate, or equivalent, which includes ‘Proficiency in Survival Craft’ and the ‘MNTB Life Boat Certificate’.
NB – certificates of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrations will be acceptable.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give seafarers who are required to take charge of a survival craft or a rescue boat (other than fast rescue boats) in emergency situations the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/2-1

Take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch.
Operate a survival craft engine.
Manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship.
Use locating devices, including communication and signalling apparatus and pyrotechnics.
Apply first aid to survivors.
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

20 Mar

STCW 5 Part Basic Safety Training

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £780 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 5days

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:
The five courses offered make up the minimum STCW basic safety training requirements and will normally run from Monday to Friday. The courses will run throughout the week in the below order. All of these courses can however be booked individually:

• STCW Elementary First Aid
• STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
• STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness
• STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
• STCW Personal Survival Techniques

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 24/02/2017

 

20 Mar

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Medical Care

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £450 (incl.VAT) per delegate
Duration: 3 days

Prerequisites:
Those undertaking this training must have completed and been issued with a certificate covering Medical Care on Board Ship (Section A-VI/4-2 of STCW)

Course Overview:
This is an intensive course that requires a certain amount of self-study in the evenings. Having an up to date First Aid knowledge is essential and a good working knowledge of the Ships Captains Medical Guide and the M1768 Ships Medical Stores List would be helpful.

The aim of the course is to provide Masters and other persons designated to take charge of medical care on UK or EU flag vessels who are required to undertake updated training in Proficiency in Medical Care on Board Ship every 5 years, the training set out in Table A-VI/4-2.

There will be a particular focus on:

• Updating the learner on changes in resuscitation and bleeds management.
• Refreshing the learner’s knowledge on the medication and equipment on the M1768 Ships Medical Stores list.
• Fine tuning the skills required to carry out certain medical procedures.
• The course does require physical work that is carried out on the floor so anyone with injuries that prevent them from doing that will be unable to complete the course and will have to re book once they are fit and well.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 22/03/2017

 

20 Mar

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 21/03/2017

 

20 Mar

STCW Basic Crew Training

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

This five day training package comprises five separate MCA accredited courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Together they form an essential program of pre-sea training conveying important information for the safety of crew.

The 5 days provide an overview of first aid, fire prevention and firefighting, sea survival and some general information about life at sea. For more detailed information you can refer to the course information for each of the individual courses. We offer significant discounts if you sign up for the whole week of training rather than individual modules.

Requirements: We strongly advise that you obtain your ENG1 medical certificate before you undertake the course if you have a medical condition which you think might preclude you from working on a yacht

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 24/03/2017

 

20 Mar

ISM Shipboard Safety Officer

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

Commercial yachts over 500 GT and yachts employing more than 5 personnel are required to have a qualified Shipboard Safety Officer onboard. The shipboard safety officer's course is directly aimed at satisfying the requirements of the ISM code for the training of the person holding this important position.

You will learn: Introduction to ISM, legislative background, onboard safety management systems, review of various methods of reporting and recording ISM information, accident investigation and analysis and reporting.

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 22/03/2017

 

20 Mar

Superyacht Interior

Organised by UKSA

Do you want a career in luxury hospitality? Want to spend half the year in the Med and half the year in the Caribbean? Our Superyacht Interior Foundation course provides aspiring yacht stewards, stewardesses and cooks with the skills to deliver exceptional standards of service on-board luxury superyachts.

Includes food and accommodation.

for interior crew runs until 09/04/2017

 

20 Mar

4 Day Combination Refresher Package

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £795 (incl.VAT) per delegate
Duration: 4 days


Course Overview:
The 4-day combination course covers the four main elements that require updating as per 2010 Manila Amendments.

Element 1 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boat (Refresher)

Element 2 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques (Refresher)

Element 3 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (Refresher)

Element 4 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting (Refresher)


We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 23/03/2017

 

20 Mar

Luxury Hospitality Maritime Introduction

Organised by Interior Yacht Services (IYS)

Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The Luxury Hospitality Maritime Introduction course provides key information for anyone looking to enter the maritime industry and work in the interior department onboard a yacht or in the hotel department of a cruise ship. All of the essentials are delivered by industry insiders who have unparalleled knowledge and experience.

This Maritime Luxury Hospitality Program will provide you with the following certification:
• Luxury Hospitality Maritime Introduction
• PYA Yacht Interior Introduction
• PYA Yacht Interior Basic Food Service
• PYA Wine and Cocktail Introduction
• Talent Dynamics
• Basic Food Safety 2.0

All our trainings are accredited by the PYA and GUEST program.

Contact us for more information on info@iys-nl.com

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 26/03/2017

 

21 Mar

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Tech

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 0.5 days
Fee: £120 (incl. VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers who have a certificate of proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques and who have maintained the required standard of competence by onboard training and experience for all competences of other administrations will be acceptable.
Seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a pre-requisite to the reduced hours entry route of the MCA approved updating course. (If you are unable to complete the form, you will be required to take the full course).

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give all those seeking updating training certification for Personal Survival Techniques the essential education and training to maintain the required standard of competence in Personal Survival Techniques (PST).

The course will include videos, discussions, interactive exercises and practical pool based elements .

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

22 Mar

RYA Personal Water Craft

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $450

The RYA Personal Watercraft certificate is available to everyone over 16 years old of all nationalities. It is issued after a one-day course, partly in the classroom and partly at sea. You will learn basic collision avoidance, basic navigation, emergency procedures, safety equipment, PWC types, launching/slipping PWCs. Practical PWC operation including slow and high speed manoeuvring, turning and emergency stops.

Because the Maritime Authorities are becoming more and more demanding about licenses for Personal Watercrafts, this course is ideal for deckhands on large yachts and possibly for charter guests.

Assessment: Continuous theoretical and practical assessment

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

22 Mar

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits (Int 3 day: Vence)

Organised by Fine Wine Works

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits
A 3 day course held in Vence, France
This qualification offers Yacht Crew a broad coverage of the world of Wines & Spirits, delving further into the geography, basic tasting technique and with a wide range of quality international wines to taste and assess, this course will broaden your appreciation and understanding of wine in a professional, enjoyable and entertaining way. Whilst building upon the WSET Level 1 course, there is no need to have had any other wine training.

Course fees include lunches and refreshments

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 24/03/2017

 

22 Mar

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers who have a certificate of proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting. NB - certificate of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrations will be acceptable.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give all those seeking updating training certification for Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting the essential education and training to maintain the required standard of competence in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting.

The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

23 Mar

ISPS Security Officer

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $795

Commercial yachts over 500 GT are required to be certified in the International Ship and Port Facility Security code(ISPS) and to have an officer qualified with an MCA Ship Security Officer course.

The code was introduced in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in New York in 2001. Students learn how to establish and implement a ship security plan. The code formally requires certain actions by ship staff in terms of onboard organization, security plans, risk assessments, physical security equipment and training.

Upon completion of the course, the SSO will understand how to:

• undertake regular security inspections of the ship to ensure that appropriate security
measures are maintained

• maintain and supervise the implementation of the ship security plan, including any
amendments to the plan

• co-ordinate the security aspects of the handling of cargo and ship’s stores with other
shipboard personnel and with the relevant port facility security officers;

• propose modifications to the ship security plan

• report to the company security officer, any deficiencies and non-conformities identified
during internal audits, periodic reviews, security inspections and verifications of compliance
and the implementation of any corrective actions;

• enhance security awareness and vigilance on board

• ensure that adequate training has been provided to shipboard personnel, and the reporting
of all security incidents

Assessment: Continuous in course plus an examination

Requirements: Approved sea going service of not less than 12 months.

for deck crew runs until 24/03/2017

 

23 Mar

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:

Updating training is to be undertaken by seafarers holding an advanced fire fighting certificate, or equivalent, and who have maintained the required standard of competence, by onboard training and experience every five years.

Please note: This course does not remove the obligation for holders to update their Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting Certificate every five years.

Course Overview:

The aim of the one day classroom based course is to give seafarers the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/3

Control fire fighting operations aboard ships
Organise and train fire parties
Inspect and service fire detection and fire extinguishing systems and equipment
Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

23 Mar

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 24/03/2017

 

24 Mar

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £430 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Updating training is to be undertaken by seafarers holding a proficiency in fast rescue boats certificate and who have maintained the required standard of competence, by onboard training and experience, for all competencies listed in the self-declaration form. Seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a prerequisite to the reduced hours entry route of the MCA approved updating course.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is for students to demonstrate the following:

Take charge of launching and recovery of a fast rescue boat.
How to prevent and manage capsize situations.
Explain routine maintenance procedures for FRB and measures for contingency repairs.
Carry out pre-use checks of FRB, including engines and related rescue equipment.
Carry out PPE checks for crew and self.
Brief crew for recovery duties.
Recover a casualty from the water and effect their safe transfer to a place of safety.
Undertake waterborne capsize of FRB in controlled environment.
Carry out post capsize procedures, including righting of FRB whilst swimming in appropriate equipment.
Re board FRB and establish control of craft and available equipment.
The course will include videos, discussions, interactive exercises and practical pool based elements .

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

25 Mar

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $295

This course must be attended by crew working on yachts required to conform to the ISPS code who have been given designated security duties under the ships security plan. This training leads to the issue of an MCA STCW95 certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.

On completion of this training the seafarer will be able to maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan, recognise security risk and threats, undertake regular security inspections, and properly use security equipment and systems.

Assessment: Continuous

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

27 Mar

Entry Level Deck Week

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1495

Designed for the individual seeking to start their maritime deck career, this course provides both classroom and practical instruction in the areas of general nautical terminology, watchstanding, vessel steering, safety and security, shipboard maintenance, marlinspike seamanship, anchoring and daily operations required for a deckhand.

It is strongly recommended that students wishing to secure employment as a deckhand will complete STCW Basic Safety Training and Powerboat Level II instruction.

The course uses both practical training tools as well as classroom lessons and saves significantly over the cost for doing the courses individually. Further savings are available when combined with the STCW Basic Safety Training Course.

Assessment: Practical and written assessments

for deck crew runs until 31/03/2017

 

27 Mar

Stability

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1595

This is a management level course that explores the principles of ship stability at a practical level. The course aims to ensure an understanding of stability principles rather than testing mathematical ability in their application. Emphasis is placed upon those aspects of the subject which can affect the work of a large yacht master.

Nevertheless many of the principles will be illustrated by practical examples in the classroom and therefore a revision of basic algebra and trigonometry will benefit the student. A good basic introduction to the subject is 'Simple Ship Stability' by Alfred Carver, published by Fairplay Publications. We also recommend you read the course notes in advance.

Assessment: 2 hour written examination

for deck crew runs until 31/03/2017

 

27 Mar

STCW Security Awareness (SA)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £90 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: Half day

Prerequisites: None

With effect from January 1, 2014, all seafarers, regardless of their role on board, will need to demonstrate an understanding of security awareness, in accordance with STCW, Section A-VI/6 paragraph 4. This requirement extends to all hotel staff and concessionaires on cruise vessels.

Furthermore, those individuals with Designated Security Duties are required to undertake additional training in accordance with STCW, Section A-VI/6 paragraph 6.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to provide Officers and Crew with a better understanding of:

• the importance of ship security and the roles of those involved in its provision.
• the requirements and measures to maintain ship security.
• able to recognise and report a security threat.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

27 Mar

STCW Basic Crew Training

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

This five day training package comprises five separate MCA accredited courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Together they form an essential program of pre-sea training conveying important information for the safety of crew.

The 5 days provide an overview of first aid, fire prevention and firefighting, sea survival and some general information about life at sea. For more detailed information you can refer to the course information for each of the individual courses. We offer significant discounts if you sign up for the whole week of training rather than individual modules.

Requirements: We strongly advise that you obtain your ENG1 medical certificate before you undertake the course if you have a medical condition which you think might preclude you from working on a yacht

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 31/03/2017

 

27 Mar

GUEST I - The Entry Programme

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

The Entry Programme provides new and junior crew with the essential skills to establish themselves as part of a successful and efficient interior team. Students completing this course will receive the GUEST PYA certificates for: Interior Introduction, Interior Basic Food Service and Wine & Cocktail Introduction.

Interior Introduction
This course outlines all of the major responsibilities that a steward/ess will be expected to face and will also cover a range of important issues from life at sea, to yacht etiquette and safety. Designed to immerse new crew into the world of yachting this module explores the varied role of an interior crew member.

Basic Food Service
This module covers a range of different service types to yacht industry standards. Onboard, you will be expected to respond to the style required by each client: be it plated, silver or platter. Fundamental differences between the various service types will be highlighted and a practical overview of beverage service and table decoration will be demonstrated.

Wine & Cocktail Introduction
Students will develop a basic understanding of food and wine matching, wine regions and grapes of the world, the main spirits and cocktail preparation. Interior yacht crew are expected to be ready to serve and suggest the right wine or beverage to compliment meals and prepare the client's choice of cocktail on demand.

This all encompassing 5 day course will prepare any new crew member for a large part of life onboard.

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 31/03/2017

 

27 Mar

Professional Yachtmaster

Organised by UKSA

Our repackaged Professional Yachtmaster course offers more flexibility than ever before, with multiple and frequent start dates to enable you to train your way.

The all-inclusive 14-week course will equip you with the training, preparation and practical experience needed to gain the commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster Offshore qualification.

Whether you want to sail commercial yachts under 24m for employment opportunities in flotilla, charter, deliveries and instruction, or you would prefer to work on large ocean going yachts and superyachts, Professional Yachtmaster provides a fast and effective way to enter the industry and start your career.

for deck crew runs until 07/07/2017

 

27 Mar

Train the Trainer

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

(IMO model course 6.09)

Duration: 3 days
Fee: £750 (incl. VAT)

Prerequisites: Experience of working in the Maritime Industry.

Course Overview:
A three day course aimed at giving the students the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to research, design, prepare and deliver short professional courses for maritime people working, or wishing to work, within the maritime industry.

The course will concentrate on the learning styles of students and the reasons for tutors to develop a range of delivery strategies. The first day will also include discussion about possible sources of quality information and the range of methods that could be employed in assembling the information into a suitable learning structure.

The course will cover a micro teaching session where each student will design and deliver a ten minute presentation to the other students and the tutor. The recorded session will be reviewed by the class and the “peer” feedback given to the student.

Course topics include:
Learning styles
Developing a training needs analysis
Designing education and training sessions
Learning resources
Writing measurable learning objectives
Assessment/evaluation of learning
Practice presentations and learn correct styles
The course content has been designed to match the learning outcomes within the IMO model course for Train the Trainer (6.09).

The course will include videos, discussions and interactive exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 29/03/2017

 

27 Mar

STCW Crisis Management & Human Behaviour (CMHB)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

(for passenger ships)

Fee: £225 (incl. VAT) per delegate#
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to increase awareness of persons responsible for the safety of passengers in an emergency situation with particular reference to:

• shipboard emergency procedures
• the optimum use of resources
• a controlled response to emergencies
the control of passengers and other personnel during emergency situation and the establishment and maintenance of effective communications
• dealing with Crowds in emergencies and correct procedures.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

27 Mar

Crowd Management

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $245

*Evening Course*

Crowd Management is not only about controlling the crowd, but also managing the crowd with confidence, knowledge, effective communication and leadership. While all crew need to become familiar with crowd management, it is mandated by STCW for masters, officers and other personnel who are designated on Muster Lists to assist passengers in emergency situations on passenger vessels.
Crowd Management is a comprehensive course incorporating:

Life-saving appliances and control plans: Muster lists and muster stations, emergency alarms (general emergency, man overboard, abandon ship), launching of survival crafts and the proper donning of life jackets.

Mustering procedures: Preparation and launching of equipment, staff assignments, custody and use of communication equipment, manning of fire teams, etc.

Operational limits: Ship’s layout (exits, stairwells, elevators, etc.), power failures, emergency lighting

Emergency procedures: Guidelines for assembling passengers, conducting a vessel search, keeping order and discipline, leadership skills

Communications: Alarms, language barriers, clear and reassuring orders, rumor control, anxiety, special assistance for the disabled, communicating with the bridge. Although designed primarily for the commercial sector, this course is directly relevant to yachts.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/03/2017

 

27 Mar

STCW Basic Refresher (BFF + PST)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $495

This is the STCW Basic Training Refresher, a bundled course of 1/2 day Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting and 1/2 day of Personal Survival Techniques

Assessment: Continuous assessment

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Personal Survival Techniques

Requirements: Valid ENG1

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

28 Mar

Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $795

This is one of the most important safety courses for professional seafarers. Bluewater is 1 of only 2 schools approved to run it outside the UK and the only one in continental Europe. This course covers the syllabus required by the STCW95 Code Table AVI/3. It is a management level course aimed at those holding or aspiring to MCA Certificates of Competency in both deck and engineering specialisations, and also for those aiming to be awarded the new PYA interior head of department certificate.

The course contains much practical fire fighting using different types of extinguishers, hoses and breathing apparatus. Students gain experience in fighting fires in an enclosed space with heat and smoke and of casualty evacuation in a series of escalating exercises designed to build confidence and teamwork. They will also acquire an appreciation of command and control problems. The practical drill can be physically demanding and students should be reasonably fit.

Assessment: Practical and continuous

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

Requirements: 6 months sea service

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 31/03/2017

 

28 Mar

Bond IT Training Course Level 1

Organised by Bond Technology Management

The 2-day course has been designed by Bond Technology Management IT staff and Founder, Will Faimatea, who together have 30 years onboard experience with IT systems.
Topics such as administration, security awareness and troubleshooting techniques of important IT services will be taught. The course also includes troubleshooting and fault-finding exercises that represent real-life scenarios.

for engineering crew runs until 29/03/2017

 

28 Mar

STCW Ship Security Officer (SSO)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £620 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 3 days

Prerequisites:
Candidates should have 12 months sea service or an appropriate sea service knowledge of ship operations to give them the experience needed to reach the training objectives and undertake the roles and responsibilities of an SSO. Those who do not meet this requirement will be awarded the MCA Proficiency in Designated Security Duties certificate, which is also an IMO recognised qualification approved by Security Companies.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course will provide SSO’s with a better understanding of how to:

• maintain and supervise the implementation of a ship security plan.
• assess security risks, threat and vulnerability
undertake regular inspections of the ship to ensure appropriate security measures are implemented and maintained.
• ensure that security and systems, if any, are properly operated, tested and calibrated.
• encourage security awareness and vigilance.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 30/03/2017

 

28 Mar

STCW Designated Security Duties (DSD)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £225 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to provide Officers & Crew with a better understanding of:

• ship security importance and know the roles and responsibilities of the organisations and individuals involved.

• what constitutes security risks, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations
the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems.

• how to maintain the measures in ship security plan and related requirements.

• how to maintain the effectiveness of security arrangements, procedures and equipment at the three security levels, taking into account their limitations.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

28 Mar

MCA Helideck Safety Training Package

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £2,100 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 4 days

Course Overview:

This package is designed to incorporate all elements required to carry out the duties of MCA certified Helideck Crew.

The following elements included are:

Element 1 - MCA Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to operate helicopters at sea, safely. this course will effectively train delegates to become Helideck Assistants (HDAs) on aviation-capable large yachts.

Element 2 - MCA Helideck Fire Fighting
The purpose of this course is to give delegates the techniques required to extinguish helicopter fires, safely and efficiently.

Element 3 - MCA Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)
This course continues on from the Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response course to focus on the HLO's leadership role during a variety of realistic Standard and Emergency Operating Procedures (SOPs & EOPs). As leader of the Helideck, the Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) plays a crucial role towards safe and efficient helicopter operations on board.

Element 4 - MCA Helicopter Refuelling
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to refuel helicopters at sea, safely.

- In addition live Helicopter Training can be organised on site for an extra cost.
- Group bookings will be considered for discount and courses can be taken individually upon request.
- MCA require elements 1, 2 & 3 must be completed successfully before delegates can carry out duties on board.

Upon completion of the all the course above you will be presented with the original certificates.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 31/03/2017

 

28 Mar

MCA Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £800 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the 4 elements of STCW 95 Basic Training, prior to attending this module:

Personal Survival Technique
Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting
Elementary First Aid
Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to operate helicopters at sea, safely. This course will effectively train delegates to become Helideck Assistants (HDAs) on aviation-capable large yachts.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

29 Mar

MCA Helideck Fire Fighting

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £450 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Basic Training
Have completed or be attending concurrently, the Large Yacht Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response training module

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates the techniques required to extinguish helicopter fires, safely and efficiently. The course will show delegates how to prepare all firefighting equipment for the helideck, prior to flying operations and teach them how to take appropriate actions in response to helicopter fire relates emergencies.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

30 Mar

Bond AV Training Course Level 1

Organised by Bond Technology Management

The 2-day course has been designed by Bond Technology Management AV staff with Will Faimatea who together have 30 years onboard experience with AV systems.
Topics cover theory of Installation structure and components, and hands-on troubleshooting exercises that represent real-life scenarios.

for engineering crew runs until 31/03/2017

 

30 Mar

MCA Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £800 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Advanced Fire Fighting
HDA Qualified – Large Yacht Helicopter Procedures & Emergency Response and Large Yacht Helideck Fire Fighting Courses completed or equivalent as authorised by the MCA
Practical experience performing the duties of an HDA

Course Overview:
This course continues on from the Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response course to focus on the HLO's leadership role during a variety of realistic Standard and Emergency Operating Procedures (SOPs & EOPs). As leader of the Helideck, the Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) plays a crucial role towards safe and efficient helicopter operations on board.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

31 Mar

MCA Helicopter Refuelling

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £290 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1/2 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Basic Training

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to refuel helicopters at sea, safely.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

3 Apr

Bond IT Training course Level 2

Organised by Bond Technology Management

This 3-day course has been designed by Bond Technology Management IT staff and Founder, Will Faimatea, who together have 30 years onboard experience with IT systems.
Topics such as administration, security awareness and troubleshooting techniques of important IT services will be taught. The course also includes troubleshooting and fault-finding exercises that represent real-life scenarios.

for engineering crew runs until 05/04/2017

 

3 Apr

ECDIS (E)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1295

*Evening Course*

Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) are now fitted as standard equipment in most large yachts. Although many systems are, superficially, easy to use, there are many capabilities which are not so obvious and for which training is required.

There are also hidden dangers in these capabilities which navigators must be trained to avoid. For this reason in the 2010 'Manila Amendments' of STCW95 it was decided to make training in ECDIS compulsory for the deck CoCs. This course fully complies with the requirements of and is approved by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

The course takes 5 days and involves theoretical instruction in the principles of ECDIS operation and practical training in our navigation simulator. The course satisfies the legal requirement for 'generic' training. We do recommend that those students wishing to take an ECDIS have first successfully completed the OOW Navigation and Radar course, otherwise they could well struggle to master the content. This is obviously not applicable if you are taking ECDIS to lift the negative endorsement on your Master 200 CoC.

This course becomes a mandatory module for OOW(Y) and Chief Mate and above from 1st Jan 2014. Meanwhile, if any deck CoC OOW and above is issued prior to December 31st where an ECDIS is not supplied, it will be endorsed 'Not for use on ECDIS fitted ships after 1 January 2017'.
Assessment: Continuous

Requirements: It is highly recommended that OOW Navigation & Radar is completed prior to ECDIS, From January 1st 2017 your EDH certificate must have been issued at least 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency

for deck crew runs until 08/04/2017

 

3 Apr

Business & Law

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1595

This course is aimed at making the master aware of his or her responsibilities in law. The course describes how criminal and civil jurisdictions work in the multinational environment of seafaring, the major international conventions that affect yachts and the documents and certificates required to support these.

Important safety issues are discussed and in particular UK Health and Safety Laws and also the master and owner's civil liabilities. Other aspects of UK law, such as that relating to Employment, Salvage and Insurance are covered.

Assessment: 2.5 hour written examination on the final day

for deck crew runs until 07/04/2017

 

3 Apr

4 Day Combination Refresher Package

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £795 (incl.VAT) per delegate
Duration: 4 days

Course Overview:
The 4-day combination course covers the four main elements that require updating as per 2010 Manila Amendments.

Element 1 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boat (Refresher)

Element 2 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques (Refresher)

Element 3 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (Refresher)

Element 4 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting (Refresher)

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 06/04/2017

 

3 Apr

PSCRB (Restricted)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $995

Proficiency in Survival Craft And Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boat (Restricted) covers onboard organisation for emergencies and drills, imaginative onboard training programmes, survival craft, types, lifejackets and immersion suits, actions in survival craft distress communications, rescue boats and launching underway, and man-overboard responses.

Assessment: Continuous with an internal presentation and exam on final day

Prerequisites: Personal Survival Techniques

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 05/04/2017

 

3 Apr

STCW Basic Crew Training

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

This five day training package comprises five separate MCA accredited courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Together they form an essential program of pre-sea training conveying important information for the safety of crew.

The 5 days provide an overview of first aid, fire prevention and firefighting, sea survival and some general information about life at sea. For more detailed information you can refer to the course information for each of the individual courses. We offer significant discounts if you sign up for the whole week of training rather than individual modules.

Requirements: We strongly advise that you obtain your ENG1 medical certificate before you undertake the course if you have a medical condition which you think might preclude you from working on a yacht

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 07/04/2017

 

3 Apr

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 04/04/2017

 

3 Apr

5 Part Basic Safety Training

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £780 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 5days

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:
The five courses offered make up the minimum STCW basic safety training requirements and will normally run from Monday to Friday. The courses will run throughout the week in the below order. All of these courses can however be booked individually:

• STCW Elementary First Aid
• STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
• STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness
• STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
• STCW Personal Survival Techniques

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 07/04/2017

 

3 Apr

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines (1 Day)

Organised by Fine Wine Works

A 1 day course,held in Vence, France.
The perfect and most straightforward introduction to wine for those new to the industry or indeed wanting to better understand the fundamentals of grape growing, wine-making, the main grape varieties, storage and service, and food & wine pairing, with an emphasis on the practical.

Course includes lunch and refreshments

for interior crewICTC accredited

 

3 Apr

GUEST I -Entry Program

Organised by S. Ranis - Piraeus Maritime Training Center (PMTC)

All you need to know in order to start your career in Yacht Industry as a steward .The Entry Program will provide the essential skills needed on board for new and junior crew.
The 5 days course includes :
Pya Yacht Interior Introduction module (3days)
Pya Introduction Interior Basic Food Service (1 day) and
Pya Introduction Wine, Bartending & Mixology (1 day)

for interior crew runs until 07/04/2017

 

3 Apr

Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $190

This half day theory course meets the criteria to provide evidence of maintaining the required standard of competence in Advanced Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting. This is also referred to as the Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher.

There will be theoretical elements to refresh your knowledge and understanding of the principles; fire fighting procedures at sea and in port, with particular emphasis on organisation, tactics and command; communication and coordination during fir e-fighting operations; ventilation control, including smoke extraction. Also covered will be control of fuel and electrical systems, fire fighting process hazards (dry distillation, chemical reactions, boiler uptake, fires) and fire precautions and hazards associated with the storage and handling of materials. Management and control of injured persons and the procedures for coordination with shore-based fire fighters additionally are defined as learning outcomes.

For admittance to this theory course, seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a pre-requisite to provide evidence of hot wears within the preceding five years at an MCA approved training centre. This form is distributed by the training provider.

Duration: 4 hours

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting , Advanced Fire Fighting

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited

 

3 Apr

Updated PSCRB (Restricted)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $250

Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (Restricted) course meeting the requirements laid down under Article IX of the STCW78 convention, as amended. Not for use on vessels fitted with davit launched liferafts. This is also referred to as the Advanced Sea Survival Refresher.

Prerequisites: Advanced Sea Survival

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited

 

4 Apr

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Res

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Route One - For those holding Advanced Sea Survival or have a completed self-declaration form.
Duration: 0.5 day
Fee: £160 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Route Two - For those holding a full PSC&RB or equivalent.
Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers holding a Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than fast rescue boats) Certificate, or equivalent, which includes ‘Proficiency in Survival Craft’ and the ‘MNTB Life Boat Certificate’.
NB – certificates of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrations will be acceptable.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give seafarers who are required to take charge of a survival craft or a rescue boat (other than fast rescue boats) in emergency situations the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/2-1

Take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch.
Operate a survival craft engine.
Manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship.
Use locating devices, including communication and signalling apparatus and pyrotechnics.
Apply first aid to survivors.
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

5 Apr

RYA Personal Water Craft

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $450

The RYA Personal Watercraft certificate is available to everyone over 16 years old of all nationalities. It is issued after a one-day course, partly in the classroom and partly at sea. You will learn basic collision avoidance, basic navigation, emergency procedures, safety equipment, PWC types, launching/slipping PWCs. Practical PWC operation including slow and high speed manoeuvring, turning and emergency stops.

Because the Maritime Authorities are becoming more and more demanding about licenses for Personal Watercrafts, this course is ideal for deckhands on large yachts and possibly for charter guests.

Assessment: Continuous theoretical and practical assessment

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

5 Apr

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits (Intermediate 3 day)

Organised by Fine Wine Works

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits
A 3 day course held in Vence, France.
This qualification offers Yacht Crew a broad coverage of the world of Wines & Spirits, delving further into the geography, basic tasting technique and with a wide range of quality international wines to taste and assess, this course will broaden your appreciation and understanding of wine in a professional, enjoyable and entertaining way. Whilst building upon the WSET Level 1 course, there is no need to have had any other wine training.

Course fees include lunches and refreshments

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 07/04/2017

 

5 Apr

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Tech

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 0.5 days
Fee: £120 (incl. VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers who have a certificate of proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques and who have maintained the required standard of competence by onboard training and experience for all competences of other administrations will be acceptable.
Seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a pre-requisite to the reduced hours entry route of the MCA approved updating course. (If you are unable to complete the form, you will be required to take the full course).

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give all those seeking updating training certification for Personal Survival Techniques the essential education and training to maintain the required standard of competence in Personal Survival Techniques (PST).

The course will include videos, discussions, interactive exercises and practical pool based elements .

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

6 Apr

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers who have a certificate of proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting. NB - certificate of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrations will be acceptable.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give all those seeking updating training certification for Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting the essential education and training to maintain the required standard of competence in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting.

The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

6 Apr

Operational HELM

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

The 2010 'Manilla' amendments to the STCW convention introduced, for the first time, a requirement for management and leadership training for all ships' officers. The operational level course focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective team member and team leader.

Using a combination of lectures, case studies, group table-top exercises and practical problem solving tasks, students will learn how to prioritise tasks, motivate individuals and foster an effective team ethic.

This Operational level certificate is required for tickets up to OOW and for Y4 and Y3 engineers. If you are only re-validating your CoC you do not need to do this course, however if you are moving up to the next level ticket you (e.g. from Master 200gt to OOW) you will be required to take the course if you haven't already done so.

Assessment: Continuous and written assessment

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 08/04/2017

 

6 Apr

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 07/04/2017

 

7 Apr

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:

Updating training is to be undertaken by seafarers holding an advanced fire fighting certificate, or equivalent, and who have maintained the required standard of competence, by onboard training and experience every five years.

Please note: This course does not remove the obligation for holders to update their Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting Certificate every five years.

Course Overview:

The aim of the one day classroom based course is to give seafarers the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/3

Control fire fighting operations aboard ships
Organise and train fire parties
Inspect and service fire detection and fire extinguishing systems and equipment
Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

8 Apr

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $295

This course must be attended by crew working on yachts required to conform to the ISPS code who have been given designated security duties under the ships security plan. This training leads to the issue of an MCA STCW95 certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.

On completion of this training the seafarer will be able to maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan, recognise security risk and threats, undertake regular security inspections, and properly use security equipment and systems.

Assessment: Continuous

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

10 Apr

Navigation & Radar

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $2395

This is a command course and concentrates on management level issues in navigation. The first week is theoretical and concentrates on matters such as passage planning, full knowledge of the COLREGS, radar theory, ARPA theory, advanced radar plotting, and ECDIS.

In the second week students are engaged in a series of exercises of mounting complexity in one of our radar simulators. They will be expected to improve their performance over the week.

Assessment: Continuous in-course assessment, 3 hour written examination and practical simulator assessment. (A pass is valid for 3 years)

Prerequisites: OOW Navigation & Radar

Requirements: OOW Certificate

for deck crew runs until 21/04/2017

 

10 Apr

General Ship Knowledge

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1595

This course is divided into four sections: Basic Seamanship, Meteorology, Stability and Construction. The course covers introduction to ship construction, stresses and corrosion, transverse stability, reserve buoyancy and damage control, meteorology and seamanship, watchkeeping, preparation for sea and maintenance.

This course covers a wide range of subject material and some pre-course reading is highly recommended. Reeds 'Superyacht Manual' provides a good source of introductory reading.

From January 1st 2017 your EDH certificate must have been issued at least 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency.

Assessment: 2 hour written examination on the final day

Prerequisites: Efficient Deckhand

for deck crew runs until 14/04/2017

 

10 Apr

AEC Course

Organised by Titan Fleet Management

The AEC course consists of basic theory and practical tuition of the diesel engines as required by the MCA Codes of Practice for " the Safety of Small Commercial Motor Vessels and Sailing Vessels".

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 13/04/2017

 

10 Apr

5 day Enhanced Engineering Course

Organised by Titan Fleet Management

The AEC course consists of basic theory and practical tuition of the diesel engines as required by the MCA Codes of Practice for " the Safety of Small Commercial Motor Vessels and Sailing Vessels".

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 14/04/2017

 

10 Apr

GUEST I - The Entry Programme

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

The Entry Programme provides new and junior crew with the essential skills to establish themselves as part of a successful and efficient interior team. Students completing this course will receive the GUEST PYA certificates for: Interior Introduction, Interior Basic Food Service and Wine & Cocktail Introduction.

Interior Introduction
This course outlines all of the major responsibilities that a steward/ess will be expected to face and will also cover a range of important issues from life at sea, to yacht etiquette and safety. Designed to immerse new crew into the world of yachting this module explores the varied role of an interior crew member.

Basic Food Service
This module covers a range of different service types to yacht industry standards. Onboard, you will be expected to respond to the style required by each client: be it plated, silver or platter. Fundamental differences between the various service types will be highlighted and a practical overview of beverage service and table decoration will be demonstrated.

Wine & Cocktail Introduction
Students will develop a basic understanding of food and wine matching, wine regions and grapes of the world, the main spirits and cocktail preparation. Interior yacht crew are expected to be ready to serve and suggest the right wine or beverage to compliment meals and prepare the client's choice of cocktail on demand.

This all encompassing 5 day course will prepare any new crew member for a large part of life onboard.

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 14/04/2017

 

10 Apr

Approved Engine Course

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

AEC might well have been called the 'Assistant Engineers Course', it is a requirement for holding this relatively new post. The AEC is aimed at giving a wide and general appreciation of basic marine diesel mechanics and electrics along with an understanding of the chief engineer's responsibilities.

Specifically the course covers: compression ignition engines (general principles), the cycle of operation and construction of engines. It describes fuel systems, the role of air in the combustion process, cooling and lubrication systems, engine electrical systems, power transmission and hull fittings. Other areas include safe working practices, pollution prevention and bottled gas installations.

The course is the first rung on the engineering career ladder for those with no formal marine engineering or craft training. It is of interest to crew members from other departments who wish to enhance their employment prospects by being able to fill the Assistant Engineer position or who wish simply to deepen their engineering knowledge. Small boat private owners may also find this course useful.

Assessment: Written examination on the final day

for engineering crew runs until 14/04/2017

 

10 Apr

Superyacht Cookery

Organised by UKSA

Do you want a career cooking on yachts? Our 5 day Superyacht Cookery Foundation teaches a repertoire of delicious meals to impress, and will improve your confidence and enjoyment when catering for guest and crew. With instruction from expert chefs and professional yacht crew, the programme gives you a thorough understanding of good food preparation and cookery practice, including menu planning and budgeting.

Includes all food and accommodation

for interior crew runs until 14/04/2017

 

10 Apr

STCW Crisis Management & Human Behaviour (CMHB)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

(for passenger ships)

Fee: £225 (incl. VAT) per delegate#
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to increase awareness of persons responsible for the safety of passengers in an emergency situation with particular reference to:

• shipboard emergency procedures
• the optimum use of resources
• a controlled response to emergencies
the control of passengers and other personnel during emergency situation and the establishment and maintenance of effective communications
• dealing with Crowds in emergencies and correct procedures.


We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

10 Apr

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines (1 Day: La Ciotat)

Organised by Fine Wine Works

A one day course held in the shipyard in La Ciotat (PYA GUEST Accredited)
Course fee includes Lunch & Refreshments

for interior crewICTC accredited

 

10 Apr

Entry Level Deck Week

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1495

Designed for the individual seeking to start their maritime deck career, this course provides both classroom and practical instruction in the areas of general nautical terminology, watchstanding, vessel steering, safety and security, shipboard maintenance, marlinspike seamanship, anchoring and daily operations required for a deckhand.

It is strongly recommended that students wishing to secure employment as a deckhand will complete STCW Basic Safety Training and Powerboat Level II instruction.

The course uses both practical training tools as well as classroom lessons and saves significantly over the cost for doing the courses individually. Further savings are available when combined with the STCW Basic Safety Training Course.

Assessment: Practical and written assessments

for deck crew runs until 14/04/2017

 

10 Apr

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Program

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $2999 (Combined Theory & Practical Bundle)

The Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster certificate has become the industry standard qualification after the entry-level stage. It is the first formal training in navigation and seamanship that deckhands receive on their path to higher MCA issued certificates and it is a vital part of their maritime education.

For MCA OOW, Chief Mate and Master Certificates it is a requirement that this theory course is successfully completed as part of the training. You will learn: Methods of visual and electronic navigation, charts and chart-work, calculation of tidal heights and tidal streams, meteorology, the collision avoidance rules, safety and safety equipment.

It is not a beginners course. You will learn: Practical boat handling and navigation in our 15 m steel hulled training yacht, the Motor Yacht Lord Nelson (we do not currently offer Yachtmaster Sail). You will gain practical command experience and, because of the weight of the yacht, she handles like a much larger vessel. The boat therefore provides an ideal training platform for those moving to larger yachts.

