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General Ship Knowledge (OOW Yachts)


  • Next Date: 24th May 2021
  • Price: GBP (£)1,125 (Inc VAT if applicable)

Course Details

  • School Warsash
  • Location Southampton
  • All Dates 24th May 2021 - 3 places
  • Duration 5 day(s)
  • Accommodation Included Yes

Study at the leading maritime training provider – boost your career. At Warsash, we believe that by providing you with the highest quality training we are giving you the best opportunities to succeed in a life-long maritime career.

Study at the original place – Warsash was the first school to provide the training for the MCA 3000GT Yacht Certificates of Competency (CoC) when these were introduced and remained at the forefront ever since.

Study in unrivalled facilities – we have just invested several tens of millions of pounds in new facilities. Study in brand-new classroom with cutting-edge learning technology, in specialist marine engineering workshops, ETO labs, on the manned model ship handling lake or Europe’s largest maritime simulation centre; you will love it.

Course information

This MCA accredited yacht deck module is a classroom based course providing an introduction to ship construction, stability, meteorology and seamanship, watch keeping, preparation for sea and maintenance.

Candidates are expected to hold at least an RYA/IYT Yachtmaster Offshore certificate of competency and the corresponding shorebased certificate, plus STCW basic safety training.

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.

Allow at least six weeks (currently even more) for the NoE to be processed by the MCA.

You do not need ECDIS for your Yacht OOW. If you have not done the ECDIS course your CoC will have a negative endorsement (‘From the 1 January 2017 this certificate is not valid for service on ships fitted with ECDIS’).

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. You can view your Route to Certification on Yotspot.

Did you know that you may be eligible to do the OOW Unlimited? More information can be found here.

Our first-time pass rate is unsurpassed in the industry.


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