Quality Management

Advancing excellence in education through the process of accreditation

The PYA takes the role of yacht crew representative very seriously when it comes to quality training. The PYA is an accreditation administration under the ISO Quality Management system, and has accredited many non-mandatory courses including IT, Leadership and Management, Chef, Interior, Security and the Superyacht Operations distance learning courses.

If a training provider is PYA-accredited, it means that they have been thoroughly audited to meet our stringent standards. With an increasing number of courses appearing for yacht crew which are not necessarily tailored to the needs of the industry or correctly facilitated, crew members can be sure that PYA-accredited courses are fit for the purpose and offer true value for their training investment.  Having the PYA stamp of approval on a course that you have taken shows a future employer that the training you have undertaken is of top standard and is relevant to your career in Superyachting.

In the case of the PYA GUEST Program, the Training Provider must adhere to the GUEST syllabus which has been developed with industry experts and offers a defined career path for interior yacht crew.

In order to become an accredited training provider, the PYA will assess the training provider on a number of factors. For more information on becoming accredited as a school or individual trainer, please click here.