You are required to hold the VHF (SRC) Radio Licence, Valid First Aid certificate (to have been taken within 3 years), Valid Personal Survival Techniques certificate, Valid ENG1, and online PPR certificate.
Assessment You will be examined by an RYA examiner on the last 2 days of the course, who will test your practical ability as well as your written and verbal theoretical knowledge.

Requirements: 2,500 logged sea miles, with at least half being in tidal waters and half being on vessels between 7LWL-24m LOA and all under 500GT, 50 days at sea, (5 days as skipper), At least 5 passages over 60nm in vessels between 7m LWL-24m LOA and under 80GT; including 2 overnight passages and 2 skipper passages, a valid ENG1 medical certificate, All qualifying sea time must be within 10 years prior to the exam

for deck crew runs until 21/04/2017

 

11 Apr

STCW Designated Security Duties (DSD)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £225 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to provide Officers & Crew with a better understanding of:

• ship security importance and know the roles and responsibilities of the organisations and individuals involved.

• what constitutes security risks, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations
the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems.

• how to maintain the measures in ship security plan and related requirements.

• how to maintain the effectiveness of security arrangements, procedures and equipment at the three security levels, taking into account their limitations.


We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

11 Apr

STCW Ship Security Officer (SSO)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £620 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 3 days

Prerequisites:
Candidates should have 12 months sea service or an appropriate sea service knowledge of ship operations to give them the experience needed to reach the training objectives and undertake the roles and responsibilities of an SSO. Those who do not meet this requirement will be awarded the MCA Proficiency in Designated Security Duties certificate, which is also an IMO recognised qualification approved by Security Companies.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course will provide SSO’s with a better understanding of how to:

• maintain and supervise the implementation of a ship security plan.
• assess security risks, threat and vulnerability
undertake regular inspections of the ship to ensure appropriate security measures are implemented and maintained.
• ensure that security and systems, if any, are properly operated, tested and calibrated.
• encourage security awareness and vigilance.


We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 13/04/2017

 

11 Apr

STCW Security Awareness (SA)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £90 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: Half day

Prerequisites: None

With effect from January 1, 2014, all seafarers, regardless of their role on board, will need to demonstrate an understanding of security awareness, in accordance with STCW, Section A-VI/6 paragraph 4. This requirement extends to all hotel staff and concessionaires on cruise vessels.

Furthermore, those individuals with Designated Security Duties are required to undertake additional training in accordance with STCW, Section A-VI/6 paragraph 6.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to provide Officers and Crew with a better understanding of:

• the importance of ship security and the roles of those involved in its provision.
• the requirements and measures to maintain ship security.
• able to recognise and report a security threat.


We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

13 Apr

STCW Basic Refresher (BFF + PST)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $495

This is the STCW Basic Training Refresher, a bundled course of 1/2 day Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting and 1/2 day of Personal Survival Techniques

Assessment: Continuous assessment

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Personal Survival Techniques

Requirements: Valid ENG1

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

17 Apr

OOW Navigation & Radar

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $3595

The course provides an STCW 95 ARPA (Automatic Radar Plotting Aids) qualification. There are 2 parts to the course. 10 days of theory followed by 5 days of practical navigation.

The first 2 weeks of theory start from where the RYA Yachtmaster leaves off and students must be at Yachtmaster standard before attending. Several areas are examined which are not fully covered in the Yachtmaster programme, such as ARPA, chart correction, radar potting and more detailed understanding of electronic nav aids. In the practical element there is much emphasis on the set up and correct operation of these nav aids, good watch keeping procedures, radar plotting and radar navigation, practical rules of the road.

The Officer of the Watch Navigation and Radar module is an advanced course in yacht navigation and it is not for beginners. Students must have taken and passed their RYA Yachtmaster Offshore before attending.

Note that from January 2017, an EDH certificate must be issued 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency.

Duration: Monday to Friday for 3 weeks

Assessment: Continuous assessment throughout the course, with a 2.5 hour written exam at the end of the second week and a practical assessment on the simulator during the third week.

Prerequisites: Yachtmaster Offshore Theory, Yachtmaster Offshore Practical

for deck crew runs until 05/05/2017

 

17 Apr

Management HELM (E)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

*Evening Course*

The 2010 'Manilla' amendments to the STCW convention introduced, for the first time, a requirement (mandatory from the 1st September 2013) for management and leadership training for all ships officers. This course is designed to promote the skills needed to lead an organisation.

This course addresses the following questions.
How do successful managers weld the teams in their charge together into an effective whole?
How best to communicate your goals to others?
How to get the best out of each individual taking into account their capabilities and their training needs?

Using lectures and case studies and also team exercises, which form part of the assessment, the week is designed to encourage future masters and chief engineers to think about how to build a safe and effective team.

Assessment: Lectures, case studies, and team exercises

for deck crew runs until 22/04/2017

 

17 Apr

Medical First Aid

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $699

This course covers the syllabus required by the STCW95 Code Table AVI/4-1. It is required for those seeking MCA CoCs at the operational level and for those seeking to the new PYA interior senior steward/ess certificate and also for those designated to provide first aid care in a ship.

Medical First Aid covers how to prepare for a medical emergency on board so you can do what is required to preserve life until proper medical attention can be given. Subjects include; body structure and function, toxicological hazards onboard, casualty examination, spinal injuries, burns, fractures, care of the rescued, radio medical advice, pharmacology, sterilisation of cardiac arrest, drowning and asphyxia.

Assessment: Continuous assessment throughout with a written exam on the final day

Prerequisites: Elementary First Aid

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 20/04/2017

 

17 Apr

STCW Basic Crew Training

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

This five day training package comprises five separate MCA accredited courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Together they form an essential program of pre-sea training conveying important information for the safety of crew.

The 5 days provide an overview of first aid, fire prevention and firefighting, sea survival and some general information about life at sea. For more detailed information you can refer to the course information for each of the individual courses. We offer significant discounts if you sign up for the whole week of training rather than individual modules.

Requirements: We strongly advise that you obtain your ENG1 medical certificate before you undertake the course if you have a medical condition which you think might preclude you from working on a yacht

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 21/04/2017

 

17 Apr

Crowd Management

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $245

*Evening Course*

Crowd Management is not only about controlling the crowd, but also managing the crowd with confidence, knowledge, effective communication and leadership. While all crew need to become familiar with crowd management, it is mandated by STCW for masters, officers and other personnel who are designated on Muster Lists to assist passengers in emergency situations on passenger vessels.
Crowd Management is a comprehensive course incorporating:

Life-saving appliances and control plans: Muster lists and muster stations, emergency alarms (general emergency, man overboard, abandon ship), launching of survival crafts and the proper donning of life jackets.

Mustering procedures: Preparation and launching of equipment, staff assignments, custody and use of communication equipment, manning of fire teams, etc.

Operational limits: Ship’s layout (exits, stairwells, elevators, etc.), power failures, emergency lighting

Emergency procedures: Guidelines for assembling passengers, conducting a vessel search, keeping order and discipline, leadership skills

Communications: Alarms, language barriers, clear and reassuring orders, rumor control, anxiety, special assistance for the disabled, communicating with the bridge. Although designed primarily for the commercial sector, this course is directly relevant to yachts.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 18/04/2017

 

18 Apr

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Tech

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 0.5 days
Fee: £120 (incl. VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers who have a certificate of proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques and who have maintained the required standard of competence by onboard training and experience for all competences of other administrations will be acceptable.
Seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a pre-requisite to the reduced hours entry route of the MCA approved updating course. (If you are unable to complete the form, you will be required to take the full course).

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give all those seeking updating training certification for Personal Survival Techniques the essential education and training to maintain the required standard of competence in Personal Survival Techniques (PST).

The course will include videos, discussions, interactive exercises and practical pool based elements .

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

18 Apr

4 Day Combination Refresher Package

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £795 (incl.VAT) per delegate
Duration: 4 days


Course Overview:
The 4-day combination course covers the four main elements that require updating as per 2010 Manila Amendments.

Element 1 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boat (Refresher)

Element 2 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques (Refresher)

Element 3 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (Refresher)

Element 4 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting (Refresher)


We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

19 Apr

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Res

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Route One - For those holding Advanced Sea Survival or have a completed self-declaration form.
Duration: 0.5 day
Fee: £160 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Route Two - For those holding a full PSC&RB or equivalent.
Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers holding a Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than fast rescue boats) Certificate, or equivalent, which includes ‘Proficiency in Survival Craft’ and the ‘MNTB Life Boat Certificate’.
NB – certificates of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrations will be acceptable.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give seafarers who are required to take charge of a survival craft or a rescue boat (other than fast rescue boats) in emergency situations the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/2-1

Take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch.
Operate a survival craft engine.
Manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship.
Use locating devices, including communication and signalling apparatus and pyrotechnics.
Apply first aid to survivors.
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

19 Apr

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits (Intermediate 3 day)

Organised by Fine Wine Works

DUE TO HIGH DEMAND - new extra date!!
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits
A 3 day course held in Vence, France
This qualification offers Yacht Crew a broad coverage of the world of Wines & Spirits, delving further into the geography, basic tasting technique and with a wide range of
quality international wines to taste and assess, this course will broaden your appreciation and understanding of wine in a professional, enjoyable and entertaining way. Whilst building upon the WSET Level 1 course, there is no need to have had any other wine training.

Course fees include lunches and refreshments

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 21/04/2017

 

20 Apr

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers who have a certificate of proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting. NB - certificate of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrations will be acceptable.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give all those seeking updating training certification for Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting the essential education and training to maintain the required standard of competence in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting.

The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

21 Apr

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:

Updating training is to be undertaken by seafarers holding an advanced fire fighting certificate, or equivalent, and who have maintained the required standard of competence, by onboard training and experience every five years.

Please note: This course does not remove the obligation for holders to update their Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting Certificate every five years.

Course Overview:

The aim of the one day classroom based course is to give seafarers the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/3

Control fire fighting operations aboard ships
Organise and train fire parties
Inspect and service fire detection and fire extinguishing systems and equipment
Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

22 Apr

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $295

This course must be attended by crew working on yachts required to conform to the ISPS code who have been given designated security duties under the ships security plan. This training leads to the issue of an MCA STCW95 certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.

On completion of this training the seafarer will be able to maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan, recognise security risk and threats, undertake regular security inspections, and properly use security equipment and systems.

Assessment: Continuous

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

24 Apr

Medical Care At Sea

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $999

This course covers the syllabus required by the STCW Code 1995 Table AVI/4-2. It is a management level course aimed at those holding or aspiring to MCA Certificates of Competency in deck specialisations and for those designated to take charge of medical care on board ship.

You will learn: The course aims to prepare students to be able to deliver longer-term medical care at sea until professional medical help can be obtained. It includes care to sick and injured patients, head and spinal injuries, ear, nose and throat problems, bleeding, care of wounds, pain relief, suturing, diseases, injections, dental care, hygiene and medical records.

A pass is valid indefinitely, but must be renewed every 5 years if you are the master or have designated responsibility for medical care on board.

Assessment: The course involves both theoretical and practical elements which are assessed continuously by a medical practitioner through both written and oral examinations.

Prerequisites: Elementary First Aid , Medical First Aid

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 28/04/2017

 

24 Apr

INTERIOR SERVICE SPECIALIST MASTERCLASS (PYA GUEST accredite

Organised by Magnums Butlers International

5 day prestigious masterclass specifically designed for Chief Stewardesses and Stewardesses with experience, to develop different styles of table service onboard. Discover new trends, techniques and ideas with hands-on practise, tips on managing the service flow; guidance on discussing menus an detail with Chefs and Guests, plus matching food with wines and beers.

After this course you will be able to demonstrate the understanding of applying different service styles onboard a yacht, efficiently, moreover you will be able to create, implement and manage all Food & Beverage (F&B) operations onboard a yacht outside of the galley department. Also developing and managing events & destination experiences proficiently will become your asset.

P.Y.A GUEST Yacht Interior Advanced Service Module 1 & 2 Certificate
Full brochure:
www.yachtstewardess.biz
marta@yachtstewardess.biz

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 28/04/2017

 

24 Apr

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines (1 Day: Palma)

Organised by Fine Wine Works

A 1 day course,held in Palma, Mallorca.
The perfect and most straightforward introduction to wine for those new to the industry or indeed wanting to better understand the fundamentals of grape growing, wine-making, the main grape varieties, storage and service, and food & wine pairing, with an emphasis on the practical.

Course includes lunch and refreshments

for interior crewICTC accredited

 

24 Apr

STCW 5 Part Basic Safety Training

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £780 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 5days

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:
The five courses offered make up the minimum STCW basic safety training requirements and will normally run from Monday to Friday. The courses will run throughout the week in the below order. All of these courses can however be booked individually:

• STCW Elementary First Aid
• STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
• STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness
• STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
• STCW Personal Survival Techniques

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/04/2017

 

24 Apr

STCW Security Awareness (SA)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £90 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: Half day

Prerequisites: None

With effect from January 1, 2014, all seafarers, regardless of their role on board, will need to demonstrate an understanding of security awareness, in accordance with STCW, Section A-VI/6 paragraph 4. This requirement extends to all hotel staff and concessionaires on cruise vessels.

Furthermore, those individuals with Designated Security Duties are required to undertake additional training in accordance with STCW, Section A-VI/6 paragraph 6.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to provide Officers and Crew with a better understanding of:

• the importance of ship security and the roles of those involved in its provision.
• the requirements and measures to maintain ship security.
• able to recognise and report a security threat.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

24 Apr

GUEST I - The Entry Programme

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

The Entry Programme provides new and junior crew with the essential skills to establish themselves as part of a successful and efficient interior team. Students completing this course will receive the GUEST PYA certificates for: Interior Introduction, Interior Basic Food Service and Wine & Cocktail Introduction.

Interior Introduction
This course outlines all of the major responsibilities that a steward/ess will be expected to face and will also cover a range of important issues from life at sea, to yacht etiquette and safety. Designed to immerse new crew into the world of yachting this module explores the varied role of an interior crew member.

Basic Food Service
This module covers a range of different service types to yacht industry standards. Onboard, you will be expected to respond to the style required by each client: be it plated, silver or platter. Fundamental differences between the various service types will be highlighted and a practical overview of beverage service and table decoration will be demonstrated.

Wine & Cocktail Introduction
Students will develop a basic understanding of food and wine matching, wine regions and grapes of the world, the main spirits and cocktail preparation. Interior yacht crew are expected to be ready to serve and suggest the right wine or beverage to compliment meals and prepare the client's choice of cocktail on demand.

This all encompassing 5 day course will prepare any new crew member for a large part of life onboard.

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 28/04/2017

 

24 Apr

STCW Crisis Management & Human Behaviour (CMHB)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

(for passenger ships)

Fee: £225 (incl. VAT) per delegate#
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to increase awareness of persons responsible for the safety of passengers in an emergency situation with particular reference to:

• shipboard emergency procedures
• the optimum use of resources
• a controlled response to emergencies
the control of passengers and other personnel during emergency situation and the establishment and maintenance of effective communications
• dealing with Crowds in emergencies and correct procedures.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

24 Apr

Entry Level Deck Week

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1495

Designed for the individual seeking to start their maritime deck career, this course provides both classroom and practical instruction in the areas of general nautical terminology, watchstanding, vessel steering, safety and security, shipboard maintenance, marlinspike seamanship, anchoring and daily operations required for a deckhand.

It is strongly recommended that students wishing to secure employment as a deckhand will complete STCW Basic Safety Training and Powerboat Level II instruction.

The course uses both practical training tools as well as classroom lessons and saves significantly over the cost for doing the courses individually. Further savings are available when combined with the STCW Basic Safety Training Course.

Assessment: Practical and written assessments

for deck crew runs until 28/04/2017

 

24 Apr

STCW Basic Refresher (BFF + PST)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $495

This is the STCW Basic Training Refresher, a bundled course of 1/2 day Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting and 1/2 day of Personal Survival Techniques

Assessment: Continuous assessment

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Personal Survival Techniques

Requirements: Valid ENG1

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

25 Apr

Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $795

This is one of the most important safety courses for professional seafarers. Bluewater is 1 of only 2 schools approved to run it outside the UK and the only one in continental Europe. This course covers the syllabus required by the STCW95 Code Table AVI/3. It is a management level course aimed at those holding or aspiring to MCA Certificates of Competency in both deck and engineering specialisations, and also for those aiming to be awarded the new PYA interior head of department certificate.

The course contains much practical fire fighting using different types of extinguishers, hoses and breathing apparatus. Students gain experience in fighting fires in an enclosed space with heat and smoke and of casualty evacuation in a series of escalating exercises designed to build confidence and teamwork. They will also acquire an appreciation of command and control problems. The practical drill can be physically demanding and students should be reasonably fit.

Assessment: Practical and continuous

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

Requirements: 6 months sea service

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 28/04/2017

 

25 Apr

STCW Ship Security Officer (SSO)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £620 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 3 days

Prerequisites:
Candidates should have 12 months sea service or an appropriate sea service knowledge of ship operations to give them the experience needed to reach the training objectives and undertake the roles and responsibilities of an SSO. Those who do not meet this requirement will be awarded the MCA Proficiency in Designated Security Duties certificate, which is also an IMO recognised qualification approved by Security Companies.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course will provide SSO’s with a better understanding of how to:

• maintain and supervise the implementation of a ship security plan.
• assess security risks, threat and vulnerability
undertake regular inspections of the ship to ensure appropriate security measures are implemented and maintained.
• ensure that security and systems, if any, are properly operated, tested and calibrated.
• encourage security awareness and vigilance.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 27/04/2017

 

25 Apr

STCW Designated Security Duties (DSD)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £225 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to provide Officers & Crew with a better understanding of:

• ship security importance and know the roles and responsibilities of the organisations and individuals involved.

• what constitutes security risks, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations
the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems.

• how to maintain the measures in ship security plan and related requirements.

• how to maintain the effectiveness of security arrangements, procedures and equipment at the three security levels, taking into account their limitations.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

25 Apr

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits (Int 3 day: Palma)

Organised by Fine Wine Works

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits
A 3 day course held in Palma, Mallorca.
This qualification offers Yacht Crew a broad coverage of the world of Wines & Spirits, delving further into the geography, basic tasting technique and with a wide range of quality international wines to taste and assess, this course will broaden your appreciation and understanding of wine in a professional, enjoyable and entertaining way. Whilst building upon the WSET Level 1 course, there is no need to have had any other wine training.

Course fees include lunches and refreshments

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 27/04/2017

 

25 Apr

MCA Helideck Safety Training Package

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £2,100 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 4 days

Course Overview:

This package is designed to incorporate all elements required to carry out the duties of MCA certified Helideck Crew.

The following elements included are:

Element 1 - MCA Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to operate helicopters at sea, safely. this course will effectively train delegates to become Helideck Assistants (HDAs) on aviation-capable large yachts.

Element 2 - MCA Helideck Fire Fighting
The purpose of this course is to give delegates the techniques required to extinguish helicopter fires, safely and efficiently.

Element 3 - MCA Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)
This course continues on from the Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response course to focus on the HLO's leadership role during a variety of realistic Standard and Emergency Operating Procedures (SOPs & EOPs). As leader of the Helideck, the Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) plays a crucial role towards safe and efficient helicopter operations on board.

Element 4 - MCA Helicopter Refuelling
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to refuel helicopters at sea, safely.

- In addition live Helicopter Training can be organised on site for an extra cost.
- Group bookings will be considered for discount and courses can be taken individually upon request.
- MCA require elements 1, 2 & 3 must be completed successfully before delegates can carry out duties on board.

Upon completion of the all the course above you will be presented with the original certificates.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/04/2017

 

25 Apr

MCA Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £800 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the 4 elements of STCW 95 Basic Training, prior to attending this module:

Personal Survival Technique
Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting
Elementary First Aid
Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to operate helicopters at sea, safely. This course will effectively train delegates to become Helideck Assistants (HDAs) on aviation-capable large yachts.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

26 Apr

MCA Helideck Fire Fighting

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £450 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Basic Training
Have completed or be attending concurrently, the Large Yacht Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response training module

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates the techniques required to extinguish helicopter fires, safely and efficiently. The course will show delegates how to prepare all firefighting equipment for the helideck, prior to flying operations and teach them how to take appropriate actions in response to helicopter fire relates emergencies.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

27 Apr

MCA Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £800 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Advanced Fire Fighting
HDA Qualified – Large Yacht Helicopter Procedures & Emergency Response and Large Yacht Helideck Fire Fighting Courses completed or equivalent as authorised by the MCA
Practical experience performing the duties of an HDA

Course Overview:
This course continues on from the Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response course to focus on the HLO's leadership role during a variety of realistic Standard and Emergency Operating Procedures (SOPs & EOPs). As leader of the Helideck, the Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) plays a crucial role towards safe and efficient helicopter operations on board.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

28 Apr

PYA Advanced Bartending & Mixology Module 1: Palma

Organised by Fine Wine Works

PYA Advanced Bartending & Mixology Module 1 held in Palma, Mallorca.
An introduction to key Spirits & Classic Cocktails: which tools to use, understanding a recipe and practical Cocktail making.
Course fee includes Lunch & Refreshments
Max: 8 Students.

for interior crewICTC accredited

 

28 Apr

MCA Helicopter Refuelling

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £290 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1/2 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Basic Training

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to refuel helicopters at sea, safely.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

29 Apr

PYA Yacht Interior Basic Food Service Module (PYA GUEST accr

Organised by Magnums Butlers International

A full day of ‘hands-on’ basic food service training, for those wishing to enter the luxury yacht industry with a professional start. This serious, but good fun program encompasses different food service techniques including how to correctly conduct food service on board, the crucial basics of service standards, different service styles and dining decorum. Menu knowledge, culinary comprehension, basic beverage presentation and table setting skills are also covered, along with table napkin folding.

P.Y.A GUEST Yacht Interior Basic Food Service Module Certificate
Full brochure:
www.yachtstewardess.biz
marta@yachtstewardess.biz

for interior crewICTC accredited

 

1 May

Celestial Navigation

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1295

There is no prerequisite course to attend, the only mandatory element is the examination, hence a course completion certificate will not be required.

This 4 day course leading to a celestial navigation exam will cover the following topics:
- Using celestial bodies to fix position
- Determining latitude by celestial means
- Determining the compass error by celestial means

Please note that, unlike the other Master modules, Celestial Navigation is only valid for 12 months, therefore students should be confident of sitting their Oral within the next 12 months before taking this exam.

Assessment: 3 hour written exam

for deck crew runs until 05/05/2017

 

1 May

Efficient Deckhand

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

Everyone working on deck needs to gain the knowledge provided in this course, from all the knots and lashings that every seafarer should learn, to more advanced areas such as splicing, whipping, rigging stages and derricks.

Students learn how safely to turn up berthing lines on bits, capstans and windlasses and the correct type of stopper to use. The qualities and characteristics of different types of rope, the calculation of safe working loads, the importance and significance of test certificates and the application on deck of the Code of Safe Working Practice for Merchant Seaman.

This course is taught over 4 days with an oral and practical examination on the last day. Students would be well advised to arrive with the ability to tie most of the standard nautical knots in order to get through the syllabus in 4 days.

Note that from January 2017, an EDH certificate must be issued 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency.

Assessment: Oral and practical on the final day

Requirements: At least 17 years of age, Hold a valid ENG1 certificate, Hold one of the following: (a) An MCA-accepted Yachtmaster Offshore, or (b) A Yacht Rating with at least 6 months' seagoing service and a steering certificate, or (c) An NWR certificate, or (d) A Boat Master Licence (BML) Tier 1 Level 2 certificate, or (e) A Tug Rating with at least 6 months' seagoing service and a steering certificate or an NWR Certificate, NOTE - before an EDH certificate can be issued, a minimum of 6 months' seagoing service in vessels of 15m or more is required.

for deck crew runs until 06/05/2017

 

1 May

PYA Advanced Wine Appreciation Module 1 & 2 ( PYA GUEST acc

Organised by Magnums Butlers International

A Professional Yachting Association accredited course for yacht interior crew seeking to expand their sommelier knowledge and skills. Practical and theoretical, an expert Wine Sommelier and a Professional Butler deliver this intermediate wine program, taking students on a global wine journey covering the essentials of viticulture, vinification and climate. This exciting and informative course equips students with a deeper understanding of wine including how to discuss the basics of wine with guests on board and thus assist in their selection. Participants will be invited to partake in professional wine tasting and structured French cheese tasting as part of the food and wine matching tutorial. Yacht storage and service of wine will also be covered along with decanting skills.

P.Y.A GUEST Advanced Wine Appreciation Module 1 & 2 Certificate
Full brochure:
www.yachtstewardess.biz
marta@yachtstewardess.biz

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 02/05/2017

 

1 May

PYA Yacht Interior Basic Food Service Module (PYA GUEST accr

Organised by Magnums Butlers International

A full day of ‘hands-on’ basic food service training, for those wishing to enter the luxury yacht industry with a professional start. This serious, but good fun program encompasses different food service techniques including how to correctly conduct food service on board, the crucial basics of service standards, different service styles and dining decorum. Menu knowledge, culinary comprehension, basic beverage presentation and table setting skills are also covered, along with table napkin folding.

P.Y.A GUEST Yacht Interior Basic Food Service Module Certificate
Full brochure:
www.yachtstewardess.biz
marta@yachtstewardess.biz

for interior crewICTC accredited

 

1 May

ISM Shipboard Safety Officer

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

Commercial yachts over 500 GT and yachts employing more than 5 personnel are required to have a qualified Shipboard Safety Officer onboard. The shipboard safety officer's course is directly aimed at satisfying the requirements of the ISM code for the training of the person holding this important position.

You will learn: Introduction to ISM, legislative background, onboard safety management systems, review of various methods of reporting and recording ISM information, accident investigation and analysis and reporting.

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 03/05/2017

 

1 May

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 02/05/2017

 

1 May

STCW Basic Crew Training

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

This five day training package comprises five separate MCA accredited courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Together they form an essential program of pre-sea training conveying important information for the safety of crew.

The 5 days provide an overview of first aid, fire prevention and firefighting, sea survival and some general information about life at sea. For more detailed information you can refer to the course information for each of the individual courses. We offer significant discounts if you sign up for the whole week of training rather than individual modules.

Requirements: We strongly advise that you obtain your ENG1 medical certificate before you undertake the course if you have a medical condition which you think might preclude you from working on a yacht

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 05/05/2017

 

1 May

Crowd Management

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $245

*Evening Course*

Crowd Management is not only about controlling the crowd, but also managing the crowd with confidence, knowledge, effective communication and leadership. While all crew need to become familiar with crowd management, it is mandated by STCW for masters, officers and other personnel who are designated on Muster Lists to assist passengers in emergency situations on passenger vessels.
Crowd Management is a comprehensive course incorporating:

Life-saving appliances and control plans: Muster lists and muster stations, emergency alarms (general emergency, man overboard, abandon ship), launching of survival crafts and the proper donning of life jackets.

Mustering procedures: Preparation and launching of equipment, staff assignments, custody and use of communication equipment, manning of fire teams, etc.

Operational limits: Ship’s layout (exits, stairwells, elevators, etc.), power failures, emergency lighting

Emergency procedures: Guidelines for assembling passengers, conducting a vessel search, keeping order and discipline, leadership skills

Communications: Alarms, language barriers, clear and reassuring orders, rumor control, anxiety, special assistance for the disabled, communicating with the bridge. Although designed primarily for the commercial sector, this course is directly relevant to yachts.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 02/05/2017

 

2 May

PYA Introduction Wine, Bartending & Mixology (PYA GUEST acc

Organised by Magnums Butlers International

Improve your knowledge of wine and cocktails and achieve a Professional Yachting Association certificate in Wine and Cocktails introduction. Discover the correct way to store and serve wine on board a yacht and how to present wine, champagne and cocktails to guests. This course covers the basics of wine across world with relevance to the yachting industry, encompassing wine regions and grapes and an understanding of champagne and the rudiments of wine. Tuition also includes food and wine matching with a structured wine and cheese tasting lesson. Students will additionally familiarise themselves with a grasp of the main spirits and learn how to use the tools and apply the correct methods to blend a few popular drinks.

P.Y.A GUEST Introduction Wine, Bartending & Mixology Certificate
Full brochure:
www.yachtstewardess.biz
marta@yachtstewardess.biz

for interior crewICTC accredited

 

2 May

STCW Advanced Fire Fighting (AFF)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £820 (incl.VAT) per delegate
Duration: 4 days

Prerequisites:
Completed a Certificate of Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW Reg VI/1 para 1 & Sec A-VI/1 para 2.1.2) or appropriate training approved by the MCA.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give seafarers the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/3
• Control fire fighting operations aboard ships
• Organise and train fire parties.
• Inspect and service fire detection and fire .extinguishing systems and equipment.
• Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire.


We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 05/05/2017

 

3 May

RYA Personal Water Craft

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $450

The RYA Personal Watercraft certificate is available to everyone over 16 years old of all nationalities. It is issued after a one-day course, partly in the classroom and partly at sea. You will learn basic collision avoidance, basic navigation, emergency procedures, safety equipment, PWC types, launching/slipping PWCs. Practical PWC operation including slow and high speed manoeuvring, turning and emergency stops.

Because the Maritime Authorities are becoming more and more demanding about licenses for Personal Watercrafts, this course is ideal for deckhands on large yachts and possibly for charter guests.

Assessment: Continuous theoretical and practical assessment

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

4 May

PYA Advanced Interior Housekeeping & Valet (PYA GUEST accred

Organised by Magnums Butlers International

Created for stewards and stewardess seeking to progress in their interior yachting career, this program has been carefully designed to assist in helping you advance from an introductory yachting interior professional to fully functioning in Housekeeping standards. Training modules will cover a myriad of topics where you will continue to build on your role with a greater understanding of the demographics of different departments on board and the guidelines which they operate within.
The P.Y.A interior intermediate program will further enhance your housekeeping and valet repertoire with an increased comprehension of guest care including how to arrange and inspect the suite, how to deliver and check guest amenities and how to ‘turndown’ a guest’s bed in the evening.
Practical demonstrations will give you the opportunity to practice the essentials of wardrobe management including how to arrange, return and store guest’s laundry, unpacking suitcases, bag packing, shoe management and the correct folding of individual garments. Cabin and public cleaning care will comprise running checklists, fabric and surface handing and the importance of attention to detail and speed. There will additionally be a focus on cleaning crew quarters and laundry management of staff uniforms.
Ambiance within the interior will also fall within your remit; therefore you will also be shown the skills of fresh flower care and plant nurturing.

P.Y.A GUEST Advanced Interior Housekeeping & Valet Certificate
Full brochure:
www.yachtstewardess.biz
marta@yachtstewardess.biz

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 05/05/2017

 

4 May

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 05/05/2017

 

6 May

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $295

This course must be attended by crew working on yachts required to conform to the ISPS code who have been given designated security duties under the ships security plan. This training leads to the issue of an MCA STCW95 certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.

On completion of this training the seafarer will be able to maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan, recognise security risk and threats, undertake regular security inspections, and properly use security equipment and systems.

Assessment: Continuous

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

8 May

Seamanship & Meteorology

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1495

This is a general command level course designed to convey certain important issues in five different key areas. Key Areas: seamanship, navigation and passage planning, meteorology, MARPOL and the Code of Safe Working Practices for Seamen.

All of the subject areas covered are given a high priority in the MCA Oral examination for 500gt and 3000gt Master.

Assessment: 2 hour written examination. (A pass is valid for 3 years)

for deck crew runs until 12/05/2017

 

8 May

STCW Basic Crew Training

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

This five day training package comprises five separate MCA accredited courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Together they form an essential program of pre-sea training conveying important information for the safety of crew.

The 5 days provide an overview of first aid, fire prevention and firefighting, sea survival and some general information about life at sea. For more detailed information you can refer to the course information for each of the individual courses. We offer significant discounts if you sign up for the whole week of training rather than individual modules.

Requirements: We strongly advise that you obtain your ENG1 medical certificate before you undertake the course if you have a medical condition which you think might preclude you from working on a yacht

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 12/05/2017

 

8 May

Approved Engine Course

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

AEC might well have been called the 'Assistant Engineers Course', it is a requirement for holding this relatively new post. The AEC is aimed at giving a wide and general appreciation of basic marine diesel mechanics and electrics along with an understanding of the chief engineer's responsibilities.

Specifically the course covers: compression ignition engines (general principles), the cycle of operation and construction of engines. It describes fuel systems, the role of air in the combustion process, cooling and lubrication systems, engine electrical systems, power transmission and hull fittings. Other areas include safe working practices, pollution prevention and bottled gas installations.

The course is the first rung on the engineering career ladder for those with no formal marine engineering or craft training. It is of interest to crew members from other departments who wish to enhance their employment prospects by being able to fill the Assistant Engineer position or who wish simply to deepen their engineering knowledge. Small boat private owners may also find this course useful.

Assessment: Written examination on the final day

for engineering crew runs until 12/05/2017

 

8 May

GUEST I - The Entry Programme

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

The Entry Programme provides new and junior crew with the essential skills to establish themselves as part of a successful and efficient interior team. Students completing this course will receive the GUEST PYA certificates for: Interior Introduction, Interior Basic Food Service and Wine & Cocktail Introduction.

Interior Introduction
This course outlines all of the major responsibilities that a steward/ess will be expected to face and will also cover a range of important issues from life at sea, to yacht etiquette and safety. Designed to immerse new crew into the world of yachting this module explores the varied role of an interior crew member.

Basic Food Service
This module covers a range of different service types to yacht industry standards. Onboard, you will be expected to respond to the style required by each client: be it plated, silver or platter. Fundamental differences between the various service types will be highlighted and a practical overview of beverage service and table decoration will be demonstrated.

Wine & Cocktail Introduction
Students will develop a basic understanding of food and wine matching, wine regions and grapes of the world, the main spirits and cocktail preparation. Interior yacht crew are expected to be ready to serve and suggest the right wine or beverage to compliment meals and prepare the client's choice of cocktail on demand.

This all encompassing 5 day course will prepare any new crew member for a large part of life onboard.

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 12/05/2017

 

8 May

5 Part Basic Safety Training

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £780 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 5days

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:
The five courses offered make up the minimum STCW basic safety training requirements and will normally run from Monday to Friday. The courses will run throughout the week in the below order. All of these courses can however be booked individually:

• STCW Elementary First Aid
• STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
• STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness
• STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
• STCW Personal Survival Techniques

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 12/05/2017

 

8 May

ECDIS

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1295

Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) are now fitted as standard equipment in most large yachts. Although many systems are, superficially, easy to use, there are many capabilities which are not so obvious and for which training is required.

There are also hidden dangers in these capabilities which navigators must be trained to avoid. For this reason in the 2010 'Manila Amendments' of STCW95 it was decided to make training in ECDIS compulsory for the deck CoCs. This course fully complies with the requirements of and is approved by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

The course takes 5 days and involves theoretical instruction in the principles of ECDIS operation and practical training in our navigation simulator. The course satisfies the legal requirement for 'generic' training. We do recommend that those students wishing to take an ECDIS have first successfully completed the OOW Navigation and Radar course, otherwise they could well struggle to master the content. This is obviously not applicable if you are taking ECDIS to lift the negative endorsement on your Master 200 CoC.

This course becomes a mandatory module for OOW(Y) and Chief Mate and above from 1st Jan 2014. Meanwhile, if any deck CoC OOW and above is issued prior to December 31st where an ECDIS is not supplied, it will be endorsed 'Not for use on ECDIS fitted ships after 1 January 2017'.
Assessment: Continuous

Requirements: It is highly recommended that OOW Navigation & Radar is completed prior to ECDIS, From January 1st 2017 your EDH certificate must have been issued at least 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency

for deck crew runs until 12/05/2017

 

8 May

GUEST I -Entry Program

Organised by S. Ranis - Piraeus Maritime Training Center (PMTC)

All you need to know in order to start your career in Yacht Industry as a steward .The Entry Program will provide the essential skills needed on board for new and junior crew.
The 5 days course includes :
Pya Yacht Interior Introduction module (3days)
Pya Introduction Interior Basic Food Service (1 day) and
Pya Introduction Wine, Bartending & Mixology (1 day)

for interior crew runs until 12/05/2017

 

8 May

Entry Level Deck Week

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1495

Designed for the individual seeking to start their maritime deck career, this course provides both classroom and practical instruction in the areas of general nautical terminology, watchstanding, vessel steering, safety and security, shipboard maintenance, marlinspike seamanship, anchoring and daily operations required for a deckhand.

It is strongly recommended that students wishing to secure employment as a deckhand will complete STCW Basic Safety Training and Powerboat Level II instruction.

The course uses both practical training tools as well as classroom lessons and saves significantly over the cost for doing the courses individually. Further savings are available when combined with the STCW Basic Safety Training Course.

Assessment: Practical and written assessments

for deck crew runs until 12/05/2017

 

8 May

Crowd Management

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $245

*Evening Course*

Crowd Management is not only about controlling the crowd, but also managing the crowd with confidence, knowledge, effective communication and leadership. While all crew need to become familiar with crowd management, it is mandated by STCW for masters, officers and other personnel who are designated on Muster Lists to assist passengers in emergency situations on passenger vessels.
Crowd Management is a comprehensive course incorporating:

Life-saving appliances and control plans: Muster lists and muster stations, emergency alarms (general emergency, man overboard, abandon ship), launching of survival crafts and the proper donning of life jackets.

Mustering procedures: Preparation and launching of equipment, staff assignments, custody and use of communication equipment, manning of fire teams, etc.

Operational limits: Ship’s layout (exits, stairwells, elevators, etc.), power failures, emergency lighting

Emergency procedures: Guidelines for assembling passengers, conducting a vessel search, keeping order and discipline, leadership skills

Communications: Alarms, language barriers, clear and reassuring orders, rumor control, anxiety, special assistance for the disabled, communicating with the bridge. Although designed primarily for the commercial sector, this course is directly relevant to yachts.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 09/05/2017

 

11 May

STCW Basic Refresher (BFF + PST)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $495

This is the STCW Basic Training Refresher, a bundled course of 1/2 day Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting and 1/2 day of Personal Survival Techniques

Assessment: Continuous assessment

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Personal Survival Techniques

Requirements: Valid ENG1

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

12 May

Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $190

This half day theory course meets the criteria to provide evidence of maintaining the required standard of competence in Advanced Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting. This is also referred to as the Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher.

