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.

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Below you can find course dates for the following types of RYA & MCA courses:

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Click on course titles below to see further details and prices for each course. All courses are face-to-face classroom based, unless stated otherwise.

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RYA Courses

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DAY SKIPPER SHOREBASED – 5 Days;

  • – 28/29/30 June & 13/14 July 2024
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  • – 22/23/24 Nov & 7/8 Dec 2024

DAY SKIPPER SHOREBASED – 2 Weekends;

  • – 28/29/30 June & 13/14 July 2024
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  • – 22/23/24 Nov & 7/8 Dec 2024

YACHTMASTER OFFSHORE SHOREBASED – 6 Days;

  • – 22nd – 27th July 2024
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  • – 21st – 26th October 2024

YACHTMASTER OFFSHORE SHOREBASED – 3 Weekends;

  • – 25/26 May, 8/9 June & 22/23 June 2024

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

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VHF/SRC MARINE RADIO

(Usually held first Saturday of alternate months)

  • – 11th May 2024
  • – 20th July 2024
  • – 14th September 2024
  • – 9th November 2024

RYA DIESEL ENGINE

  • – 3rd August 2024
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  • – 23rd November 2024

RYA RADAR

  • – 1st June 2024
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  • – 5th October 2024

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HELM Courses

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HUMAN ELEMENT LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT (Operational Level) – HELM (O)

  • – 10th – 12th April 2024
  • – 19th – 21st June 2024
  • – 23rd – 25th September 2024
  • – 4th – 6th November 2024

HUMAN ELEMENT LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT (Management Level) – HELM (M)

  • – 3rd – 7th June 2024
  • – 15th – 19th July 2024
  • – 7th – 11th October 2024
  • – 9th – 13th December 2024

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First Aid Courses

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1 DAY FIRST AID (RYA Small Craft and MCA STCW Elementary First Aid available)

  • – 17th August 2024 (provisional – please contact us to register interest)

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MCA Workboat Courses

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WORKBOAT STABILITY

  • – 31st May 2024
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  • – 4th October 2024

WORKBOAT OPERATIONS (Master Workboats <500gt)

  • – 8th – 19th April 2024
  • – 15th – 26th July 2024
  • – 7th – 18th October 2024

FIRE SAFETY (BML) – On Demand

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MCA Deck OOW (Yacht) <3000gt Courses

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OOW GENERAL SHIP KNOWLEDGE (GSK)

  • – 29th April – 3rd May 2024
  • – 24th – 28th June 2024
  • – 9th – 13th December 2024

EFFICIENT DECK HAND (EDH)

  • – 2024 Dates TBC

OOW NAVIGATION & RADAR

  • Not currently available

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MCA Master (Yacht) <500gt & <3000gt Courses

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MASTER STABILITY

  • – 13th – 17th May 2024
  • – 9th – 13th September 2024
  • – 28th Oct – 1st Nov 2024

MASTER BUSINESS & LAW

  • – 20th – 24th May 2024
  • – 2nd- 6th September 2024
  • – 4th – 8th November 2024

MASTER SEAMANSHIP & METEOROLOGY 

  • – 27th – 31st May 2024
  • – 16th – 20th September 2024
  • – 11th – 15th November 2024

MASTER CELESTIAL NAVIGATION Exam Revision Course

  • Autumn 2024 (please contact us to register interest)

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MCA Small Vessel EOOW <3000gt/<9000kW Courses

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Approved Engine Operator Course (AEC I)

  • – 11th – 14th June 2024
  • – 30th Sept – 3rd Oct 2024
  • – 16th – 19th December 2024

SV Marine Diesel Engineering

  • – 15th – 19th April 2024 
  • – 12th – 16th August 2024
  • – 14th – 18th October 2024

SV Operational Procedures, Basic Hotel Services & Ship Construction

  • – 22nd – 26th April 2024
  • – 19th – 23rd August 2024
  • – 21st – 25th October 2024

SV Auxiliary Equipment I

  • – 29th April – 3rd May 2024
  • – 26th – 30th August 2024
  • – 28th Oct – 1st Nov 2024

AEC II – COMING SOON!

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MCA Small Vessel Chief Engineer <500gt/<3000kW & <3000gt/<9000kW Courses

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SV Statutory & Operational Requirements

  • – 20th – 24th May 2024
  • – 24th – 28th June 2024
  • – 2nd – 6th September 2024
  • – 4th – 8th November 2024

SV Auxiliary Equipment II

  • – 3rd – 7th June 2024
  • – 8th – 12th July 2024
  • – 16th – 20th September 2024
  • – 18th – 22nd November 2024

SV Applied Marine Engineering

  • – 27th – 31st May 2024
  • – 1st – 5th July 2024
  • – 9th – 13th September 2024
  • – 11th – 15th November 2024

General Engineering Science I & II

  • – 10th – 21st June 2024
  • – 23rd – 27th September 2024 – GS I NOT RUNNING
  • – 30th Sept – 4th October 2024 – GS II RUNNING
  • – 25th Nov – 6th December 2024

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For more info on the Small Vessel Engineering route click here

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MCA Oral Preparation Courses

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Oral Preparation for OOW, Master & Engineering MCA Oral Examinations

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

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Deck-

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  • 4/6/7/10/11/13/14th May 2024 (online) – OOW Unlimited CoC
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  • 20th – 24th May 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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  • 27th – 31st May 2024 – OOW (Yachts) <3000gt CoC
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  • 30th May – 6th June 2024 – Master (Near Coastal) <500gt CoC
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  • 5th – 12th June 2024 – Master (Near Coastal) <500gt CoC
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  • 14th – 23rd June 2024 – Master (Code Vessel) <200gt CoC
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  • 24th – 28th June 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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  • 1st – 5th July 2024 – OOW (Yachts) <3000gt CoC
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  • 8th – 12th July 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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  • 15th – 19th July 2024 – OOW (Yachts) <3000gt CoC
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  • 22nd – 26th July 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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  • 29th July – 2nd August 2024 – OOW (Yachts) <3000gt CoC
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For Master (Code Vessel) <200gt, Master (Workboat) <500gt, and Merchant/Commercial Unlimited CoCs, please contact us for dates.

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

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Engineering-

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  • 7th – 11th May 2024 – SV Chief Engineer <3000gt/<9000kW, Y2 & Y1 CoCs
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  • 16th – 21st May 2024 – SV Chief Engineer <3000gt/<9000kW, Y2 & Y1 CoCs
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  • 30th May – 4th June 2024 – SV EOOW <3000gt/<9000kW, SV 2nd Engineer <3000gt/<9000kW, Y4 & Y3 CoCs
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  • 10th – 15th June 2024 (online) – SV Chief Engineer <3000gt/<9000kW, Y2 & Y1 CoCs
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  • 24th – 28th June 2024 – SV EOOW <3000gt/<9000kW, SV 2nd Engineer <3000gt/<9000kW, Y4 & Y3 CoCs
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  • 18th – 23rd July 2024 – MEOL (SV & Y) CoCs
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  • 24th – 29th July 2024 – 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.

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

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

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 5/6/24- APH

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