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.

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

 


RYA Courses 

Day Skipper Shorebased - 5 Days;

  • 16th - 20th October

Day Skipper Shorebased - 2 Weekends;

  • 22nd, 23rd & 24th September and 7th & 8th October

Day Skipper Shorebased - Evening Classes;

  • Begin October 2017 and finish in March 2018, every Tuesday.

Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased - 6 Days;

  • 6th - 11th November

Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased - 3 Weekends;

  • 18th & 19th Nov, 25th & 26th Nov and 2nd & 3rd December

Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased - Evening Classes;

  • Begin October 2017 and finish in March 2018, every Monday.

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

Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased - 5 Days

  • TBC

VHF/SRC Marine Radio

Usually held first Saturday of alternate months

  • 2nd December
  • 3rd February 2018
  • 7th April 2018
  • 2nd June 2018

RYA Diesel Engine

  • 9th December

RYA Radar

  • 23rd November

 

Safety & Security Courses

STCW Basic Safety Week:

Personal Safety & Social Responsibility (PSSR)

  • TBC

Personal Survival Techniques

  • TBC

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

  • TBC

Basic Fire Fighting

  • 19th - 21st October
  • 18th - 20th December
    (at Mersey Fire & Rescue, booked through JPMA)

 

Medical 1st Aid Aboard Ship (STCW)

  • TBC

Advanced Fire Fighting

  • 16th - 19th October
  • 11th - 14th December
    (at Mersey Fire & Rescue, booked through JPMA)

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

below dates at Lairdside Maritime Centre, booked through JPMA:

  • TBC

 

OOW (Yacht) Courses

Yacht Rating Course

  • On Demand

Efficient Deck Hand (EDH)

  • 11th - 15th December
  • 25th - 29th March 2018

OOW General Ship Knowledge

  • 4th - 8th December
  • 19th - 23rd March 2018

OOW Nav & Radar

  • 26th Feb - 16th March 2018

 

Master (Yacht) Courses

Master Seamanship & Meteorology

  • 15th - 19th January 2018

Master Stability

  • 22nd - 26th January 2018

Master Business & Law

  • 29th Jan - 2nd Feb 2018

Master Celestial Navigation Exam Revision Course

  • 6th - 9th February 2018
  • 3rd - 6th April 2018

 

Workboat Courses

Fire Safety (BML)

  • TBC

Workboat Stability

  • 24th November

Workboat Operations (Master Workboats <500gt) 

  • 12th - 23rd February 2018

 

Engineering Courses

Approved Engine Operator Course (AEC I)

  • 12th - 15th December
  • 20th - 23rd February 2018
  • 26th - 29th March 2018

Y4 Marine Diesel Engineering (Yacht)

  • 11th - 15th December
  • 12th - 16th February 2018
  • 23rd - 27th April 2018

Y4 Operational Procedures, Basic Hotel Services & Ship Construction (Yacht)

  • 29th Jan - 2nd Feb 2018
  • 9th - 13th April 2018

Y4 Auxiliary Equipment (Yacht)

  • 4th - 8th December

SV Auxiliary Equipment I (Y4 & Small Vessel) 

  • 5th - 9th February 2018
  • 16th - 20th April 2018

Y3/Y2 Chief Engineer Statutory & Operational Requirements (Yacht)

  • 12th - 16th March 2018
  • 30th April - 4th May 2018

Y2 Advanced Hotel Services (Yacht)

  • 5th - 9th March 2018

Y2 Applied Marine Engineering (Yacht)

  • 26th Feb - 2nd March 2018

SV Applied Marine Engineering (Small Vessel)

  • 8th - 12th January 2018
  • 19th - 23rd March 2018

Y2 General Engineering Science I & II (Yacht/Small Vessel/Merchant)

  • 4th - 15th December
  • July 2018

 

For more info on the new Small Vessel Engineering route click here

 

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)

  • 6th - 8th November
  • 18th - 20th December

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

  • 30th Oct - 3rd November
  • 4th - 8th December

ECDIS

below dates at Lairdside Maritime Centre, booked through JPMA:

  • 20th - 24th November

GMDSS ROC

below dates at Lairdside Maritime Centre, booked through JPMA:

  • TBC

GMDSS GOC

below dates at Lairdside Maritime Centre, booked through JPMA:

  • 9th - 20th October
  • 8th - 19th January 2018
  • 16th - 27th April 2018
  • 14th - 25th May 2018

 

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 06/12/17- APH