There will be theoretical elements to refresh your knowledge and understanding of the principles; fire fighting procedures at sea and in port, with particular emphasis on organisation, tactics and command; communication and coordination during fir e-fighting operations; ventilation control, including smoke extraction. Also covered will be control of fuel and electrical systems, fire fighting process hazards (dry distillation, chemical reactions, boiler uptake, fires) and fire precautions and hazards associated with the storage and handling of materials. Management and control of injured persons and the procedures for coordination with shore-based fire fighters additionally are defined as learning outcomes.

For admittance to this theory course, seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a pre-requisite to provide evidence of hot wears within the preceding five years at an MCA approved training centre. This form is distributed by the training provider.

Duration: 4 hours

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting , Advanced Fire Fighting

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited

 

12 May

Updated PSCRB (Restricted)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $250

Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (Restricted) course meeting the requirements laid down under Article IX of the STCW78 convention, as amended. Not for use on vessels fitted with davit launched liferafts. This is also referred to as the Advanced Sea Survival Refresher.

Prerequisites: Advanced Sea Survival

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited

 

15 May

Medical First Aid (E)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $699

*Evening Course*

This course covers the syllabus required by the STCW95 Code Table AVI/4-1. It is required for those seeking MCA CoCs at the operational level and for those seeking to the new PYA interior senior steward/ess certificate and also for those designated to provide first aid care in a ship.

Medical First Aid covers how to prepare for a medical emergency on board so you can do what is required to preserve life until proper medical attention can be given. Subjects include; body structure and function, toxicological hazards onboard, casualty examination, spinal injuries, burns, fractures, care of the rescued, radio medical advice, pharmacology, sterilisation of cardiac arrest, drowning and asphyxia.

Assessment: Continuous assessment throughout with a written exam on the final day

Prerequisites: Elementary First Aid

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 19/05/2017

 

15 May

Stability

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1595

This is a management level course that explores the principles of ship stability at a practical level. The course aims to ensure an understanding of stability principles rather than testing mathematical ability in their application. Emphasis is placed upon those aspects of the subject which can affect the work of a large yacht master.

Nevertheless many of the principles will be illustrated by practical examples in the classroom and therefore a revision of basic algebra and trigonometry will benefit the student. A good basic introduction to the subject is 'Simple Ship Stability' by Alfred Carver, published by Fairplay Publications. We also recommend you read the course notes in advance.

Assessment: 2 hour written examination

for deck crew runs until 19/05/2017

 

15 May

Efficient Deckhand

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

Everyone working on deck needs to gain the knowledge provided in this course, from all the knots and lashings that every seafarer should learn, to more advanced areas such as splicing, whipping, rigging stages and derricks.

Students learn how safely to turn up berthing lines on bits, capstans and windlasses and the correct type of stopper to use. The qualities and characteristics of different types of rope, the calculation of safe working loads, the importance and significance of test certificates and the application on deck of the Code of Safe Working Practice for Merchant Seaman.

This course is taught over 4 days with an oral and practical examination on the last day. Students would be well advised to arrive with the ability to tie most of the standard nautical knots in order to get through the syllabus in 4 days.

Note that from January 2017, an EDH certificate must be issued 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency.

Assessment: Oral and practical on the final day

Requirements: At least 17 years of age, Hold a valid ENG1 certificate, Hold one of the following: (a) An MCA-accepted Yachtmaster Offshore, or (b) A Yacht Rating with at least 6 months' seagoing service and a steering certificate, or (c) An NWR certificate, or (d) A Boat Master Licence (BML) Tier 1 Level 2 certificate, or (e) A Tug Rating with at least 6 months' seagoing service and a steering certificate or an NWR Certificate, NOTE - before an EDH certificate can be issued, a minimum of 6 months' seagoing service in vessels of 15m or more is required.

for deck crew runs until 19/05/2017

 

15 May

Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 5 days
Fee: £625 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites: Hold a minimum of 6 months sea-time and hold a Certificate of Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques or equivalent.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give seafarers who are required to take charge of a survival craft or a rescue boat (other than fast rescue boats) in emergency situations the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/2-1

Take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch.
Operate a survival craft engine.
Manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship.
Use locating devices, including communication and signalling apparatus and pyrotechnics.
Apply first aid to survivors.
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 19/05/2017

 

15 May

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 16/05/2017

 

15 May

STCW Basic Crew Training

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

This five day training package comprises five separate MCA accredited courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Together they form an essential program of pre-sea training conveying important information for the safety of crew.

The 5 days provide an overview of first aid, fire prevention and firefighting, sea survival and some general information about life at sea. For more detailed information you can refer to the course information for each of the individual courses. We offer significant discounts if you sign up for the whole week of training rather than individual modules.

Requirements: We strongly advise that you obtain your ENG1 medical certificate before you undertake the course if you have a medical condition which you think might preclude you from working on a yacht

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 19/05/2017

 

15 May

STCW Crisis Management & Human Behaviour (CMHB)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

(for passenger ships)

Fee: £225 (incl. VAT) per delegate#
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to increase awareness of persons responsible for the safety of passengers in an emergency situation with particular reference to:

• shipboard emergency procedures
• the optimum use of resources
• a controlled response to emergencies
the control of passengers and other personnel during emergency situation and the establishment and maintenance of effective communications
• dealing with Crowds in emergencies and correct procedures.


We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

15 May

Crowd Management

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $245

*Evening Course*

Crowd Management is not only about controlling the crowd, but also managing the crowd with confidence, knowledge, effective communication and leadership. While all crew need to become familiar with crowd management, it is mandated by STCW for masters, officers and other personnel who are designated on Muster Lists to assist passengers in emergency situations on passenger vessels.
Crowd Management is a comprehensive course incorporating:

Life-saving appliances and control plans: Muster lists and muster stations, emergency alarms (general emergency, man overboard, abandon ship), launching of survival crafts and the proper donning of life jackets.

Mustering procedures: Preparation and launching of equipment, staff assignments, custody and use of communication equipment, manning of fire teams, etc.

Operational limits: Ship’s layout (exits, stairwells, elevators, etc.), power failures, emergency lighting

Emergency procedures: Guidelines for assembling passengers, conducting a vessel search, keeping order and discipline, leadership skills

Communications: Alarms, language barriers, clear and reassuring orders, rumor control, anxiety, special assistance for the disabled, communicating with the bridge. Although designed primarily for the commercial sector, this course is directly relevant to yachts.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 16/05/2017

 

15 May

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Program

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $2999 (Combined Theory & Practical Bundle)

The Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster certificate has become the industry standard qualification after the entry-level stage. It is the first formal training in navigation and seamanship that deckhands receive on their path to higher MCA issued certificates and it is a vital part of their maritime education.

For MCA OOW, Chief Mate and Master Certificates it is a requirement that this theory course is successfully completed as part of the training. You will learn: Methods of visual and electronic navigation, charts and chart-work, calculation of tidal heights and tidal streams, meteorology, the collision avoidance rules, safety and safety equipment.

It is not a beginners course. You will learn: Practical boat handling and navigation in our 15 m steel hulled training yacht, the Motor Yacht Lord Nelson (we do not currently offer Yachtmaster Sail). You will gain practical command experience and, because of the weight of the yacht, she handles like a much larger vessel. The boat therefore provides an ideal training platform for those moving to larger yachts.

You are required to hold the VHF (SRC) Radio Licence, Valid First Aid certificate (to have been taken within 3 years), Valid Personal Survival Techniques certificate, Valid ENG1, and online PPR certificate.
Assessment You will be examined by an RYA examiner on the last 2 days of the course, who will test your practical ability as well as your written and verbal theoretical knowledge.

Requirements: 2,500 logged sea miles, with at least half being in tidal waters and half being on vessels between 7LWL-24m LOA and all under 500GT, 50 days at sea, (5 days as skipper), At least 5 passages over 60nm in vessels between 7m LWL-24m LOA and under 80GT; including 2 overnight passages and 2 skipper passages, a valid ENG1 medical certificate, All qualifying sea time must be within 10 years prior to the exam

for deck crew runs until 26/05/2017

 

16 May

STCW Security Awareness (SA)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £90 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: Half day

Prerequisites: None

With effect from January 1, 2014, all seafarers, regardless of their role on board, will need to demonstrate an understanding of security awareness, in accordance with STCW, Section A-VI/6 paragraph 4. This requirement extends to all hotel staff and concessionaires on cruise vessels.

Furthermore, those individuals with Designated Security Duties are required to undertake additional training in accordance with STCW, Section A-VI/6 paragraph 6.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to provide Officers and Crew with a better understanding of:

• the importance of ship security and the roles of those involved in its provision.
• the requirements and measures to maintain ship security.
• able to recognise and report a security threat.


We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

16 May

STCW Designated Security Duties (DSD)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £225 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to provide Officers & Crew with a better understanding of:

• ship security importance and know the roles and responsibilities of the organisations and individuals involved.

• what constitutes security risks, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations
the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems.

• how to maintain the measures in ship security plan and related requirements.

• how to maintain the effectiveness of security arrangements, procedures and equipment at the three security levels, taking into account their limitations.


We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

16 May

STCW Ship Security Officer (SSO)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £620 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 3 days

Prerequisites:
Candidates should have 12 months sea service or an appropriate sea service knowledge of ship operations to give them the experience needed to reach the training objectives and undertake the roles and responsibilities of an SSO. Those who do not meet this requirement will be awarded the MCA Proficiency in Designated Security Duties certificate, which is also an IMO recognised qualification approved by Security Companies.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course will provide SSO’s with a better understanding of how to:

• maintain and supervise the implementation of a ship security plan.
• assess security risks, threat and vulnerability
undertake regular inspections of the ship to ensure appropriate security measures are implemented and maintained.
• ensure that security and systems, if any, are properly operated, tested and calibrated.
• encourage security awareness and vigilance.


We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 18/05/2017

 

17 May

RYA Personal Water Craft

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $450

The RYA Personal Watercraft certificate is available to everyone over 16 years old of all nationalities. It is issued after a one-day course, partly in the classroom and partly at sea. You will learn basic collision avoidance, basic navigation, emergency procedures, safety equipment, PWC types, launching/slipping PWCs. Practical PWC operation including slow and high speed manoeuvring, turning and emergency stops.

Because the Maritime Authorities are becoming more and more demanding about licenses for Personal Watercrafts, this course is ideal for deckhands on large yachts and possibly for charter guests.

Assessment: Continuous theoretical and practical assessment

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

17 May

Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 5 days
Fee: £625 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Hold a minimum of 6 months sea-time and hold a Certificate of Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques or equivalent.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give seafarers who are required to take charge of a survival craft or a rescue boat (other than fast rescue boats) in emergency situations the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/2-1

Take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch.
Operate a survival craft engine.
Manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship.
Use locating devices, including communication and signalling apparatus and pyrotechnics.
Apply first aid to survivors.
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 21/05/2017

 

19 May

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 20/05/2017

 

20 May

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $295

This course must be attended by crew working on yachts required to conform to the ISPS code who have been given designated security duties under the ships security plan. This training leads to the issue of an MCA STCW95 certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.

On completion of this training the seafarer will be able to maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan, recognise security risk and threats, undertake regular security inspections, and properly use security equipment and systems.

Assessment: Continuous

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

22 May

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Res

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Route One - For those holding Advanced Sea Survival or have a completed self-declaration form.
Duration: 0.5 day
Fee: £160 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Route Two - For those holding a full PSC&RB or equivalent.
Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers holding a Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than fast rescue boats) Certificate, or equivalent, which includes ‘Proficiency in Survival Craft’ and the ‘MNTB Life Boat Certificate’.
NB – certificates of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrations will be acceptable.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give seafarers who are required to take charge of a survival craft or a rescue boat (other than fast rescue boats) in emergency situations the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/2-1

Take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch.
Operate a survival craft engine.
Manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship.
Use locating devices, including communication and signalling apparatus and pyrotechnics.
Apply first aid to survivors.
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

22 May

4 Day Combination Refresher Package

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £795 (incl.VAT) per delegate
Duration: 4 days


Course Overview:
The 4-day combination course covers the four main elements that require updating as per 2010 Manila Amendments.

Element 1 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boat (Refresher)

Element 2 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques (Refresher)

Element 3 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (Refresher)

Element 4 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting (Refresher)


We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 25/05/2017

 

22 May

Business & Law

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1595

This course is aimed at making the master aware of his or her responsibilities in law. The course describes how criminal and civil jurisdictions work in the multinational environment of seafaring, the major international conventions that affect yachts and the documents and certificates required to support these.

Important safety issues are discussed and in particular UK Health and Safety Laws and also the master and owner's civil liabilities. Other aspects of UK law, such as that relating to Employment, Salvage and Insurance are covered.

Assessment: 2.5 hour written examination on the final day

for deck crew runs until 26/05/2017

 

22 May

Management HELM

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

The 2010 'Manilla' amendments to the STCW convention introduced, for the first time, a requirement (mandatory from the 1st September 2013) for management and leadership training for all ships officers. This course is designed to promote the skills needed to lead an organisation.

This course addresses the following questions.
How do successful managers weld the teams in their charge together into an effective whole?
How best to communicate your goals to others?
How to get the best out of each individual taking into account their capabilities and their training needs?

Using lectures and case studies and also team exercises, which form part of the assessment, the week is designed to encourage future masters and chief engineers to think about how to build a safe and effective team.

Assessment: Lectures, case studies, and team exercises

for deck crew runs until 26/05/2017

 

22 May

STCW 5 Part Basic Safety Training

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £780 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 5days

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:
The five courses offered make up the minimum STCW basic safety training requirements and will normally run from Monday to Friday. The courses will run throughout the week in the below order. All of these courses can however be booked individually:

• STCW Elementary First Aid
• STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
• STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness
• STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
• STCW Personal Survival Techniques

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 26/05/2017

 

22 May

PSCRB (Restricted)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $995

Proficiency in Survival Craft And Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boat (Restricted) covers onboard organisation for emergencies and drills, imaginative onboard training programmes, survival craft, types, lifejackets and immersion suits, actions in survival craft distress communications, rescue boats and launching underway, and man-overboard responses.

Assessment: Continuous with an internal presentation and exam on final day

Prerequisites: Personal Survival Techniques

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 24/05/2017

 

22 May

GUEST I - The Entry Programme

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

The Entry Programme provides new and junior crew with the essential skills to establish themselves as part of a successful and efficient interior team. Students completing this course will receive the GUEST PYA certificates for: Interior Introduction, Interior Basic Food Service and Wine & Cocktail Introduction.

Interior Introduction
This course outlines all of the major responsibilities that a steward/ess will be expected to face and will also cover a range of important issues from life at sea, to yacht etiquette and safety. Designed to immerse new crew into the world of yachting this module explores the varied role of an interior crew member.

Basic Food Service
This module covers a range of different service types to yacht industry standards. Onboard, you will be expected to respond to the style required by each client: be it plated, silver or platter. Fundamental differences between the various service types will be highlighted and a practical overview of beverage service and table decoration will be demonstrated.

Wine & Cocktail Introduction
Students will develop a basic understanding of food and wine matching, wine regions and grapes of the world, the main spirits and cocktail preparation. Interior yacht crew are expected to be ready to serve and suggest the right wine or beverage to compliment meals and prepare the client's choice of cocktail on demand.

This all encompassing 5 day course will prepare any new crew member for a large part of life onboard.

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 26/05/2017

 

22 May

Entry Level Deck Week

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1495

Designed for the individual seeking to start their maritime deck career, this course provides both classroom and practical instruction in the areas of general nautical terminology, watchstanding, vessel steering, safety and security, shipboard maintenance, marlinspike seamanship, anchoring and daily operations required for a deckhand.

It is strongly recommended that students wishing to secure employment as a deckhand will complete STCW Basic Safety Training and Powerboat Level II instruction.

The course uses both practical training tools as well as classroom lessons and saves significantly over the cost for doing the courses individually. Further savings are available when combined with the STCW Basic Safety Training Course.

Assessment: Practical and written assessments

for deck crew runs until 26/05/2017

 

23 May

Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $795

This is one of the most important safety courses for professional seafarers. Bluewater is 1 of only 2 schools approved to run it outside the UK and the only one in continental Europe. This course covers the syllabus required by the STCW95 Code Table AVI/3. It is a management level course aimed at those holding or aspiring to MCA Certificates of Competency in both deck and engineering specialisations, and also for those aiming to be awarded the new PYA interior head of department certificate.

The course contains much practical fire fighting using different types of extinguishers, hoses and breathing apparatus. Students gain experience in fighting fires in an enclosed space with heat and smoke and of casualty evacuation in a series of escalating exercises designed to build confidence and teamwork. They will also acquire an appreciation of command and control problems. The practical drill can be physically demanding and students should be reasonably fit.

Assessment: Practical and continuous

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

Requirements: 6 months sea service

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 26/05/2017

 

23 May

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Tech

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 0.5 days
Fee: £120 (incl. VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:

Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers who have a certificate of proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques and who have maintained the required standard of competence by onboard training and experience for all competences of other administrations will be acceptable.
Seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a pre-requisite to the reduced hours entry route of the MCA approved updating course. (If you are unable to complete the form, you will be required to take the full course).

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to give all those seeking updating training certification for Personal Survival Techniques the essential education and training to maintain the required standard of competence in Personal Survival Techniques (PST).

The course will include videos, discussions, interactive exercises and practical pool based elements .

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

24 May

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers who have a certificate of proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting. NB - certificate of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrations will be acceptable.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give all those seeking updating training certification for Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting the essential education and training to maintain the required standard of competence in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting.

The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

25 May

Operational HELM

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

The 2010 'Manilla' amendments to the STCW convention introduced, for the first time, a requirement for management and leadership training for all ships' officers. The operational level course focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective team member and team leader.

Using a combination of lectures, case studies, group table-top exercises and practical problem solving tasks, students will learn how to prioritise tasks, motivate individuals and foster an effective team ethic.

This Operational level certificate is required for tickets up to OOW and for Y4 and Y3 engineers. If you are only re-validating your CoC you do not need to do this course, however if you are moving up to the next level ticket you (e.g. from Master 200gt to OOW) you will be required to take the course if you haven't already done so.

Assessment: Continuous and written assessment

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 27/05/2017

 

25 May

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:

Updating training is to be undertaken by seafarers holding an advanced fire fighting certificate, or equivalent, and who have maintained the required standard of competence, by onboard training and experience every five years.

Please note: This course does not remove the obligation for holders to update their Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting Certificate every five years.

Course Overview:

The aim of the one day classroom based course is to give seafarers the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/3

Control fire fighting operations aboard ships
Organise and train fire parties
Inspect and service fire detection and fire extinguishing systems and equipment
Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

26 May

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £430 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Updating training is to be undertaken by seafarers holding a proficiency in fast rescue boats certificate and who have maintained the required standard of competence, by onboard training and experience, for all competencies listed in the self-declaration form. Seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a prerequisite to the reduced hours entry route of the MCA approved updating course.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is for students to demonstrate the following:

Take charge of launching and recovery of a fast rescue boat.
How to prevent and manage capsize situations.
Explain routine maintenance procedures for FRB and measures for contingency repairs.
Carry out pre-use checks of FRB, including engines and related rescue equipment.
Carry out PPE checks for crew and self.
Brief crew for recovery duties.
Recover a casualty from the water and effect their safe transfer to a place of safety.
Undertake waterborne capsize of FRB in controlled environment.
Carry out post capsize procedures, including righting of FRB whilst swimming in appropriate equipment.
Re board FRB and establish control of craft and available equipment.
The course will include videos, discussions, interactive exercises and practical pool based elements .

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

30 May

GMDSS

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1695

The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System General Operator's certificate is a Certificate of Competence (CoC) in its own right as a ship-board radio operator's licence. It also forms an important part of the training required to obtain MCA CoCs. You will learn general communications procedures, in particular distress, urgency, safety and routine communication, using VHF/MF/HF radio, telex and satellite systems.

Students unfamiliar with computer keyboards may be well advised to practice using them before attending the course. This is an intensive course, which requires considerable work outside the classroom.

Duration: 8 days plus 2 days of exams

Assessment: 1 written and 2 practical examinations before an AMERC examiner

for deck crew runs until 09/06/2017

 

30 May

STCW Security Awareness (SA)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £90 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: Half day

Prerequisites: None

With effect from January 1, 2014, all seafarers, regardless of their role on board, will need to demonstrate an understanding of security awareness, in accordance with STCW, Section A-VI/6 paragraph 4. This requirement extends to all hotel staff and concessionaires on cruise vessels.

Furthermore, those individuals with Designated Security Duties are required to undertake additional training in accordance with STCW, Section A-VI/6 paragraph 6.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to provide Officers and Crew with a better understanding of:

• the importance of ship security and the roles of those involved in its provision.
• the requirements and measures to maintain ship security.
• able to recognise and report a security threat.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

30 May

Medical Care At Sea

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $999

This course covers the syllabus required by the STCW Code 1995 Table AVI/4-2. It is a management level course aimed at those holding or aspiring to MCA Certificates of Competency in deck specialisations and for those designated to take charge of medical care on board ship.

You will learn: The course aims to prepare students to be able to deliver longer-term medical care at sea until professional medical help can be obtained. It includes care to sick and injured patients, head and spinal injuries, ear, nose and throat problems, bleeding, care of wounds, pain relief, suturing, diseases, injections, dental care, hygiene and medical records.

A pass is valid indefinitely, but must be renewed every 5 years if you are the master or have designated responsibility for medical care on board.

Assessment: The course involves both theoretical and practical elements which are assessed continuously by a medical practitioner through both written and oral examinations.

Prerequisites: Elementary First Aid , Medical First Aid

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 03/06/2017

 

30 May

ISM Shipboard Safety Officer

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

Commercial yachts over 500 GT and yachts employing more than 5 personnel are required to have a qualified Shipboard Safety Officer onboard. The shipboard safety officer's course is directly aimed at satisfying the requirements of the ISM code for the training of the person holding this important position.

You will learn: Introduction to ISM, legislative background, onboard safety management systems, review of various methods of reporting and recording ISM information, accident investigation and analysis and reporting.

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 01/06/2017

 

30 May

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment: Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 31/05/2017

 

30 May

STCW Crisis Management & Human Behaviour (CMHB)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

(for passenger ships)

Fee: £225 (incl. VAT) per delegate#
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to increase awareness of persons responsible for the safety of passengers in an emergency situation with particular reference to:

• shipboard emergency procedures
• the optimum use of resources
• a controlled response to emergencies
the control of passengers and other personnel during emergency situation and the establishment and maintenance of effective communications
• dealing with Crowds in emergencies and correct procedures.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

30 May

MCA Helideck Safety Training Package

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £2,100 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 4 days

Course Overview:

This package is designed to incorporate all elements required to carry out the duties of MCA certified Helideck Crew.

The following elements included are:

Element 1 - MCA Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to operate helicopters at sea, safely. this course will effectively train delegates to become Helideck Assistants (HDAs) on aviation-capable large yachts.

Element 2 - MCA Helideck Fire Fighting
The purpose of this course is to give delegates the techniques required to extinguish helicopter fires, safely and efficiently.

Element 3 - MCA Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)
This course continues on from the Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response course to focus on the HLO's leadership role during a variety of realistic Standard and Emergency Operating Procedures (SOPs & EOPs). As leader of the Helideck, the Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) plays a crucial role towards safe and efficient helicopter operations on board.

Element 4 - MCA Helicopter Refuelling
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to refuel helicopters at sea, safely.

- In addition live Helicopter Training can be organised on site for an extra cost.
- Group bookings will be considered for discount and courses can be taken individually upon request.
- MCA require elements 1, 2 & 3 must be completed successfully before delegates can carry out duties on board.

Upon completion of the all the course above you will be presented with the original certificates.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 02/06/2017

 

30 May

MCA Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £800 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the 4 elements of STCW 95 Basic Training, prior to attending this module:

Personal Survival Technique
Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting
Elementary First Aid
Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to operate helicopters at sea, safely. This course will effectively train delegates to become Helideck Assistants (HDAs) on aviation-capable large yachts.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

31 May

STCW Ship Security Officer (SSO)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £620 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 3 days

Prerequisites:
Candidates should have 12 months sea service or an appropriate sea service knowledge of ship operations to give them the experience needed to reach the training objectives and undertake the roles and responsibilities of an SSO. Those who do not meet this requirement will be awarded the MCA Proficiency in Designated Security Duties certificate, which is also an IMO recognised qualification approved by Security Companies.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course will provide SSO’s with a better understanding of how to:

• maintain and supervise the implementation of a ship security plan.
• assess security risks, threat and vulnerability
undertake regular inspections of the ship to ensure appropriate security measures are implemented and maintained.
• ensure that security and systems, if any, are properly operated, tested and calibrated.
• encourage security awareness and vigilance.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 02/06/2017

 

31 May

STCW Designated Security Duties (DSD)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £225 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to provide Officers & Crew with a better understanding of:

• ship security importance and know the roles and responsibilities of the organisations and individuals involved.

• what constitutes security risks, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations
the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems.

• how to maintain the measures in ship security plan and related requirements.

• how to maintain the effectiveness of security arrangements, procedures and equipment at the three security levels, taking into account their limitations.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

31 May

MCA Helideck Fire Fighting

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £450 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Basic Training
Have completed or be attending concurrently, the Large Yacht Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response training module

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates the techniques required to extinguish helicopter fires, safely and efficiently. The course will show delegates how to prepare all firefighting equipment for the helideck, prior to flying operations and teach them how to take appropriate actions in response to helicopter fire relates emergencies.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

1 Jun

MCA Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £800 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Advanced Fire Fighting
HDA Qualified – Large Yacht Helicopter Procedures & Emergency Response and Large Yacht Helideck Fire Fighting Courses completed or equivalent as authorised by the MCA
Practical experience performing the duties of an HDA

Course Overview:
This course continues on from the Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response course to focus on the HLO's leadership role during a variety of realistic Standard and Emergency Operating Procedures (SOPs & EOPs). As leader of the Helideck, the Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) plays a crucial role towards safe and efficient helicopter operations on board.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

2 Jun

RYA Personal Water Craft

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $450

The RYA Personal Watercraft certificate is available to everyone over 16 years old of all nationalities. It is issued after a one-day course, partly in the classroom and partly at sea. You will learn basic collision avoidance, basic navigation, emergency procedures, safety equipment, PWC types, launching/slipping PWCs. Practical PWC operation including slow and high speed manoeuvring, turning and emergency stops.

Because the Maritime Authorities are becoming more and more demanding about licenses for Personal Watercrafts, this course is ideal for deckhands on large yachts and possibly for charter guests.

Assessment: Continuous theoretical and practical assessment

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

2 Jun

MCA Helicopter Refuelling

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £290 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1/2 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Basic Training

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to refuel helicopters at sea, safely.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

5 Jun

Navigation & Radar

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $2395

This is a command course and concentrates on management level issues in navigation. The first week is theoretical and concentrates on matters such as passage planning, full knowledge of the COLREGS, radar theory, ARPA theory, advanced radar plotting, and ECDIS.

In the second week students are engaged in a series of exercises of mounting complexity in one of our radar simulators. They will be expected to improve their performance over the week.

Assessment: Continuous in-course assessment, 3 hour written examination and practical simulator assessment. (A pass is valid for 3 years)

Prerequisites: OOW Navigation & Radar

Requirements: OOW Certificate

for deck crew runs until 16/06/2017

 

5 Jun

Bridge Resource Management

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $699

The Bridge Resource Management Course is designed to assist professional mariners in coping with the complexities of the modern marine environment.
Objectives include, but are not limited to:

- Bridge Organization
- Organizing a Bridge Team
- Passage Planning
- Planning a simulated voyage
- Introduction to Error Chain
- Checklists
- Master-Pilot Exchange
- Human Factors
- Training Exercises

for deck crew runs until 07/06/2017

 

5 Jun

Management HELM

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

The 2010 'Manilla' amendments to the STCW convention introduced, for the first time, a requirement (mandatory from the 1st September 2013) for management and leadership training for all ships officers. This course is designed to promote the skills needed to lead an organisation.

This course addresses the following questions.
How do successful managers weld the teams in their charge together into an effective whole?
How best to communicate your goals to others?
How to get the best out of each individual taking into account their capabilities and their training needs?

Using lectures and case studies and also team exercises, which form part of the assessment, the week is designed to encourage future masters and chief engineers to think about how to build a safe and effective team.

Assessment: Lectures, case studies, and team exercises

for deck crew runs until 09/06/2017

 

5 Jun

HELM (Human Element, Leadership & Management) - Management L

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 5 days
Fee: £750 (incl. VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites: Learners shall hold a Deck or Engineering Certificate of Competency at the operational level and meet the minimum seagoing service requirements for the issue of a management level CoC.

Course Overview:

The aim of this 5 day course is to give all Masters and Officers the education and training in the human element leadership and management at management level meeting the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-II/2 (Master and Chief Mates on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more)
Table AIII/2 (Chief Engineer Officers and Second Engineer Officers on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 750kW or more).
The course will include videos, discussions and interactive exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 09/06/2017

 

5 Jun

STCW Basic Crew Training

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

This five day training package comprises five separate MCA accredited courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Together they form an essential program of pre-sea training conveying important information for the safety of crew.

The 5 days provide an overview of first aid, fire prevention and firefighting, sea survival and some general information about life at sea. For more detailed information you can refer to the course information for each of the individual courses. We offer significant discounts if you sign up for the whole week of training rather than individual modules.

Requirements: We strongly advise that you obtain your ENG1 medical certificate before you undertake the course if you have a medical condition which you think might preclude you from working on a yacht

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 09/06/2017

 

5 Jun

STCW 5 Part Basic Safety Training

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £780 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 5days

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:
The five courses offered make up the minimum STCW basic safety training requirements and will normally run from Monday to Friday. The courses will run throughout the week in the below order. All of these courses can however be booked individually:

• STCW Elementary First Aid
• STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
• STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness
• STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
• STCW Personal Survival Techniques

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 09/06/2017

 

5 Jun

Crowd Management

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $245

*Evening Course*

Crowd Management is not only about controlling the crowd, but also managing the crowd with confidence, knowledge, effective communication and leadership. While all crew need to become familiar with crowd management, it is mandated by STCW for masters, officers and other personnel who are designated on Muster Lists to assist passengers in emergency situations on passenger vessels.
Crowd Management is a comprehensive course incorporating:

Life-saving appliances and control plans: Muster lists and muster stations, emergency alarms (general emergency, man overboard, abandon ship), launching of survival crafts and the proper donning of life jackets.

Mustering procedures: Preparation and launching of equipment, staff assignments, custody and use of communication equipment, manning of fire teams, etc.

Operational limits: Ship’s layout (exits, stairwells, elevators, etc.), power failures, emergency lighting

Emergency procedures: Guidelines for assembling passengers, conducting a vessel search, keeping order and discipline, leadership skills

Communications: Alarms, language barriers, clear and reassuring orders, rumor control, anxiety, special assistance for the disabled, communicating with the bridge. Although designed primarily for the commercial sector, this course is directly relevant to yachts.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 06/06/2017

 

5 Jun

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1645

This is a course in celestial navigation. This will long continue to be a very important backup skill and is considered by the MCA to be an essential part of the master's training. You will learn: the PZX triangle, star sight planning, merpass, the sextant, time zones, sun-moon and planet sights, star sights and star sight planning, latitude by polaris and compass checking.

In addition to a course completion certificate, before the oral examination, candidates must plan and execute a 'qualifying passage' of at least 600nm on a vessel of no greater than 500gt, have taken sights with a sextant, reduced them to a position on the chart and have checked the compass using a celestial body. They must also carry out practical sights at sea (Ocean Sights) and then present themselves for oral examination to an RYA examiner. We can let candidates have the details of an Ocean Examiner who lives locally and with whom they can arrange an Oral. We cannot, however, offer the opportunity to take Sights.

Assessment: Written examination

Prerequisites: Yachtmaster Offshore Theory

for deck crew runs until 09/06/2017

 

10 Jun

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $295

This course must be attended by crew working on yachts required to conform to the ISPS code who have been given designated security duties under the ships security plan. This training leads to the issue of an MCA STCW95 certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.

On completion of this training the seafarer will be able to maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan, recognise security risk and threats, undertake regular security inspections, and properly use security equipment and systems.

Assessment: Continuous

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

12 Jun

General Ship Knowledge

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1595

This course is divided into four sections: Basic Seamanship, Meteorology, Stability and Construction. The course covers introduction to ship construction, stresses and corrosion, transverse stability, reserve buoyancy and damage control, meteorology and seamanship, watchkeeping, preparation for sea and maintenance.

This course covers a wide range of subject material and some pre-course reading is highly recommended. Reeds 'Superyacht Manual' provides a good source of introductory reading.

From January 1st 2017 your EDH certificate must have been issued at least 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency.

Assessment: 2 hour written examination on the final day

Prerequisites: Efficient Deckhand

for deck crew runs until 16/06/2017

 

12 Jun

STCW Crisis Management & Human Behaviour (CMHB)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

(for passenger ships)

Fee: £225 (incl. VAT) per delegate#
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to increase awareness of persons responsible for the safety of passengers in an emergency situation with particular reference to:

• shipboard emergency procedures
• the optimum use of resources
• a controlled response to emergencies
the control of passengers and other personnel during emergency situation and the establishment and maintenance of effective communications
• dealing with Crowds in emergencies and correct procedures.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

12 Jun

GUEST I - The Entry Programme

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

The Entry Programme provides new and junior crew with the essential skills to establish themselves as part of a successful and efficient interior team. Students completing this course will receive the GUEST PYA certificates for: Interior Introduction, Interior Basic Food Service and Wine & Cocktail Introduction.

Interior Introduction
This course outlines all of the major responsibilities that a steward/ess will be expected to face and will also cover a range of important issues from life at sea, to yacht etiquette and safety. Designed to immerse new crew into the world of yachting this module explores the varied role of an interior crew member.

Basic Food Service
This module covers a range of different service types to yacht industry standards. Onboard, you will be expected to respond to the style required by each client: be it plated, silver or platter. Fundamental differences between the various service types will be highlighted and a practical overview of beverage service and table decoration will be demonstrated.

Wine & Cocktail Introduction
Students will develop a basic understanding of food and wine matching, wine regions and grapes of the world, the main spirits and cocktail preparation. Interior yacht crew are expected to be ready to serve and suggest the right wine or beverage to compliment meals and prepare the client's choice of cocktail on demand.

This all encompassing 5 day course will prepare any new crew member for a large part of life onboard.

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 16/06/2017

 

12 Jun

Approved Engine Course

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

AEC might well have been called the 'Assistant Engineers Course', it is a requirement for holding this relatively new post. The AEC is aimed at giving a wide and general appreciation of basic marine diesel mechanics and electrics along with an understanding of the chief engineer's responsibilities.

Specifically the course covers: compression ignition engines (general principles), the cycle of operation and construction of engines. It describes fuel systems, the role of air in the combustion process, cooling and lubrication systems, engine electrical systems, power transmission and hull fittings. Other areas include safe working practices, pollution prevention and bottled gas installations.

The course is the first rung on the engineering career ladder for those with no formal marine engineering or craft training. It is of interest to crew members from other departments who wish to enhance their employment prospects by being able to fill the Assistant Engineer position or who wish simply to deepen their engineering knowledge. Small boat private owners may also find this course useful.

Assessment: Written examination on the final day

for engineering crew runs until 16/06/2017

 

12 Jun

Entry Level Deck Week

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1495

Designed for the individual seeking to start their maritime deck career, this course provides both classroom and practical instruction in the areas of general nautical terminology, watchstanding, vessel steering, safety and security, shipboard maintenance, marlinspike seamanship, anchoring and daily operations required for a deckhand.

It is strongly recommended that students wishing to secure employment as a deckhand will complete STCW Basic Safety Training and Powerboat Level II instruction.

The course uses both practical training tools as well as classroom lessons and saves significantly over the cost for doing the courses individually. Further savings are available when combined with the STCW Basic Safety Training Course.

Assessment: Practical and written assessments

for deck crew runs until 16/06/2017

 

12 Jun

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Program

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $2999 (Combined Theory & Practical Bundle)

The Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster certificate has become the industry standard qualification after the entry-level stage. It is the first formal training in navigation and seamanship that deckhands receive on their path to higher MCA issued certificates and it is a vital part of their maritime education.

For MCA OOW, Chief Mate and Master Certificates it is a requirement that this theory course is successfully completed as part of the training. You will learn: Methods of visual and electronic navigation, charts and chart-work, calculation of tidal heights and tidal streams, meteorology, the collision avoidance rules, safety and safety equipment.

It is not a beginners course. You will learn: Practical boat handling and navigation in our 15 m steel hulled training yacht, the Motor Yacht Lord Nelson (we do not currently offer Yachtmaster Sail). You will gain practical command experience and, because of the weight of the yacht, she handles like a much larger vessel. The boat therefore provides an ideal training platform for those moving to larger yachts.

You are required to hold the VHF (SRC) Radio Licence, Valid First Aid certificate (to have been taken within 3 years), Valid Personal Survival Techniques certificate, Valid ENG1, and online PPR certificate.
Assessment You will be examined by an RYA examiner on the last 2 days of the course, who will test your practical ability as well as your written and verbal theoretical knowledge.

Requirements: 2,500 logged sea miles, with at least half being in tidal waters and half being on vessels between 7LWL-24m LOA and all under 500GT, 50 days at sea, (5 days as skipper), At least 5 passages over 60nm in vessels between 7m LWL-24m LOA and under 80GT; including 2 overnight passages and 2 skipper passages, a valid ENG1 medical certificate, All qualifying sea time must be within 10 years prior to the exam

for deck crew runs until 23/06/2017

 

13 Jun

STCW Security Awareness (SA)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £90 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: Half day

Prerequisites: None

With effect from January 1, 2014, all seafarers, regardless of their role on board, will need to demonstrate an understanding of security awareness, in accordance with STCW, Section A-VI/6 paragraph 4. This requirement extends to all hotel staff and concessionaires on cruise vessels.

