Nov 17

How Can I Obtain a Small Vessel 2nd Engineer Training Record Book?

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If you would like to obtain the SV 2nd Engineer CoC Training Record Book (this is described in MIN 524 as ‘registering on a study programme’), we need the following from you, in order that we can issue a TRB to you (the book costs £35 plus postage): If you are doing the ‘Alternative Route’ […]

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Nov 17

How do I apply for an Electronic Notice of Eligibility (NoE) and Online Oral Exam?

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The MCA have recently published MIN 675, which details the updated application process to allow for applications to be made online using the submission of electronic documents, as well as the new online booking process for online oral exams. We have covered a few pertinent points here:  Revised NoE Application Process If you are applying for your first […]

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Nov 17

Where Can I Sit A Cayman Island LAP Test?

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JPMA is a registered Cayman Island LAP exam centre. You can find the location of all other centres here. You will need to register here as a candidate to take the MACI (Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands) LAP exam, and we can then facilitate the exam for you, on a mutually convenient date. You […]

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Dec 04

Brexit

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The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after Brexit comes to an end this year. From 1 January 2021 you may need a visa to enter the UK, depending on your nationality or if you are an EU citizen. We advise you to check your visa requirements before you travel. The gov.uk […]

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Jul 18

How Can I Convert My Yacht Engineer CoC to a Small Vessel Engineer CoC?

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Many Yacht engineers ask us how they can convert their current Yacht CoC to an SV CoC. For those who already hold a CoC, there are conversions listed in MIN 524. Starting with Conversion A1 (converting Y4 to 2nd Eng SV) going all the way through to Conversion R (converting a Merchant Navy 2ndEngineer Unlimited to Chief […]

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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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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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