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Yes, depending on the training academy and their accreditation within the industry. For more information, see the PYA guidelines.
GUEST stands for Guidelines for Unified Excellence Service Training. The guidelines cover the training provision for new and existing crew working in the hospitality departments of superyachts. The PYA has produced a document containing in-depth information about all of the modules.
It's straightforward. Just refer to the our progression charts and the PYA's transitional arrangements on the document on the PYA website which clearly explain and define the career paths for interior crew.
Download the career progression chart for interior crew
A barista is trained in the art of perfect tea and coffee making, different techniques, coffee bean grinding and how to operate state-of-the-art coffee making machines. Find out more about our barista courses.
Our trainers are true specialists in their field and are ranked amongst the top five in the world at various international competitions. During our Beverage Specialist course, you'll learn the art of mixology, covering the basics, classic cocktails, new creations and service excellence, leading to a whole new appreciation of great cocktails and spirits.
Warsash Superyacht Academy is a collaboration between Warsash Maritime Academy, the internationally recognised centre of maritime excellence, and its parent organisation, Southampton Solent University.
Warsash Superyacht Academy is a leading provider of maritime education and training and part of an innovation hub, which includes other faculties and services within Southampton Solent University and other reputable training and business services partners including the LH Academy (formerly Interior Yacht Services).
The Warsash Superyacht Academy and LH Academy teaching faculty has attracted some of the most experienced seafarers and interior hospitality experts available. Find out more about our tutors.
The LH Academy (formerly Interior Yacht Services) is known for its innovative and professional approach. Its courses are taught by specialists in their field who have a close affinity with the superyacht industry. The LH Academy was the first and training provider qualified to train the full range of the Professional Yacht Association's (PYA) GUEST accredited courses on board yachts.
Warsash is the only centre in the world where you can train from entry level all the way through to superyacht management level, and beyond, across your chosen discipline.
The LH Academy (formerly Interior Yacht Services), Warsash Superyacht Academy and the PYA are raising standards for interior crew training, providing the necessary tools and recognised certification for career progression within the industry. No other academy offers the range, quality and choice available through Warsash for interior, deck and engineering crew. Our delivery offers superyacht owners and management companies the guarantees they require to recruit the most able and talented people to operate their superyachts and businesses to the highest possible standards.
Our world class sommeliers teach the fundamentals of wine and grape varieties; the art of wine service; the importance of good communication skills, including the interpretation and correct pronunciation of names; wine and food pairing; wine storage and maintenance. To find out more see our Beverage Specialist course.
We offer all of the interior courses supplied under the PYA GUEST programme, along with other service specialisms required by superyacht owners and their guests. These include butler and silver service, housekeeping and valet services, bartending, barista, tea and wine knowledge. Led by our team of specialist, experienced tutors in each given area, our courses are setting new standards in elite interior crew training.
Find out more about the interior training offered by Warsash and the LH Academy.
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