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The John Percival Leadership Award 2018

“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 … Continue reading

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JPMA Student Star Awards 2017

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, … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Changes to Yacht Sea Service Verification Process

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Job Vacancies for Deck & Engineering Instructors

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) … Continue reading

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The John Percival Leadership Award 2017

2017 Winner Announced: 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 … Continue reading

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Photo Competition – Winner Announced!

We’re happy to announce that the winner of this month’s #JPMA20 photo competition is Japie Wiedeman, who submitted the photo below. We were impressed with the standard of entries we received, and would like to thank everyone who entered the … Continue reading

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2016 Exam Results at JPMA

  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 … Continue reading

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Who’s Who? Competition

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 … Continue reading

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