We offer an extensive and comprehensive range of both RYA and MCA courses. Our School is set in the heart of Hoylake, on the beautiful Wirral peninsula in Northwest England.

Click on the course title to see further details and prices on each course.

Evening Classes for Day Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore begin October 2016 and finish in March 2017. (Monday - Dayskipper, Wednesday - Yachtmaster Offshore).

NOTE: annual course fee increase from 1st June. Prices can be found on each course details page.


RYA Courses 

Day Skipper Shorebased - 5 Days;

  • 23rd - 27th May

Day Skipper Shorebased - 2 Weekends;

  • TBC

Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased - 5 Days;

  • 25th - 29th April

Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased - 2 Weekends

  • TBC

Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased - 5 Days

  • 7th - 11th March
  • 6th - 10th June

(Day Skipper & Yachtmaster Offshore Practical Course dates can be arranged at our sister schools)

VHF/SRC Marine Radio

Usually held first Saturday of alternate months

  • 9th January
  • 19th March
  • 7th May

RYA Diesel Engine

  • TBC

RYA Radar

  • TBC

 

Safety & Security Courses

STCW Basic Safety Week:

Personal Safety & Social Responsibility (PSSR)

  • Spring '16

Personal Survival Techniques

  • Spring '16

Basic Fire Fighting

  • Spring '16
    (at Mersey Fire & Rescue, booked through JPMA)

1 day First Aid (RYA Small Craft and MCA Elementary First Aid available)

  • Spring '16

 

Medical 1st Aid Aboard Ship (STCW)

  • 24th - 27th May

Advanced Fire Fighting

  • 23rd - 26th May
  • 25th - 28th July
  • 31st October - 3rd November
    (at Mersey Fire & Rescue, booked through JPMA)

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

below dates at Lairdside Maritime Centre, booked through JPMA:

  • 28th April

 

OOW (Yacht) Courses

Yacht Rating Course

  • On Demand

Efficient Deck Hand (EDH)

  • 4th - 8th April
  • 20th - 24th June

OOW General Ship Knowledge

  • 11th - 15th April
  • 27th June - 1st July

OOW Nav & Radar

  • TBC

 

Master (Yacht) Courses

Master Seamanship & Meteorology

  • 29th Feb - 4th March
  • 9th - 13th May

Master Stability

  • 14th - 18th March
  • 23rd - 27th May

Master Business & Law

  • 7th - 11th March
  • 16th - 20th May

Master Celestial Navigation Exam Revision Course

  • 3rd - 6th May
  • 12th - 15th July

Master Navigation & Radar (NARAS)

  • TBC

 

Workboat Courses

Fire Safety (BML)

  • TBC

Workboat Stability

  • 10th February
  • 27th February

Workboat Operations (Master Workboats <500gt) 

  • 11th - 22nd April

 

Engineering Courses

Approved Engine Operator Course (AEC)

  • 15th - 18th March
  • 5th - 8th April
  • 3rd - 6th May
  • 28th June - 1st July

Y4 Marine Diesel Engineering

  • 23rd - 27th May

Y4 Auxiliary Equipment

  • 6th - 10th June

Y4 Operational Procedures, Basic Hotel Services & Ship Construction

  • 30th May - 3rd June

Y3/Y2 Chief Engineer Statutory & Operational Requirements

  • 13th - 17th June

Y2 Advanced Hotel Services

  • 16th - 20th May

Y2 Applied Marine Engineering

  • 9th - 13th May

Y2 General Engineering Science I & II

  • 29th March - 8th April
  • 4th - 15th July

 

PYA Interior Courses

Introduction to Superyachts

  • TBC

Basic Food Service

  • TBC

Wine & Cocktail Introduction

  • TBC

 

Other Courses

Human Element Leadership & Management (Operational Level) - HELM (O)

  • 27th - 29th April
  • 15th - 17th June

Human Element Leadership & Management (Management Level) - HELM (M)

  • 11th - 15th April
  • 6th - 10th June

ECDIS

below dates at Lairdside Maritime Centre, booked through JPMA:

  • 6th - 10th June
  • 19th - 23rd September 

GMDSS ROC

below dates at Lairdside Maritime Centre, booked through JPMA:

  • 15th - 18th March

GMDSS GOC

below dates at Lairdside Maritime Centre, booked through JPMA:

  • 9th - 20th May
  • 23rd May - 3rd June

 

Oral Preparation for OOW, Master & Engineering

  • Run on a weekly basis

 


 

Please note that course dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances and therefore we would recommend that you contact the School to confirm the availability of dates and places before you make any necessary arrangements.

Click on the course title to see prices and further details.

 


 

Amended 9/3/16- APH