Course Dates

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We offer an extensive and comprehensive range of both RYA and MCA courses. Our School is set in the heart of Hoylake, on the beautiful Wirral peninsula in Northwest England.

Click on the course title to see further details and prices on each course.

NOTE: annual course fee increase from 1st September. Prices can be found on each course details page.

 


RYA Courses

Day Skipper Shorebased – 5 Days;

  • 6th – 10th March 2023 CLASSROOM BASED

Day Skipper Shorebased – 2 Weekends;

  • 20/21/22 Jan & 4/5 Feb 2023 CLASSROOM BASED

Day Skipper Shorebased – Evening Classes;

  • Begin October 2021 and finish in March 2022, every Monday. POSTPONED

Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased – 6 Days;

  • 6th – 11th February 2023 CLASSROOM BASED

Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased – 3 Weekends;

  • 4/5 March, 18/19 March & 1/2 April 2023 CLASSROOM BASED

Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased – Evening Classes;

  • Begin October 2021 and finish in March 2022, every Tuesday. POSTPONED

(Day Skipper & Yachtmaster Offshore Practical Course dates can be arranged at our sister schools)

Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased – 5 Days

  • 2023 Dates TBC

VHF/SRC Marine Radio

(Usually held first Saturday of alternate months)

  • 7th January 2023 CLASSROOM BASED
  • 4th March 2023 CLASSROOM BASED
  • 6th May 2023 CLASSROOM BASED – PROVISIONAL DATE
  • 1st July 2023 CLASSROOM BASED – PROVISIONAL DATE

RYA Diesel Engine

  • 25th March 2023 CLASSROOM BASED

RYA Radar

  • 17th December 2022 CLASSROOM BASED
  • 25th February 2023 CLASSROOM BASED

 

HELM Courses

Human Element Leadership & Management (Operational Level) – HELM (O)

  • 6th – 8th February 2023 CLASSROOM BASED
  • 12th – 14th April 2023 CLASSROOM BASED
  • 12th – 14th June 2023 CLASSROOM BASED

Human Element Leadership & Management (Management Level) – HELM (M)

  • 23rd – 27th January 2023 CLASSROOM BASED
  • 22nd – 26th May 2023 CLASSROOM BASED

 

First Aid Courses

1 day First Aid (RYA Small Craft and MCA STCW Elementary First Aid available)

  • 2023 Dates TBC

Medical 1st Aid Aboard Ship (STCW)

  • 2023 Dates TBC

 

MCA Workboat Courses

Fire Safety (BML)

  • On Demand

Workboat Stability

  • 16th December 2022 CLASSROOM BASED
  • 24th February 2023 CLASSROOM BASED

Workboat Operations (Master Workboats <500gt) 

  • 9th – 20th January 2023 CLASSROOM BASED
  • 17th – 28th April 2023 CLASSROOM BASED – PROVISIONAL DATE
  • 26th June – 7th July 2023 CLASSROOM BASED – PROVISIONAL DATE

 

MCA OOW (Yacht) Courses

Yacht Rating Course

  • On Demand

Efficient Deck Hand (EDH)

  • 2023 Dates TBC

OOW General Ship Knowledge

  • 20th – 24th March 2023 CLASSROOM BASED – PROVISIONAL DATE
  • 5th – 9th June 2023 CLASSROOM BASED – PROVISIONAL DATE

OOW Navigation & Radar

  • 2023 Dates TBC

 

MCA Master (Yacht) Courses

Master Seamanship & Meteorology

  • 13th – 17th February 2023 CLASSROOM BASED
  • 15th – 19th May 2023 CLASSROOM BASED – PROVISIONAL DATE

Master Stability

  • 30th January – 3rd February 2023 CLASSROOM BASED
  • 1st – 5th May 2023 CLASSROOM BASED – PROVISIONAL DATE

Master Business & Law

  • 6th – 10th February 2023 CLASSROOM BASED
  • 8th – 12th May 2023 CLASSROOM BASED – PROVISIONAL DATE

Master Celestial Navigation Exam Revision Course

  • 2023 Dates TBC

 

MCA Yacht & Small Vessel Engineering Courses

Approved Engine Operator Course (AEC I)

  • 13th – 16th December 2022 CLASSROOM BASED
  • 10th – 13th January 2023 CLASSROOM BASED
  • 28th – 31st March 2023 CLASSROOM BASED
  • 16th – 19th May 2023 CLASSROOM BASED – PROVISIONAL DATE
  • 24th – 27th July 2023 CLASSROOM BASED – PROVISIONAL DATE

AEC II – COMING SOON!

Small Vessel Marine Diesel Engineering

  • 16th – 20th January 2023 CLASSROOM BASED
  • 17th- 21st April 2023 CLASSROOM BASED – PROVISIONAL DATE
  • 19th – 23rd June 2023 CLASSROOM BASED – PROVISIONAL DATE

Small Vessel Operational Procedures, Basic Hotel Services & Ship Construction

  • 23rd – 27th January 2023 CLASSROOM BASED
  • 24th – 28th April 2023 CLASSROOM BASED – PROVISIONAL DATE
  • 26th – 30th June 2023 CLASSROOM BASED – PROVISIONAL DATE

Small Vessel Auxiliary Equipment I

  • 30th Jan – 3rd February 2023 CLASSROOM BASED
  • 1st – 5th May 2023 CLASSROOM BASED – PROVISIONAL DATE
  • 3rd – 7th July 2023 CLASSROOM BASED – PROVISIONAL DATE

Small Vessel Statutory & Operational Requirements

  • 13th – 17th February 2023 CLASSROOM BASED
  • 22nd – 26th May 2023 CLASSROOM BASED – PROVISIONAL DATE

Small Vessel Auxiliary Equipment II

  • 27th Feb – 3rd March 2023 CLASSROOM BASED
  • 5th – 9th June 2023 CLASSROOM BASED – PROVISIONAL DATE

Small Vessel Applied Marine Engineering 

  • 20th – 24th February 2023 CLASSROOM BASED
  • 29th May – 2nd June 2023 CLASSROOM BASED – PROVISIONAL DATE

General Engineering Science I & II

  • 28th November – 9th December 2022 CLASSROOM BASED
  • 6th – 17th March 2023 CLASSROOM BASED
  • 12th – 23rd June 2023 CLASSROOM BASED – PROVISIONAL DATE

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For more info on the new Small Vessel Engineering route click here

 

MCA Oral Preparation Courses

Oral Preparation for OOW, Master & Engineering

  • Run on a weekly basis – ONLINE & CLASSROOM COURSES AVAILABLE!

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Please note that course dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances and therefore we would recommend that you contact the School to confirm the availability of dates and places before you make any necessary arrangements.

Click on the course title to see prices and further details.


Amended 30/11/22- APH