Feb 07

Can I Use My Yacht Service to Obtain an Unlimited CoC?

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The MCA have agreed that candidates applying for an Unlimited CoC may use service gained on Yachts >24m. This includes OOW, Chief Mate and Master Unlimited, however you must gain the OOW Unlimited before being able to progress through the Unlimited CoCs. Many of the courses required are the same ones you have already done […]

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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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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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May 16

RYA Commercial Endorsements

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There are a number of RYA practical certificates and CoCs which can be commercially endorsed. See this page of the RYA Website for a list of certificates which can be endorsed, and for information on how to do it. The RYA have developed an online training course to prepare commercial endorsement holders for the extra […]

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Apr 28

Revalidation of MCA STCW CoCs

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All MCA STCW CoCs must be revalidated every 5 years. This is an administrative process, which requires you to download a form from the MCA website. Click here to access the form on the MCA website. You will need to submit your CoC, a valid ENG1 medical certificate, testimonials and certificate of discharge showing at least […]

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May 11

Visas for South African Nationals Entering UK

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Please note that if you are a South African citizen, you will need a visa to enter the UK. You DO NOT need a ‘Student’ visa, as our courses do not meet the UK Border Agency’s criteria as a ‘course of study’. You should apply for a ‘Business’ or ‘Student Visitor’ visa, but we strongly advise you to […]

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Mar 19

How Do I Endorse My OOW CoC To Chief Mate?

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NOTE: Updating Training for CoC applications- anyone serving on board ship, who holds any of the following certificates must, as of 1st January 2017, have documentary evidence of either completing the training course or updating training within the last 5 years: Personal Survival Techniques Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats (CPSC & RB) Proficiency in […]

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