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;

  • 31st May, 1st & 2nd June and 15th & 16th June 2019
  • 8th, 9th, 10th November & 23rd, 24th November 2019

Day Skipper Shorebased – Evening Classes;

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

Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased – 6 Days;

  • 22nd – 27th July 2019
  • 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 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

  • 23rd – 27th September 2019 (provisional)

VHF/SRC Marine Radio

(Usually held first Saturday of alternate months)

  • 4th May 2019
  • 6th July 2019
  • 7th September 2019
  • 2nd November 2019

RYA Diesel Engine

  • 7th December 2019

RYA Radar

  • 19th October 2019

 

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)

  • TBC

 

 

MCA OOW (Yacht) Courses

Yacht Rating Course

  • On Demand

Efficient Deck Hand (EDH)

  • 9th – 13th September 2019
  • 2nd – 6th December 2019

OOW General Ship Knowledge

  • 16th – 20th September 2019
  • 9th – 13th December 2019

OOW Navigation & Radar

  • Autumn 2019

 

MCA Master (Yacht) Courses

Master Seamanship & Meteorology

  • 14th – 18th October 2019

Master Stability

  • 21st- 25th October 2019

Master Business & Law

  • 28th October – 1st November 2019

Master Celestial Navigation Exam Revision Course

  • 17th – 20th September 2019
  • 17th – 20th December 2019

 

MCA Workboat Courses

Fire Safety (BML)

  • On Demand

Workboat Stability

  • 18th October 2019

Workboat Operations (Master Workboats <500gt) 

  • 11th – 22nd November 2019

 

MCA Engineering Courses

Approved Engine Operator Course (AEC I)

  • 16th – 19th July 2019
  • 15th – 18th October 2019
  • 16th – 19th December 2019

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

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

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

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

  • 8th – 12th July 2019
  • 11th – 15th November 2019

SV Statutory & Operational Requirements (Small Vessel)

  • 11th – 15th November 2019

SV Auxiliary Equipment II (Yacht & Small Vessel)

  • 18th – 22nd November 2019

Y2 Advanced Hotel Services (Yacht)

  • 9th – 13th September 2019

Y2 Applied Marine Engineering (Yacht)

  • 2nd – 6th September 2019

SV Applied Marine Engineering (Small Vessel)

  • 22nd – 26th July 2019
  • 25th – 29th November 2019

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

  • 8th – 19th July 2019
  • 2nd – 13th December 2019

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

 

HELM Courses

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

  • 15th – 17th July 2019
  • 23rd – 25th September 2019
  • 25th – 27th November 2019

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

  • 8th – 12th July 2019
  • 2nd – 6th September 2019
  • 18th – 22nd November 2019

 

MCA Oral Preparation Courses

Oral Preparation for OOW, Master & Engineering

  • Run on a weekly basis

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 9/7/19- APH