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We have introduced a new officer cadet training programme specifically tailored to the superyacht industry. The superyacht cadetship is the first of its kind to issue a UK MCA Officer of the Watch (Unlimited) Certificate of Competency (CoC).
Officer cadet training is ideal for those who may have no previous experience of working at sea and who wish to become officers in the superyacht industry, or the wider maritime industry, eg, cruise ships. The training programme lasts for three years consisting of five phases which alternate between academic studies at Warsash and time at sea to gain practical experience. Throughout the programme you'll be guided and mentored by a training manager with additional support from an on board training officer while at sea.
As well as gaining the OOW (Unlimited) CoC, you'll also gain a foundation degree - FdSc Marine Operations - and academic exemptions from working towards Chief Mate (Unlimited) certification. You'll receive the core tuition of the foundation degree, but you'll also study a number of superyacht-specific units, such as superyacht operations, paint care and hospitality. For the sea phases you'll gain sea service on board superyachts, sail training vessels and commercial vessels, meaning you'll build wide and valuable seagoing experience - in total you'll spend around 12-14 months at sea during the three-year programme.
There are many reasons to consider studying for an OOW (Unlimited) CoC instead of a yacht-restricted CoC to work on a superyacht:
The FdSc Marine Operations units include:
These units form part of the underpinning knowledge required by the MCA for the OOW and Chief Mate (Unlimited) qualifications.
You will also receive further superyacht-specific tuition, including:
In most cases cadets will be sponsored by a company, which will cover the training costs throughout the programme. Some companies may even pay cadets an additional living allowance.
To be eligible for funding you must be a UK or EU citizen and have resided in the UK in the 12 months prior to beginning the cadetship.
Occasionally we have self-sponsored international cadets on our courses - please email us as the cost depends on individual circumstances.
To enrol on a superyacht officer cadetship, you must apply directly to a sponsoring company or its training management agency.
The Corporation of Trinity House and Dohle Yachts are sponsoring superyacht officer cadetships at the Academy. Applications are made through Chiltern Maritime - visit their website to find out more and apply.
Download our guide to the superyacht cadetship
If you have any questions about the superyacht cadetship, please contact us:
Cadet AdmissonsTelephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5025Email: email@example.com
There are many benefits to sponsoring cadets through a superyacht-specific OOW (Unlimited) training programme:
If you are a yacht management companies and wish to train your own cadets, please contact us.
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