Furthermore, those individuals with Designated Security Duties are required to undertake additional training in accordance with STCW, Section A-VI/6 paragraph 6.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to provide Officers and Crew with a better understanding of:

• the importance of ship security and the roles of those involved in its provision.
• the requirements and measures to maintain ship security.
• able to recognise and report a security threat.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

13 Jun

STCW Ship Security Officer (SSO)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £620 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 3 days

Prerequisites:
Candidates should have 12 months sea service or an appropriate sea service knowledge of ship operations to give them the experience needed to reach the training objectives and undertake the roles and responsibilities of an SSO. Those who do not meet this requirement will be awarded the MCA Proficiency in Designated Security Duties certificate, which is also an IMO recognised qualification approved by Security Companies.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course will provide SSO’s with a better understanding of how to:

• maintain and supervise the implementation of a ship security plan.
• assess security risks, threat and vulnerability
undertake regular inspections of the ship to ensure appropriate security measures are implemented and maintained.
• ensure that security and systems, if any, are properly operated, tested and calibrated.
• encourage security awareness and vigilance.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 15/06/2017

 

13 Jun

STCW Designated Security Duties (DSD)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £225 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to provide Officers & Crew with a better understanding of:

• ship security importance and know the roles and responsibilities of the organisations and individuals involved.

• what constitutes security risks, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations
the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems.

• how to maintain the measures in ship security plan and related requirements.

• how to maintain the effectiveness of security arrangements, procedures and equipment at the three security levels, taking into account their limitations.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

15 Jun

STCW Basic Refresher (BFF + PST)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $495

This is the STCW Basic Training Refresher, a bundled course of 1/2 day Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting and 1/2 day of Personal Survival Techniques

Assessment: Continuous assessment

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Personal Survival Techniques

Requirements: Valid ENG1

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

16 Jun

Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $190

This half day theory course meets the criteria to provide evidence of maintaining the required standard of competence in Advanced Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting. This is also referred to as the Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher.

There will be theoretical elements to refresh your knowledge and understanding of the principles; fire fighting procedures at sea and in port, with particular emphasis on organisation, tactics and command; communication and coordination during fir e-fighting operations; ventilation control, including smoke extraction. Also covered will be control of fuel and electrical systems, fire fighting process hazards (dry distillation, chemical reactions, boiler uptake, fires) and fire precautions and hazards associated with the storage and handling of materials. Management and control of injured persons and the procedures for coordination with shore-based fire fighters additionally are defined as learning outcomes.

For admittance to this theory course, seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a pre-requisite to provide evidence of hot wears within the preceding five years at an MCA approved training centre. This form is distributed by the training provider.

Duration: 4 hours

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting , Advanced Fire Fighting

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited

 

16 Jun

Updated PSCRB (Restricted)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $250

Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (Restricted) course meeting the requirements laid down under Article IX of the STCW78 convention, as amended. Not for use on vessels fitted with davit launched liferafts. This is also referred to as the Advanced Sea Survival Refresher.

Prerequisites: Advanced Sea Survival

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited

 

19 Jun

OOW Navigation & Radar

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $3595

The course provides an STCW 95 ARPA (Automatic Radar Plotting Aids) qualification. There are 2 parts to the course. 10 days of theory followed by 5 days of practical navigation.

The first 2 weeks of theory start from where the RYA Yachtmaster leaves off and students must be at Yachtmaster standard before attending. Several areas are examined which are not fully covered in the Yachtmaster programme, such as ARPA, chart correction, radar potting and more detailed understanding of electronic nav aids. In the practical element there is much emphasis on the set up and correct operation of these nav aids, good watch keeping procedures, radar plotting and radar navigation, practical rules of the road.

The Officer of the Watch Navigation and Radar module is an advanced course in yacht navigation and it is not for beginners. Students must have taken and passed their RYA Yachtmaster Offshore before attending.

Note that from January 2017, an EDH certificate must be issued 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency.

Duration: Monday to Friday for 3 weeks

Assessment: Continuous assessment throughout the course, with a 2.5 hour written exam at the end of the second week and a practical assessment on the simulator during the third week.

Prerequisites: Yachtmaster Offshore Theory, Yachtmaster Offshore Practical

for deck crew runs until 07/07/2017

 

19 Jun

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Res

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Route One - For those holding Advanced Sea Survival or have a completed self-declaration form.
Duration: 0.5 day
Fee: £160 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Route Two - For those holding a full PSC&RB or equivalent.
Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers holding a Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than fast rescue boats) Certificate, or equivalent, which includes ‘Proficiency in Survival Craft’ and the ‘MNTB Life Boat Certificate’.
NB – certificates of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrations will be acceptable.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give seafarers who are required to take charge of a survival craft or a rescue boat (other than fast rescue boats) in emergency situations the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/2-1

Take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch.
Operate a survival craft engine.
Manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship.
Use locating devices, including communication and signalling apparatus and pyrotechnics.
Apply first aid to survivors.
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

19 Jun

Celestial Navigation

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1295

There is no prerequisite course to attend, the only mandatory element is the examination, hence a course completion certificate will not be required.

This 4 day course leading to a celestial navigation exam will cover the following topics:
- Using celestial bodies to fix position
- Determining latitude by celestial means
- Determining the compass error by celestial means

Please note that, unlike the other Master modules, Celestial Navigation is only valid for 12 months, therefore students should be confident of sitting their Oral within the next 12 months before taking this exam.

Assessment: 3 hour written exam

for deck crew runs until 23/06/2017

 

19 Jun

Medical First Aid

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $699

This course covers the syllabus required by the STCW95 Code Table AVI/4-1. It is required for those seeking MCA CoCs at the operational level and for those seeking to the new PYA interior senior steward/ess certificate and also for those designated to provide first aid care in a ship.

Medical First Aid covers how to prepare for a medical emergency on board so you can do what is required to preserve life until proper medical attention can be given. Subjects include; body structure and function, toxicological hazards onboard, casualty examination, spinal injuries, burns, fractures, care of the rescued, radio medical advice, pharmacology, sterilisation of cardiac arrest, drowning and asphyxia.

Assessment: Continuous assessment throughout with a written exam on the final day

Prerequisites: Elementary First Aid

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 22/06/2017

 

19 Jun

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 20/06/2017

 

19 Jun

STCW Basic Crew Training

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

This five day training package comprises five separate MCA accredited courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Together they form an essential program of pre-sea training conveying important information for the safety of crew.

The 5 days provide an overview of first aid, fire prevention and firefighting, sea survival and some general information about life at sea. For more detailed information you can refer to the course information for each of the individual courses. We offer significant discounts if you sign up for the whole week of training rather than individual modules.

Requirements: We strongly advise that you obtain your ENG1 medical certificate before you undertake the course if you have a medical condition which you think might preclude you from working on a yacht

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 23/06/2017

 

19 Jun

4 Day Combination Refresher Package

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £795 (incl.VAT) per delegate
Duration: 4 days


Course Overview:
The 4-day combination course covers the four main elements that require updating as per 2010 Manila Amendments.

Element 1 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boat (Refresher)

Element 2 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques (Refresher)

Element 3 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (Refresher)

Element 4 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting (Refresher)


We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 22/06/2017

 

20 Jun

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Tech

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 0.5 days
Fee: £120 (incl. VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:

Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers who have a certificate of proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques and who have maintained the required standard of competence by onboard training and experience for all competences of other administrations will be acceptable.
Seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a pre-requisite to the reduced hours entry route of the MCA approved updating course. (If you are unable to complete the form, you will be required to take the full course).

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to give all those seeking updating training certification for Personal Survival Techniques the essential education and training to maintain the required standard of competence in Personal Survival Techniques (PST).

The course will include videos, discussions, interactive exercises and practical pool based elements .

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

21 Jun

RYA Personal Water Craft

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $450

The RYA Personal Watercraft certificate is available to everyone over 16 years old of all nationalities. It is issued after a one-day course, partly in the classroom and partly at sea. You will learn basic collision avoidance, basic navigation, emergency procedures, safety equipment, PWC types, launching/slipping PWCs. Practical PWC operation including slow and high speed manoeuvring, turning and emergency stops.

Because the Maritime Authorities are becoming more and more demanding about licenses for Personal Watercrafts, this course is ideal for deckhands on large yachts and possibly for charter guests.

Assessment: Continuous theoretical and practical assessment

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

21 Jun

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers who have a certificate of proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting. NB - certificate of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrations will be acceptable.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give all those seeking updating training certification for Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting the essential education and training to maintain the required standard of competence in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting.

The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

22 Jun

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:

Updating training is to be undertaken by seafarers holding an advanced fire fighting certificate, or equivalent, and who have maintained the required standard of competence, by onboard training and experience every five years.

Please note: This course does not remove the obligation for holders to update their Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting Certificate every five years.

Course Overview:

The aim of the one day classroom based course is to give seafarers the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/3

Control fire fighting operations aboard ships
Organise and train fire parties
Inspect and service fire detection and fire extinguishing systems and equipment
Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

23 Jun

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 24/06/2017

 

23 Jun

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £430 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Updating training is to be undertaken by seafarers holding a proficiency in fast rescue boats certificate and who have maintained the required standard of competence, by onboard training and experience, for all competencies listed in the self-declaration form. Seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a prerequisite to the reduced hours entry route of the MCA approved updating course.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is for students to demonstrate the following:

Take charge of launching and recovery of a fast rescue boat.
How to prevent and manage capsize situations.
Explain routine maintenance procedures for FRB and measures for contingency repairs.
Carry out pre-use checks of FRB, including engines and related rescue equipment.
Carry out PPE checks for crew and self.
Brief crew for recovery duties.
Recover a casualty from the water and effect their safe transfer to a place of safety.
Undertake waterborne capsize of FRB in controlled environment.
Carry out post capsize procedures, including righting of FRB whilst swimming in appropriate equipment.
Re board FRB and establish control of craft and available equipment.
The course will include videos, discussions, interactive exercises and practical pool based elements .

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

24 Jun

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $295

This course must be attended by crew working on yachts required to conform to the ISPS code who have been given designated security duties under the ships security plan. This training leads to the issue of an MCA STCW95 certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.

On completion of this training the seafarer will be able to maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan, recognise security risk and threats, undertake regular security inspections, and properly use security equipment and systems.

Assessment: Continuous

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

26 Jun

Seamanship & Meteorology

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1495

This is a general command level course designed to convey certain important issues in five different key areas. Key Areas: seamanship, navigation and passage planning, meteorology, MARPOL and the Code of Safe Working Practices for Seamen.

All of the subject areas covered are given a high priority in the MCA Oral examination for 500gt and 3000gt Master.

Assessment: 2 hour written examination. (A pass is valid for 3 years)

for deck crew runs until 30/06/2017

 

26 Jun

Efficient Deckhand (E)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

*Evening Course*

Everyone working on deck needs to gain the knowledge provided in this course, from all the knots and lashings that every seafarer should learn, to more advanced areas such as splicing, whipping, rigging stages and derricks.

Students learn how safely to turn up berthing lines on bits, capstans and windlasses and the correct type of stopper to use. The qualities and characteristics of different types of rope, the calculation of safe working loads, the importance and significance of test certificates and the application on deck of the Code of Safe Working Practice for Merchant Seaman.

This course is taught over 4 days with an oral and practical examination on the last day. Students would be well advised to arrive with the ability to tie most of the standard nautical knots in order to get through the syllabus in 4 days.

Note that from January 2017, an EDH certificate must be issued 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency.

Assessment: Oral and practical on the final day

Requirements: At least 17 years of age, Hold a valid ENG1 certificate, Hold one of the following: (a) An MCA-accepted Yachtmaster Offshore, or (b) A Yacht Rating with at least 6 months' seagoing service and a steering certificate, or (c) An NWR certificate, or (d) A Boat Master Licence (BML) Tier 1 Level 2 certificate, or (e) A Tug Rating with at least 6 months' seagoing service and a steering certificate or an NWR Certificate, NOTE - before an EDH certificate can be issued, a minimum of 6 months' seagoing service in vessels of 15m or more is required.

for deck crew runs until 01/07/2017

 

26 Jun

GUEST I - The Entry Programme

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

The Entry Programme provides new and junior crew with the essential skills to establish themselves as part of a successful and efficient interior team. Students completing this course will receive the GUEST PYA certificates for: Interior Introduction, Interior Basic Food Service and Wine & Cocktail Introduction.

Interior Introduction
This course outlines all of the major responsibilities that a steward/ess will be expected to face and will also cover a range of important issues from life at sea, to yacht etiquette and safety. Designed to immerse new crew into the world of yachting this module explores the varied role of an interior crew member.

Basic Food Service
This module covers a range of different service types to yacht industry standards. Onboard, you will be expected to respond to the style required by each client: be it plated, silver or platter. Fundamental differences between the various service types will be highlighted and a practical overview of beverage service and table decoration will be demonstrated.

Wine & Cocktail Introduction
Students will develop a basic understanding of food and wine matching, wine regions and grapes of the world, the main spirits and cocktail preparation. Interior yacht crew are expected to be ready to serve and suggest the right wine or beverage to compliment meals and prepare the client's choice of cocktail on demand.

This all encompassing 5 day course will prepare any new crew member for a large part of life onboard.

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 30/06/2017

 

26 Jun

Entry Level Deck Week

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1495

Designed for the individual seeking to start their maritime deck career, this course provides both classroom and practical instruction in the areas of general nautical terminology, watchstanding, vessel steering, safety and security, shipboard maintenance, marlinspike seamanship, anchoring and daily operations required for a deckhand.

It is strongly recommended that students wishing to secure employment as a deckhand will complete STCW Basic Safety Training and Powerboat Level II instruction.

The course uses both practical training tools as well as classroom lessons and saves significantly over the cost for doing the courses individually. Further savings are available when combined with the STCW Basic Safety Training Course.

Assessment: Practical and written assessments

for deck crew runs until 30/06/2017

 

27 Jun

Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $795

This is one of the most important safety courses for professional seafarers. Bluewater is 1 of only 2 schools approved to run it outside the UK and the only one in continental Europe. This course covers the syllabus required by the STCW95 Code Table AVI/3. It is a management level course aimed at those holding or aspiring to MCA Certificates of Competency in both deck and engineering specialisations, and also for those aiming to be awarded the new PYA interior head of department certificate.

The course contains much practical fire fighting using different types of extinguishers, hoses and breathing apparatus. Students gain experience in fighting fires in an enclosed space with heat and smoke and of casualty evacuation in a series of escalating exercises designed to build confidence and teamwork. They will also acquire an appreciation of command and control problems. The practical drill can be physically demanding and students should be reasonably fit.

Assessment: Practical and continuous

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

Requirements: 6 months sea service

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 30/06/2017

 

27 Jun

Certificate of Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat (FRB)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 3 days
Fee: £780 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites: PSC&RB Certificate

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to give seafarers the essential education and training who are required to take charge of a Fast Rescue Boat, with particularly focus on:

Understand the construction, maintenance, repair and outfitting of fast rescue boats.
Take charge of the launching equipment and appliance as commonly fitted, during launching and recovery.
Take charge of a fast rescue boat as commonly fitted, during launching and recovery.
Take charge of a fast rescue boat after launching.
Operate a fast rescue boat engine.
The course will include videos, discussions and classroom based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 29/06/2017

 

2 Jul

Stability

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1595

This is a management level course that explores the principles of ship stability at a practical level. The course aims to ensure an understanding of stability principles rather than testing mathematical ability in their application. Emphasis is placed upon those aspects of the subject which can affect the work of a large yacht master.

Nevertheless many of the principles will be illustrated by practical examples in the classroom and therefore a revision of basic algebra and trigonometry will benefit the student. A good basic introduction to the subject is 'Simple Ship Stability' by Alfred Carver, published by Fairplay Publications. We also recommend you read the course notes in advance.

Assessment: 2 hour written examination

for deck crew runs until 07/07/2017

 

3 Jul

Professional Yachtmaster

Organised by UKSA

Our repackaged Professional Yachtmaster course offers more flexibility than ever before, with multiple and frequent start dates to enable you to train your way.

The all-inclusive 14-week course will equip you with the training, preparation and practical experience needed to gain the commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster Offshore qualification.

Whether you want to sail commercial yachts under 24m for employment opportunities in flotilla, charter, deliveries and instruction, or you would prefer to work on large ocean going yachts and superyachts, Professional Yachtmaster provides a fast and effective way to enter the industry and start your career.

for deck crew runs until 13/10/2017

 

4 Jul

MCA Helideck Safety Training Package

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £2,100 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 4 days

Course Overview:

This package is designed to incorporate all elements required to carry out the duties of MCA certified Helideck Crew.

The following elements included are:

Element 1 - MCA Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to operate helicopters at sea, safely. this course will effectively train delegates to become Helideck Assistants (HDAs) on aviation-capable large yachts.

Element 2 - MCA Helideck Fire Fighting
The purpose of this course is to give delegates the techniques required to extinguish helicopter fires, safely and efficiently.

Element 3 - MCA Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)
This course continues on from the Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response course to focus on the HLO's leadership role during a variety of realistic Standard and Emergency Operating Procedures (SOPs & EOPs). As leader of the Helideck, the Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) plays a crucial role towards safe and efficient helicopter operations on board.

Element 4 - MCA Helicopter Refuelling
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to refuel helicopters at sea, safely.

- In addition live Helicopter Training can be organised on site for an extra cost.
- Group bookings will be considered for discount and courses can be taken individually upon request.
- MCA require elements 1, 2 & 3 must be completed successfully before delegates can carry out duties on board.

Upon completion of the all the course above you will be presented with the original certificates.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 07/07/2017

 

4 Jul

MCA Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £800 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the 4 elements of STCW 95 Basic Training, prior to attending this module:

Personal Survival Technique
Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting
Elementary First Aid
Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to operate helicopters at sea, safely. This course will effectively train delegates to become Helideck Assistants (HDAs) on aviation-capable large yachts.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

5 Jul

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 06/07/2017

 

5 Jul

ISM Shipboard Safety Officer

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

Commercial yachts over 500 GT and yachts employing more than 5 personnel are required to have a qualified Shipboard Safety Officer onboard. The shipboard safety officer's course is directly aimed at satisfying the requirements of the ISM code for the training of the person holding this important position.

You will learn: Introduction to ISM, legislative background, onboard safety management systems, review of various methods of reporting and recording ISM information, accident investigation and analysis and reporting.

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 07/07/2017

 

5 Jul

MCA Helideck Fire Fighting

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £450 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Basic Training
Have completed or be attending concurrently, the Large Yacht Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response training module

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates the techniques required to extinguish helicopter fires, safely and efficiently. The course will show delegates how to prepare all firefighting equipment for the helideck, prior to flying operations and teach them how to take appropriate actions in response to helicopter fire relates emergencies.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

6 Jul

MCA Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £800 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Advanced Fire Fighting
HDA Qualified – Large Yacht Helicopter Procedures & Emergency Response and Large Yacht Helideck Fire Fighting Courses completed or equivalent as authorised by the MCA
Practical experience performing the duties of an HDA

Course Overview:
This course continues on from the Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response course to focus on the HLO's leadership role during a variety of realistic Standard and Emergency Operating Procedures (SOPs & EOPs). As leader of the Helideck, the Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) plays a crucial role towards safe and efficient helicopter operations on board.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

7 Jul

MCA Helicopter Refuelling

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £290 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1/2 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Basic Training

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to refuel helicopters at sea, safely.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

8 Jul

RYA Personal Water Craft

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $450

The RYA Personal Watercraft certificate is available to everyone over 16 years old of all nationalities. It is issued after a one-day course, partly in the classroom and partly at sea. You will learn basic collision avoidance, basic navigation, emergency procedures, safety equipment, PWC types, launching/slipping PWCs. Practical PWC operation including slow and high speed manoeuvring, turning and emergency stops.

Because the Maritime Authorities are becoming more and more demanding about licenses for Personal Watercrafts, this course is ideal for deckhands on large yachts and possibly for charter guests.

Assessment: Continuous theoretical and practical assessment

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

10 Jul

ECDIS

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1295

Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) are now fitted as standard equipment in most large yachts. Although many systems are, superficially, easy to use, there are many capabilities which are not so obvious and for which training is required.

There are also hidden dangers in these capabilities which navigators must be trained to avoid. For this reason in the 2010 'Manila Amendments' of STCW95 it was decided to make training in ECDIS compulsory for the deck CoCs. This course fully complies with the requirements of and is approved by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

The course takes 5 days and involves theoretical instruction in the principles of ECDIS operation and practical training in our navigation simulator. The course satisfies the legal requirement for 'generic' training. We do recommend that those students wishing to take an ECDIS have first successfully completed the OOW Navigation and Radar course, otherwise they could well struggle to master the content. This is obviously not applicable if you are taking ECDIS to lift the negative endorsement on your Master 200 CoC.

This course becomes a mandatory module for OOW(Y) and Chief Mate and above from 1st Jan 2014. Meanwhile, if any deck CoC OOW and above is issued prior to December 31st where an ECDIS is not supplied, it will be endorsed 'Not for use on ECDIS fitted ships after 1 January 2017'.
Assessment: Continuous

Requirements: It is highly recommended that OOW Navigation & Radar is completed prior to ECDIS, From January 1st 2017 your EDH certificate must have been issued at least 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency

for deck crew runs until 14/07/2017

 

10 Jul

Business & Law

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1595

This course is aimed at making the master aware of his or her responsibilities in law. The course describes how criminal and civil jurisdictions work in the multinational environment of seafaring, the major international conventions that affect yachts and the documents and certificates required to support these.

Important safety issues are discussed and in particular UK Health and Safety Laws and also the master and owner's civil liabilities. Other aspects of UK law, such as that relating to Employment, Salvage and Insurance are covered.

Assessment: 2.5 hour written examination on the final day

for deck crew runs until 14/07/2017

 

10 Jul

Efficient Deckhand

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

Everyone working on deck needs to gain the knowledge provided in this course, from all the knots and lashings that every seafarer should learn, to more advanced areas such as splicing, whipping, rigging stages and derricks.

Students learn how safely to turn up berthing lines on bits, capstans and windlasses and the correct type of stopper to use. The qualities and characteristics of different types of rope, the calculation of safe working loads, the importance and significance of test certificates and the application on deck of the Code of Safe Working Practice for Merchant Seaman.

This course is taught over 4 days with an oral and practical examination on the last day. Students would be well advised to arrive with the ability to tie most of the standard nautical knots in order to get through the syllabus in 4 days.

Note that from January 2017, an EDH certificate must be issued 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency.

Assessment: Oral and practical on the final day

Requirements: At least 17 years of age, Hold a valid ENG1 certificate, Hold one of the following: (a) An MCA-accepted Yachtmaster Offshore, or (b) A Yacht Rating with at least 6 months' seagoing service and a steering certificate, or (c) An NWR certificate, or (d) A Boat Master Licence (BML) Tier 1 Level 2 certificate, or (e) A Tug Rating with at least 6 months' seagoing service and a steering certificate or an NWR Certificate, NOTE - before an EDH certificate can be issued, a minimum of 6 months' seagoing service in vessels of 15m or more is required.

for deck crew runs until 14/07/2017

 

10 Jul

STCW Basic Crew Training

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

This five day training package comprises five separate MCA accredited courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Together they form an essential program of pre-sea training conveying important information for the safety of crew.

The 5 days provide an overview of first aid, fire prevention and firefighting, sea survival and some general information about life at sea. For more detailed information you can refer to the course information for each of the individual courses. We offer significant discounts if you sign up for the whole week of training rather than individual modules.

Requirements: We strongly advise that you obtain your ENG1 medical certificate before you undertake the course if you have a medical condition which you think might preclude you from working on a yacht

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 14/07/2017

 

10 Jul

Professional Yachtmaster

Organised by UKSA

Our repackaged Professional Yachtmaster course offers more flexibility than ever before, with multiple and frequent start dates to enable you to train your way.

The all-inclusive 14-week course will equip you with the training, preparation and practical experience needed to gain the commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster Offshore qualification.

Whether you want to sail commercial yachts under 24m for employment opportunities in flotilla, charter, deliveries and instruction, or you would prefer to work on large ocean going yachts and superyachts, Professional Yachtmaster provides a fast and effective way to enter the industry and start your career.

for deck crew runs until 20/10/2017

 

10 Jul

STCW Crisis Management & Human Behaviour

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

(for passenger ships)

Fee: £225 (incl. VAT) per delegate#
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to increase awareness of persons responsible for the safety of passengers in an emergency situation with particular reference to:

• shipboard emergency procedures
• the optimum use of resources
• a controlled response to emergencies
the control of passengers and other personnel during emergency situation and the establishment and maintenance of effective communications
• dealing with Crowds in emergencies and correct procedures.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

10 Jul

STCW 5 Part Basic Safety Training

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £780 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 5days

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:
The five courses offered make up the minimum STCW basic safety training requirements and will normally run from Monday to Friday. The courses will run throughout the week in the below order. All of these courses can however be booked individually:

• STCW Elementary First Aid
• STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
• STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness
• STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
• STCW Personal Survival Techniques

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 14/07/2017

 

10 Jul

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Program

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $2999 (Combined Theory & Practical Bundle)

The Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster certificate has become the industry standard qualification after the entry-level stage. It is the first formal training in navigation and seamanship that deckhands receive on their path to higher MCA issued certificates and it is a vital part of their maritime education.

For MCA OOW, Chief Mate and Master Certificates it is a requirement that this theory course is successfully completed as part of the training. You will learn: Methods of visual and electronic navigation, charts and chart-work, calculation of tidal heights and tidal streams, meteorology, the collision avoidance rules, safety and safety equipment.

It is not a beginners course. You will learn: Practical boat handling and navigation in our 15 m steel hulled training yacht, the Motor Yacht Lord Nelson (we do not currently offer Yachtmaster Sail). You will gain practical command experience and, because of the weight of the yacht, she handles like a much larger vessel. The boat therefore provides an ideal training platform for those moving to larger yachts.

You are required to hold the VHF (SRC) Radio Licence, Valid First Aid certificate (to have been taken within 3 years), Valid Personal Survival Techniques certificate, Valid ENG1, and online PPR certificate.
Assessment You will be examined by an RYA examiner on the last 2 days of the course, who will test your practical ability as well as your written and verbal theoretical knowledge.

Requirements: 2,500 logged sea miles, with at least half being in tidal waters and half being on vessels between 7LWL-24m LOA and all under 500GT, 50 days at sea, (5 days as skipper), At least 5 passages over 60nm in vessels between 7m LWL-24m LOA and under 80GT; including 2 overnight passages and 2 skipper passages, a valid ENG1 medical certificate, All qualifying sea time must be within 10 years prior to the exam

for deck crew runs until 21/07/2017

 

11 Jul

Operational HELM (E)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

*Evening Course*

The 2010 'Manilla' amendments to the STCW convention introduced, for the first time, a requirement for management and leadership training for all ships' officers. The operational level course focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective team member and team leader.

Using a combination of lectures, case studies, group table-top exercises and practical problem solving tasks, students will learn how to prioritise tasks, motivate individuals and foster an effective team ethic.

This Operational level certificate is required for tickets up to OOW and for Y4 and Y3 engineers. If you are only re-validating your CoC you do not need to do this course, however if you are moving up to the next level ticket you (e.g. from Master 200gt to OOW) you will be required to take the course if you haven't already done so.

Assessment: Continuous and written assessment

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 14/07/2017

 

11 Jul

STCW Security Awareness (SA)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £90 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: Half day

Prerequisites: None

With effect from January 1, 2014, all seafarers, regardless of their role on board, will need to demonstrate an understanding of security awareness, in accordance with STCW, Section A-VI/6 paragraph 4. This requirement extends to all hotel staff and concessionaires on cruise vessels.

Furthermore, those individuals with Designated Security Duties are required to undertake additional training in accordance with STCW, Section A-VI/6 paragraph 6.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to provide Officers and Crew with a better understanding of:

• the importance of ship security and the roles of those involved in its provision.
• the requirements and measures to maintain ship security.
• able to recognise and report a security threat.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

11 Jul

STCW Ship Security Officer (SSO)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £620 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 3 days

Prerequisites:
Candidates should have 12 months sea service or an appropriate sea service knowledge of ship operations to give them the experience needed to reach the training objectives and undertake the roles and responsibilities of an SSO. Those who do not meet this requirement will be awarded the MCA Proficiency in Designated Security Duties certificate, which is also an IMO recognised qualification approved by Security Companies.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course will provide SSO’s with a better understanding of how to:

• maintain and supervise the implementation of a ship security plan.
• assess security risks, threat and vulnerability
undertake regular inspections of the ship to ensure appropriate security measures are implemented and maintained.
• ensure that security and systems, if any, are properly operated, tested and calibrated.
• encourage security awareness and vigilance.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 13/07/2017

 

11 Jul

STCW Designated Security Duties (DSD)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £225 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to provide Officers & Crew with a better understanding of:

• ship security importance and know the roles and responsibilities of the organisations and individuals involved.

• what constitutes security risks, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations
the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems.

• how to maintain the measures in ship security plan and related requirements.

• how to maintain the effectiveness of security arrangements, procedures and equipment at the three security levels, taking into account their limitations.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

15 Jul

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $295

This course must be attended by crew working on yachts required to conform to the ISPS code who have been given designated security duties under the ships security plan. This training leads to the issue of an MCA STCW95 certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.

On completion of this training the seafarer will be able to maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan, recognise security risk and threats, undertake regular security inspections, and properly use security equipment and systems.

Assessment: Continuous

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

17 Jul

Superyacht Crew Training

Organised by UKSA

This course is for those wanting to launch a career, who are at the start of their journey into the maritime industry. It is right for those who want to learn, who have an interest in being out at sea, who can work well in a team, who can study independently. If you like the idea of studying within a campus environment then UKSA will suit you. If you are itching to get out into the world of paid work, then this six-week course is the ideal springboard for you, giving you the qualifications and the right expectations for a life at sea.

The ideal entry route, offering the simplest and most effective way to gain employment as deckhand or crew aboard yachts of all sizes, including the largest superyachts. This course provides a stepping stone into an industry which offers a wealth of travel opportunities and experiences.

Ideal for those who are:
Exploring career options in the yachting industry
Searching for an entry level job in the luxury. superyacht industry.
Interested in working a season or two onboard a yacht without committing long-term.

for deck crew runs until 27/08/2017

 

17 Jul

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Res

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Route One - For those holding Advanced Sea Survival or have a completed self-declaration form.
Duration: 0.5 day
Fee: £160 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Route Two - For those holding a full PSC&RB or equivalent.
Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers holding a Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than fast rescue boats) Certificate, or equivalent, which includes ‘Proficiency in Survival Craft’ and the ‘MNTB Life Boat Certificate’.
NB – certificates of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrations will be acceptable.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give seafarers who are required to take charge of a survival craft or a rescue boat (other than fast rescue boats) in emergency situations the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/2-1

Take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch.
Operate a survival craft engine.
Manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship.
Use locating devices, including communication and signalling apparatus and pyrotechnics.
Apply first aid to survivors.
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

17 Jul

Medical Care At Sea

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $999

This course covers the syllabus required by the STCW Code 1995 Table AVI/4-2. It is a management level course aimed at those holding or aspiring to MCA Certificates of Competency in deck specialisations and for those designated to take charge of medical care on board ship.

You will learn: The course aims to prepare students to be able to deliver longer-term medical care at sea until professional medical help can be obtained. It includes care to sick and injured patients, head and spinal injuries, ear, nose and throat problems, bleeding, care of wounds, pain relief, suturing, diseases, injections, dental care, hygiene and medical records.

A pass is valid indefinitely, but must be renewed every 5 years if you are the master or have designated responsibility for medical care on board.

Assessment: The course involves both theoretical and practical elements which are assessed continuously by a medical practitioner through both written and oral examinations.

Prerequisites: Elementary First Aid , Medical First Aid

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 21/07/2017

 

17 Jul

GUEST I - The Entry Programme

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

The Entry Programme provides new and junior crew with the essential skills to establish themselves as part of a successful and efficient interior team. Students completing this course will receive the GUEST PYA certificates for: Interior Introduction, Interior Basic Food Service and Wine & Cocktail Introduction.

Interior Introduction
This course outlines all of the major responsibilities that a steward/ess will be expected to face and will also cover a range of important issues from life at sea, to yacht etiquette and safety. Designed to immerse new crew into the world of yachting this module explores the varied role of an interior crew member.

Basic Food Service
This module covers a range of different service types to yacht industry standards. Onboard, you will be expected to respond to the style required by each client: be it plated, silver or platter. Fundamental differences between the various service types will be highlighted and a practical overview of beverage service and table decoration will be demonstrated.

Wine & Cocktail Introduction
Students will develop a basic understanding of food and wine matching, wine regions and grapes of the world, the main spirits and cocktail preparation. Interior yacht crew are expected to be ready to serve and suggest the right wine or beverage to compliment meals and prepare the client's choice of cocktail on demand.

This all encompassing 5 day course will prepare any new crew member for a large part of life onboard.

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 21/07/2017

 

17 Jul

Approved Engine Course

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

AEC might well have been called the 'Assistant Engineers Course', it is a requirement for holding this relatively new post. The AEC is aimed at giving a wide and general appreciation of basic marine diesel mechanics and electrics along with an understanding of the chief engineer's responsibilities.

Specifically the course covers: compression ignition engines (general principles), the cycle of operation and construction of engines. It describes fuel systems, the role of air in the combustion process, cooling and lubrication systems, engine electrical systems, power transmission and hull fittings. Other areas include safe working practices, pollution prevention and bottled gas installations.

The course is the first rung on the engineering career ladder for those with no formal marine engineering or craft training. It is of interest to crew members from other departments who wish to enhance their employment prospects by being able to fill the Assistant Engineer position or who wish simply to deepen their engineering knowledge. Small boat private owners may also find this course useful.

Assessment: Written examination on the final day

for engineering crew runs until 21/07/2017

 

17 Jul

Superyacht Interior

Organised by UKSA

Do you want a career in luxury hospitality? Want to spend half the year in the Med and half the year in the Caribbean? Our Superyacht Interior Foundation course provides aspiring yacht stewards, stewardesses and cooks with the skills to deliver exceptional standards of service on-board luxury superyachts.

Includes food and accommodation.

for interior crew runs until 06/08/2017

 

17 Jul

4 Day Combination Refresher Package

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £795 (incl.VAT) per delegate
Duration: 4 days


Course Overview:
The 4-day combination course covers the four main elements that require updating as per 2010 Manila Amendments.

Element 1 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boat (Refresher)

Element 2 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques (Refresher)

Element 3 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (Refresher)

Element 4 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting (Refresher)


We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 20/07/2017

 

17 Jul

Entry Level Deck Week

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1495

Designed for the individual seeking to start their maritime deck career, this course provides both classroom and practical instruction in the areas of general nautical terminology, watchstanding, vessel steering, safety and security, shipboard maintenance, marlinspike seamanship, anchoring and daily operations required for a deckhand.

It is strongly recommended that students wishing to secure employment as a deckhand will complete STCW Basic Safety Training and Powerboat Level II instruction.

The course uses both practical training tools as well as classroom lessons and saves significantly over the cost for doing the courses individually. Further savings are available when combined with the STCW Basic Safety Training Course.

Assessment: Practical and written assessments

for deck crew runs until 21/07/2017

 

18 Jul

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Tech

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 0.5 days
Fee: £120 (incl. VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:

Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers who have a certificate of proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques and who have maintained the required standard of competence by onboard training and experience for all competences of other administrations will be acceptable.
Seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a pre-requisite to the reduced hours entry route of the MCA approved updating course. (If you are unable to complete the form, you will be required to take the full course).

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to give all those seeking updating training certification for Personal Survival Techniques the essential education and training to maintain the required standard of competence in Personal Survival Techniques (PST).

The course will include videos, discussions, interactive exercises and practical pool based elements .

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

19 Jul

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers who have a certificate of proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting. NB - certificate of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrations will be acceptable.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give all those seeking updating training certification for Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting the essential education and training to maintain the required standard of competence in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting.

The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

20 Jul

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:

Updating training is to be undertaken by seafarers holding an advanced fire fighting certificate, or equivalent, and who have maintained the required standard of competence, by onboard training and experience every five years.

Please note: This course does not remove the obligation for holders to update their Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting Certificate every five years.

Course Overview:

The aim of the one day classroom based course is to give seafarers the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/3

Control fire fighting operations aboard ships
Organise and train fire parties
Inspect and service fire detection and fire extinguishing systems and equipment
Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

20 Jul

STCW Basic Refresher (BFF + PST)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $495

This is the STCW Basic Training Refresher, a bundled course of 1/2 day Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting and 1/2 day of Personal Survival Techniques

Assessment: Continuous assessment

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Personal Survival Techniques

Requirements: Valid ENG1

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

21 Jul

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £430 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Updating training is to be undertaken by seafarers holding a proficiency in fast rescue boats certificate and who have maintained the required standard of competence, by onboard training and experience, for all competencies listed in the self-declaration form. Seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a prerequisite to the reduced hours entry route of the MCA approved updating course.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is for students to demonstrate the following:

Take charge of launching and recovery of a fast rescue boat.
How to prevent and manage capsize situations.
Explain routine maintenance procedures for FRB and measures for contingency repairs.
Carry out pre-use checks of FRB, including engines and related rescue equipment.
Carry out PPE checks for crew and self.
Brief crew for recovery duties.
Recover a casualty from the water and effect their safe transfer to a place of safety.
Undertake waterborne capsize of FRB in controlled environment.
Carry out post capsize procedures, including righting of FRB whilst swimming in appropriate equipment.
Re board FRB and establish control of craft and available equipment.
The course will include videos, discussions, interactive exercises and practical pool based elements .

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

21 Jul

Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $190

This half day theory course meets the criteria to provide evidence of maintaining the required standard of competence in Advanced Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting. This is also referred to as the Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher.

There will be theoretical elements to refresh your knowledge and understanding of the principles; fire fighting procedures at sea and in port, with particular emphasis on organisation, tactics and command; communication and coordination during fir e-fighting operations; ventilation control, including smoke extraction. Also covered will be control of fuel and electrical systems, fire fighting process hazards (dry distillation, chemical reactions, boiler uptake, fires) and fire precautions and hazards associated with the storage and handling of materials. Management and control of injured persons and the procedures for coordination with shore-based fire fighters additionally are defined as learning outcomes.

For admittance to this theory course, seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a pre-requisite to provide evidence of hot wears within the preceding five years at an MCA approved training centre. This form is distributed by the training provider.

