Master (Yachts) - Seamanship and Meteorology

About this course

This course has five sections:

  • Seamanship, including heavy weather, emergency action, ship handling and dry docking.
  • Navigation, including watch keeping procedures, IRPCS and passage planning.
  • Meteorology, including atmospheric stability, air masses, local variations, pressure and meteorological forecasting.
  • MARPOL, including IMO conventions concerning safety of life and environmental protection.
  • Code of Safe Working Practices, including personal safety, safety officer responsibility, incident reporting and investigation.

Useful tips and tricks

  • Read though the exam syllabus.
  • Your pass certificate is valid for three years.
  • You do not need a Notice of Eligibility (NoE) to attend this course. However you will need an NoE for your MCA oral examination. Download the application form. Allow at least six weeks (currently even more) for the NoE to be processed by the MCA.
  • Do the ‘proper’ PSCRB course instead of ‘Advanced Sea Survival for Yachtsmen’. The latter has not got an STCW Code which has the following implications: Not all flag states recognise the Advanced Sea Survival, meaning you might have to do the PSCRB later anyway. Your certificate will have a negative endorsement (‘not to be used on vessels with davit-launched life rafts’). There is also no updating course available for the Advanced Sea Survival.
  • Pre-study makes the difference. That’s why we send you the course notes as soon as you book.
  • You will also be able to access our course notes through our iPad and Android App.
  • Be familiar with the career progression requirements. View a simple progression chart.
  • Did you know that you may be eligible to do the OOW Unlimited? Read our guide on how to gain OOW Unlimited certification when working in yachting.
  • Our first-time pass rate is unsurpassed in the industry.
  • View more FAQs.

Plan your training

Candidates booking this course usually also book the following: Master (Yachts) - Navigation, Radar and ARPA Simulator; Master (Yachts) - Celestial Navigation; Master (Yachts) - Stability; Master (Yachts) - Business and Law.

You might also want to consider: HELM(M), Proficiency in Medical First Aid, Proficiency in Medical Care, Advanced Fire Fighting, ECDIS.

How to book

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5004 
Email: wma.training@solent.ac.uk

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Please be aware that online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure that you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email wma.training@solent.ac.uk.

 

Course availability and booking

Availability
Date Places Fee Book
Monday 16 October 2017 Yes £1075 Book
Monday 20 November 2017 Yes £1075 Book
Monday 22 January 2018 Yes £1075 Book
Monday 21 May 2018 Yes £1075 Book

Course information

Next available date

Monday 16 October 2017

Duration

5 Days

Price

£1075

Approvals

MCA

Assessment

Written 2.5 hour examination with a pass mark of 60%.

Teaching methods

Classroom theory.

Prerequisites

None

This certificate

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Master (Yachts) - Less than 500GT/3,000GT

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