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;

  • 4th - 8th July
  • 12th - 16th September
  • 7th - 11th November

Day Skipper Shorebased - 2 Weekends;

  • TBC

Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased - 5 Days;

  • 18th - 22nd July
  • 3rd - 7th October
  • 28th November - 2nd December

Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased - 2 Weekends

  • TBC

Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased - 5 Days

  • 5th - 9th September
  • 14th - 18th November

(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

  • 2nd July
  • 3rd September
  • 5th November

RYA Diesel Engine

  • TBC

RYA Radar

  • TBC

 

Safety & Security Courses

STCW Basic Safety Week:

Personal Safety & Social Responsibility (PSSR)

  • Summer '16

Personal Survival Techniques

  • Summer '16

Basic Fire Fighting

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

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

  • Summer '16

 

Medical 1st Aid Aboard Ship (STCW)

  • 12th - 15th September
  • 12th - 15th December (Provisional)

Advanced Fire Fighting

  • 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)

  • 30th August - 3rd September
  • 7th - 11th November

OOW General Ship Knowledge

  • 27th June - 1st July
  • 5th - 9th September
  • 14th - 18th November

OOW Nav & Radar

  • TBC

 

Master (Yacht) Courses

Master Seamanship & Meteorology

  • 31st October - 4th November
  • 5th - 9th December

Master Stability

  • 17th - 21st October
  • 28th November - 2nd December

Master Business & Law

  • 24th - 28th October
  • 12th - 16th December

Master Celestial Navigation Exam Revision Course

  • 12th - 15th July
  • 11th - 14th October
  • 22nd - 25th November

 

Workboat Courses

Fire Safety (BML)

  • TBC

Workboat Stability

  • TBC

Workboat Operations (Master Workboats <500gt) 

  • 18th - 29th July
  • 12th - 23rd September
  • 14th - 25th November (provisional)

 

Engineering Courses

Approved Engine Operator Course (AEC)

  • 28th June - 1st July
  • 6th - 9th September
  • 15th - 18th November

Y4 Marine Diesel Engineering

  • 3rd - 7th October
  • 21st - 25th November

Y4 Auxiliary Equipment

  • Re-sit exam available on 8th July
  • 10th - 14th October
  • 28th November - 2nd December

Y4 Operational Procedures, Basic Hotel Services & Ship Construction

  • 17th - 21st October
  • 5th - 9th December

Y3/Y2 Chief Engineer Statutory & Operational Requirements

  • 24th - 28th October
  • 12th - 16th December

Y2 Advanced Hotel Services

  • 7th - 11th November

Y2 Applied Marine Engineering

  • 31st October - 4th November

Y2 General Engineering Science I & II

  • 4th - 15th July
  • 5th - 16th December

 

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)

  • 15th - 17th June
  • 21st - 23rd September

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

  • 6th - 10th June
  • 3rd - 7th October

ECDIS

below dates at Lairdside Maritime Centre, booked through JPMA:

  • 19th - 23rd September 

GMDSS ROC

below dates at Lairdside Maritime Centre, booked through JPMA:

  • TBC

GMDSS GOC

below dates at Lairdside Maritime Centre, booked through JPMA:

  • 20th June - 1st July

 

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 13/6/16- APH