Duration: 4 hours

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting , Advanced Fire Fighting

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited

 

21 Jul

Updated PSCRB (Restricted)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $250

Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (Restricted) course meeting the requirements laid down under Article IX of the STCW78 convention, as amended. Not for use on vessels fitted with davit launched liferafts. This is also referred to as the Advanced Sea Survival Refresher.

Prerequisites: Advanced Sea Survival

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited

 

24 Jul

GMDSS

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1695

The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System General Operator's certificate is a Certificate of Competence (CoC) in its own right as a ship-board radio operator's licence. It also forms an important part of the training required to obtain MCA CoCs. You will learn general communications procedures, in particular distress, urgency, safety and routine communication, using VHF/MF/HF radio, telex and satellite systems.

Students unfamiliar with computer keyboards may be well advised to practice using them before attending the course. This is an intensive course, which requires considerable work outside the classroom.

Duration: 8 days plus 2 days of exams

Assessment: 1 written and 2 practical examinations before an AMERC examiner

for deck crew runs until 04/08/2017

 

24 Jul

Management HELM

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

The 2010 'Manilla' amendments to the STCW convention introduced, for the first time, a requirement (mandatory from the 1st September 2013) for management and leadership training for all ships officers. This course is designed to promote the skills needed to lead an organisation.

This course addresses the following questions.
How do successful managers weld the teams in their charge together into an effective whole?
How best to communicate your goals to others?
How to get the best out of each individual taking into account their capabilities and their training needs?

Using lectures and case studies and also team exercises, which form part of the assessment, the week is designed to encourage future masters and chief engineers to think about how to build a safe and effective team.

Assessment: Lectures, case studies, and team exercises

for deck crew runs until 28/07/2017

 

24 Jul

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 25/07/2017

 

25 Jul

STCW Advanced Fire Fighting (AFF)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £820 (incl.VAT) per delegate
Duration: 4 days

Prerequisites:
Completed a Certificate of Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW Reg VI/1 para 1 & Sec A-VI/1 para 2.1.2) or appropriate training approved by the MCA.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give seafarers the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/3
• Control fire fighting operations aboard ships
• Organise and train fire parties.
• Inspect and service fire detection and fire .extinguishing systems and equipment.
• Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/07/2017

 

26 Jul

RYA Personal Water Craft

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $450

The RYA Personal Watercraft certificate is available to everyone over 16 years old of all nationalities. It is issued after a one-day course, partly in the classroom and partly at sea. You will learn basic collision avoidance, basic navigation, emergency procedures, safety equipment, PWC types, launching/slipping PWCs. Practical PWC operation including slow and high speed manoeuvring, turning and emergency stops.

Because the Maritime Authorities are becoming more and more demanding about licenses for Personal Watercrafts, this course is ideal for deckhands on large yachts and possibly for charter guests.

Assessment: Continuous theoretical and practical assessment

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

28 Jul

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 29/07/2017

 

31 Jul

Medical First Aid

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $699

This course covers the syllabus required by the STCW95 Code Table AVI/4-1. It is required for those seeking MCA CoCs at the operational level and for those seeking to the new PYA interior senior steward/ess certificate and also for those designated to provide first aid care in a ship.

Medical First Aid covers how to prepare for a medical emergency on board so you can do what is required to preserve life until proper medical attention can be given. Subjects include; body structure and function, toxicological hazards onboard, casualty examination, spinal injuries, burns, fractures, care of the rescued, radio medical advice, pharmacology, sterilisation of cardiac arrest, drowning and asphyxia.

Assessment: Continuous assessment throughout with a written exam on the final day

Prerequisites: Elementary First Aid

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 03/08/2017

 

31 Jul

Train the Trainer

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

(IMO model course 6.09)

Duration: 3 days
Fee: £750 (incl. VAT)

Prerequisites: Experience of working in the Maritime Industry.

Course Overview:
A three day course aimed at giving the students the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to research, design, prepare and deliver short professional courses for maritime people working, or wishing to work, within the maritime industry.

The course will concentrate on the learning styles of students and the reasons for tutors to develop a range of delivery strategies. The first day will also include discussion about possible sources of quality information and the range of methods that could be employed in assembling the information into a suitable learning structure.

The course will cover a micro teaching session where each student will design and deliver a ten minute presentation to the other students and the tutor. The recorded session will be reviewed by the class and the “peer” feedback given to the student.

Course topics include:
Learning styles
Developing a training needs analysis
Designing education and training sessions
Learning resources
Writing measurable learning objectives
Assessment/evaluation of learning
Practice presentations and learn correct styles
The course content has been designed to match the learning outcomes within the IMO model course for Train the Trainer (6.09).

The course will include videos, discussions and interactive exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 02/08/2017

 

1 Aug

MCA Helideck Safety Training Package

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £2,100 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 4 days

Course Overview:

This package is designed to incorporate all elements required to carry out the duties of MCA certified Helideck Crew.

The following elements included are:

Element 1 - MCA Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to operate helicopters at sea, safely. this course will effectively train delegates to become Helideck Assistants (HDAs) on aviation-capable large yachts.

Element 2 - MCA Helideck Fire Fighting
The purpose of this course is to give delegates the techniques required to extinguish helicopter fires, safely and efficiently.

Element 3 - MCA Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)
This course continues on from the Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response course to focus on the HLO's leadership role during a variety of realistic Standard and Emergency Operating Procedures (SOPs & EOPs). As leader of the Helideck, the Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) plays a crucial role towards safe and efficient helicopter operations on board.

Element 4 - MCA Helicopter Refuelling
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to refuel helicopters at sea, safely.

- In addition live Helicopter Training can be organised on site for an extra cost.
- Group bookings will be considered for discount and courses can be taken individually upon request.
- MCA require elements 1, 2 & 3 must be completed successfully before delegates can carry out duties on board.

Upon completion of the all the course above you will be presented with the original certificates.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 04/08/2017

 

1 Aug

MCA Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £800 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the 4 elements of STCW 95 Basic Training, prior to attending this module:

Personal Survival Technique
Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting
Elementary First Aid
Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to operate helicopters at sea, safely. This course will effectively train delegates to become Helideck Assistants (HDAs) on aviation-capable large yachts.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

2 Aug

MCA Helideck Fire Fighting

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £450 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Basic Training
Have completed or be attending concurrently, the Large Yacht Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response training module

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates the techniques required to extinguish helicopter fires, safely and efficiently. The course will show delegates how to prepare all firefighting equipment for the helideck, prior to flying operations and teach them how to take appropriate actions in response to helicopter fire relates emergencies.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

3 Aug

MCA Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £800 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Advanced Fire Fighting
HDA Qualified – Large Yacht Helicopter Procedures & Emergency Response and Large Yacht Helideck Fire Fighting Courses completed or equivalent as authorised by the MCA
Practical experience performing the duties of an HDA

Course Overview:
This course continues on from the Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response course to focus on the HLO's leadership role during a variety of realistic Standard and Emergency Operating Procedures (SOPs & EOPs). As leader of the Helideck, the Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) plays a crucial role towards safe and efficient helicopter operations on board.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

4 Aug

MCA Helicopter Refuelling

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £290 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1/2 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Basic Training

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to refuel helicopters at sea, safely.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

7 Aug

Efficient Deckhand

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

Everyone working on deck needs to gain the knowledge provided in this course, from all the knots and lashings that every seafarer should learn, to more advanced areas such as splicing, whipping, rigging stages and derricks.

Students learn how safely to turn up berthing lines on bits, capstans and windlasses and the correct type of stopper to use. The qualities and characteristics of different types of rope, the calculation of safe working loads, the importance and significance of test certificates and the application on deck of the Code of Safe Working Practice for Merchant Seaman.

This course is taught over 4 days with an oral and practical examination on the last day. Students would be well advised to arrive with the ability to tie most of the standard nautical knots in order to get through the syllabus in 4 days.

Note that from January 2017, an EDH certificate must be issued 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency.

Assessment: Oral and practical on the final day

Requirements: At least 17 years of age, Hold a valid ENG1 certificate, Hold one of the following: (a) An MCA-accepted Yachtmaster Offshore, or (b) A Yacht Rating with at least 6 months' seagoing service and a steering certificate, or (c) An NWR certificate, or (d) A Boat Master Licence (BML) Tier 1 Level 2 certificate, or (e) A Tug Rating with at least 6 months' seagoing service and a steering certificate or an NWR Certificate, NOTE - before an EDH certificate can be issued, a minimum of 6 months' seagoing service in vessels of 15m or more is required.

for deck crew runs until 11/08/2017

 

7 Aug

PSCRB (Restricted)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $995

Proficiency in Survival Craft And Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boat (Restricted) covers onboard organisation for emergencies and drills, imaginative onboard training programmes, survival craft, types, lifejackets and immersion suits, actions in survival craft distress communications, rescue boats and launching underway, and man-overboard responses.

Assessment: Continuous with an internal presentation and exam on final day

Prerequisites: Personal Survival Techniques

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 09/08/2017

 

7 Aug

STCW Basic Crew Training

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

This five day training package comprises five separate MCA accredited courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Together they form an essential program of pre-sea training conveying important information for the safety of crew.

The 5 days provide an overview of first aid, fire prevention and firefighting, sea survival and some general information about life at sea. For more detailed information you can refer to the course information for each of the individual courses. We offer significant discounts if you sign up for the whole week of training rather than individual modules.

Requirements: We strongly advise that you obtain your ENG1 medical certificate before you undertake the course if you have a medical condition which you think might preclude you from working on a yacht

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 11/08/2017

 

7 Aug

Superyacht Cookery

Organised by UKSA

Do you want a career cooking on yachts? Our 5 day Superyacht Cookery Foundation teaches a repertoire of delicious meals to impress, and will improve your confidence and enjoyment when catering for guest and crew. With instruction from expert chefs and professional yacht crew, the programme gives you a thorough understanding of good food preparation and cookery practice, including menu planning and budgeting.

Includes all food and accommodation

for interior crew runs until 11/08/2017

 

7 Aug

STCW Crisis Management & Human Behaviour

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

(for passenger ships)

Fee: £225 (incl. VAT) per delegate#
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to increase awareness of persons responsible for the safety of passengers in an emergency situation with particular reference to:

• shipboard emergency procedures
• the optimum use of resources
• a controlled response to emergencies
the control of passengers and other personnel during emergency situation and the establishment and maintenance of effective communications
• dealing with Crowds in emergencies and correct procedures.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

7 Aug

STCW 5 Part Basic Safety Training

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £780 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 5days

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:
The five courses offered make up the minimum STCW basic safety training requirements and will normally run from Monday to Friday. The courses will run throughout the week in the below order. All of these courses can however be booked individually:

• STCW Elementary First Aid
• STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
• STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness
• STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
• STCW Personal Survival Techniques

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 11/08/2017

 

8 Aug

STCW Ship Security Officer (SSO)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £620 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 3 days

Prerequisites:
Candidates should have 12 months sea service or an appropriate sea service knowledge of ship operations to give them the experience needed to reach the training objectives and undertake the roles and responsibilities of an SSO. Those who do not meet this requirement will be awarded the MCA Proficiency in Designated Security Duties certificate, which is also an IMO recognised qualification approved by Security Companies.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course will provide SSO’s with a better understanding of how to:

• maintain and supervise the implementation of a ship security plan.
• assess security risks, threat and vulnerability
undertake regular inspections of the ship to ensure appropriate security measures are implemented and maintained.
• ensure that security and systems, if any, are properly operated, tested and calibrated.
• encourage security awareness and vigilance.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 10/08/2017

 

8 Aug

STCW Security Awareness (SA)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £90 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: Half day

Prerequisites: None

With effect from January 1, 2014, all seafarers, regardless of their role on board, will need to demonstrate an understanding of security awareness, in accordance with STCW, Section A-VI/6 paragraph 4. This requirement extends to all hotel staff and concessionaires on cruise vessels.

Furthermore, those individuals with Designated Security Duties are required to undertake additional training in accordance with STCW, Section A-VI/6 paragraph 6.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to provide Officers and Crew with a better understanding of:

• the importance of ship security and the roles of those involved in its provision.
• the requirements and measures to maintain ship security.
• able to recognise and report a security threat.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

8 Aug

STCW Designated Security Duties (DSD)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £225 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to provide Officers & Crew with a better understanding of:

• ship security importance and know the roles and responsibilities of the organisations and individuals involved.

• what constitutes security risks, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations
the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems.

• how to maintain the measures in ship security plan and related requirements.

• how to maintain the effectiveness of security arrangements, procedures and equipment at the three security levels, taking into account their limitations.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

10 Aug

Operational HELM

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

The 2010 'Manilla' amendments to the STCW convention introduced, for the first time, a requirement for management and leadership training for all ships' officers. The operational level course focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective team member and team leader.

Using a combination of lectures, case studies, group table-top exercises and practical problem solving tasks, students will learn how to prioritise tasks, motivate individuals and foster an effective team ethic.

This Operational level certificate is required for tickets up to OOW and for Y4 and Y3 engineers. If you are only re-validating your CoC you do not need to do this course, however if you are moving up to the next level ticket you (e.g. from Master 200gt to OOW) you will be required to take the course if you haven't already done so.

Assessment: Continuous and written assessment

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 12/08/2017

 

12 Aug

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $295

This course must be attended by crew working on yachts required to conform to the ISPS code who have been given designated security duties under the ships security plan. This training leads to the issue of an MCA STCW95 certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.

On completion of this training the seafarer will be able to maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan, recognise security risk and threats, undertake regular security inspections, and properly use security equipment and systems.

Assessment: Continuous

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

14 Aug

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Res

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Route One - For those holding Advanced Sea Survival or have a completed self-declaration form.
Duration: 0.5 day
Fee: £160 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Route Two - For those holding a full PSC&RB or equivalent.
Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers holding a Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than fast rescue boats) Certificate, or equivalent, which includes ‘Proficiency in Survival Craft’ and the ‘MNTB Life Boat Certificate’.
NB – certificates of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrations will be acceptable.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give seafarers who are required to take charge of a survival craft or a rescue boat (other than fast rescue boats) in emergency situations the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/2-1

Take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch.
Operate a survival craft engine.
Manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship.
Use locating devices, including communication and signalling apparatus and pyrotechnics.
Apply first aid to survivors.
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

14 Aug

Business & Law

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1595

This course is aimed at making the master aware of his or her responsibilities in law. The course describes how criminal and civil jurisdictions work in the multinational environment of seafaring, the major international conventions that affect yachts and the documents and certificates required to support these.

Important safety issues are discussed and in particular UK Health and Safety Laws and also the master and owner's civil liabilities. Other aspects of UK law, such as that relating to Employment, Salvage and Insurance are covered.

Assessment: 2.5 hour written examination on the final day

for deck crew runs until 18/08/2017

 

14 Aug

General Ship Knowledge

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1595

This course is divided into four sections: Basic Seamanship, Meteorology, Stability and Construction. The course covers introduction to ship construction, stresses and corrosion, transverse stability, reserve buoyancy and damage control, meteorology and seamanship, watchkeeping, preparation for sea and maintenance.

This course covers a wide range of subject material and some pre-course reading is highly recommended. Reeds 'Superyacht Manual' provides a good source of introductory reading.

From January 1st 2017 your EDH certificate must have been issued at least 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency.

Assessment: 2 hour written examination on the final day

Prerequisites: Efficient Deckhand

for deck crew runs until 18/08/2017

 

14 Aug

GUEST I - The Entry Programme

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

The Entry Programme provides new and junior crew with the essential skills to establish themselves as part of a successful and efficient interior team. Students completing this course will receive the GUEST PYA certificates for: Interior Introduction, Interior Basic Food Service and Wine & Cocktail Introduction.

Interior Introduction
This course outlines all of the major responsibilities that a steward/ess will be expected to face and will also cover a range of important issues from life at sea, to yacht etiquette and safety. Designed to immerse new crew into the world of yachting this module explores the varied role of an interior crew member.

Basic Food Service
This module covers a range of different service types to yacht industry standards. Onboard, you will be expected to respond to the style required by each client: be it plated, silver or platter. Fundamental differences between the various service types will be highlighted and a practical overview of beverage service and table decoration will be demonstrated.

Wine & Cocktail Introduction
Students will develop a basic understanding of food and wine matching, wine regions and grapes of the world, the main spirits and cocktail preparation. Interior yacht crew are expected to be ready to serve and suggest the right wine or beverage to compliment meals and prepare the client's choice of cocktail on demand.

This all encompassing 5 day course will prepare any new crew member for a large part of life onboard.

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 18/08/2017

 

14 Aug

Approved Engine Course

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

AEC might well have been called the 'Assistant Engineers Course', it is a requirement for holding this relatively new post. The AEC is aimed at giving a wide and general appreciation of basic marine diesel mechanics and electrics along with an understanding of the chief engineer's responsibilities.

Specifically the course covers: compression ignition engines (general principles), the cycle of operation and construction of engines. It describes fuel systems, the role of air in the combustion process, cooling and lubrication systems, engine electrical systems, power transmission and hull fittings. Other areas include safe working practices, pollution prevention and bottled gas installations.

The course is the first rung on the engineering career ladder for those with no formal marine engineering or craft training. It is of interest to crew members from other departments who wish to enhance their employment prospects by being able to fill the Assistant Engineer position or who wish simply to deepen their engineering knowledge. Small boat private owners may also find this course useful.

Assessment: Written examination on the final day

for engineering crew runs until 18/08/2017

 

14 Aug

4 Day Combination Refresher Package

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £795 (incl.VAT) per delegate
Duration: 4 days


Course Overview:
The 4-day combination course covers the four main elements that require updating as per 2010 Manila Amendments.

Element 1 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boat (Refresher)

Element 2 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques (Refresher)

Element 3 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (Refresher)

Element 4 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting (Refresher)

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 17/08/2017

 

14 Aug

Entry Level Deck Week

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1495

Designed for the individual seeking to start their maritime deck career, this course provides both classroom and practical instruction in the areas of general nautical terminology, watchstanding, vessel steering, safety and security, shipboard maintenance, marlinspike seamanship, anchoring and daily operations required for a deckhand.

It is strongly recommended that students wishing to secure employment as a deckhand will complete STCW Basic Safety Training and Powerboat Level II instruction.

The course uses both practical training tools as well as classroom lessons and saves significantly over the cost for doing the courses individually. Further savings are available when combined with the STCW Basic Safety Training Course.

Assessment: Practical and written assessments

for deck crew runs until 18/08/2017

 

14 Aug

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Program

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $2999 (Combined Theory & Practical Bundle)

The Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster certificate has become the industry standard qualification after the entry-level stage. It is the first formal training in navigation and seamanship that deckhands receive on their path to higher MCA issued certificates and it is a vital part of their maritime education.

For MCA OOW, Chief Mate and Master Certificates it is a requirement that this theory course is successfully completed as part of the training. You will learn: Methods of visual and electronic navigation, charts and chart-work, calculation of tidal heights and tidal streams, meteorology, the collision avoidance rules, safety and safety equipment.

It is not a beginners course. You will learn: Practical boat handling and navigation in our 15 m steel hulled training yacht, the Motor Yacht Lord Nelson (we do not currently offer Yachtmaster Sail). You will gain practical command experience and, because of the weight of the yacht, she handles like a much larger vessel. The boat therefore provides an ideal training platform for those moving to larger yachts.

You are required to hold the VHF (SRC) Radio Licence, Valid First Aid certificate (to have been taken within 3 years), Valid Personal Survival Techniques certificate, Valid ENG1, and online PPR certificate.
Assessment You will be examined by an RYA examiner on the last 2 days of the course, who will test your practical ability as well as your written and verbal theoretical knowledge.

Requirements: 2,500 logged sea miles, with at least half being in tidal waters and half being on vessels between 7LWL-24m LOA and all under 500GT, 50 days at sea, (5 days as skipper), At least 5 passages over 60nm in vessels between 7m LWL-24m LOA and under 80GT; including 2 overnight passages and 2 skipper passages, a valid ENG1 medical certificate, All qualifying sea time must be within 10 years prior to the exam

for deck crew runs until 25/08/2017

 

15 Aug

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Tech

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 0.5 days
Fee: £120 (incl. VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:

Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers who have a certificate of proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques and who have maintained the required standard of competence by onboard training and experience for all competences of other administrations will be acceptable.
Seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a pre-requisite to the reduced hours entry route of the MCA approved updating course. (If you are unable to complete the form, you will be required to take the full course).

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to give all those seeking updating training certification for Personal Survival Techniques the essential education and training to maintain the required standard of competence in Personal Survival Techniques (PST).

The course will include videos, discussions, interactive exercises and practical pool based elements .

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

16 Aug

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers who have a certificate of proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting. NB - certificate of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrations will be acceptable.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give all those seeking updating training certification for Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting the essential education and training to maintain the required standard of competence in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting.

The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

17 Aug

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:

Updating training is to be undertaken by seafarers holding an advanced fire fighting certificate, or equivalent, and who have maintained the required standard of competence, by onboard training and experience every five years.

Please note: This course does not remove the obligation for holders to update their Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting Certificate every five years.

Course Overview:

The aim of the one day classroom based course is to give seafarers the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/3

Control fire fighting operations aboard ships
Organise and train fire parties
Inspect and service fire detection and fire extinguishing systems and equipment
Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

17 Aug

STCW Basic Refresher (BFF + PST)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $495

This is the STCW Basic Training Refresher, a bundled course of 1/2 day Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting and 1/2 day of Personal Survival Techniques

Assessment: Continuous assessment

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Personal Survival Techniques

Requirements: Valid ENG1

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

18 Aug

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £430 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Updating training is to be undertaken by seafarers holding a proficiency in fast rescue boats certificate and who have maintained the required standard of competence, by onboard training and experience, for all competencies listed in the self-declaration form. Seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a prerequisite to the reduced hours entry route of the MCA approved updating course.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is for students to demonstrate the following:

Take charge of launching and recovery of a fast rescue boat.
How to prevent and manage capsize situations.
Explain routine maintenance procedures for FRB and measures for contingency repairs.
Carry out pre-use checks of FRB, including engines and related rescue equipment.
Carry out PPE checks for crew and self.
Brief crew for recovery duties.
Recover a casualty from the water and effect their safe transfer to a place of safety.
Undertake waterborne capsize of FRB in controlled environment.
Carry out post capsize procedures, including righting of FRB whilst swimming in appropriate equipment.
Re board FRB and establish control of craft and available equipment.
The course will include videos, discussions, interactive exercises and practical pool based elements .

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

18 Aug

Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $190

This half day theory course meets the criteria to provide evidence of maintaining the required standard of competence in Advanced Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting. This is also referred to as the Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher.

There will be theoretical elements to refresh your knowledge and understanding of the principles; fire fighting procedures at sea and in port, with particular emphasis on organisation, tactics and command; communication and coordination during fir e-fighting operations; ventilation control, including smoke extraction. Also covered will be control of fuel and electrical systems, fire fighting process hazards (dry distillation, chemical reactions, boiler uptake, fires) and fire precautions and hazards associated with the storage and handling of materials. Management and control of injured persons and the procedures for coordination with shore-based fire fighters additionally are defined as learning outcomes.

For admittance to this theory course, seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a pre-requisite to provide evidence of hot wears within the preceding five years at an MCA approved training centre. This form is distributed by the training provider.

Duration: 4 hours

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting , Advanced Fire Fighting

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited

 

18 Aug

Updated PSCRB (Restricted)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $250

Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (Restricted) course meeting the requirements laid down under Article IX of the STCW78 convention, as amended. Not for use on vessels fitted with davit launched liferafts. This is also referred to as the Advanced Sea Survival Refresher.

Prerequisites: Advanced Sea Survival

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited

 

21 Aug

Seamanship & Meteorology

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1495

This is a general command level course designed to convey certain important issues in five different key areas. Key Areas: seamanship, navigation and passage planning, meteorology, MARPOL and the Code of Safe Working Practices for Seamen.

All of the subject areas covered are given a high priority in the MCA Oral examination for 500gt and 3000gt Master.

Assessment: 2 hour written examination. (A pass is valid for 3 years)

for deck crew runs until 25/08/2017

 

21 Aug

ECDIS (E)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1295

*Evening Course*

Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) are now fitted as standard equipment in most large yachts. Although many systems are, superficially, easy to use, there are many capabilities which are not so obvious and for which training is required.

There are also hidden dangers in these capabilities which navigators must be trained to avoid. For this reason in the 2010 'Manila Amendments' of STCW95 it was decided to make training in ECDIS compulsory for the deck CoCs. This course fully complies with the requirements of and is approved by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

The course takes 5 days and involves theoretical instruction in the principles of ECDIS operation and practical training in our navigation simulator. The course satisfies the legal requirement for 'generic' training. We do recommend that those students wishing to take an ECDIS have first successfully completed the OOW Navigation and Radar course, otherwise they could well struggle to master the content. This is obviously not applicable if you are taking ECDIS to lift the negative endorsement on your Master 200 CoC.

This course becomes a mandatory module for OOW(Y) and Chief Mate and above from 1st Jan 2014. Meanwhile, if any deck CoC OOW and above is issued prior to December 31st where an ECDIS is not supplied, it will be endorsed 'Not for use on ECDIS fitted ships after 1 January 2017'.
Assessment: Continuous

Requirements: It is highly recommended that OOW Navigation & Radar is completed prior to ECDIS, From January 1st 2017 your EDH certificate must have been issued at least 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency

for deck crew runs until 26/08/2017

 

21 Aug

OOW Navigation & Radar

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $3595

The course provides an STCW 95 ARPA (Automatic Radar Plotting Aids) qualification. There are 2 parts to the course. 10 days of theory followed by 5 days of practical navigation.

The first 2 weeks of theory start from where the RYA Yachtmaster leaves off and students must be at Yachtmaster standard before attending. Several areas are examined which are not fully covered in the Yachtmaster programme, such as ARPA, chart correction, radar potting and more detailed understanding of electronic nav aids. In the practical element there is much emphasis on the set up and correct operation of these nav aids, good watch keeping procedures, radar plotting and radar navigation, practical rules of the road.

The Officer of the Watch Navigation and Radar module is an advanced course in yacht navigation and it is not for beginners. Students must have taken and passed their RYA Yachtmaster Offshore before attending.

Note that from January 2017, an EDH certificate must be issued 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency.

Duration: Monday to Friday for 3 weeks

Assessment: Continuous assessment throughout the course, with a 2.5 hour written exam at the end of the second week and a practical assessment on the simulator during the third week.

Prerequisites: Yachtmaster Offshore Theory, Yachtmaster Offshore Practical

for deck crew runs until 08/09/2017

 

21 Aug

Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 5 days
Fee: £625 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites: Hold a minimum of 6 months sea-time and hold a Certificate of Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques or equivalent.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give seafarers who are required to take charge of a survival craft or a rescue boat (other than fast rescue boats) in emergency situations the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/2-1

Take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch.
Operate a survival craft engine.
Manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship.
Use locating devices, including communication and signalling apparatus and pyrotechnics.
Apply first aid to survivors.
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 25/08/2017

 

21 Aug

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 22/08/2017

 

21 Aug

STCW Basic Crew Training

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

This five day training package comprises five separate MCA accredited courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Together they form an essential program of pre-sea training conveying important information for the safety of crew.

The 5 days provide an overview of first aid, fire prevention and firefighting, sea survival and some general information about life at sea. For more detailed information you can refer to the course information for each of the individual courses. We offer significant discounts if you sign up for the whole week of training rather than individual modules.

Requirements: We strongly advise that you obtain your ENG1 medical certificate before you undertake the course if you have a medical condition which you think might preclude you from working on a yacht

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 25/08/2017

 

23 Aug

RYA Personal Water Craft

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $450

The RYA Personal Watercraft certificate is available to everyone over 16 years old of all nationalities. It is issued after a one-day course, partly in the classroom and partly at sea. You will learn basic collision avoidance, basic navigation, emergency procedures, safety equipment, PWC types, launching/slipping PWCs. Practical PWC operation including slow and high speed manoeuvring, turning and emergency stops.

Because the Maritime Authorities are becoming more and more demanding about licenses for Personal Watercrafts, this course is ideal for deckhands on large yachts and possibly for charter guests.

Assessment: Continuous theoretical and practical assessment

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

25 Aug

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 26/08/2017

 

26 Aug

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $295

This course must be attended by crew working on yachts required to conform to the ISPS code who have been given designated security duties under the ships security plan. This training leads to the issue of an MCA STCW95 certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.

On completion of this training the seafarer will be able to maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan, recognise security risk and threats, undertake regular security inspections, and properly use security equipment and systems.

Assessment: Continuous

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

28 Aug

Stability

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1595

This is a management level course that explores the principles of ship stability at a practical level. The course aims to ensure an understanding of stability principles rather than testing mathematical ability in their application. Emphasis is placed upon those aspects of the subject which can affect the work of a large yacht master.

Nevertheless many of the principles will be illustrated by practical examples in the classroom and therefore a revision of basic algebra and trigonometry will benefit the student. A good basic introduction to the subject is 'Simple Ship Stability' by Alfred Carver, published by Fairplay Publications. We also recommend you read the course notes in advance.

Assessment: 2 hour written examination

for deck crew runs until 01/09/2017

 

28 Aug

Medical First Aid (E)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $699

*Evening Course*

This course covers the syllabus required by the STCW95 Code Table AVI/4-1. It is required for those seeking MCA CoCs at the operational level and for those seeking to the new PYA interior senior steward/ess certificate and also for those designated to provide first aid care in a ship.

Medical First Aid covers how to prepare for a medical emergency on board so you can do what is required to preserve life until proper medical attention can be given. Subjects include; body structure and function, toxicological hazards onboard, casualty examination, spinal injuries, burns, fractures, care of the rescued, radio medical advice, pharmacology, sterilisation of cardiac arrest, drowning and asphyxia.

Assessment: Continuous assessment throughout with a written exam on the final day

Prerequisites: Elementary First Aid

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 01/09/2017

 

28 Aug

GUEST I - The Entry Programme

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

The Entry Programme provides new and junior crew with the essential skills to establish themselves as part of a successful and efficient interior team. Students completing this course will receive the GUEST PYA certificates for: Interior Introduction, Interior Basic Food Service and Wine & Cocktail Introduction.

Interior Introduction
This course outlines all of the major responsibilities that a steward/ess will be expected to face and will also cover a range of important issues from life at sea, to yacht etiquette and safety. Designed to immerse new crew into the world of yachting this module explores the varied role of an interior crew member.

Basic Food Service
This module covers a range of different service types to yacht industry standards. Onboard, you will be expected to respond to the style required by each client: be it plated, silver or platter. Fundamental differences between the various service types will be highlighted and a practical overview of beverage service and table decoration will be demonstrated.

Wine & Cocktail Introduction
Students will develop a basic understanding of food and wine matching, wine regions and grapes of the world, the main spirits and cocktail preparation. Interior yacht crew are expected to be ready to serve and suggest the right wine or beverage to compliment meals and prepare the client's choice of cocktail on demand.

This all encompassing 5 day course will prepare any new crew member for a large part of life onboard.

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 01/09/2017

 

28 Aug

Superyacht Interior

Organised by UKSA

Do you want a career in luxury hospitality? Want to spend half the year in the Med and half the year in the Caribbean? Our Superyacht Interior Foundation course provides aspiring yacht stewards, stewardesses and cooks with the skills to deliver exceptional standards of service on-board luxury superyachts.

Includes food and accommodation.

for interior crew runs until 17/09/2017

 

28 Aug

Entry Level Deck Week

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1495

Designed for the individual seeking to start their maritime deck career, this course provides both classroom and practical instruction in the areas of general nautical terminology, watchstanding, vessel steering, safety and security, shipboard maintenance, marlinspike seamanship, anchoring and daily operations required for a deckhand.

It is strongly recommended that students wishing to secure employment as a deckhand will complete STCW Basic Safety Training and Powerboat Level II instruction.

The course uses both practical training tools as well as classroom lessons and saves significantly over the cost for doing the courses individually. Further savings are available when combined with the STCW Basic Safety Training Course.

Assessment: Practical and written assessments

for deck crew runs until 01/09/2017

 

29 Aug

Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $795

This is one of the most important safety courses for professional seafarers. Bluewater is 1 of only 2 schools approved to run it outside the UK and the only one in continental Europe. This course covers the syllabus required by the STCW95 Code Table AVI/3. It is a management level course aimed at those holding or aspiring to MCA Certificates of Competency in both deck and engineering specialisations, and also for those aiming to be awarded the new PYA interior head of department certificate.

The course contains much practical fire fighting using different types of extinguishers, hoses and breathing apparatus. Students gain experience in fighting fires in an enclosed space with heat and smoke and of casualty evacuation in a series of escalating exercises designed to build confidence and teamwork. They will also acquire an appreciation of command and control problems. The practical drill can be physically demanding and students should be reasonably fit.

Assessment: Practical and continuous

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

Requirements: 6 months sea service

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 01/09/2017

 

29 Aug

MCA Helideck Safety Training Package

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £2,100 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 4 days

Course Overview:

This package is designed to incorporate all elements required to carry out the duties of MCA certified Helideck Crew.

The following elements included are:

Element 1 - MCA Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to operate helicopters at sea, safely. this course will effectively train delegates to become Helideck Assistants (HDAs) on aviation-capable large yachts.

Element 2 - MCA Helideck Fire Fighting
The purpose of this course is to give delegates the techniques required to extinguish helicopter fires, safely and efficiently.

Element 3 - MCA Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)
This course continues on from the Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response course to focus on the HLO's leadership role during a variety of realistic Standard and Emergency Operating Procedures (SOPs & EOPs). As leader of the Helideck, the Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) plays a crucial role towards safe and efficient helicopter operations on board.

Element 4 - MCA Helicopter Refuelling
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to refuel helicopters at sea, safely.

- In addition live Helicopter Training can be organised on site for an extra cost.
- Group bookings will be considered for discount and courses can be taken individually upon request.
- MCA require elements 1, 2 & 3 must be completed successfully before delegates can carry out duties on board.

Upon completion of the all the course above you will be presented with the original certificates.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 01/09/2017

 

29 Aug

MCA Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £800 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the 4 elements of STCW 95 Basic Training, prior to attending this module:

Personal Survival Technique
Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting
Elementary First Aid
Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to operate helicopters at sea, safely. This course will effectively train delegates to become Helideck Assistants (HDAs) on aviation-capable large yachts.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

30 Aug

MCA Helideck Fire Fighting

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £450 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Basic Training
Have completed or be attending concurrently, the Large Yacht Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response training module

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates the techniques required to extinguish helicopter fires, safely and efficiently. The course will show delegates how to prepare all firefighting equipment for the helideck, prior to flying operations and teach them how to take appropriate actions in response to helicopter fire relates emergencies.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

31 Aug

MCA Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £800 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Advanced Fire Fighting
HDA Qualified – Large Yacht Helicopter Procedures & Emergency Response and Large Yacht Helideck Fire Fighting Courses completed or equivalent as authorised by the MCA
Practical experience performing the duties of an HDA

Course Overview:
This course continues on from the Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response course to focus on the HLO's leadership role during a variety of realistic Standard and Emergency Operating Procedures (SOPs & EOPs). As leader of the Helideck, the Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) plays a crucial role towards safe and efficient helicopter operations on board.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

1 Sep

MCA Helicopter Refuelling

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £290 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1/2 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Basic Training

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to refuel helicopters at sea, safely.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

4 Sep

Professional Yachtmaster

Organised by UKSA

Our repackaged Professional Yachtmaster course offers more flexibility than ever before, with multiple and frequent start dates to enable you to train your way.

The all-inclusive 14-week course will equip you with the training, preparation and practical experience needed to gain the commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster Offshore qualification.

Whether you want to sail commercial yachts under 24m for employment opportunities in flotilla, charter, deliveries and instruction, or you would prefer to work on large ocean going yachts and superyachts, Professional Yachtmaster provides a fast and effective way to enter the industry and start your career.

for deck crew runs until 15/12/2017

 

4 Sep

STCW 5 Part Basic Safety Training

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £780 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 5days

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:
The five courses offered make up the minimum STCW basic safety training requirements and will normally run from Monday to Friday. The courses will run throughout the week in the below order. All of these courses can however be booked individually:

• STCW Elementary First Aid
• STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
• STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness
• STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
• STCW Personal Survival Techniques

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 08/09/2017

 

5 Sep

Medical Care At Sea

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $999

This course covers the syllabus required by the STCW Code 1995 Table AVI/4-2. It is a management level course aimed at those holding or aspiring to MCA Certificates of Competency in deck specialisations and for those designated to take charge of medical care on board ship.

You will learn: The course aims to prepare students to be able to deliver longer-term medical care at sea until professional medical help can be obtained. It includes care to sick and injured patients, head and spinal injuries, ear, nose and throat problems, bleeding, care of wounds, pain relief, suturing, diseases, injections, dental care, hygiene and medical records.

A pass is valid indefinitely, but must be renewed every 5 years if you are the master or have designated responsibility for medical care on board.

Assessment: The course involves both theoretical and practical elements which are assessed continuously by a medical practitioner through both written and oral examinations.

Prerequisites: Elementary First Aid , Medical First Aid

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 09/09/2017

 

5 Sep

Operational HELM (E)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

The 2010 'Manilla' amendments to the STCW convention introduced, for the first time, a requirement for management and leadership training for all ships' officers. The operational level course focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective team member and team leader.

Using a combination of lectures, case studies, group table-top exercises and practical problem solving tasks, students will learn how to prioritise tasks, motivate individuals and foster an effective team ethic.

This Operational level certificate is required for tickets up to OOW and for Y4 and Y3 engineers. If you are only re-validating your CoC you do not need to do this course, however if you are moving up to the next level ticket you (e.g. from Master 200gt to OOW) you will be required to take the course if you haven't already done so.

Assessment: Continuous and written assessment

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 08/09/2017

 

5 Sep

PSCRB (Restricted)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $995

Proficiency in Survival Craft And Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boat (Restricted) covers onboard organisation for emergencies and drills, imaginative onboard training programmes, survival craft, types, lifejackets and immersion suits, actions in survival craft distress communications, rescue boats and launching underway, and man-overboard responses.

Assessment: Continuous with an internal presentation and exam on final day

Prerequisites: Personal Survival Techniques

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 07/09/2017

 

5 Sep

STCW Basic Crew Training

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

This five day training package comprises five separate MCA accredited courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Together they form an essential program of pre-sea training conveying important information for the safety of crew.

