May 03

The John Percival Leadership Award 2018

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“Commitment to Training, Commitment to Crew” Captain John Percival was an ambassador for on-board training and encouraging investment in a yacht’s crew. JPMA, the yacht training centre he founded, aims to promote high standards in all levels of crew, in all departments, inspiring students to return to their vessel emboldened and ready to nurture junior […]

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Apr 11

JPMA Student Star Awards 2017

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As an RYA and MCA training centre it is our aim to provide advice, training and guidance to all students we meet. Whilst our instructors are here to deliver education and training, they also emotionally support students throughout their studies, whether they’re attending a 1 day or 3 week course. In 2017, we asked our […]

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Dec 20

Steps to Success – from Zero to Hero in 20 years!

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To round off our 20th anniversary year, during which we have run competitions, completed challenges, BBQ’d and other exciting events, we wanted to showcase one of our success stories, a student of whom we are extremely proud: Matt Pownall-Jones came to us 20 years ago, when he was just 16 years old and not really […]

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Sep 21

Changes to Yacht Sea Service Verification Process

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The MCA have recently formalised an arrangement with the PYA and Nautilus for them to verify all sea service before it is submitted with an NoE application. You do not need to be a member of either organisation to have your service verified, but there may be a charge for this service for non-members. MIN […]

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Sep 12

20% Course Fee Discount to Celebrate JPMA’s 20 Years!

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We’re celebrating 20 years! During 2017 JPMA will be running monthly competitions and offers to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We are kicking off Autumn with a delightful September discount that’s not to be missed! From 12th September to 6th October we are offering a 20% discount off our Autumn/Winter course fees. Please quote our code […]

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Aug 23

Job Vacancies for Deck & Engineering Instructors

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We are looking for part-time/sessional Deck and Engineering instructors to work at our Hoylake office. The roles entail delivering lectures and oral preparation to a range of candidates taking SQA and MCA exams. Essential requirement for Engineers is at least an STCW OOW (E) or Y4 (Yachts) CoC and for Deck is at least STCW OOW (Unlimited), OOW (Yachts) […]

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Jul 19

The John Percival Leadership Award 2017

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2017 Winner Announced – Paul Jones: We were very proud to once again announce the winner of this years John Percival Leadership Award at the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show. Paul Jones was the worthy winner following his nomination by ex-colleague Christian Greenwood, who began working with Paul in 2011. Christian told us: “Paul is an […]

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Jun 06

Photo Competition – Winner Announced!

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We’re happy to announce that the winner of this month’s #JPMA20 photo competition is Japie Wiedeman, who submitted the photo above. We were impressed with the standard of entries we received, and would like to thank everyone who entered the competition. Special mentions go to Scarlett Harris and Andy Rigby, who were close contenders. Win […]

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Mar 03

2016 Exam Results at JPMA

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We are very proud to announce the number of first attempt passes for our oral and written Deck & Engineering exams in 2016. Like last year, and many previous, our results have significantly improved as we continue to provide training for those in the Superyacht, Workboat and Merchant industries. This is all thanks to the […]

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Jan 06

Who’s Who? Competition

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We’re celebrating 20 years! During 2017 JPMA will be running monthly competitions and offers to celebrate our 20th anniversary. January’s competition is ‘Who’s Who?’ – we’ve given you 20 photos of some of the JPMA crew from 20 years ago (or more, in some cases!). Can you guess who they are? There are multiple choice […]

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