Course Dates

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;

  • 30th September – 4th October 2019

Day Skipper Shorebased – 2 Weekends;

  • 8th, 9th, 10th November & 23rd, 24th November 2019

Day Skipper Shorebased – Evening Classes;

  • Begin October 2020 and finish in March 2021, every Monday.

Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased – 6 Days;

  • 7th – 12th October 2019

Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased – 3 Weekends;

  • 16th, 17th Nov & 30th Nov, 1st Dec & 14th, 15th December 2019

Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased – Evening Classes;

  • Begin October 2020 and finish in March 2021, every Tuesday.

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

Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased – 5 Days

  • TBC

VHF/SRC Marine Radio

(Usually held first Saturday of alternate months)

  • 2nd November 2019
  • 11th January 2020
  • 14th March 2020
  • 2nd May 2020
  • 4th July 2020

RYA Diesel Engine

  • 7th December 2019

RYA Radar

  • 19th October 2019

 

HELM Courses

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

  • 25th – 27th November 2019
  • 27th – 29th January 2020
  • 6th – 8th April 2020
  • 10th – 12th June 2020

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

  • 18th – 22nd November 2019
  • 10th – 14th February 2020
  • 20th – 24th April 2020
  • 15th – 19th June 2020

 

First Aid Courses

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

  • 12th October 2019

Medical 1st Aid Aboard Ship (STCW)

  • 17th – 20th February 2020
  • 4th – 7th May 2020

MCA OOW (Yacht) Courses

Yacht Rating Course

  • On Demand

Efficient Deck Hand (EDH)

  • 2nd – 6th December 2019
  • 2nd – 6th March 2020
  • 29th June – 3rd July 2020

OOW General Ship Knowledge

  • 9th – 13th December 2019
  • 9th – 13th March 2020
  • 22nd – 26th June 2020

OOW Navigation & Radar

  • TBC

 

MCA Master (Yacht) Courses

Master Seamanship & Meteorology

  • 14th – 18th October 2019
  • 20th – 24th January 2020
  • 25th – 29th May 2020

Master Stability

  • 21st- 25th October 2019
  • 13th – 17th January 2020
  • 18th – 22nd May 2020

Master Business & Law

  • 28th October – 1st November 2019
  • 27th – 31st January 2020
  • 11th – 15th May 2020

Master Celestial Navigation Exam Revision Course

  • 17th – 20th December 2019
  • 18th – 21st February 2020
  • 16th – 19th June 2020

 

MCA Workboat Courses

Fire Safety (BML)

  • On Demand

Workboat Stability

  • 18th October 2019

Workboat Operations (Master Workboats <500gt) 

  • 11th – 22nd November 2019
  • 3rd – 14th February 2020
  • 1st – 12th June 2020

 

MCA Engineering Courses

Approved Engine Operator Course (AEC I)

  • 15th – 18th October 2019
  • 16th – 19th December 2019
  • 31st March – 3rd April 2020
  • 7th – 10th July 2020

Y4 Marine Diesel Engineering (Yacht)

Not available after 31st July 2018. Y4 candidates will need to undertake SV Marine Diesel Engineering instead. Re-sits are available on SV exams for this Y4 module.

SV Marine Diesel Engineering (Yacht & Small Vessel)

  • 4th – 8th November 2019
  • 13th – 17th January 2020
  • 11th – 15th May 2020

Y4 Operational Procedures, Basic Hotel Services & Ship Construction (Yacht)

Not available after 31st July 2018. Y4 candidates will need to undertake SV Operational Procedures & Basic Hotel Services instead. Re-sits are available on SV exams for this Y4 module.

SV Operational Procedures, Basic Hotel Services & Ship Construction (Yacht & Small Vessel)

  • 21st – 25th October 2019
  • 20th – 24th January 2020
  • 18th – 22nd May 2020

Y4 Auxiliary Equipment (Yacht)

  • Not available after 31st July 2018. Y4 candidates will need to undertake SV Auxiliary Equipment I instead. Re-sits are available on SV exams for this Y4 module.

SV Auxiliary Equipment I (Yacht & Small Vessel)

  • 28th October – 1st November 2019
  • 6th – 10th January 2020
  • 25th – 29th May 2020

Y3/Y2 Chief Engineer Statutory & Operational Requirements (Yacht)

  • 11th – 15th November 2019
  • 24th – 28th February 2020
  • 1st – 5th June 2020

SV Statutory & Operational Requirements (Small Vessel)

  • 11th – 15th November 2019
  • 24th – 28th February 2020
  • 1st – 5th June 2020

SV Auxiliary Equipment II (Yacht & Small Vessel)

  • 18th – 22nd November 2019
  • 17th – 21st February 2020
  • 8th – 12th June 2020

Y2 Advanced Hotel Services (Yacht)

  • 9th – 13th September 2019
  • 10th – 14th February 2020
  • 27th April – 1st May 2020

Y2 Applied Marine Engineering (Yacht)

  • 2nd – 6th September 2019
  • 3rd – 7th February 2020
  • 20th – 24th April 2020

SV Applied Marine Engineering (Small Vessel)

  • 25th – 29th November 2019
  • 9th – 13th March 2020
  • 29th June – 3rd July 2020

Y2 General Engineering Science I & II (Yacht/Small Vessel/Merchant)

  • 2nd – 13th December 2019
  • 6th – 17th July 2020

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

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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.

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Amended 18/10/19- APH