The 5 days provide an overview of first aid, fire prevention and firefighting, sea survival and some general information about life at sea. For more detailed information you can refer to the course information for each of the individual courses. We offer significant discounts if you sign up for the whole week of training rather than individual modules.

Requirements: We strongly advise that you obtain your ENG1 medical certificate before you undertake the course if you have a medical condition which you think might preclude you from working on a yacht

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 09/09/2017

 

8 Sep

RYA Personal Water Craft

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $450

The RYA Personal Watercraft certificate is available to everyone over 16 years old of all nationalities. It is issued after a one-day course, partly in the classroom and partly at sea. You will learn basic collision avoidance, basic navigation, emergency procedures, safety equipment, PWC types, launching/slipping PWCs. Practical PWC operation including slow and high speed manoeuvring, turning and emergency stops.

Because the Maritime Authorities are becoming more and more demanding about licenses for Personal Watercrafts, this course is ideal for deckhands on large yachts and possibly for charter guests.

Assessment: Continuous theoretical and practical assessment

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

8 Sep

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 09/09/2017

 

10 Sep

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $295

This course must be attended by crew working on yachts required to conform to the ISPS code who have been given designated security duties under the ships security plan. This training leads to the issue of an MCA STCW95 certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.

On completion of this training the seafarer will be able to maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan, recognise security risk and threats, undertake regular security inspections, and properly use security equipment and systems.

Assessment: Continuous

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

11 Sep

Navigation & Radar

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $2395

This is a command course and concentrates on management level issues in navigation. The first week is theoretical and concentrates on matters such as passage planning, full knowledge of the COLREGS, radar theory, ARPA theory, advanced radar plotting, and ECDIS.

In the second week students are engaged in a series of exercises of mounting complexity in one of our radar simulators. They will be expected to improve their performance over the week.

Assessment: Continuous in-course assessment, 3 hour written examination and practical simulator assessment. (A pass is valid for 3 years)

Prerequisites: OOW Navigation & Radar

Requirements: OOW Certificate

for deck crew runs until 22/09/2017

 

11 Sep

Bridge Resource Management

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $699

The Bridge Resource Management Course is designed to assist professional mariners in coping with the complexities of the modern marine environment.
Objectives include, but are not limited to:

- Bridge Organization
- Organizing a Bridge Team
- Passage Planning
- Planning a simulated voyage
- Introduction to Error Chain
- Checklists
- Master-Pilot Exchange
- Human Factors
- Training Exercises

for deck crew runs until 13/09/2017

 

11 Sep

ISM Shipboard Safety Officer (E)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

*Evening Course*

Commercial yachts over 500 GT and yachts employing more than 5 personnel are required to have a qualified Shipboard Safety Officer onboard. The shipboard safety officer's course is directly aimed at satisfying the requirements of the ISM code for the training of the person holding this important position.

You will learn: Introduction to ISM, legislative background, onboard safety management systems, review of various methods of reporting and recording ISM information, accident investigation and analysis and reporting.

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 14/09/2017

 

11 Sep

General Ship Knowledge

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1595

This course is divided into four sections: Basic Seamanship, Meteorology, Stability and Construction. The course covers introduction to ship construction, stresses and corrosion, transverse stability, reserve buoyancy and damage control, meteorology and seamanship, watchkeeping, preparation for sea and maintenance.

This course covers a wide range of subject material and some pre-course reading is highly recommended. Reeds 'Superyacht Manual' provides a good source of introductory reading.

From January 1st 2017 your EDH certificate must have been issued at least 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency.

Assessment: 2 hour written examination on the final day

Prerequisites: Efficient Deckhand

for deck crew runs until 15/09/2017

 

11 Sep

STCW Crisis Management & Human Behaviour (CMHB)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

(for passenger ships)

Fee: £225 (incl. VAT) per delegate#
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to increase awareness of persons responsible for the safety of passengers in an emergency situation with particular reference to:

• shipboard emergency procedures
• the optimum use of resources
• a controlled response to emergencies
the control of passengers and other personnel during emergency situation and the establishment and maintenance of effective communications
• dealing with Crowds in emergencies and correct procedures.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

11 Sep

Management HELM

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

The 2010 'Manilla' amendments to the STCW convention introduced, for the first time, a requirement (mandatory from the 1st September 2013) for management and leadership training for all ships officers. This course is designed to promote the skills needed to lead an organisation.

This course addresses the following questions.
How do successful managers weld the teams in their charge together into an effective whole?
How best to communicate your goals to others?
How to get the best out of each individual taking into account their capabilities and their training needs?

Using lectures and case studies and also team exercises, which form part of the assessment, the week is designed to encourage future masters and chief engineers to think about how to build a safe and effective team.

Assessment: Lectures, case studies, and team exercises

for deck crew runs until 15/09/2017

 

11 Sep

ECDIS (E)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1295

*Evening Course*

Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) are now fitted as standard equipment in most large yachts. Although many systems are, superficially, easy to use, there are many capabilities which are not so obvious and for which training is required.

There are also hidden dangers in these capabilities which navigators must be trained to avoid. For this reason in the 2010 'Manila Amendments' of STCW95 it was decided to make training in ECDIS compulsory for the deck CoCs. This course fully complies with the requirements of and is approved by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

The course takes 5 days and involves theoretical instruction in the principles of ECDIS operation and practical training in our navigation simulator. The course satisfies the legal requirement for 'generic' training. We do recommend that those students wishing to take an ECDIS have first successfully completed the OOW Navigation and Radar course, otherwise they could well struggle to master the content. This is obviously not applicable if you are taking ECDIS to lift the negative endorsement on your Master 200 CoC.

This course becomes a mandatory module for OOW(Y) and Chief Mate and above from 1st Jan 2014. Meanwhile, if any deck CoC OOW and above is issued prior to December 31st where an ECDIS is not supplied, it will be endorsed 'Not for use on ECDIS fitted ships after 1 January 2017'.
Assessment: Continuous

Requirements: It is highly recommended that OOW Navigation & Radar is completed prior to ECDIS, From January 1st 2017 your EDH certificate must have been issued at least 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency

for deck crew runs until 16/09/2017

 

11 Sep

GUEST I - The Entry Programme

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

The Entry Programme provides new and junior crew with the essential skills to establish themselves as part of a successful and efficient interior team. Students completing this course will receive the GUEST PYA certificates for: Interior Introduction, Interior Basic Food Service and Wine & Cocktail Introduction.

Interior Introduction
This course outlines all of the major responsibilities that a steward/ess will be expected to face and will also cover a range of important issues from life at sea, to yacht etiquette and safety. Designed to immerse new crew into the world of yachting this module explores the varied role of an interior crew member.

Basic Food Service
This module covers a range of different service types to yacht industry standards. Onboard, you will be expected to respond to the style required by each client: be it plated, silver or platter. Fundamental differences between the various service types will be highlighted and a practical overview of beverage service and table decoration will be demonstrated.

Wine & Cocktail Introduction
Students will develop a basic understanding of food and wine matching, wine regions and grapes of the world, the main spirits and cocktail preparation. Interior yacht crew are expected to be ready to serve and suggest the right wine or beverage to compliment meals and prepare the client's choice of cocktail on demand.

This all encompassing 5 day course will prepare any new crew member for a large part of life onboard.

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 15/09/2017

 

11 Sep

Approved Engine Course

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

AEC might well have been called the 'Assistant Engineers Course', it is a requirement for holding this relatively new post. The AEC is aimed at giving a wide and general appreciation of basic marine diesel mechanics and electrics along with an understanding of the chief engineer's responsibilities.

Specifically the course covers: compression ignition engines (general principles), the cycle of operation and construction of engines. It describes fuel systems, the role of air in the combustion process, cooling and lubrication systems, engine electrical systems, power transmission and hull fittings. Other areas include safe working practices, pollution prevention and bottled gas installations.

The course is the first rung on the engineering career ladder for those with no formal marine engineering or craft training. It is of interest to crew members from other departments who wish to enhance their employment prospects by being able to fill the Assistant Engineer position or who wish simply to deepen their engineering knowledge. Small boat private owners may also find this course useful.

Assessment: Written examination on the final day

for engineering crew runs until 15/09/2017

 

11 Sep

Entry Level Deck Week

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1495

Designed for the individual seeking to start their maritime deck career, this course provides both classroom and practical instruction in the areas of general nautical terminology, watchstanding, vessel steering, safety and security, shipboard maintenance, marlinspike seamanship, anchoring and daily operations required for a deckhand.

It is strongly recommended that students wishing to secure employment as a deckhand will complete STCW Basic Safety Training and Powerboat Level II instruction.

The course uses both practical training tools as well as classroom lessons and saves significantly over the cost for doing the courses individually. Further savings are available when combined with the STCW Basic Safety Training Course.

Assessment: Practical and written assessments

for deck crew runs until 15/09/2017

 

11 Sep

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Program

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $2999 (Combined Theory & Practical Bundle)

The Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster certificate has become the industry standard qualification after the entry-level stage. It is the first formal training in navigation and seamanship that deckhands receive on their path to higher MCA issued certificates and it is a vital part of their maritime education.

For MCA OOW, Chief Mate and Master Certificates it is a requirement that this theory course is successfully completed as part of the training. You will learn: Methods of visual and electronic navigation, charts and chart-work, calculation of tidal heights and tidal streams, meteorology, the collision avoidance rules, safety and safety equipment.

It is not a beginners course. You will learn: Practical boat handling and navigation in our 15 m steel hulled training yacht, the Motor Yacht Lord Nelson (we do not currently offer Yachtmaster Sail). You will gain practical command experience and, because of the weight of the yacht, she handles like a much larger vessel. The boat therefore provides an ideal training platform for those moving to larger yachts.

You are required to hold the VHF (SRC) Radio Licence, Valid First Aid certificate (to have been taken within 3 years), Valid Personal Survival Techniques certificate, Valid ENG1, and online PPR certificate.
Assessment You will be examined by an RYA examiner on the last 2 days of the course, who will test your practical ability as well as your written and verbal theoretical knowledge.

Requirements: 2,500 logged sea miles, with at least half being in tidal waters and half being on vessels between 7LWL-24m LOA and all under 500GT, 50 days at sea, (5 days as skipper), At least 5 passages over 60nm in vessels between 7m LWL-24m LOA and under 80GT; including 2 overnight passages and 2 skipper passages, a valid ENG1 medical certificate, All qualifying sea time must be within 10 years prior to the exam

for deck crew runs until 22/09/2017

 

12 Sep

STCW Security Awareness (SA)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £90 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: Half day

Prerequisites: None

With effect from January 1, 2014, all seafarers, regardless of their role on board, will need to demonstrate an understanding of security awareness, in accordance with STCW, Section A-VI/6 paragraph 4. This requirement extends to all hotel staff and concessionaires on cruise vessels.

Furthermore, those individuals with Designated Security Duties are required to undertake additional training in accordance with STCW, Section A-VI/6 paragraph 6.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to provide Officers and Crew with a better understanding of:

• the importance of ship security and the roles of those involved in its provision.
• the requirements and measures to maintain ship security.
• able to recognise and report a security threat.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

12 Sep

STCW Ship Security Officer (SSO)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £620 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 3 days

Prerequisites:
Candidates should have 12 months sea service or an appropriate sea service knowledge of ship operations to give them the experience needed to reach the training objectives and undertake the roles and responsibilities of an SSO. Those who do not meet this requirement will be awarded the MCA Proficiency in Designated Security Duties certificate, which is also an IMO recognised qualification approved by Security Companies.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course will provide SSO’s with a better understanding of how to:

• maintain and supervise the implementation of a ship security plan.
• assess security risks, threat and vulnerability
undertake regular inspections of the ship to ensure appropriate security measures are implemented and maintained.
• ensure that security and systems, if any, are properly operated, tested and calibrated.
• encourage security awareness and vigilance.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 14/09/2017

 

12 Sep

STCW Designated Security Duties (DSD)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £225 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to provide Officers & Crew with a better understanding of:

• ship security importance and know the roles and responsibilities of the organisations and individuals involved.

• what constitutes security risks, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations
the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems.

• how to maintain the measures in ship security plan and related requirements.

• how to maintain the effectiveness of security arrangements, procedures and equipment at the three security levels, taking into account their limitations.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

14 Sep

STCW Basic Refresher (BFF + PST)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $495

This is the STCW Basic Training Refresher, a bundled course of 1/2 day Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting and 1/2 day of Personal Survival Techniques

Assessment: Continuous assessment

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Personal Survival Techniques

Requirements: Valid ENG1

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

15 Sep

Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $190

This half day theory course meets the criteria to provide evidence of maintaining the required standard of competence in Advanced Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting. This is also referred to as the Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher.

There will be theoretical elements to refresh your knowledge and understanding of the principles; fire fighting procedures at sea and in port, with particular emphasis on organisation, tactics and command; communication and coordination during fir e-fighting operations; ventilation control, including smoke extraction. Also covered will be control of fuel and electrical systems, fire fighting process hazards (dry distillation, chemical reactions, boiler uptake, fires) and fire precautions and hazards associated with the storage and handling of materials. Management and control of injured persons and the procedures for coordination with shore-based fire fighters additionally are defined as learning outcomes.

For admittance to this theory course, seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a pre-requisite to provide evidence of hot wears within the preceding five years at an MCA approved training centre. This form is distributed by the training provider.

Duration: 4 hours

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting , Advanced Fire Fighting

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited

 

15 Sep

Updated PSCRB (Restricted)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $250

Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (Restricted) course meeting the requirements laid down under Article IX of the STCW78 convention, as amended. Not for use on vessels fitted with davit launched liferafts. This is also referred to as the Advanced Sea Survival Refresher.

Prerequisites: Advanced Sea Survival

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited

 

18 Sep

Efficient Deckhand

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

Everyone working on deck needs to gain the knowledge provided in this course, from all the knots and lashings that every seafarer should learn, to more advanced areas such as splicing, whipping, rigging stages and derricks.

Students learn how safely to turn up berthing lines on bits, capstans and windlasses and the correct type of stopper to use. The qualities and characteristics of different types of rope, the calculation of safe working loads, the importance and significance of test certificates and the application on deck of the Code of Safe Working Practice for Merchant Seaman.

This course is taught over 4 days with an oral and practical examination on the last day. Students would be well advised to arrive with the ability to tie most of the standard nautical knots in order to get through the syllabus in 4 days.

Note that from January 2017, an EDH certificate must be issued 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency.

Assessment: Oral and practical on the final day

Requirements: At least 17 years of age, Hold a valid ENG1 certificate, Hold one of the following: (a) An MCA-accepted Yachtmaster Offshore, or (b) A Yacht Rating with at least 6 months' seagoing service and a steering certificate, or (c) An NWR certificate, or (d) A Boat Master Licence (BML) Tier 1 Level 2 certificate, or (e) A Tug Rating with at least 6 months' seagoing service and a steering certificate or an NWR Certificate, NOTE - before an EDH certificate can be issued, a minimum of 6 months' seagoing service in vessels of 15m or more is required.

for deck crew runs until 22/09/2017

 

18 Sep

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers who have a certificate of proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting. NB - certificate of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrations will be acceptable.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give all those seeking updating training certification for Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting the essential education and training to maintain the required standard of competence in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting.

The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

18 Sep

STCW Basic Crew Training

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

This five day training package comprises five separate MCA accredited courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Together they form an essential program of pre-sea training conveying important information for the safety of crew.

The 5 days provide an overview of first aid, fire prevention and firefighting, sea survival and some general information about life at sea. For more detailed information you can refer to the course information for each of the individual courses. We offer significant discounts if you sign up for the whole week of training rather than individual modules.

Requirements: We strongly advise that you obtain your ENG1 medical certificate before you undertake the course if you have a medical condition which you think might preclude you from working on a yacht

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 22/09/2017

 

18 Sep

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 19/09/2017

 

18 Sep

Superyacht Cookery

Organised by UKSA

Do you want a career cooking on yachts? Our 5 day Superyacht Cookery Foundation teaches a repertoire of delicious meals to impress, and will improve your confidence and enjoyment when catering for guest and crew. With instruction from expert chefs and professional yacht crew, the programme gives you a thorough understanding of good food preparation and cookery practice, including menu planning and budgeting.

Includes all food and accommodation

for interior crew runs until 22/09/2017

 

18 Sep

4 Day Combination Refresher Package

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £795 (incl.VAT) per delegate
Duration: 4 days

Course Overview:
The 4-day combination course covers the four main elements that require updating as per 2010 Manila Amendments.

Element 1 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boat (Refresher)

Element 2 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques (Refresher)

Element 3 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (Refresher)

Element 4 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting (Refresher)

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 21/09/2017

 

19 Sep

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:

Updating training is to be undertaken by seafarers holding an advanced fire fighting certificate, or equivalent, and who have maintained the required standard of competence, by onboard training and experience every five years.

Please note: This course does not remove the obligation for holders to update their Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting Certificate every five years.

Course Overview:

The aim of the one day classroom based course is to give seafarers the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/3

Control fire fighting operations aboard ships
Organise and train fire parties
Inspect and service fire detection and fire extinguishing systems and equipment
Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

20 Sep

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Tech

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 0.5 days
Fee: £120 (incl. VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:

Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers who have a certificate of proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques and who have maintained the required standard of competence by onboard training and experience for all competences of other administrations will be acceptable.
Seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a pre-requisite to the reduced hours entry route of the MCA approved updating course. (If you are unable to complete the form, you will be required to take the full course).

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to give all those seeking updating training certification for Personal Survival Techniques the essential education and training to maintain the required standard of competence in Personal Survival Techniques (PST).

The course will include videos, discussions, interactive exercises and practical pool based elements .

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

21 Sep

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Res

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Route One - For those holding Advanced Sea Survival or have a completed self-declaration form.
Duration: 0.5 day
Fee: £160 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Route Two - For those holding a full PSC&RB or equivalent.
Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers holding a Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than fast rescue boats) Certificate, or equivalent, which includes ‘Proficiency in Survival Craft’ and the ‘MNTB Life Boat Certificate’.
NB – certificates of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrations will be acceptable.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give seafarers who are required to take charge of a survival craft or a rescue boat (other than fast rescue boats) in emergency situations the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/2-1

Take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch.
Operate a survival craft engine.
Manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship.
Use locating devices, including communication and signalling apparatus and pyrotechnics.
Apply first aid to survivors.
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

21 Sep

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 22/09/2017

 

22 Sep

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £430 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Updating training is to be undertaken by seafarers holding a proficiency in fast rescue boats certificate and who have maintained the required standard of competence, by onboard training and experience, for all competencies listed in the self-declaration form. Seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a prerequisite to the reduced hours entry route of the MCA approved updating course.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is for students to demonstrate the following:

Take charge of launching and recovery of a fast rescue boat.
How to prevent and manage capsize situations.
Explain routine maintenance procedures for FRB and measures for contingency repairs.
Carry out pre-use checks of FRB, including engines and related rescue equipment.
Carry out PPE checks for crew and self.
Brief crew for recovery duties.
Recover a casualty from the water and effect their safe transfer to a place of safety.
Undertake waterborne capsize of FRB in controlled environment.
Carry out post capsize procedures, including righting of FRB whilst swimming in appropriate equipment.
Re board FRB and establish control of craft and available equipment.
The course will include videos, discussions, interactive exercises and practical pool based elements .

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

23 Sep

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $295

This course must be attended by crew working on yachts required to conform to the ISPS code who have been given designated security duties under the ships security plan. This training leads to the issue of an MCA STCW95 certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.

On completion of this training the seafarer will be able to maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan, recognise security risk and threats, undertake regular security inspections, and properly use security equipment and systems.

Assessment: Continuous

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

25 Sep

Celestial Navigation

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1295

There is no prerequisite course to attend, the only mandatory element is the examination, hence a course completion certificate will not be required.

This 4 day course leading to a celestial navigation exam will cover the following topics:
- Using celestial bodies to fix position
- Determining latitude by celestial means
- Determining the compass error by celestial means

Please note that, unlike the other Master modules, Celestial Navigation is only valid for 12 months, therefore students should be confident of sitting their Oral within the next 12 months before taking this exam.

Assessment: 3 hour written exam

for deck crew runs until 29/09/2017

 

25 Sep

GMDSS

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1695

The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System General Operator's certificate is a Certificate of Competence (CoC) in its own right as a ship-board radio operator's licence. It also forms an important part of the training required to obtain MCA CoCs. You will learn general communications procedures, in particular distress, urgency, safety and routine communication, using VHF/MF/HF radio, telex and satellite systems.

Students unfamiliar with computer keyboards may be well advised to practice using them before attending the course. This is an intensive course, which requires considerable work outside the classroom.

Duration: 8 days plus 2 days of exams

Assessment: 1 written and 2 practical examinations before an AMERC examiner

for deck crew runs until 06/10/2017

 

25 Sep

STCW Basic Crew Training

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

This five day training package comprises five separate MCA accredited courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Together they form an essential program of pre-sea training conveying important information for the safety of crew.

The 5 days provide an overview of first aid, fire prevention and firefighting, sea survival and some general information about life at sea. For more detailed information you can refer to the course information for each of the individual courses. We offer significant discounts if you sign up for the whole week of training rather than individual modules.

Requirements: We strongly advise that you obtain your ENG1 medical certificate before you undertake the course if you have a medical condition which you think might preclude you from working on a yacht

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 29/09/2017

 

25 Sep

GUEST I - The Entry Programme

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

The Entry Programme provides new and junior crew with the essential skills to establish themselves as part of a successful and efficient interior team. Students completing this course will receive the GUEST PYA certificates for: Interior Introduction, Interior Basic Food Service and Wine & Cocktail Introduction.

Interior Introduction
This course outlines all of the major responsibilities that a steward/ess will be expected to face and will also cover a range of important issues from life at sea, to yacht etiquette and safety. Designed to immerse new crew into the world of yachting this module explores the varied role of an interior crew member.

Basic Food Service
This module covers a range of different service types to yacht industry standards. Onboard, you will be expected to respond to the style required by each client: be it plated, silver or platter. Fundamental differences between the various service types will be highlighted and a practical overview of beverage service and table decoration will be demonstrated.

Wine & Cocktail Introduction
Students will develop a basic understanding of food and wine matching, wine regions and grapes of the world, the main spirits and cocktail preparation. Interior yacht crew are expected to be ready to serve and suggest the right wine or beverage to compliment meals and prepare the client's choice of cocktail on demand.

This all encompassing 5 day course will prepare any new crew member for a large part of life onboard.

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 29/09/2017

 

25 Sep

Professional Yacht Cadetship

Organised by UKSA

A structured four year apprenticeship which allows you to earn while you learn to train for a long-term career in superyachting.

Developed in close consultation with the MCA and their approved training guidelines, the cadetship course combines phases of training at UKSA with paid work placements in the superyacht industry.

It is also possible to complete a FdSc (Foundation Degree) in Operational Yacht Science alongside the Cadetship, providing you meet the pre-required UCAS points (or equivalent).

There is an associated bursary, the Professional Yacht Cadetship Bursary, which young people can apply to for funding towards their training.

for deck crew

 

25 Sep

Entry Level Deck Week

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1495

Designed for the individual seeking to start their maritime deck career, this course provides both classroom and practical instruction in the areas of general nautical terminology, watchstanding, vessel steering, safety and security, shipboard maintenance, marlinspike seamanship, anchoring and daily operations required for a deckhand.

It is strongly recommended that students wishing to secure employment as a deckhand will complete STCW Basic Safety Training and Powerboat Level II instruction.

The course uses both practical training tools as well as classroom lessons and saves significantly over the cost for doing the courses individually. Further savings are available when combined with the STCW Basic Safety Training Course.

Assessment: Practical and written assessments

for deck crew runs until 29/09/2017

 

25 Sep

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1645

This is a course in celestial navigation. This will long continue to be a very important backup skill and is considered by the MCA to be an essential part of the master's training. You will learn: the PZX triangle, star sight planning, merpass, the sextant, time zones, sun-moon and planet sights, star sights and star sight planning, latitude by polaris and compass checking.

In addition to a course completion certificate, before the oral examination, candidates must plan and execute a 'qualifying passage' of at least 600nm on a vessel of no greater than 500gt, have taken sights with a sextant, reduced them to a position on the chart and have checked the compass using a celestial body. They must also carry out practical sights at sea (Ocean Sights) and then present themselves for oral examination to an RYA examiner. We can let candidates have the details of an Ocean Examiner who lives locally and with whom they can arrange an Oral. We cannot, however, offer the opportunity to take Sights.

Assessment: Written examination

Prerequisites: Yachtmaster Offshore Theory

for deck crew runs until 29/09/2017

 

26 Sep

MCA Helideck Safety Training Package

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £2,100 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 4 days

Course Overview:

This package is designed to incorporate all elements required to carry out the duties of MCA certified Helideck Crew.

The following elements included are:

Element 1 - MCA Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to operate helicopters at sea, safely. this course will effectively train delegates to become Helideck Assistants (HDAs) on aviation-capable large yachts.

Element 2 - MCA Helideck Fire Fighting
The purpose of this course is to give delegates the techniques required to extinguish helicopter fires, safely and efficiently.

Element 3 - MCA Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)
This course continues on from the Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response course to focus on the HLO's leadership role during a variety of realistic Standard and Emergency Operating Procedures (SOPs & EOPs). As leader of the Helideck, the Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) plays a crucial role towards safe and efficient helicopter operations on board.

Element 4 - MCA Helicopter Refuelling
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to refuel helicopters at sea, safely.

- In addition live Helicopter Training can be organised on site for an extra cost.
- Group bookings will be considered for discount and courses can be taken individually upon request.
- MCA require elements 1, 2 & 3 must be completed successfully before delegates can carry out duties on board.

Upon completion of the all the course above you will be presented with the original certificates.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 29/09/2017

 

26 Sep

MCA Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £800 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the 4 elements of STCW 95 Basic Training, prior to attending this module:

Personal Survival Technique
Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting
Elementary First Aid
Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to operate helicopters at sea, safely. This course will effectively train delegates to become Helideck Assistants (HDAs) on aviation-capable large yachts.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

27 Sep

MCA Helideck Fire Fighting

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £450 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Basic Training
Have completed or be attending concurrently, the Large Yacht Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response training module

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates the techniques required to extinguish helicopter fires, safely and efficiently. The course will show delegates how to prepare all firefighting equipment for the helideck, prior to flying operations and teach them how to take appropriate actions in response to helicopter fire relates emergencies.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

28 Sep

MCA Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £800 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Advanced Fire Fighting
HDA Qualified – Large Yacht Helicopter Procedures & Emergency Response and Large Yacht Helideck Fire Fighting Courses completed or equivalent as authorised by the MCA
Practical experience performing the duties of an HDA

Course Overview:
This course continues on from the Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response course to focus on the HLO's leadership role during a variety of realistic Standard and Emergency Operating Procedures (SOPs & EOPs). As leader of the Helideck, the Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) plays a crucial role towards safe and efficient helicopter operations on board.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

29 Sep

MCA Helicopter Refuelling

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £290 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1/2 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Basic Training

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to refuel helicopters at sea, safely.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

30 Sep

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $295

This course must be attended by crew working on yachts required to conform to the ISPS code who have been given designated security duties under the ships security plan. This training leads to the issue of an MCA STCW95 certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.

On completion of this training the seafarer will be able to maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan, recognise security risk and threats, undertake regular security inspections, and properly use security equipment and systems.

Assessment: Continuous

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

2 Oct

Seamanship & Meteorology

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1495

This is a general command level course designed to convey certain important issues in five different key areas. Key Areas: seamanship, navigation and passage planning, meteorology, MARPOL and the Code of Safe Working Practices for Seamen.

All of the subject areas covered are given a high priority in the MCA Oral examination for 500gt and 3000gt Master.

Assessment: 2 hour written examination. (A pass is valid for 3 years)

for deck crew runs until 06/10/2017

 

2 Oct

Bridge Resource Management

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $699

The Bridge Resource Management Course is designed to assist professional mariners in coping with the complexities of the modern marine environment.
Objectives include, but are not limited to:

- Bridge Organization
- Organizing a Bridge Team
- Passage Planning
- Planning a simulated voyage
- Introduction to Error Chain
- Checklists
- Master-Pilot Exchange
- Human Factors
- Training Exercises

for deck crew runs until 04/10/2017

 

2 Oct

Efficient Deckhand (E)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

*Evening Course*

Everyone working on deck needs to gain the knowledge provided in this course, from all the knots and lashings that every seafarer should learn, to more advanced areas such as splicing, whipping, rigging stages and derricks.

Students learn how safely to turn up berthing lines on bits, capstans and windlasses and the correct type of stopper to use. The qualities and characteristics of different types of rope, the calculation of safe working loads, the importance and significance of test certificates and the application on deck of the Code of Safe Working Practice for Merchant Seaman.

This course is taught over 4 days with an oral and practical examination on the last day. Students would be well advised to arrive with the ability to tie most of the standard nautical knots in order to get through the syllabus in 4 days.

Note that from January 2017, an EDH certificate must be issued 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency.

Assessment: Oral and practical on the final day

Requirements: At least 17 years of age, Hold a valid ENG1 certificate, Hold one of the following: (a) An MCA-accepted Yachtmaster Offshore, or (b) A Yacht Rating with at least 6 months' seagoing service and a steering certificate, or (c) An NWR certificate, or (d) A Boat Master Licence (BML) Tier 1 Level 2 certificate, or (e) A Tug Rating with at least 6 months' seagoing service and a steering certificate or an NWR Certificate, NOTE - before an EDH certificate can be issued, a minimum of 6 months' seagoing service in vessels of 15m or more is required.

for deck crew runs until 07/10/2017

 

2 Oct

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 03/10/2017

 

2 Oct

STCW Basic Crew Training

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

This five day training package comprises five separate MCA accredited courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Together they form an essential program of pre-sea training conveying important information for the safety of crew.

The 5 days provide an overview of first aid, fire prevention and firefighting, sea survival and some general information about life at sea. For more detailed information you can refer to the course information for each of the individual courses. We offer significant discounts if you sign up for the whole week of training rather than individual modules.

Requirements: We strongly advise that you obtain your ENG1 medical certificate before you undertake the course if you have a medical condition which you think might preclude you from working on a yacht

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 06/10/2017

 

2 Oct

Professional Yachtmaster

Organised by UKSA

for deck crew runs until 26/01/2018

 

2 Oct

STCW 5 Part Basic Safety Training

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £780 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 5days

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:
The five courses offered make up the minimum STCW basic safety training requirements and will normally run from Monday to Friday. The courses will run throughout the week in the below order. All of these courses can however be booked individually:

• STCW Elementary First Aid
• STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
• STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness
• STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
• STCW Personal Survival Techniques

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 06/10/2017

 

3 Oct

Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $795

This is one of the most important safety courses for professional seafarers. Bluewater is 1 of only 2 schools approved to run it outside the UK and the only one in continental Europe. This course covers the syllabus required by the STCW95 Code Table AVI/3. It is a management level course aimed at those holding or aspiring to MCA Certificates of Competency in both deck and engineering specialisations, and also for those aiming to be awarded the new PYA interior head of department certificate.

The course contains much practical fire fighting using different types of extinguishers, hoses and breathing apparatus. Students gain experience in fighting fires in an enclosed space with heat and smoke and of casualty evacuation in a series of escalating exercises designed to build confidence and teamwork. They will also acquire an appreciation of command and control problems. The practical drill can be physically demanding and students should be reasonably fit.

Assessment: Practical and continuous

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

Requirements: 6 months sea service

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 06/10/2017

 

4 Oct

RYA Personal Water Craft

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $450

The RYA Personal Watercraft certificate is available to everyone over 16 years old of all nationalities. It is issued after a one-day course, partly in the classroom and partly at sea. You will learn basic collision avoidance, basic navigation, emergency procedures, safety equipment, PWC types, launching/slipping PWCs. Practical PWC operation including slow and high speed manoeuvring, turning and emergency stops.

Because the Maritime Authorities are becoming more and more demanding about licenses for Personal Watercrafts, this course is ideal for deckhands on large yachts and possibly for charter guests.

Assessment: Continuous theoretical and practical assessment

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

5 Oct

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 06/10/2017

 

7 Oct

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $295

This course must be attended by crew working on yachts required to conform to the ISPS code who have been given designated security duties under the ships security plan. This training leads to the issue of an MCA STCW95 certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.

On completion of this training the seafarer will be able to maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan, recognise security risk and threats, undertake regular security inspections, and properly use security equipment and systems.

Assessment: Continuous

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

9 Oct

Superyacht Crew Training

Organised by UKSA

This course is for those wanting to launch a career, who are at the start of their journey into the maritime industry. It is right for those who want to learn, who have an interest in being out at sea, who can work well in a team, who can study independently. If you like the idea of studying within a campus environment then UKSA will suit you. If you are itching to get out into the world of paid work, then this six-week course is the ideal springboard for you, giving you the qualifications and the right expectations for a life at sea.

The ideal entry route, offering the simplest and most effective way to gain employment as deckhand or crew aboard yachts of all sizes, including the largest superyachts. This course provides a stepping stone into an industry which offers a wealth of travel opportunities and experiences.

Ideal for those who are:
Exploring career options in the yachting industry
Searching for an entry level job in the luxury. superyacht industry.
Interested in working a season or two onboard a yacht without committing long-term.

for deck crew runs until 19/11/2017

 

9 Oct

Stability

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1595

This is a management level course that explores the principles of ship stability at a practical level. The course aims to ensure an understanding of stability principles rather than testing mathematical ability in their application. Emphasis is placed upon those aspects of the subject which can affect the work of a large yacht master.

Nevertheless many of the principles will be illustrated by practical examples in the classroom and therefore a revision of basic algebra and trigonometry will benefit the student. A good basic introduction to the subject is 'Simple Ship Stability' by Alfred Carver, published by Fairplay Publications. We also recommend you read the course notes in advance.

Assessment: 2 hour written examination

for deck crew runs until 13/10/2017

 

9 Oct

STCW Crisis Management & Human Behaviour (CMHB)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

(for passenger ships)

Fee: £225 (incl. VAT) per delegate#
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to increase awareness of persons responsible for the safety of passengers in an emergency situation with particular reference to:

• shipboard emergency procedures
• the optimum use of resources
• a controlled response to emergencies
the control of passengers and other personnel during emergency situation and the establishment and maintenance of effective communications
• dealing with Crowds in emergencies and correct procedures.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

9 Oct

Certificate of Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat (FRB)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 3 days
Fee: £780 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites: PSC&RB Certificate

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to give seafarers the essential education and training who are required to take charge of a Fast Rescue Boat, with particularly focus on:

Understand the construction, maintenance, repair and outfitting of fast rescue boats.
Take charge of the launching equipment and appliance as commonly fitted, during launching and recovery.
Take charge of a fast rescue boat as commonly fitted, during launching and recovery.
Take charge of a fast rescue boat after launching.
Operate a fast rescue boat engine.
The course will include videos, discussions and classroom based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 11/10/2017

 

9 Oct

PSCRB (Restricted)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $995

Proficiency in Survival Craft And Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boat (Restricted) covers onboard organisation for emergencies and drills, imaginative onboard training programmes, survival craft, types, lifejackets and immersion suits, actions in survival craft distress communications, rescue boats and launching underway, and man-overboard responses.

Assessment: Continuous with an internal presentation and exam on final day

Prerequisites: Personal Survival Techniques

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 11/10/2017

 

9 Oct

INTERIOR SERVICE SPECIALIST MASTERCLASS (PYA GUEST accredite

Organised by Magnums Butlers International

5 day prestigious masterclass specifically designed for Chief Stewardesses and Stewardesses with experience, to develop different styles of table service onboard. Discover new trends, techniques and ideas with hands-on practise, tips on managing the service flow; guidance on discussing menus an detail with Chefs and Guests, plus matching food with wines and beers.

After this course you will be able to demonstrate the understanding of applying different service styles onboard a yacht, efficiently, moreover you will be able to create, implement and manage all Food & Beverage (F&B) operations onboard a yacht outside of the galley department. Also developing and managing events & destination experiences proficiently will become your asset.

P.Y.A GUEST Yacht Interior Advanced Service Module 1 & 2 Certificate
Full brochure:
www.yachtstewardess.biz
marta@yachtstewardess.biz

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 13/10/2017

 

9 Oct

STCW Basic Crew Training

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

This five day training package comprises five separate MCA accredited courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Together they form an essential program of pre-sea training conveying important information for the safety of crew.

The 5 days provide an overview of first aid, fire prevention and firefighting, sea survival and some general information about life at sea. For more detailed information you can refer to the course information for each of the individual courses. We offer significant discounts if you sign up for the whole week of training rather than individual modules.

Requirements: We strongly advise that you obtain your ENG1 medical certificate before you undertake the course if you have a medical condition which you think might preclude you from working on a yacht

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 13/10/2017

 

9 Oct

GUEST I - The Entry Programme

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

The Entry Programme provides new and junior crew with the essential skills to establish themselves as part of a successful and efficient interior team. Students completing this course will receive the GUEST PYA certificates for: Interior Introduction, Interior Basic Food Service and Wine & Cocktail Introduction.

Interior Introduction
This course outlines all of the major responsibilities that a steward/ess will be expected to face and will also cover a range of important issues from life at sea, to yacht etiquette and safety. Designed to immerse new crew into the world of yachting this module explores the varied role of an interior crew member.

Basic Food Service
This module covers a range of different service types to yacht industry standards. Onboard, you will be expected to respond to the style required by each client: be it plated, silver or platter. Fundamental differences between the various service types will be highlighted and a practical overview of beverage service and table decoration will be demonstrated.

Wine & Cocktail Introduction
Students will develop a basic understanding of food and wine matching, wine regions and grapes of the world, the main spirits and cocktail preparation. Interior yacht crew are expected to be ready to serve and suggest the right wine or beverage to compliment meals and prepare the client's choice of cocktail on demand.

This all encompassing 5 day course will prepare any new crew member for a large part of life onboard.

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 13/10/2017

 

9 Oct

Approved Engine Course

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

AEC might well have been called the 'Assistant Engineers Course', it is a requirement for holding this relatively new post. The AEC is aimed at giving a wide and general appreciation of basic marine diesel mechanics and electrics along with an understanding of the chief engineer's responsibilities.

