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;

  • Autumn 2018

Day Skipper Shorebased – 2 Weekends;

  • 23rd, 24th & 25th November and 8th & 9th December 2018

Day Skipper Shorebased – Evening Classes;

  • Begin October 2018 and finish in March 2019, every Monday.

Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased – 6 Days;

  • 5th – 10th November 2018

Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased – 3 Weekends;

  • Autumn 2018

Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased – Evening Classes;

  • Begin November 2018 and finish in April 2019, every Tuesday.

 

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

Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased – 5 Days

  • 5th – 9th November 2018

VHF/SRC Marine Radio

Usually held first Saturday of alternate months

  • 2nd June 2018
  • 1st September 2018
  • 3rd November 2018
  • 5th January 2019

RYA Diesel Engine

  • 11th November 2018

RYA Radar

  • 15th December 2018

MCA OOW (Yacht) Courses

Yacht Rating Course

  • On Demand

Efficient Deck Hand (EDH)

  • 24th – 28th September 2018
  • 19th – 23rd November 2018

OOW General Ship Knowledge

  • 1st – 5th October 2018
  • 26th – 30th November 2018

OOW Navigation & Radar

  • Winter 2018

MCA Master (Yacht) Courses

Master Seamanship & Meteorology

  • 17th – 21st September 2018
  • 12th – 16th November 2018

Master Stability

  • 3rd – 7th September 2018
  • 29th Oct – 2nd Nov 2018

Master Business & Law

  • 10th – 14th September 2018
  • 5th – 9th November 2018

Master Celestial Navigation Exam Revision Course

  • 2nd – 5th October 2018
  • 27th – 30th November 2018

MCA Workboat Courses

Fire Safety (BML)

  • On Demand

Workboat Stability

  • 14th December 2018

Workboat Operations (Master Workboats <500gt) 

  • 10th – 21st September 2018
  • 3rd – 14th December 2018

MCA Engineering Courses

Approved Engine Operator Course (AEC I)

  • 24th – 27th September 2018
  • 17th – 20th December 2018

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)

  • 10th – 14th September 2018
  • 10th – 14th December 2018

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)

  • 17th – 21st September 2018
  • 26th – 30th November 2018

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.
  • Revision & exam (SV version) 2nd & 3rd August 2018

SV Auxiliary Equipment I (Yacht & Small Vessel)

  • 3rd – 7th September 2018
  • 3rd – 7th December 2018

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

  • 8th – 12th October 2018
  • 12th – 16th November 2018

SV Statutory & Operational Requirements (Small Vessel)

  • 25th Feb – 1st March 2019

SV Auxiliary Equipment II (Yacht & Small Vessel)

  • 1st – 5th October 2018
  • 19th – 23rd November 2018

Y2 Advanced Hotel Services (Yacht)

  • 29th Oct – 2nd Nov 2018

Y2 Applied Marine Engineering (Yacht)

  • 27th – 31st August 2018
  • 22nd – 26th October 2018

SV Applied Marine Engineering (Small Vessel)

  • 15th – 19th October 2018

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

  • 8th – 19th October 2018

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

Safety & Security Courses

STCW Basic Safety Week:

Personal Safety & Social Responsibility (PSSR)

  • TBC

Personal Survival Techniques

  • TBC

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

  • 14th July 2018

Basic Fire Fighting

  • TBC
    (at Mersey Fire & Rescue, booked through JPMA)

Advanced Fire Fighting

  • TBC
    (at Mersey Fire & Rescue, booked through JPMA)

Medical 1st Aid Aboard Ship (STCW)

  • 10th – 13th September 2018

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

below dates at Lairdside Maritime Centre, booked through JPMA:

  • TBC

Other Courses

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

  • 22nd – 24th October 2018
  • 17th – 19th December 2018

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

  • 8th – 12th October 2018
  • 3rd – 7th December 2018

ECDIS

below dates at Lairdside Maritime Centre, booked through JPMA:

  • TBC

GMDSS ROC

below dates at Lairdside Maritime Centre, booked through JPMA:

  • TBC

GMDSS GOC

below dates at Lairdside Maritime Centre, booked through JPMA:

  • TBC

PYA Interior Courses

Introduction to Superyachts

  • TBC

Basic Food Service

  • TBC

Wine & Cocktail Introduction

  • TBC

 

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 30/08/18- APH