Master (Yachts) - Seamanship and Meteorology

About this course

Our yacht deck courses have achieved the highest pass rates in the industry for the last six years - 85% overall and 94% for the Master (Yachts) modules.


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

  1. Read though the exam syllabus.
  2. Your pass certificate is valid for three years.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Pre-study makes the difference. That’s why we send you the course notes as soon as you book.
  6. Be familiar with the career progression requirements. View a simple progression chart.
  7. 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.
  8. Our first-time pass rate is unsurpassed in the industry.
  9. 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.

Course delivery location

This course will be delivered from Solent University's main East Park Terrace campus in Southampton city centre. Please refer to your joining instructions for information of where to report to when you arrive. 

Southampton city centre map

Getting to Solent University

How to book

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

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

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

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 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 warsash.admissions@solent.ac.uk.

Your joining instructions will tell you which campus your training will take place at - please read carefully and take note.

 

Course availability and booking

Availability
Date Places Fee Book
Yes Enquire
Monday 30 September 2019 Yes £1095 Book
Monday 2 December 2019 Yes £1095 Book
Monday 3 February 2020 Yes £1095 Book
Monday 16 March 2020 Yes £1095 Book
Monday 8 June 2020 Yes £1095 Book

Course information

Next available date

Monday 30 September 2019

Duration

5 Days

Price

£1095

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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