Specifically the course covers: compression ignition engines (general principles), the cycle of operation and construction of engines. It describes fuel systems, the role of air in the combustion process, cooling and lubrication systems, engine electrical systems, power transmission and hull fittings. Other areas include safe working practices, pollution prevention and bottled gas installations.

The course is the first rung on the engineering career ladder for those with no formal marine engineering or craft training. It is of interest to crew members from other departments who wish to enhance their employment prospects by being able to fill the Assistant Engineer position or who wish simply to deepen their engineering knowledge. Small boat private owners may also find this course useful.

Assessment: Written examination on the final day

for engineering crew runs until 13/10/2017

 

9 Oct

Professional Yachtmaster

Organised by UKSA

Our repackaged Professional Yachtmaster course offers more flexibility than ever before, with multiple and frequent start dates to enable you to train your way.

The all-inclusive 14-week course will equip you with the training, preparation and practical experience needed to gain the commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster Offshore qualification.

Whether you want to sail commercial yachts under 24m for employment opportunities in flotilla, charter, deliveries and instruction, or you would prefer to work on large ocean going yachts and superyachts, Professional Yachtmaster provides a fast and effective way to enter the industry and start your career.

for deck crew runs until 02/02/2018

 

9 Oct

Luxury Hospitality Maritime Introduction

Organised by Interior Yacht Services (IYS)

Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The Luxury Hospitality Maritime Introduction course provides key information for anyone looking to enter the maritime industry and work in the interior department onboard a yacht or in the hotel department of a cruise ship. All of the essentials are delivered by industry insiders who have unparalleled knowledge and experience.

This Maritime Luxury Hospitality Program will provide you with the following certification:
• Luxury Hospitality Maritime Introduction
• PYA Yacht Interior Introduction
• PYA Yacht Interior Basic Food Service
• PYA Wine and Cocktail Introduction
• Talent Dynamics
• Basic Food Safety 2.0

All our trainings are accredited by the PYA and GUEST program.

Contact us for more information on info@iys-nl.com

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 15/10/2017

 

9 Oct

Entry Level Deck Week

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1495

Designed for the individual seeking to start their maritime deck career, this course provides both classroom and practical instruction in the areas of general nautical terminology, watchstanding, vessel steering, safety and security, shipboard maintenance, marlinspike seamanship, anchoring and daily operations required for a deckhand.

It is strongly recommended that students wishing to secure employment as a deckhand will complete STCW Basic Safety Training and Powerboat Level II instruction.

The course uses both practical training tools as well as classroom lessons and saves significantly over the cost for doing the courses individually. Further savings are available when combined with the STCW Basic Safety Training Course.

Assessment: Practical and written assessments

for deck crew runs until 13/10/2017

 

10 Oct

STCW Security Awareness (SA)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £90 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: Half day

Prerequisites: None

With effect from January 1, 2014, all seafarers, regardless of their role on board, will need to demonstrate an understanding of security awareness, in accordance with STCW, Section A-VI/6 paragraph 4. This requirement extends to all hotel staff and concessionaires on cruise vessels.

Furthermore, those individuals with Designated Security Duties are required to undertake additional training in accordance with STCW, Section A-VI/6 paragraph 6.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to provide Officers and Crew with a better understanding of:

• the importance of ship security and the roles of those involved in its provision.
• the requirements and measures to maintain ship security.
• able to recognise and report a security threat.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

10 Oct

STCW Ship Security Officer (SSO)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £620 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 3 days

Prerequisites:
Candidates should have 12 months sea service or an appropriate sea service knowledge of ship operations to give them the experience needed to reach the training objectives and undertake the roles and responsibilities of an SSO. Those who do not meet this requirement will be awarded the MCA Proficiency in Designated Security Duties certificate, which is also an IMO recognised qualification approved by Security Companies.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course will provide SSO’s with a better understanding of how to:

• maintain and supervise the implementation of a ship security plan.
• assess security risks, threat and vulnerability
undertake regular inspections of the ship to ensure appropriate security measures are implemented and maintained.
• ensure that security and systems, if any, are properly operated, tested and calibrated.
• encourage security awareness and vigilance.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 12/10/2017

 

10 Oct

STCW Designated Security Duties (DSD)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £225 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to provide Officers & Crew with a better understanding of:

• ship security importance and know the roles and responsibilities of the organisations and individuals involved.

• what constitutes security risks, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations
the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems.

• how to maintain the measures in ship security plan and related requirements.

• how to maintain the effectiveness of security arrangements, procedures and equipment at the three security levels, taking into account their limitations.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

12 Oct

Operational HELM

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

The 2010 'Manilla' amendments to the STCW convention introduced, for the first time, a requirement for management and leadership training for all ships' officers. The operational level course focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective team member and team leader.

Using a combination of lectures, case studies, group table-top exercises and practical problem solving tasks, students will learn how to prioritise tasks, motivate individuals and foster an effective team ethic.

This Operational level certificate is required for tickets up to OOW and for Y4 and Y3 engineers. If you are only re-validating your CoC you do not need to do this course, however if you are moving up to the next level ticket you (e.g. from Master 200gt to OOW) you will be required to take the course if you haven't already done so.

Assessment: Continuous and written assessment

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 14/10/2017

 

14 Oct

PYA Yacht Interior Basic Food Service Module (PYA GUEST accr

Organised by Magnums Butlers International

A full day of ‘hands-on’ basic food service training, for those wishing to enter the luxury yacht industry with a professional start. This serious, but good fun program encompasses different food service techniques including how to correctly conduct food service on board, the crucial basics of service standards, different service styles and dining decorum. Menu knowledge, culinary comprehension, basic beverage presentation and table setting skills are also covered, along with table napkin folding.

P.Y.A GUEST Yacht Interior Basic Food Service Module Certificate
Full brochure:
www.yachtstewardess.biz
marta@yachtstewardess.biz

for interior crewICTC accredited

 

14 Oct

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $295

This course must be attended by crew working on yachts required to conform to the ISPS code who have been given designated security duties under the ships security plan. This training leads to the issue of an MCA STCW95 certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.

On completion of this training the seafarer will be able to maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan, recognise security risk and threats, undertake regular security inspections, and properly use security equipment and systems.

Assessment: Continuous

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

16 Oct

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Res

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Route One - For those holding Advanced Sea Survival or have a completed self-declaration form.
Duration: 0.5 day
Fee: £160 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Route Two - For those holding a full PSC&RB or equivalent.
Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers holding a Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than fast rescue boats) Certificate, or equivalent, which includes ‘Proficiency in Survival Craft’ and the ‘MNTB Life Boat Certificate’.
NB – certificates of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrations will be acceptable.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give seafarers who are required to take charge of a survival craft or a rescue boat (other than fast rescue boats) in emergency situations the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/2-1

Take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch.
Operate a survival craft engine.
Manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship.
Use locating devices, including communication and signalling apparatus and pyrotechnics.
Apply first aid to survivors.
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

16 Oct

Business & Law

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1595

This course is aimed at making the master aware of his or her responsibilities in law. The course describes how criminal and civil jurisdictions work in the multinational environment of seafaring, the major international conventions that affect yachts and the documents and certificates required to support these.

Important safety issues are discussed and in particular UK Health and Safety Laws and also the master and owner's civil liabilities. Other aspects of UK law, such as that relating to Employment, Salvage and Insurance are covered.

Assessment: 2.5 hour written examination on the final day

for deck crew runs until 20/10/2017

 

16 Oct

General Ship Knowledge

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1595

This course is divided into four sections: Basic Seamanship, Meteorology, Stability and Construction. The course covers introduction to ship construction, stresses and corrosion, transverse stability, reserve buoyancy and damage control, meteorology and seamanship, watchkeeping, preparation for sea and maintenance.

This course covers a wide range of subject material and some pre-course reading is highly recommended. Reeds 'Superyacht Manual' provides a good source of introductory reading.

From January 1st 2017 your EDH certificate must have been issued at least 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency.

Assessment: 2 hour written examination on the final day

Prerequisites: Efficient Deckhand

for deck crew runs until 20/10/2017

 

16 Oct

Medical First Aid

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $699

This course covers the syllabus required by the STCW95 Code Table AVI/4-1. It is required for those seeking MCA CoCs at the operational level and for those seeking to the new PYA interior senior steward/ess certificate and also for those designated to provide first aid care in a ship.

Medical First Aid covers how to prepare for a medical emergency on board so you can do what is required to preserve life until proper medical attention can be given. Subjects include; body structure and function, toxicological hazards onboard, casualty examination, spinal injuries, burns, fractures, care of the rescued, radio medical advice, pharmacology, sterilisation of cardiac arrest, drowning and asphyxia.

Assessment: Continuous assessment throughout with a written exam on the final day

Prerequisites: Elementary First Aid

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 19/10/2017

 

16 Oct

PYA Yacht Interior Basic Food Service Module (PYA GUEST accr

Organised by Magnums Butlers International

A full day of ‘hands-on’ basic food service training, for those wishing to enter the luxury yacht industry with a professional start. This serious, but good fun program encompasses different food service techniques including how to correctly conduct food service on board, the crucial basics of service standards, different service styles and dining decorum. Menu knowledge, culinary comprehension, basic beverage presentation and table setting skills are also covered, along with table napkin folding.

P.Y.A GUEST Yacht Interior Basic Food Service Module Certificate
Full brochure:
www.yachtstewardess.biz
marta@yachtstewardess.biz

for interior crewICTC accredited

 

16 Oct

PYA Advanced Wine Appreciation Module 1 & 2 ( PYA GUEST accr

Organised by Magnums Butlers International

A Professional Yachting Association accredited course for yacht interior crew seeking to expand their sommelier knowledge and skills. Practical and theoretical, an expert Wine Sommelier and a Professional Butler deliver this intermediate wine program, taking students on a global wine journey covering the essentials of viticulture, vinification and climate. This exciting and informative course equips students with a deeper understanding of wine including how to discuss the basics of wine with guests on board and thus assist in their selection. Participants will be invited to partake in professional wine tasting and structured French cheese tasting as part of the food and wine matching tutorial. Yacht storage and service of wine will also be covered along with decanting skills.

P.Y.A GUEST Advanced Wine Appreciation Module 1 & 2 Certificate
Full brochure:
www.yachtstewardess.biz
marta@yachtstewardess.biz

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 17/10/2017

 

16 Oct

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 17/10/2017

 

16 Oct

STCW Basic Crew Training

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

This five day training package comprises five separate MCA accredited courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Together they form an essential program of pre-sea training conveying important information for the safety of crew.

The 5 days provide an overview of first aid, fire prevention and firefighting, sea survival and some general information about life at sea. For more detailed information you can refer to the course information for each of the individual courses. We offer significant discounts if you sign up for the whole week of training rather than individual modules.

Requirements: We strongly advise that you obtain your ENG1 medical certificate before you undertake the course if you have a medical condition which you think might preclude you from working on a yacht

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 20/10/2017

 

16 Oct

4 Day Combination Refresher Package

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £795 (incl.VAT) per delegate
Duration: 4 days


Course Overview:
The 4-day combination course covers the four main elements that require updating as per 2010 Manila Amendments.

Element 1 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boat (Refresher)

Element 2 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques (Refresher)

Element 3 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (Refresher)

Element 4 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting (Refresher)

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor interior crew runs until 19/10/2017

 

16 Oct

Luxury Hospitality Service Specialist

Organised by Interior Yacht Services (IYS)

Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Luxury Hospitality Service Specialist is a very hands-on, practical training program to engage your service mindset and increase your confidence, finesse and expertise in different service style techniques. This course will truly help you to master the Art of Service.

This Luxury Hospitality training will provide the following certifications:
• Luxury Hospitality Service Specialist
• PYA GUEST Yacht Interior Advanced Service – Level 1
• PYA GUEST Yacht Interior Advanced Service – Level 2

All our trainings are accredited by the PYA and GUEST program.

Contact us for more information on info@iys-nl.com

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 20/10/2017

 

16 Oct

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Program

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $2999 (Combined Theory & Practical Bundle)

The Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster certificate has become the industry standard qualification after the entry-level stage. It is the first formal training in navigation and seamanship that deckhands receive on their path to higher MCA issued certificates and it is a vital part of their maritime education.

For MCA OOW, Chief Mate and Master Certificates it is a requirement that this theory course is successfully completed as part of the training. You will learn: Methods of visual and electronic navigation, charts and chart-work, calculation of tidal heights and tidal streams, meteorology, the collision avoidance rules, safety and safety equipment.

It is not a beginners course. You will learn: Practical boat handling and navigation in our 15 m steel hulled training yacht, the Motor Yacht Lord Nelson (we do not currently offer Yachtmaster Sail). You will gain practical command experience and, because of the weight of the yacht, she handles like a much larger vessel. The boat therefore provides an ideal training platform for those moving to larger yachts.

You are required to hold the VHF (SRC) Radio Licence, Valid First Aid certificate (to have been taken within 3 years), Valid Personal Survival Techniques certificate, Valid ENG1, and online PPR certificate.
Assessment You will be examined by an RYA examiner on the last 2 days of the course, who will test your practical ability as well as your written and verbal theoretical knowledge.

Requirements: 2,500 logged sea miles, with at least half being in tidal waters and half being on vessels between 7LWL-24m LOA and all under 500GT, 50 days at sea, (5 days as skipper), At least 5 passages over 60nm in vessels between 7m LWL-24m LOA and under 80GT; including 2 overnight passages and 2 skipper passages, a valid ENG1 medical certificate, All qualifying sea time must be within 10 years prior to the exam

for deck crew runs until 27/10/2017

 

17 Oct

PYA Introduction Wine, Bartending & Mixology (PYA GUEST accr

Organised by Magnums Butlers International

Improve your knowledge of wine and cocktails and achieve a Professional Yachting Association certificate in Wine and Cocktails introduction. Discover the correct way to store and serve wine on board a yacht and how to present wine, champagne and cocktails to guests. This course covers the basics of wine across world with relevance to the yachting industry, encompassing wine regions and grapes and an understanding of champagne and the rudiments of wine. Tuition also includes food and wine matching with a structured wine and cheese tasting lesson. Students will additionally familiarise themselves with a grasp of the main spirits and learn how to use the tools and apply the correct methods to blend a few popular drinks.

P.Y.A GUEST Introduction Wine, Bartending & Mixology Certificate
Full brochure:
www.yachtstewardess.biz
marta@yachtstewardess.biz

for interior crewICTC accredited

 

17 Oct

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Tech

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 0.5 days
Fee: £120 (incl. VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:

Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers who have a certificate of proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques and who have maintained the required standard of competence by onboard training and experience for all competences of other administrations will be acceptable.
Seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a pre-requisite to the reduced hours entry route of the MCA approved updating course. (If you are unable to complete the form, you will be required to take the full course).

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to give all those seeking updating training certification for Personal Survival Techniques the essential education and training to maintain the required standard of competence in Personal Survival Techniques (PST).

The course will include videos, discussions, interactive exercises and practical pool based elements .

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

18 Oct

RYA Personal Water Craft

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $450

The RYA Personal Watercraft certificate is available to everyone over 16 years old of all nationalities. It is issued after a one-day course, partly in the classroom and partly at sea. You will learn basic collision avoidance, basic navigation, emergency procedures, safety equipment, PWC types, launching/slipping PWCs. Practical PWC operation including slow and high speed manoeuvring, turning and emergency stops.

Because the Maritime Authorities are becoming more and more demanding about licenses for Personal Watercrafts, this course is ideal for deckhands on large yachts and possibly for charter guests.

Assessment: Continuous theoretical and practical assessment

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

18 Oct

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers who have a certificate of proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting. NB - certificate of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrations will be acceptable.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give all those seeking updating training certification for Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting the essential education and training to maintain the required standard of competence in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting.

The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

19 Oct

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:

Updating training is to be undertaken by seafarers holding an advanced fire fighting certificate, or equivalent, and who have maintained the required standard of competence, by onboard training and experience every five years.

Please note: This course does not remove the obligation for holders to update their Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting Certificate every five years.

Course Overview:

The aim of the one day classroom based course is to give seafarers the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/3

Control fire fighting operations aboard ships
Organise and train fire parties
Inspect and service fire detection and fire extinguishing systems and equipment
Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

19 Oct

PYA Advanced Interior Housekeeping & Valet (PYA GUEST accred

Organised by Magnums Butlers International

Created for stewards and stewardess seeking to progress in their interior yachting career, this program has been carefully designed to assist in helping you advance from an introductory yachting interior professional to fully functioning in Housekeeping standards. Training modules will cover a myriad of topics where you will continue to build on your role with a greater understanding of the demographics of different departments on board and the guidelines which they operate within.
The P.Y.A interior intermediate program will further enhance your housekeeping and valet repertoire with an increased comprehension of guest care including how to arrange and inspect the suite, how to deliver and check guest amenities and how to ‘turndown’ a guest’s bed in the evening.
Practical demonstrations will give you the opportunity to practice the essentials of wardrobe management including how to arrange, return and store guest’s laundry, unpacking suitcases, bag packing, shoe management and the correct folding of individual garments. Cabin and public cleaning care will comprise running checklists, fabric and surface handing and the importance of attention to detail and speed. There will additionally be a focus on cleaning crew quarters and laundry management of staff uniforms.
Ambiance within the interior will also fall within your remit; therefore you will also be shown the skills of fresh flower care and plant nurturing.

P.Y.A GUEST Advanced Interior Housekeeping & Valet Certificate
Full brochure:
www.yachtstewardess.biz
marta@yachtstewardess.biz

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 20/10/2017

 

19 Oct

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 20/10/2017

 

20 Oct

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £430 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Updating training is to be undertaken by seafarers holding a proficiency in fast rescue boats certificate and who have maintained the required standard of competence, by onboard training and experience, for all competencies listed in the self-declaration form. Seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a prerequisite to the reduced hours entry route of the MCA approved updating course.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is for students to demonstrate the following:

Take charge of launching and recovery of a fast rescue boat.
How to prevent and manage capsize situations.
Explain routine maintenance procedures for FRB and measures for contingency repairs.
Carry out pre-use checks of FRB, including engines and related rescue equipment.
Carry out PPE checks for crew and self.
Brief crew for recovery duties.
Recover a casualty from the water and effect their safe transfer to a place of safety.
Undertake waterborne capsize of FRB in controlled environment.
Carry out post capsize procedures, including righting of FRB whilst swimming in appropriate equipment.
Re board FRB and establish control of craft and available equipment.
The course will include videos, discussions, interactive exercises and practical pool based elements .

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

21 Oct

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $295

This course must be attended by crew working on yachts required to conform to the ISPS code who have been given designated security duties under the ships security plan. This training leads to the issue of an MCA STCW95 certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.

On completion of this training the seafarer will be able to maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan, recognise security risk and threats, undertake regular security inspections, and properly use security equipment and systems.

Assessment: Continuous

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

23 Oct

GUEST I - The Entry Programme

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

The Entry Programme provides new and junior crew with the essential skills to establish themselves as part of a successful and efficient interior team. Students completing this course will receive the GUEST PYA certificates for: Interior Introduction, Interior Basic Food Service and Wine & Cocktail Introduction.

Interior Introduction
This course outlines all of the major responsibilities that a steward/ess will be expected to face and will also cover a range of important issues from life at sea, to yacht etiquette and safety. Designed to immerse new crew into the world of yachting this module explores the varied role of an interior crew member.

Basic Food Service
This module covers a range of different service types to yacht industry standards. Onboard, you will be expected to respond to the style required by each client: be it plated, silver or platter. Fundamental differences between the various service types will be highlighted and a practical overview of beverage service and table decoration will be demonstrated.

Wine & Cocktail Introduction
Students will develop a basic understanding of food and wine matching, wine regions and grapes of the world, the main spirits and cocktail preparation. Interior yacht crew are expected to be ready to serve and suggest the right wine or beverage to compliment meals and prepare the client's choice of cocktail on demand.

This all encompassing 5 day course will prepare any new crew member for a large part of life onboard.

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 27/10/2017

 

23 Oct

Medical Care At Sea

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $999

This course covers the syllabus required by the STCW Code 1995 Table AVI/4-2. It is a management level course aimed at those holding or aspiring to MCA Certificates of Competency in deck specialisations and for those designated to take charge of medical care on board ship.

You will learn: The course aims to prepare students to be able to deliver longer-term medical care at sea until professional medical help can be obtained. It includes care to sick and injured patients, head and spinal injuries, ear, nose and throat problems, bleeding, care of wounds, pain relief, suturing, diseases, injections, dental care, hygiene and medical records.

A pass is valid indefinitely, but must be renewed every 5 years if you are the master or have designated responsibility for medical care on board.

Assessment: The course involves both theoretical and practical elements which are assessed continuously by a medical practitioner through both written and oral examinations.

Prerequisites: Elementary First Aid , Medical First Aid

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 27/10/2017

 

23 Oct

STCW Basic Crew Training

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

This five day training package comprises five separate MCA accredited courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Together they form an essential program of pre-sea training conveying important information for the safety of crew.

The 5 days provide an overview of first aid, fire prevention and firefighting, sea survival and some general information about life at sea. For more detailed information you can refer to the course information for each of the individual courses. We offer significant discounts if you sign up for the whole week of training rather than individual modules.

Requirements: We strongly advise that you obtain your ENG1 medical certificate before you undertake the course if you have a medical condition which you think might preclude you from working on a yacht

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 27/10/2017

 

23 Oct

OOW Navigation & Radar

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $3595

The course provides an STCW 95 ARPA (Automatic Radar Plotting Aids) qualification. There are 2 parts to the course. 10 days of theory followed by 5 days of practical navigation.

The first 2 weeks of theory start from where the RYA Yachtmaster leaves off and students must be at Yachtmaster standard before attending. Several areas are examined which are not fully covered in the Yachtmaster programme, such as ARPA, chart correction, radar potting and more detailed understanding of electronic nav aids. In the practical element there is much emphasis on the set up and correct operation of these nav aids, good watch keeping procedures, radar plotting and radar navigation, practical rules of the road.

The Officer of the Watch Navigation and Radar module is an advanced course in yacht navigation and it is not for beginners. Students must have taken and passed their RYA Yachtmaster Offshore before attending.

Note that from January 2017, an EDH certificate must be issued 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency.

Duration: Monday to Friday for 3 weeks

Assessment: Continuous assessment throughout the course, with a 2.5 hour written exam at the end of the second week and a practical assessment on the simulator during the third week.

Prerequisites: Yachtmaster Offshore Theory, Yachtmaster Offshore Practical

for deck crew runs until 10/11/2017

 

23 Oct

Entry Level Deck Week

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1495

Designed for the individual seeking to start their maritime deck career, this course provides both classroom and practical instruction in the areas of general nautical terminology, watchstanding, vessel steering, safety and security, shipboard maintenance, marlinspike seamanship, anchoring and daily operations required for a deckhand.

It is strongly recommended that students wishing to secure employment as a deckhand will complete STCW Basic Safety Training and Powerboat Level II instruction.

The course uses both practical training tools as well as classroom lessons and saves significantly over the cost for doing the courses individually. Further savings are available when combined with the STCW Basic Safety Training Course.

Assessment: Practical and written assessments

for deck crew runs until 27/10/2017

 

24 Oct

MCA Helideck Safety Training Package

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £2,100 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 4 days

Course Overview:

This package is designed to incorporate all elements required to carry out the duties of MCA certified Helideck Crew.

The following elements included are:

Element 1 - MCA Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to operate helicopters at sea, safely. this course will effectively train delegates to become Helideck Assistants (HDAs) on aviation-capable large yachts.

Element 2 - MCA Helideck Fire Fighting
The purpose of this course is to give delegates the techniques required to extinguish helicopter fires, safely and efficiently.

Element 3 - MCA Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)
This course continues on from the Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response course to focus on the HLO's leadership role during a variety of realistic Standard and Emergency Operating Procedures (SOPs & EOPs). As leader of the Helideck, the Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) plays a crucial role towards safe and efficient helicopter operations on board.

Element 4 - MCA Helicopter Refuelling
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to refuel helicopters at sea, safely.

- In addition live Helicopter Training can be organised on site for an extra cost.
- Group bookings will be considered for discount and courses can be taken individually upon request.
- MCA require elements 1, 2 & 3 must be completed successfully before delegates can carry out duties on board.

Upon completion of the all the course above you will be presented with the original certificates.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 27/10/2017

 

24 Oct

MCA Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £800 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the 4 elements of STCW 95 Basic Training, prior to attending this module:

Personal Survival Technique
Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting
Elementary First Aid
Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to operate helicopters at sea, safely. This course will effectively train delegates to become Helideck Assistants (HDAs) on aviation-capable large yachts.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

25 Oct

MCA Helideck Fire Fighting

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £450 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Basic Training
Have completed or be attending concurrently, the Large Yacht Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response training module

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates the techniques required to extinguish helicopter fires, safely and efficiently. The course will show delegates how to prepare all firefighting equipment for the helideck, prior to flying operations and teach them how to take appropriate actions in response to helicopter fire relates emergencies.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

26 Oct

MCA Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £800 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Advanced Fire Fighting
HDA Qualified – Large Yacht Helicopter Procedures & Emergency Response and Large Yacht Helideck Fire Fighting Courses completed or equivalent as authorised by the MCA
Practical experience performing the duties of an HDA

Course Overview:
This course continues on from the Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response course to focus on the HLO's leadership role during a variety of realistic Standard and Emergency Operating Procedures (SOPs & EOPs). As leader of the Helideck, the Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) plays a crucial role towards safe and efficient helicopter operations on board.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

27 Oct

MCA Helicopter Refuelling

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £290 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1/2 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Basic Training

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to refuel helicopters at sea, safely.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

28 Oct

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $295

This course must be attended by crew working on yachts required to conform to the ISPS code who have been given designated security duties under the ships security plan. This training leads to the issue of an MCA STCW95 certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.

On completion of this training the seafarer will be able to maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan, recognise security risk and threats, undertake regular security inspections, and properly use security equipment and systems.

Assessment: Continuous

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

30 Oct

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 31/10/2017

 

30 Oct

Celestial Navigation

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1295

There is no prerequisite course to attend, the only mandatory element is the examination, hence a course completion certificate will not be required.

This 4 day course leading to a celestial navigation exam will cover the following topics:
- Using celestial bodies to fix position
- Determining latitude by celestial means
- Determining the compass error by celestial means

Please note that, unlike the other Master modules, Celestial Navigation is only valid for 12 months, therefore students should be confident of sitting their Oral within the next 12 months before taking this exam.

Assessment: 3 hour written exam

for deck crew runs until 03/11/2017

 

30 Oct

ISM Shipboard Safety Officer

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

Commercial yachts over 500 GT and yachts employing more than 5 personnel are required to have a qualified Shipboard Safety Officer onboard. The shipboard safety officer's course is directly aimed at satisfying the requirements of the ISM code for the training of the person holding this important position.

You will learn: Introduction to ISM, legislative background, onboard safety management systems, review of various methods of reporting and recording ISM information, accident investigation and analysis and reporting.

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 01/11/2017

 

30 Oct

STCW Basic Crew Training

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

This five day training package comprises five separate MCA accredited courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Together they form an essential program of pre-sea training conveying important information for the safety of crew.

The 5 days provide an overview of first aid, fire prevention and firefighting, sea survival and some general information about life at sea. For more detailed information you can refer to the course information for each of the individual courses. We offer significant discounts if you sign up for the whole week of training rather than individual modules.

Requirements: We strongly advise that you obtain your ENG1 medical certificate before you undertake the course if you have a medical condition which you think might preclude you from working on a yacht

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 03/11/2017

 

30 Oct

STCW 5 Part Basic Safety Training

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £780 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 5days

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:
The five courses offered make up the minimum STCW basic safety training requirements and will normally run from Monday to Friday. The courses will run throughout the week in the below order. All of these courses can however be booked individually:

• STCW Elementary First Aid
• STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
• STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness
• STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
• STCW Personal Survival Techniques

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 03/11/2017

 

1 Nov

RYA Personal Water Craft

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $450

The RYA Personal Watercraft certificate is available to everyone over 16 years old of all nationalities. It is issued after a one-day course, partly in the classroom and partly at sea. You will learn basic collision avoidance, basic navigation, emergency procedures, safety equipment, PWC types, launching/slipping PWCs. Practical PWC operation including slow and high speed manoeuvring, turning and emergency stops.

Because the Maritime Authorities are becoming more and more demanding about licenses for Personal Watercrafts, this course is ideal for deckhands on large yachts and possibly for charter guests.

Assessment: Continuous theoretical and practical assessment

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

2 Nov

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 03/11/2017

 

4 Nov

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $295

This course must be attended by crew working on yachts required to conform to the ISPS code who have been given designated security duties under the ships security plan. This training leads to the issue of an MCA STCW95 certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.

On completion of this training the seafarer will be able to maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan, recognise security risk and threats, undertake regular security inspections, and properly use security equipment and systems.

Assessment: Continuous

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

6 Nov

Navigation & Radar

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $2395

This is a command course and concentrates on management level issues in navigation. The first week is theoretical and concentrates on matters such as passage planning, full knowledge of the COLREGS, radar theory, ARPA theory, advanced radar plotting, and ECDIS.

In the second week students are engaged in a series of exercises of mounting complexity in one of our radar simulators. They will be expected to improve their performance over the week.

Assessment: Continuous in-course assessment, 3 hour written examination and practical simulator assessment. (A pass is valid for 3 years)

Prerequisites: OOW Navigation & Radar

Requirements: OOW Certificate

for deck crew runs until 17/11/2017

 

6 Nov

GUEST I - The Entry Programme

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

The Entry Programme provides new and junior crew with the essential skills to establish themselves as part of a successful and efficient interior team. Students completing this course will receive the GUEST PYA certificates for: Interior Introduction, Interior Basic Food Service and Wine & Cocktail Introduction.

Interior Introduction
This course outlines all of the major responsibilities that a steward/ess will be expected to face and will also cover a range of important issues from life at sea, to yacht etiquette and safety. Designed to immerse new crew into the world of yachting this module explores the varied role of an interior crew member.

Basic Food Service
This module covers a range of different service types to yacht industry standards. Onboard, you will be expected to respond to the style required by each client: be it plated, silver or platter. Fundamental differences between the various service types will be highlighted and a practical overview of beverage service and table decoration will be demonstrated.

Wine & Cocktail Introduction
Students will develop a basic understanding of food and wine matching, wine regions and grapes of the world, the main spirits and cocktail preparation. Interior yacht crew are expected to be ready to serve and suggest the right wine or beverage to compliment meals and prepare the client's choice of cocktail on demand.

This all encompassing 5 day course will prepare any new crew member for a large part of life onboard.

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 10/11/2017

 

6 Nov

STCW Crisis Management & Human Behaviour (CMHB)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

(for passenger ships)

Fee: £225 (incl. VAT) per delegate#
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to increase awareness of persons responsible for the safety of passengers in an emergency situation with particular reference to:

• shipboard emergency procedures
• the optimum use of resources
• a controlled response to emergencies
the control of passengers and other personnel during emergency situation and the establishment and maintenance of effective communications
• dealing with Crowds in emergencies and correct procedures.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

6 Nov

Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 5 days
Fee: £625 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites: Hold a minimum of 6 months sea-time and hold a Certificate of Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques or equivalent.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give seafarers who are required to take charge of a survival craft or a rescue boat (other than fast rescue boats) in emergency situations the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/2-1

Take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch.
Operate a survival craft engine.
Manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship.
Use locating devices, including communication and signalling apparatus and pyrotechnics.
Apply first aid to survivors.
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 10/11/2017

 

6 Nov

STCW Basic Crew Training

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

This five day training package comprises five separate MCA accredited courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Together they form an essential program of pre-sea training conveying important information for the safety of crew.

The 5 days provide an overview of first aid, fire prevention and firefighting, sea survival and some general information about life at sea. For more detailed information you can refer to the course information for each of the individual courses. We offer significant discounts if you sign up for the whole week of training rather than individual modules.

Requirements: We strongly advise that you obtain your ENG1 medical certificate before you undertake the course if you have a medical condition which you think might preclude you from working on a yacht

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 10/11/2017

 

6 Nov

Approved Engine Course

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

AEC might well have been called the 'Assistant Engineers Course', it is a requirement for holding this relatively new post. The AEC is aimed at giving a wide and general appreciation of basic marine diesel mechanics and electrics along with an understanding of the chief engineer's responsibilities.

Specifically the course covers: compression ignition engines (general principles), the cycle of operation and construction of engines. It describes fuel systems, the role of air in the combustion process, cooling and lubrication systems, engine electrical systems, power transmission and hull fittings. Other areas include safe working practices, pollution prevention and bottled gas installations.

The course is the first rung on the engineering career ladder for those with no formal marine engineering or craft training. It is of interest to crew members from other departments who wish to enhance their employment prospects by being able to fill the Assistant Engineer position or who wish simply to deepen their engineering knowledge. Small boat private owners may also find this course useful.

Assessment: Written examination on the final day

for engineering crew runs until 10/11/2017

 

6 Nov

Entry Level Deck Week

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1495

Designed for the individual seeking to start their maritime deck career, this course provides both classroom and practical instruction in the areas of general nautical terminology, watchstanding, vessel steering, safety and security, shipboard maintenance, marlinspike seamanship, anchoring and daily operations required for a deckhand.

It is strongly recommended that students wishing to secure employment as a deckhand will complete STCW Basic Safety Training and Powerboat Level II instruction.

The course uses both practical training tools as well as classroom lessons and saves significantly over the cost for doing the courses individually. Further savings are available when combined with the STCW Basic Safety Training Course.

Assessment: Practical and written assessments

for deck crew runs until 10/11/2017

 

6 Nov

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Program

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $2999 (Combined Theory & Practical Bundle)

The Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster certificate has become the industry standard qualification after the entry-level stage. It is the first formal training in navigation and seamanship that deckhands receive on their path to higher MCA issued certificates and it is a vital part of their maritime education.

For MCA OOW, Chief Mate and Master Certificates it is a requirement that this theory course is successfully completed as part of the training. You will learn: Methods of visual and electronic navigation, charts and chart-work, calculation of tidal heights and tidal streams, meteorology, the collision avoidance rules, safety and safety equipment.

It is not a beginners course. You will learn: Practical boat handling and navigation in our 15 m steel hulled training yacht, the Motor Yacht Lord Nelson (we do not currently offer Yachtmaster Sail). You will gain practical command experience and, because of the weight of the yacht, she handles like a much larger vessel. The boat therefore provides an ideal training platform for those moving to larger yachts.

You are required to hold the VHF (SRC) Radio Licence, Valid First Aid certificate (to have been taken within 3 years), Valid Personal Survival Techniques certificate, Valid ENG1, and online PPR certificate.
Assessment You will be examined by an RYA examiner on the last 2 days of the course, who will test your practical ability as well as your written and verbal theoretical knowledge.

Requirements: 2,500 logged sea miles, with at least half being in tidal waters and half being on vessels between 7LWL-24m LOA and all under 500GT, 50 days at sea, (5 days as skipper), At least 5 passages over 60nm in vessels between 7m LWL-24m LOA and under 80GT; including 2 overnight passages and 2 skipper passages, a valid ENG1 medical certificate, All qualifying sea time must be within 10 years prior to the exam

for deck crew runs until 17/11/2017

 

7 Nov

STCW Ship Security Officer (SSO)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £620 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 3 days

Prerequisites:
Candidates should have 12 months sea service or an appropriate sea service knowledge of ship operations to give them the experience needed to reach the training objectives and undertake the roles and responsibilities of an SSO. Those who do not meet this requirement will be awarded the MCA Proficiency in Designated Security Duties certificate, which is also an IMO recognised qualification approved by Security Companies.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course will provide SSO’s with a better understanding of how to:

• maintain and supervise the implementation of a ship security plan.
• assess security risks, threat and vulnerability
undertake regular inspections of the ship to ensure appropriate security measures are implemented and maintained.
• ensure that security and systems, if any, are properly operated, tested and calibrated.
• encourage security awareness and vigilance.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 09/11/2017

 

7 Nov

STCW Security Awareness (SA)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £90 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: Half day

Prerequisites: None

With effect from January 1, 2014, all seafarers, regardless of their role on board, will need to demonstrate an understanding of security awareness, in accordance with STCW, Section A-VI/6 paragraph 4. This requirement extends to all hotel staff and concessionaires on cruise vessels.

Furthermore, those individuals with Designated Security Duties are required to undertake additional training in accordance with STCW, Section A-VI/6 paragraph 6.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to provide Officers and Crew with a better understanding of:

• the importance of ship security and the roles of those involved in its provision.
• the requirements and measures to maintain ship security.
• able to recognise and report a security threat.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

7 Nov

STCW Designated Security Duties (DSD)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £225 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to provide Officers & Crew with a better understanding of:

• ship security importance and know the roles and responsibilities of the organisations and individuals involved.

• what constitutes security risks, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations
the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems.

• how to maintain the measures in ship security plan and related requirements.

• how to maintain the effectiveness of security arrangements, procedures and equipment at the three security levels, taking into account their limitations.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

11 Nov

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $295

This course must be attended by crew working on yachts required to conform to the ISPS code who have been given designated security duties under the ships security plan. This training leads to the issue of an MCA STCW95 certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.

On completion of this training the seafarer will be able to maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan, recognise security risk and threats, undertake regular security inspections, and properly use security equipment and systems.

Assessment: Continuous

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

13 Nov

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Res

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Route One - For those holding Advanced Sea Survival or have a completed self-declaration form.
Duration: 0.5 day
Fee: £160 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Route Two - For those holding a full PSC&RB or equivalent.
Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers holding a Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than fast rescue boats) Certificate, or equivalent, which includes ‘Proficiency in Survival Craft’ and the ‘MNTB Life Boat Certificate’.
NB – certificates of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrations will be acceptable.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give seafarers who are required to take charge of a survival craft or a rescue boat (other than fast rescue boats) in emergency situations the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/2-1

Take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch.
Operate a survival craft engine.
Manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship.
Use locating devices, including communication and signalling apparatus and pyrotechnics.
Apply first aid to survivors.
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

13 Nov

Efficient Deckhand (E)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

*Evening Course*

Everyone working on deck needs to gain the knowledge provided in this course, from all the knots and lashings that every seafarer should learn, to more advanced areas such as splicing, whipping, rigging stages and derricks.

