RYA & MCA 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. All courses are face-to-face classroom based, unless stated otherwise.

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


RYA Courses

Day Skipper Shorebased – 5 Days;

  • 22nd – 26th January 2024

Day Skipper Shorebased – 2 Weekends;

  •  10/11/12 & 25/26 November 2023 

Day Skipper Shorebased – Evening Classes;

  • TBC. 

Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased – 6 Days;

  • 4th – 9th December 2023 
  • 16th – 21st March 2024

Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased – 3 Weekends;

  • 16/17 Sept, 30 Sept/1 Oct & 14/15 Oct 2023

Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased – Evening Classes;

  • TBC

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

Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased – 5 Days

  • 2024 Dates TBC

VHF/SRC Marine Radio

(Usually held first Saturday of alternate months)

  • 13th January 2024
  • 2nd March 2024
  • 11th May 2024
  • 6th July 2024 (provisional – please contact us to register interest)

RYA Diesel Engine

  • 10th February 2024
  • April 2024 TBC
  • July 2024 TBC

RYA Radar

  • 17th February 2024
  • April 2024 TBC
  • July 2024 TBC

 

HELM Courses

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

  • 10th – 12th January 2024
  • 10th – 12th April 2024
  • 19th – 21st June 2024

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

  • 11th – 15th December 2023 
  • 5th – 9th February 2024
  • 3rd – 7th June 2024 (provisional)
  • 15th – 19th July 2024

 

First Aid Courses

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

  • 2024 Dates TBC

Medical 1st Aid Aboard Ship (STCW)

  • 2024 Dates TBC

 

MCA Workboat Courses

Fire Safety (BML)

  • On Demand

Workboat Stability

  • 16th February 2024
  • April 2024 TBC

Workboat Operations (Master Workboats <500gt) 

  • 8th – 19th January 2024
  • 8th – 19th April 2024
  • 15th – 26th July 2024

 

MCA OOW (Yacht) Courses

Yacht Rating Course

  • On Demand

Efficient Deck Hand (EDH)

  • 2024 Dates TBC

OOW General Ship Knowledge

  • 29th January – 2nd February 2024
  • 29th April – 3rd May 2024

OOW Navigation & Radar

  • Not currently available

 

MCA Master (Yacht) Courses

Master Stability

  • 5th – 9th February 2024
  • 13th – 17th May 2024

Master Business & Law

  • 12th – 16th February 2024
  • 20th – 24th May 2024

Master Seamanship & Meteorology

  •  19th – 23rd February 2024
  • 27th – 31st May 2024

Master Celestial Navigation Exam Revision Course

  • March 2024 (provisional – please contact us to register interest)

 

MCA Yacht & Small Vessel Engineering Courses

Approved Engine Operator Course (AEC I)

  • 6th – 9th February 2024
  • 2nd – 5th April 2024 
  • 11th – 14th June 2024 (provisional – please contact us to register interest)

AEC II – COMING SOON!

Small Vessel Marine Diesel Engineering

  • 15th – 19th January 2024
  • 15th – 19th April 2024 
  • 24th – 28th June 2024

Small Vessel Operational Procedures, Basic Hotel Services & Ship Construction

  • 22nd – 26th January 2024
  • 22nd – 26th April 2024
  • 1st – 5th July 2024

Small Vessel Auxiliary Equipment I

  • 29th January – 2nd February 2024
  • 29th April – 3rd May 2024 
  • 8th – 12th July 2024

Small Vessel Statutory & Operational Requirements

  • 12th – 16th February 2024
  • 20th – 24th May 2024

Small Vessel Auxiliary Equipment II

  • 26th Feb – 1st March 2024
  • 3rd – 7th June 2024

Small Vessel Applied Marine Engineering 

  • 19th – 23rd February 2024
  • 27th – 31st May 2024

General Engineering Science I & II

  • 4th – 15th March 2024 
  • 10th – 21st June 2024

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For more info on the Small Vessel Engineering route click here

 

MCA Oral Preparation Courses

Oral Preparation for OOW, Master & Engineering MCA Oral Examinations

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

Deck-

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  • 12th – 17th February 2024 – Master (Yachts) <500gt Master (Yachts) <3000gt and Master (Tug) <500gt CoCs (For Master (Near Coastal) <500gt CoC, add 2 days)
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  • 19th – 24th February 2024 – OOW (Yachts) <3000gt CoC
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  • 26th Feb – 2nd March 2024 – Master (Yachts) <500gt Master (Yachts) <3000gt and Master (Tug) <500gt CoCs (For Master (Near Coastal) <500gt CoC, add 2 days)
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  • 6th – 14th March 2024 – Master (Code Vessels) <200gt CoC
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  • 12th – 20th March 2024 – Master (Near Coastal) <500gt CoC
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  • 15th – 20th March 2024 – OOW (Yachts) <3000gt CoC
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  • 15th – 20th March 2024 – Master (Yachts) <500gt Master (Yachts) <3000gt and Master (Tug) <500gt CoCs (For Master (Near Coastal) <500gt CoC, add 2 days)
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  • 30th March – 5th April 2024 – Master (Yachts) <500gt Master (Yachts) <3000gt and Master (Tug) <500gt CoCs (For Master (Near Coastal) <500gt CoC, add 2 days)
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For Master (Code Vessel) <200gt, Master (Workboat) <500gt, and Merchant/Commercial Unlimited CoCs, please contact us for dates.

Other Deck oral prep dates can be added to our calendar to suit your needs – contact us for more info

Engineering-

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  • 26th Feb – 1st March 2024 – SV EOOW <3000gt/<9000kW, SV 2nd Engineer <3000gt/<9000kW, Y4 & Y3 CoCs
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  • 1st – 6th March 2024 – SV Chief Engineer <3000gt/<9000kW, Y2 & Y1 CoCs
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  • 21st – 26th March 2024 (online) – SV Chief Engineer <3000gt/<9000kW, Y2 & Y1 CoCs
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  • 11th – 16th April 2024 (online) – SV Chief Engineer <3000gt/<9000kW, Y2 & Y1 CoCs
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For SV Chief Engineer <500gt/<3000kW or Merchant/Commercial Unlimited CoCs, please contact us for dates.

Other Engineering oral prep dates can be added to our calendar to suit your needs – contact us for more info

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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 23/2/24- APH