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

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 … Continue reading

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What is an Engineering Letter of Initial Assessment?

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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How Long Is My NoE/Module Certificate Valid For?

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 … Continue reading

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RYA Commercial Endorsements

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 … Continue reading

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Revalidation of MCA STCW CoCs

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 … Continue reading

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Visas for South African Nationals Entering UK

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 … Continue reading

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