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Categories: Training, Crew, Training

UKSA is one of the best places in the world to train. In fact, we’re one of the top three providers of MCA certificates in the yachting world. We offer training from entry level right the way through to 3,000gt.

Food and accommodation come as standard, you’ll live and eat on our fully equipped site in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Everything you need you’ll find on our vibrant 4-acre waterfront location: specialised classrooms, engineering workshops, bridge simulator suites, an accommodation block, canteen, and bar are all housed on campus.

We’re also easily accessible from London, Bournemouth, and Southampton airports. With transport links arriving at either Portsmouth or Southampton ferry terminals.

Our doors don’t close when classes end. We offer flexibility and extensive scheduling around each course, with access to our classrooms and resources in the evening too.

Run by Gregor McGowan, our instructional team is made up of highly skilled industry experts from the Royal Navy, Merchant Navy and superyacht sectors; Authorities that will share their skills and expertise with you as you study.

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www.uksa.org

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Tel / Fax: +44 (0)1983 203001
Email Address: mca@uksa.org
Website: www.uksa.org

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STCW Basic Safety Training

The STCW Basic Safety Training course includes; Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention, Elementary First Aid, Personal Safety and Social Responsibility, Proficiency in Security Awareness. All food and accommodation is included in our price. 

Master (Code Vessels <200gt) Officer of the Watch (Yachts <500gt)

Required training for Master (Code Vessels less than 200gt) / Office of the Watch (Yachts less than 500gt) include; GMDSS General Operators Certificate (GOC) and Human Element, Leadership and Management (Operational Level). Recommended training; Oral Preparation. All food and accommodation is included in our price.

Officer of the Watch (Yachts less than 3000gt)

Required Certification Courses for Officer of the Watch (Yachts less than 3000gt) include; General Ships Knowledge and Navigation and Radar. Required Ancillary Courses for Officer of the Watch include; Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat Other Than Fast Boats (Restricted), GMDSS General Operators Certificate (GOC), Human Element, Leadership and Management (Operational Level), Effi... More

Required Certification Courses for Officer of the Watch (Yachts less than 3000gt) include; General Ships Knowledge and Navigation and Radar. Required Ancillary Courses for Officer of the Watch include; Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat Other Than Fast Boats (Restricted), GMDSS General Operators Certificate (GOC), Human Element, Leadership and Management (Operational Level), Efficient Deck Hand (EDH) and Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS). Recommended training; Oral Preparation. All food and accommodation is included in our price.

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Chief Mate (Yachts less than 3000gt)

Required Ancillary Courses for Chief Mate include; Advanced Fire Fighting, Proficiency in Medical First Aid, Human Element, Leadership and Management (Management Level) and Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS). All food and accommodation is included in our price.

Master (Yachts less than 500gt/3000gt)

Required Certification Courses for Master (Yachts less than 500gt/3000gt) include; Stability, Business and Law, Navigation, ARPA and Radar Simulator and Seamanship and Meteorology. Required Ancillary Courses for Master (Yachts less than 500gt/3000gt) include; Proficiency for Persons in Charge of Medical Care on Board Ship, Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS), Human Elem... More

Required Certification Courses for Master (Yachts less than 500gt/3000gt) include; Stability, Business and Law, Navigation, ARPA and Radar Simulator and Seamanship and Meteorology. Required Ancillary Courses for Master (Yachts less than 500gt/3000gt) include; Proficiency for Persons in Charge of Medical Care on Board Ship, Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS), Human Element, Leadership and Management (Management Level) and Celestial Navigation Exam (MCA Approved). Recommended additional training; Oral Preparation. All food and accommodation is included in our price.

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Press Releases

Former UKSA student & instructor announced as Clipper Race professional skipper    
Sun, 24 Mar 2019
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Josh Stickland, 31, has been announced as one of the eleven professional skippers to lead a novice team in the 40,000 nautical mile Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Race. The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is undoubtedly one of the greatest ocean adventures on the planet, also regarded as o...

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UKSA celebrates cadet graduation and announces plans to expand funding options f    
Mon, 11 Mar 2019
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UKSA has been celebrating the graduation of young people from its Superyacht Cadetship - the flagship course for the charity and training centre – and has announced ambitious plans for greater funding to enable even more young people to access to the industry. A ceremony held on Friday, ...

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UKSA undertakes programme to support yachting    
Tue, 04 Dec 2018
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UKSA is a charity that believes in harnessing the power of the sea to make a positive difference. We offer the very best professional maritime training courses alongside youth development programmes to transform young people’s lives. As a charity, the funds raised from our donors, sponsors and pr...

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UKSA in the News

Crew training in the wake of COVID-19

Operations at both UKSA and Bluewater are up and running, but virtual classrooms are the new norm

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SuperyachtNews COVID-19 Advisory - optimising crew downtime

UKSA's Chris Frisby on how crewmembers can use time aboard inactive yachts to enhance their careers

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Record number of graduates for UKSA’s Superyacht Cadetship

Welcome to the next generation of the industry

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Creating pathways for prospective crew

Can the superyacht industry improve recruitment strategies to address the shortage of quality crew?

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Sizeable donation unlocks ambitious plans for UKSA

The pledge of $1.9 million will enable the training centre to improve its accommodation facilities

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UKSA launches Maritime Foundation course

The training school has introduced a fully-funded pathway into the maritime industry for 16 year olds

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Increased demand for RYA Yachtmaster Offshore CoC

The qualification is increasingly being required of entry-level superyacht crew

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Insight into the ‘Women in Maritime’ task force

We speak to members of Maritime UK’s new initiative

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UKSA celebrates 30 years

The sailing charity hosted an event last night to commemorate their anniversary and raise money for new facilities.

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Where should funding come from?

Unlike the merchant sector, current superyacht cadetships are not supported by the industry they seek to serve

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The cadetships shaping the future of superyacht crew

A look at the cadetships on offer from the UKSA and Warsash Superyacht Academy and their respective benefits.

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