Dec 17

Can I Use My Enhanced Learning (ELCAS) Credits at JPMA/HSS?

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JPMA/Hoylake Sailing School are an ELCAS approved training provider. If you have ELCAS funding available to you, you can use it to pay for your training at this centre. When making a booking with us, all you need to do is let us know that you will be accessing your ELCAS funding, and provide us […]

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Dec 17

ELCAS Accreditation

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JPMA/Hoylake Sailing School are now an approved ELCAS training provider. http://www.enhancedlearningcredits.com/ “The MOD’s Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) is an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. The ELC scheme provides financial support in the form of a single up-front payment in each of a maximum of three separate financial years”

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Oct 04

15th Anniversary Competition Winners

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The winners of our 15th Anniversary competition were drawn at Monaco Yacht Show, and they are as follows: Winner of an iPod Touch – Ryan Smith Rhys Lovering Winner of an iPod Shuffle – Bree MacDonald Ben Semmens Tori Steinmeier Burger Van Der Walt Roy Deas Congratulations to all!

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Jul 11

Changes to OOW, Chief Mate, Master & Engineer Yachts Requirements

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The STCW Convention 1978 has been amended by the 2010 Manila Amendments and contains new requirements for all seafarers. In addition, the MCA have recently made changes to the pre-requisites for issuing UK STCW CoCs: 1) Updating-Refresher Training for STCW – All Seafarers. 2) Requirements for Deck & Engineering Yacht CoC Applications. 3) Seafarers revalidating their Certificates […]

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May 25

What is an Engineering Letter of Initial Assessment?

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Engineering candidates may submit an application for a Letter of Initial Assessment if they already hold a large amount of yacht/sea service, or non-yachting certificates or have apprenticeship or other employment experience. To be assessed you must download and submit the relevant application form Once the MCA have assessed at which level you may enter […]

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Feb 06

Can I get extra time in exams if I am Dyslexic?

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Candidates undertaking a MCA written exam conducted by SQA/IAMI who have been diagnosed as dyslexic by either an educational psychologist or a Specialist Dyslexia Teacher may be allowed an extra 15 minutes for each hour of normal examination time. Please note that we must make a request for the extra time to be granted by […]

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Feb 01

How Long Is My NoE/Module Certificate Valid For?

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OOW, Master, Y4, Y3 & Y2 modules are valid for 3 years from the date of issue of the pass certificate. (The Master Celestial Navigation certificate is valid for 1 year.) An NoE is valid for 5 years from date of issue, and for 3 years after a successful oral exam. You must apply for […]

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Jan 11

15th Anniversary for JPMA!

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In 2012 JPMA are celebrating our 15th year in the Superyacht industry.Hoylake Sailing School was established in 1996, to run RYA shorebased courses, and very shortly afterwards we were approached to run oral preparations for Class 4 oral exams.We formed JPMA in 1997, to deal solely with the Superyacht sector, and since then we have gone […]

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