Students learn how safely to turn up berthing lines on bits, capstans and windlasses and the correct type of stopper to use. The qualities and characteristics of different types of rope, the calculation of safe working loads, the importance and significance of test certificates and the application on deck of the Code of Safe Working Practice for Merchant Seaman.

This course is taught over 4 days with an oral and practical examination on the last day. Students would be well advised to arrive with the ability to tie most of the standard nautical knots in order to get through the syllabus in 4 days.

Note that from January 2017, an EDH certificate must be issued 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency.

Assessment: Oral and practical on the final day

Requirements: At least 17 years of age, Hold a valid ENG1 certificate, Hold one of the following: (a) An MCA-accepted Yachtmaster Offshore, or (b) A Yacht Rating with at least 6 months' seagoing service and a steering certificate, or (c) An NWR certificate, or (d) A Boat Master Licence (BML) Tier 1 Level 2 certificate, or (e) A Tug Rating with at least 6 months' seagoing service and a steering certificate or an NWR Certificate, NOTE - before an EDH certificate can be issued, a minimum of 6 months' seagoing service in vessels of 15m or more is required.

for deck crew runs until 18/11/2017

 

13 Nov

ECDIS (E)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1295

*Evening Course*

Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) are now fitted as standard equipment in most large yachts. Although many systems are, superficially, easy to use, there are many capabilities which are not so obvious and for which training is required.

There are also hidden dangers in these capabilities which navigators must be trained to avoid. For this reason in the 2010 'Manila Amendments' of STCW95 it was decided to make training in ECDIS compulsory for the deck CoCs. This course fully complies with the requirements of and is approved by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

The course takes 5 days and involves theoretical instruction in the principles of ECDIS operation and practical training in our navigation simulator. The course satisfies the legal requirement for 'generic' training. We do recommend that those students wishing to take an ECDIS have first successfully completed the OOW Navigation and Radar course, otherwise they could well struggle to master the content. This is obviously not applicable if you are taking ECDIS to lift the negative endorsement on your Master 200 CoC.

This course becomes a mandatory module for OOW(Y) and Chief Mate and above from 1st Jan 2014. Meanwhile, if any deck CoC OOW and above is issued prior to December 31st where an ECDIS is not supplied, it will be endorsed 'Not for use on ECDIS fitted ships after 1 January 2017'.
Assessment: Continuous

Requirements: It is highly recommended that OOW Navigation & Radar is completed prior to ECDIS, From January 1st 2017 your EDH certificate must have been issued at least 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency

for deck crew runs until 18/11/2017

 

13 Nov

Celestial Navigation

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1295

There is no prerequisite course to attend, the only mandatory element is the examination, hence a course completion certificate will not be required.

This 4 day course leading to a celestial navigation exam will cover the following topics:
- Using celestial bodies to fix position
- Determining latitude by celestial means
- Determining the compass error by celestial means

Please note that, unlike the other Master modules, Celestial Navigation is only valid for 12 months, therefore students should be confident of sitting their Oral within the next 12 months before taking this exam.

Assessment: 3 hour written exam

for deck crew runs until 17/11/2017

 

13 Nov

STCW Basic Crew Training

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

This five day training package comprises five separate MCA accredited courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Together they form an essential program of pre-sea training conveying important information for the safety of crew.

The 5 days provide an overview of first aid, fire prevention and firefighting, sea survival and some general information about life at sea. For more detailed information you can refer to the course information for each of the individual courses. We offer significant discounts if you sign up for the whole week of training rather than individual modules.

Requirements: We strongly advise that you obtain your ENG1 medical certificate before you undertake the course if you have a medical condition which you think might preclude you from working on a yacht

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 17/11/2017

 

13 Nov

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 14/11/2017

 

13 Nov

4 Day Combination Refresher Package

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £795 (incl.VAT) per delegate
Duration: 4 days


Course Overview:
The 4-day combination course covers the four main elements that require updating as per 2010 Manila Amendments.

Element 1 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boat (Refresher)

Element 2 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques (Refresher)

Element 3 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (Refresher)

Element 4 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting (Refresher)

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 16/11/2017

 

14 Nov

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Tech

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 0.5 days
Fee: £120 (incl. VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:

Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers who have a certificate of proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques and who have maintained the required standard of competence by onboard training and experience for all competences of other administrations will be acceptable.
Seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a pre-requisite to the reduced hours entry route of the MCA approved updating course. (If you are unable to complete the form, you will be required to take the full course).

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to give all those seeking updating training certification for Personal Survival Techniques the essential education and training to maintain the required standard of competence in Personal Survival Techniques (PST).

The course will include videos, discussions, interactive exercises and practical pool based elements .

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

15 Nov

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers who have a certificate of proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting. NB - certificate of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrations will be acceptable.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give all those seeking updating training certification for Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting the essential education and training to maintain the required standard of competence in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting.

The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

16 Nov

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:

Updating training is to be undertaken by seafarers holding an advanced fire fighting certificate, or equivalent, and who have maintained the required standard of competence, by onboard training and experience every five years.

Please note: This course does not remove the obligation for holders to update their Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting Certificate every five years.

Course Overview:

The aim of the one day classroom based course is to give seafarers the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/3

Control fire fighting operations aboard ships
Organise and train fire parties
Inspect and service fire detection and fire extinguishing systems and equipment
Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

16 Nov

RYA Personal Water Craft

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $450

The RYA Personal Watercraft certificate is available to everyone over 16 years old of all nationalities. It is issued after a one-day course, partly in the classroom and partly at sea. You will learn basic collision avoidance, basic navigation, emergency procedures, safety equipment, PWC types, launching/slipping PWCs. Practical PWC operation including slow and high speed manoeuvring, turning and emergency stops.

Because the Maritime Authorities are becoming more and more demanding about licenses for Personal Watercrafts, this course is ideal for deckhands on large yachts and possibly for charter guests.

Assessment: Continuous theoretical and practical assessment

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

17 Nov

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £430 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Updating training is to be undertaken by seafarers holding a proficiency in fast rescue boats certificate and who have maintained the required standard of competence, by onboard training and experience, for all competencies listed in the self-declaration form. Seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a prerequisite to the reduced hours entry route of the MCA approved updating course.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is for students to demonstrate the following:

Take charge of launching and recovery of a fast rescue boat.
How to prevent and manage capsize situations.
Explain routine maintenance procedures for FRB and measures for contingency repairs.
Carry out pre-use checks of FRB, including engines and related rescue equipment.
Carry out PPE checks for crew and self.
Brief crew for recovery duties.
Recover a casualty from the water and effect their safe transfer to a place of safety.
Undertake waterborne capsize of FRB in controlled environment.
Carry out post capsize procedures, including righting of FRB whilst swimming in appropriate equipment.
Re board FRB and establish control of craft and available equipment.
The course will include videos, discussions, interactive exercises and practical pool based elements .

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

17 Nov

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 18/11/2017

 

18 Nov

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $295

This course must be attended by crew working on yachts required to conform to the ISPS code who have been given designated security duties under the ships security plan. This training leads to the issue of an MCA STCW95 certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.

On completion of this training the seafarer will be able to maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan, recognise security risk and threats, undertake regular security inspections, and properly use security equipment and systems.

Assessment: Continuous

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

19 Nov

Medical First Aid

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $699

This course covers the syllabus required by the STCW95 Code Table AVI/4-1. It is required for those seeking MCA CoCs at the operational level and for those seeking to the new PYA interior senior steward/ess certificate and also for those designated to provide first aid care in a ship.

Medical First Aid covers how to prepare for a medical emergency on board so you can do what is required to preserve life until proper medical attention can be given. Subjects include; body structure and function, toxicological hazards onboard, casualty examination, spinal injuries, burns, fractures, care of the rescued, radio medical advice, pharmacology, sterilisation of cardiac arrest, drowning and asphyxia.

Assessment: Continuous assessment throughout with a written exam on the final day

Prerequisites: Elementary First Aid

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 22/11/2017

 

20 Nov

Operational HELM

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

The 2010 'Manilla' amendments to the STCW convention introduced, for the first time, a requirement for management and leadership training for all ships' officers. The operational level course focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective team member and team leader.

Using a combination of lectures, case studies, group table-top exercises and practical problem solving tasks, students will learn how to prioritise tasks, motivate individuals and foster an effective team ethic.

This Operational level certificate is required for tickets up to OOW and for Y4 and Y3 engineers. If you are only re-validating your CoC you do not need to do this course, however if you are moving up to the next level ticket you (e.g. from Master 200gt to OOW) you will be required to take the course if you haven't already done so.

Assessment: Continuous and written assessment

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 22/11/2017

 

21 Nov

MCA Helideck Safety Training Package

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £2,100 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 4 days

Course Overview:

This package is designed to incorporate all elements required to carry out the duties of MCA certified Helideck Crew.

The following elements included are:

Element 1 - MCA Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to operate helicopters at sea, safely. this course will effectively train delegates to become Helideck Assistants (HDAs) on aviation-capable large yachts.

Element 2 - MCA Helideck Fire Fighting
The purpose of this course is to give delegates the techniques required to extinguish helicopter fires, safely and efficiently.

Element 3 - MCA Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)
This course continues on from the Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response course to focus on the HLO's leadership role during a variety of realistic Standard and Emergency Operating Procedures (SOPs & EOPs). As leader of the Helideck, the Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) plays a crucial role towards safe and efficient helicopter operations on board.

Element 4 - MCA Helicopter Refuelling
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to refuel helicopters at sea, safely.

- In addition live Helicopter Training can be organised on site for an extra cost.
- Group bookings will be considered for discount and courses can be taken individually upon request.
- MCA require elements 1, 2 & 3 must be completed successfully before delegates can carry out duties on board.

Upon completion of the all the course above you will be presented with the original certificates.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 24/11/2017

 

21 Nov

MCA Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £800 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the 4 elements of STCW 95 Basic Training, prior to attending this module:

Personal Survival Technique
Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting
Elementary First Aid
Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to operate helicopters at sea, safely. This course will effectively train delegates to become Helideck Assistants (HDAs) on aviation-capable large yachts.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

21 Nov

STCW Basic Refresher (BFF + PST)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $495

This is the STCW Basic Training Refresher, a bundled course of 1/2 day Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting and 1/2 day of Personal Survival Techniques

Assessment: Continuous assessment

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Personal Survival Techniques

Requirements: Valid ENG1

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

22 Nov

MCA Helideck Fire Fighting

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £450 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Basic Training
Have completed or be attending concurrently, the Large Yacht Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response training module

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates the techniques required to extinguish helicopter fires, safely and efficiently. The course will show delegates how to prepare all firefighting equipment for the helideck, prior to flying operations and teach them how to take appropriate actions in response to helicopter fire relates emergencies.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

22 Nov

Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $190

This half day theory course meets the criteria to provide evidence of maintaining the required standard of competence in Advanced Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting. This is also referred to as the Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher.

There will be theoretical elements to refresh your knowledge and understanding of the principles; fire fighting procedures at sea and in port, with particular emphasis on organisation, tactics and command; communication and coordination during fir e-fighting operations; ventilation control, including smoke extraction. Also covered will be control of fuel and electrical systems, fire fighting process hazards (dry distillation, chemical reactions, boiler uptake, fires) and fire precautions and hazards associated with the storage and handling of materials. Management and control of injured persons and the procedures for coordination with shore-based fire fighters additionally are defined as learning outcomes.

For admittance to this theory course, seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a pre-requisite to provide evidence of hot wears within the preceding five years at an MCA approved training centre. This form is distributed by the training provider.

Duration: 4 hours

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting , Advanced Fire Fighting

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited

 

22 Nov

Updated PSCRB (Restricted)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $250

Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (Restricted) course meeting the requirements laid down under Article IX of the STCW78 convention, as amended. Not for use on vessels fitted with davit launched liferafts. This is also referred to as the Advanced Sea Survival Refresher.

Prerequisites: Advanced Sea Survival

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited

 

23 Nov

MCA Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £800 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Advanced Fire Fighting
HDA Qualified – Large Yacht Helicopter Procedures & Emergency Response and Large Yacht Helideck Fire Fighting Courses completed or equivalent as authorised by the MCA
Practical experience performing the duties of an HDA

Course Overview:
This course continues on from the Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response course to focus on the HLO's leadership role during a variety of realistic Standard and Emergency Operating Procedures (SOPs & EOPs). As leader of the Helideck, the Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) plays a crucial role towards safe and efficient helicopter operations on board.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

24 Nov

MCA Helicopter Refuelling

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £290 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1/2 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Basic Training

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to refuel helicopters at sea, safely.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

27 Nov

Seamanship & Meteorology

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1495

This is a general command level course designed to convey certain important issues in five different key areas. Key Areas: seamanship, navigation and passage planning, meteorology, MARPOL and the Code of Safe Working Practices for Seamen.

All of the subject areas covered are given a high priority in the MCA Oral examination for 500gt and 3000gt Master.

Assessment: 2 hour written examination. (A pass is valid for 3 years)

for deck crew runs until 01/12/2017

 

27 Nov

GMDSS

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1695

The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System General Operator's certificate is a Certificate of Competence (CoC) in its own right as a ship-board radio operator's licence. It also forms an important part of the training required to obtain MCA CoCs. You will learn general communications procedures, in particular distress, urgency, safety and routine communication, using VHF/MF/HF radio, telex and satellite systems.

Students unfamiliar with computer keyboards may be well advised to practice using them before attending the course. This is an intensive course, which requires considerable work outside the classroom.

Duration: 8 days plus 2 days of exams

Assessment: 1 written and 2 practical examinations before an AMERC examiner

for deck crew runs until 08/12/2017

 

27 Nov

Management HELM (E)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

*Evening Course*

The 2010 'Manilla' amendments to the STCW convention introduced, for the first time, a requirement (mandatory from the 1st September 2013) for management and leadership training for all ships officers. This course is designed to promote the skills needed to lead an organisation.

This course addresses the following questions.
How do successful managers weld the teams in their charge together into an effective whole?
How best to communicate your goals to others?
How to get the best out of each individual taking into account their capabilities and their training needs?

Using lectures and case studies and also team exercises, which form part of the assessment, the week is designed to encourage future masters and chief engineers to think about how to build a safe and effective team.

Assessment: Lectures, case studies, and team exercises

for deck crew runs until 02/12/2017

 

27 Nov

STCW Basic Crew Training

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

This five day training package comprises five separate MCA accredited courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Together they form an essential program of pre-sea training conveying important information for the safety of crew.

The 5 days provide an overview of first aid, fire prevention and firefighting, sea survival and some general information about life at sea. For more detailed information you can refer to the course information for each of the individual courses. We offer significant discounts if you sign up for the whole week of training rather than individual modules.

Requirements: We strongly advise that you obtain your ENG1 medical certificate before you undertake the course if you have a medical condition which you think might preclude you from working on a yacht

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 01/12/2017

 

27 Nov

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1645

This is a course in celestial navigation. This will long continue to be a very important backup skill and is considered by the MCA to be an essential part of the master's training. You will learn: the PZX triangle, star sight planning, merpass, the sextant, time zones, sun-moon and planet sights, star sights and star sight planning, latitude by polaris and compass checking.

In addition to a course completion certificate, before the oral examination, candidates must plan and execute a 'qualifying passage' of at least 600nm on a vessel of no greater than 500gt, have taken sights with a sextant, reduced them to a position on the chart and have checked the compass using a celestial body. They must also carry out practical sights at sea (Ocean Sights) and then present themselves for oral examination to an RYA examiner. We can let candidates have the details of an Ocean Examiner who lives locally and with whom they can arrange an Oral. We cannot, however, offer the opportunity to take Sights.

Assessment: Written examination

Prerequisites: Yachtmaster Offshore Theory

for deck crew runs until 01/12/2017

 

28 Nov

Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $795

This is one of the most important safety courses for professional seafarers. Bluewater is 1 of only 2 schools approved to run it outside the UK and the only one in continental Europe. This course covers the syllabus required by the STCW95 Code Table AVI/3. It is a management level course aimed at those holding or aspiring to MCA Certificates of Competency in both deck and engineering specialisations, and also for those aiming to be awarded the new PYA interior head of department certificate.

The course contains much practical fire fighting using different types of extinguishers, hoses and breathing apparatus. Students gain experience in fighting fires in an enclosed space with heat and smoke and of casualty evacuation in a series of escalating exercises designed to build confidence and teamwork. They will also acquire an appreciation of command and control problems. The practical drill can be physically demanding and students should be reasonably fit.

Assessment: Practical and continuous

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

Requirements: 6 months sea service

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 01/12/2017

 

2 Dec

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $295

This course must be attended by crew working on yachts required to conform to the ISPS code who have been given designated security duties under the ships security plan. This training leads to the issue of an MCA STCW95 certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.

On completion of this training the seafarer will be able to maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan, recognise security risk and threats, undertake regular security inspections, and properly use security equipment and systems.

Assessment: Continuous

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

4 Dec

Stability

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1595

This is a management level course that explores the principles of ship stability at a practical level. The course aims to ensure an understanding of stability principles rather than testing mathematical ability in their application. Emphasis is placed upon those aspects of the subject which can affect the work of a large yacht master.

Nevertheless many of the principles will be illustrated by practical examples in the classroom and therefore a revision of basic algebra and trigonometry will benefit the student. A good basic introduction to the subject is 'Simple Ship Stability' by Alfred Carver, published by Fairplay Publications. We also recommend you read the course notes in advance.

Assessment: 2 hour written examination

for deck crew runs until 08/12/2017

 

4 Dec

GUEST I - The Entry Programme

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

The Entry Programme provides new and junior crew with the essential skills to establish themselves as part of a successful and efficient interior team. Students completing this course will receive the GUEST PYA certificates for: Interior Introduction, Interior Basic Food Service and Wine & Cocktail Introduction.

Interior Introduction
This course outlines all of the major responsibilities that a steward/ess will be expected to face and will also cover a range of important issues from life at sea, to yacht etiquette and safety. Designed to immerse new crew into the world of yachting this module explores the varied role of an interior crew member.

Basic Food Service
This module covers a range of different service types to yacht industry standards. Onboard, you will be expected to respond to the style required by each client: be it plated, silver or platter. Fundamental differences between the various service types will be highlighted and a practical overview of beverage service and table decoration will be demonstrated.

Wine & Cocktail Introduction
Students will develop a basic understanding of food and wine matching, wine regions and grapes of the world, the main spirits and cocktail preparation. Interior yacht crew are expected to be ready to serve and suggest the right wine or beverage to compliment meals and prepare the client's choice of cocktail on demand.

This all encompassing 5 day course will prepare any new crew member for a large part of life onboard.

for interior crewICTC accredited runs until 08/12/2017

 

4 Dec

Approved Engine Course

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

AEC might well have been called the 'Assistant Engineers Course', it is a requirement for holding this relatively new post. The AEC is aimed at giving a wide and general appreciation of basic marine diesel mechanics and electrics along with an understanding of the chief engineer's responsibilities.

Specifically the course covers: compression ignition engines (general principles), the cycle of operation and construction of engines. It describes fuel systems, the role of air in the combustion process, cooling and lubrication systems, engine electrical systems, power transmission and hull fittings. Other areas include safe working practices, pollution prevention and bottled gas installations.

The course is the first rung on the engineering career ladder for those with no formal marine engineering or craft training. It is of interest to crew members from other departments who wish to enhance their employment prospects by being able to fill the Assistant Engineer position or who wish simply to deepen their engineering knowledge. Small boat private owners may also find this course useful.

Assessment: Written examination on the final day

for engineering crew runs until 08/12/2017

 

4 Dec

STCW 5 Part Basic Safety Training

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £780 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 5days

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:
The five courses offered make up the minimum STCW basic safety training requirements and will normally run from Monday to Friday. The courses will run throughout the week in the below order. All of these courses can however be booked individually:

• STCW Elementary First Aid
• STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
• STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness
• STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
• STCW Personal Survival Techniques

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 08/12/2017

 

4 Dec

Entry Level Deck Week

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1495

Designed for the individual seeking to start their maritime deck career, this course provides both classroom and practical instruction in the areas of general nautical terminology, watchstanding, vessel steering, safety and security, shipboard maintenance, marlinspike seamanship, anchoring and daily operations required for a deckhand.

It is strongly recommended that students wishing to secure employment as a deckhand will complete STCW Basic Safety Training and Powerboat Level II instruction.

The course uses both practical training tools as well as classroom lessons and saves significantly over the cost for doing the courses individually. Further savings are available when combined with the STCW Basic Safety Training Course.

Assessment: Practical and written assessments

for deck crew runs until 08/12/2017

 

4 Dec

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Program

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $2999 (Combined Theory & Practical Bundle)

The Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster certificate has become the industry standard qualification after the entry-level stage. It is the first formal training in navigation and seamanship that deckhands receive on their path to higher MCA issued certificates and it is a vital part of their maritime education.

For MCA OOW, Chief Mate and Master Certificates it is a requirement that this theory course is successfully completed as part of the training. You will learn: Methods of visual and electronic navigation, charts and chart-work, calculation of tidal heights and tidal streams, meteorology, the collision avoidance rules, safety and safety equipment.

It is not a beginners course. You will learn: Practical boat handling and navigation in our 15 m steel hulled training yacht, the Motor Yacht Lord Nelson (we do not currently offer Yachtmaster Sail). You will gain practical command experience and, because of the weight of the yacht, she handles like a much larger vessel. The boat therefore provides an ideal training platform for those moving to larger yachts.

You are required to hold the VHF (SRC) Radio Licence, Valid First Aid certificate (to have been taken within 3 years), Valid Personal Survival Techniques certificate, Valid ENG1, and online PPR certificate.
Assessment You will be examined by an RYA examiner on the last 2 days of the course, who will test your practical ability as well as your written and verbal theoretical knowledge.

Requirements: 2,500 logged sea miles, with at least half being in tidal waters and half being on vessels between 7LWL-24m LOA and all under 500GT, 50 days at sea, (5 days as skipper), At least 5 passages over 60nm in vessels between 7m LWL-24m LOA and under 80GT; including 2 overnight passages and 2 skipper passages, a valid ENG1 medical certificate, All qualifying sea time must be within 10 years prior to the exam

for deck crew runs until 15/12/2017

 

5 Dec

Operational HELM

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

The 2010 'Manilla' amendments to the STCW convention introduced, for the first time, a requirement for management and leadership training for all ships' officers. The operational level course focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective team member and team leader.

Using a combination of lectures, case studies, group table-top exercises and practical problem solving tasks, students will learn how to prioritise tasks, motivate individuals and foster an effective team ethic.

This Operational level certificate is required for tickets up to OOW and for Y4 and Y3 engineers. If you are only re-validating your CoC you do not need to do this course, however if you are moving up to the next level ticket you (e.g. from Master 200gt to OOW) you will be required to take the course if you haven't already done so.

Assessment: Continuous and written assessment

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 07/12/2017

 

7 Dec

STCW Basic Refresher (BFF + PST)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $495

This is the STCW Basic Training Refresher, a bundled course of 1/2 day Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting and 1/2 day of Personal Survival Techniques

Assessment: Continuous assessment

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Personal Survival Techniques

Requirements: Valid ENG1

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

8 Dec

Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $190

This half day theory course meets the criteria to provide evidence of maintaining the required standard of competence in Advanced Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting. This is also referred to as the Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher.

There will be theoretical elements to refresh your knowledge and understanding of the principles; fire fighting procedures at sea and in port, with particular emphasis on organisation, tactics and command; communication and coordination during fir e-fighting operations; ventilation control, including smoke extraction. Also covered will be control of fuel and electrical systems, fire fighting process hazards (dry distillation, chemical reactions, boiler uptake, fires) and fire precautions and hazards associated with the storage and handling of materials. Management and control of injured persons and the procedures for coordination with shore-based fire fighters additionally are defined as learning outcomes.

For admittance to this theory course, seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a pre-requisite to provide evidence of hot wears within the preceding five years at an MCA approved training centre. This form is distributed by the training provider.

Duration: 4 hours

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting , Advanced Fire Fighting

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited

 

8 Dec

Updated PSCRB (Restricted)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $250

Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (Restricted) course meeting the requirements laid down under Article IX of the STCW78 convention, as amended. Not for use on vessels fitted with davit launched liferafts. This is also referred to as the Advanced Sea Survival Refresher.

Prerequisites: Advanced Sea Survival

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited

 

11 Dec

Business & Law

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1595

This course is aimed at making the master aware of his or her responsibilities in law. The course describes how criminal and civil jurisdictions work in the multinational environment of seafaring, the major international conventions that affect yachts and the documents and certificates required to support these.

Important safety issues are discussed and in particular UK Health and Safety Laws and also the master and owner's civil liabilities. Other aspects of UK law, such as that relating to Employment, Salvage and Insurance are covered.

Assessment: 2.5 hour written examination on the final day

for deck crew runs until 15/12/2017

 

11 Dec

Efficient Deckhand (E)

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $1195

*Evening Course*

Everyone working on deck needs to gain the knowledge provided in this course, from all the knots and lashings that every seafarer should learn, to more advanced areas such as splicing, whipping, rigging stages and derricks.

Students learn how safely to turn up berthing lines on bits, capstans and windlasses and the correct type of stopper to use. The qualities and characteristics of different types of rope, the calculation of safe working loads, the importance and significance of test certificates and the application on deck of the Code of Safe Working Practice for Merchant Seaman.

This course is taught over 4 days with an oral and practical examination on the last day. Students would be well advised to arrive with the ability to tie most of the standard nautical knots in order to get through the syllabus in 4 days.

Note that from January 2017, an EDH certificate must be issued 18 months prior to the issue of your OOW Certificate of Competency.

Assessment: Oral and practical on the final day

Requirements: At least 17 years of age, Hold a valid ENG1 certificate, Hold one of the following: (a) An MCA-accepted Yachtmaster Offshore, or (b) A Yacht Rating with at least 6 months' seagoing service and a steering certificate, or (c) An NWR certificate, or (d) A Boat Master Licence (BML) Tier 1 Level 2 certificate, or (e) A Tug Rating with at least 6 months' seagoing service and a steering certificate or an NWR Certificate, NOTE - before an EDH certificate can be issued, a minimum of 6 months' seagoing service in vessels of 15m or more is required.

for deck crew runs until 16/12/2017

 

11 Dec

Medical First Aid

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $699

This course covers the syllabus required by the STCW95 Code Table AVI/4-1. It is required for those seeking MCA CoCs at the operational level and for those seeking to the new PYA interior senior steward/ess certificate and also for those designated to provide first aid care in a ship.

Medical First Aid covers how to prepare for a medical emergency on board so you can do what is required to preserve life until proper medical attention can be given. Subjects include; body structure and function, toxicological hazards onboard, casualty examination, spinal injuries, burns, fractures, care of the rescued, radio medical advice, pharmacology, sterilisation of cardiac arrest, drowning and asphyxia.

Assessment: Continuous assessment throughout with a written exam on the final day

Prerequisites: Elementary First Aid

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 14/12/2017

 

11 Dec

STCW Basic Crew Training

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $895

This five day training package comprises five separate MCA accredited courses: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Together they form an essential program of pre-sea training conveying important information for the safety of crew.

The 5 days provide an overview of first aid, fire prevention and firefighting, sea survival and some general information about life at sea. For more detailed information you can refer to the course information for each of the individual courses. We offer significant discounts if you sign up for the whole week of training rather than individual modules.

Requirements: We strongly advise that you obtain your ENG1 medical certificate before you undertake the course if you have a medical condition which you think might preclude you from working on a yacht

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 15/12/2017

 

11 Dec

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $695

The Royal Yachting Association National Powerboat Certificate (Level II) is a two-day entry level course and is recognised by the UK MCA as a certificate of competency for the operation of small powerboats. It is ideal for those seeking a qualification to operate yacht tenders.

It will enhance your chances of gaining work on a yacht if you have obtained this certificate. It is recognised by most European administrations for the operation of small craft under 10m.

You will learn:
Basic collision avoidance regulations, basic navigation, actions in emergencies, safety equipment. Boat handling skills, including: berthing alongside, turning in a confined space, high speed manoeuvres, man-overboard drills.

Assessment Continuous and practical assessment

for deck crewfor interior crewICTC accredited runs until 12/12/2017

 

11 Dec

STCW Crisis Management & Human Behaviour (CMHB)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

(for passenger ships)

Fee: £225 (incl. VAT) per delegate#
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to increase awareness of persons responsible for the safety of passengers in an emergency situation with particular reference to:

• shipboard emergency procedures
• the optimum use of resources
• a controlled response to emergencies
the control of passengers and other personnel during emergency situation and the establishment and maintenance of effective communications
• dealing with Crowds in emergencies and correct procedures.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

11 Dec

Train the Trainer

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

(IMO model course 6.09)

Duration: 3 days
Fee: £750 (incl. VAT)

Prerequisites: Experience of working in the Maritime Industry.

Course Overview:
A three day course aimed at giving the students the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to research, design, prepare and deliver short professional courses for maritime people working, or wishing to work, within the maritime industry.

The course will concentrate on the learning styles of students and the reasons for tutors to develop a range of delivery strategies. The first day will also include discussion about possible sources of quality information and the range of methods that could be employed in assembling the information into a suitable learning structure.

The course will cover a micro teaching session where each student will design and deliver a ten minute presentation to the other students and the tutor. The recorded session will be reviewed by the class and the “peer” feedback given to the student.

Course topics include:
Learning styles
Developing a training needs analysis
Designing education and training sessions
Learning resources
Writing measurable learning objectives
Assessment/evaluation of learning
Practice presentations and learn correct styles
The course content has been designed to match the learning outcomes within the IMO model course for Train the Trainer (6.09).

The course will include videos, discussions and interactive exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 13/12/2017

 

12 Dec

STCW Ship Security Officer (SSO)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £620 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 3 days

Prerequisites:
Candidates should have 12 months sea service or an appropriate sea service knowledge of ship operations to give them the experience needed to reach the training objectives and undertake the roles and responsibilities of an SSO. Those who do not meet this requirement will be awarded the MCA Proficiency in Designated Security Duties certificate, which is also an IMO recognised qualification approved by Security Companies.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course will provide SSO’s with a better understanding of how to:

• maintain and supervise the implementation of a ship security plan.
• assess security risks, threat and vulnerability
undertake regular inspections of the ship to ensure appropriate security measures are implemented and maintained.
• ensure that security and systems, if any, are properly operated, tested and calibrated.
• encourage security awareness and vigilance.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 14/12/2017

 

12 Dec

STCW Security Awareness (SA)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £90 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: Half day

Prerequisites: None

With effect from January 1, 2014, all seafarers, regardless of their role on board, will need to demonstrate an understanding of security awareness, in accordance with STCW, Section A-VI/6 paragraph 4. This requirement extends to all hotel staff and concessionaires on cruise vessels.

Furthermore, those individuals with Designated Security Duties are required to undertake additional training in accordance with STCW, Section A-VI/6 paragraph 6.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to provide Officers and Crew with a better understanding of:

• the importance of ship security and the roles of those involved in its provision.
• the requirements and measures to maintain ship security.
• able to recognise and report a security threat.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

12 Dec

STCW Designated Security Duties (DSD)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £225 (incl. VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites: None

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to provide Officers & Crew with a better understanding of:

• ship security importance and know the roles and responsibilities of the organisations and individuals involved.

• what constitutes security risks, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations
the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems.

• how to maintain the measures in ship security plan and related requirements.

• how to maintain the effectiveness of security arrangements, procedures and equipment at the three security levels, taking into account their limitations.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

12 Dec

MCA Helideck Safety Training Package

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £2,100 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 4 days

Course Overview:

This package is designed to incorporate all elements required to carry out the duties of MCA certified Helideck Crew.

The following elements included are:

Element 1 - MCA Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to operate helicopters at sea, safely. this course will effectively train delegates to become Helideck Assistants (HDAs) on aviation-capable large yachts.

Element 2 - MCA Helideck Fire Fighting
The purpose of this course is to give delegates the techniques required to extinguish helicopter fires, safely and efficiently.

Element 3 - MCA Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)
This course continues on from the Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response course to focus on the HLO's leadership role during a variety of realistic Standard and Emergency Operating Procedures (SOPs & EOPs). As leader of the Helideck, the Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) plays a crucial role towards safe and efficient helicopter operations on board.

Element 4 - MCA Helicopter Refuelling
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to refuel helicopters at sea, safely.

- In addition live Helicopter Training can be organised on site for an extra cost.
- Group bookings will be considered for discount and courses can be taken individually upon request.
- MCA require elements 1, 2 & 3 must be completed successfully before delegates can carry out duties on board.

Upon completion of the all the course above you will be presented with the original certificates.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 15/12/2017

 

12 Dec

MCA Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £800 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the 4 elements of STCW 95 Basic Training, prior to attending this module:

Personal Survival Technique
Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting
Elementary First Aid
Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to operate helicopters at sea, safely. This course will effectively train delegates to become Helideck Assistants (HDAs) on aviation-capable large yachts.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

13 Dec

MCA Helideck Fire Fighting

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £450 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Basic Training
Have completed or be attending concurrently, the Large Yacht Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response training module

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates the techniques required to extinguish helicopter fires, safely and efficiently. The course will show delegates how to prepare all firefighting equipment for the helideck, prior to flying operations and teach them how to take appropriate actions in response to helicopter fire relates emergencies.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

14 Dec

MCA Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £800 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Advanced Fire Fighting
HDA Qualified – Large Yacht Helicopter Procedures & Emergency Response and Large Yacht Helideck Fire Fighting Courses completed or equivalent as authorised by the MCA
Practical experience performing the duties of an HDA

Course Overview:
This course continues on from the Helideck Procedures & Emergency Response course to focus on the HLO's leadership role during a variety of realistic Standard and Emergency Operating Procedures (SOPs & EOPs). As leader of the Helideck, the Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) plays a crucial role towards safe and efficient helicopter operations on board.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

15 Dec

MCA Helicopter Refuelling

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £290 (plus VAT) per delegate
Duration: 1/2 day

Prerequisites:
Trainees must have completed the following, prior to attending this module:

STCW 95 Basic Training

Course Overview:
The purpose of this course is to give delegates a basic understanding of what is required to refuel helicopters at sea, safely.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 28/11/2016

 

16 Dec

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

Organised by Bluewater Crew Training USA

Course Price: $295

This course must be attended by crew working on yachts required to conform to the ISPS code who have been given designated security duties under the ships security plan. This training leads to the issue of an MCA STCW95 certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties.

On completion of this training the seafarer will be able to maintain the conditions set out in a ship security plan, recognise security risk and threats, undertake regular security inspections, and properly use security equipment and systems.

Assessment: Continuous

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

18 Dec

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Res

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Route One - For those holding Advanced Sea Survival or have a completed self-declaration form.
Duration: 0.5 day
Fee: £160 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Route Two - For those holding a full PSC&RB or equivalent.
Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers holding a Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than fast rescue boats) Certificate, or equivalent, which includes ‘Proficiency in Survival Craft’ and the ‘MNTB Life Boat Certificate’.
NB – certificates of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrations will be acceptable.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give seafarers who are required to take charge of a survival craft or a rescue boat (other than fast rescue boats) in emergency situations the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/2-1

Take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch.
Operate a survival craft engine.
Manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship.
Use locating devices, including communication and signalling apparatus and pyrotechnics.
Apply first aid to survivors.
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

18 Dec

4 Day Combination Refresher Package

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Fee: £795 (incl.VAT) per delegate
Duration: 4 days


Course Overview:
The 4-day combination course covers the four main elements that require updating as per 2010 Manila Amendments.

Element 1 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boat (Refresher)

Element 2 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques (Refresher)

Element 3 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (Refresher)

Element 4 - Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting (Refresher)

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew runs until 21/12/2017

 

19 Dec

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Tech

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 0.5 days
Fee: £120 (incl. VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:

Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers who have a certificate of proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques and who have maintained the required standard of competence by onboard training and experience for all competences of other administrations will be acceptable.
Seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a pre-requisite to the reduced hours entry route of the MCA approved updating course. (If you are unable to complete the form, you will be required to take the full course).

Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to give all those seeking updating training certification for Personal Survival Techniques the essential education and training to maintain the required standard of competence in Personal Survival Techniques (PST).

The course will include videos, discussions, interactive exercises and practical pool based elements .

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

20 Dec

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.
Seafarers who have a certificate of proficiency in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting. NB - certificate of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrations will be acceptable.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is to give all those seeking updating training certification for Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting the essential education and training to maintain the required standard of competence in Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting.

The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

21 Dec

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £225 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:

Updating training is to be undertaken by seafarers holding an advanced fire fighting certificate, or equivalent, and who have maintained the required standard of competence, by onboard training and experience every five years.

Please note: This course does not remove the obligation for holders to update their Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting Certificate every five years.

Course Overview:

The aim of the one day classroom based course is to give seafarers the essential education and training to meet the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:

Table A-VI/3

Control fire fighting operations aboard ships
Organise and train fire parties
Inspect and service fire detection and fire extinguishing systems and equipment
Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire
The course will include videos, discussions and practical based exercises.

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

22 Dec

Certificate of Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat

Organised by Maritime Skills Academy

Duration: 1 day
Fee: £430 (incl.VAT) per delegate

Prerequisites:
Updating training is to be undertaken by seafarers holding a proficiency in fast rescue boats certificate and who have maintained the required standard of competence, by onboard training and experience, for all competencies listed in the self-declaration form. Seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a prerequisite to the reduced hours entry route of the MCA approved updating course.

Course Overview:
The aim of the course is for students to demonstrate the following:

Take charge of launching and recovery of a fast rescue boat.
How to prevent and manage capsize situations.
Explain routine maintenance procedures for FRB and measures for contingency repairs.
Carry out pre-use checks of FRB, including engines and related rescue equipment.
Carry out PPE checks for crew and self.
Brief crew for recovery duties.
Recover a casualty from the water and effect their safe transfer to a place of safety.
Undertake waterborne capsize of FRB in controlled environment.
Carry out post capsize procedures, including righting of FRB whilst swimming in appropriate equipment.
Re board FRB and establish control of craft and available equipment.
The course will include videos, discussions, interactive exercises and practical pool based elements .

Upon completion of the course you will be presented with the original certificate.

We can arrange flights from anywhere in the world, local accommodation and even airport transfers for course delegates.

for deck crewfor engineering crewfor interior crew

 

 

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